Investment Law

Family Assets: How To Assure Fair Use For All Members

The holiday season is a good time to reflect upon shared family time. Families with shared assets – such as vacation homes passed down from parents – may suffer friction or confusion in the use of the asset in the absence of clear mandates as to how the asset is to be shared. For instance,

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Do You Know How The Law Will Treat Your Estate After Death?

Dying without a will is called dying “intestate.” Where this occurs, the local, regional, or federal law (not you or your family) determines who is entitled to your assets, based on your survivors’ relationship to you.These are known as the intestacy laws, and they vary greatly from one country to the next, and even from

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Ally Law Member Firm Rich May Super Honored By Super Lawyers

Sixteen Rich May, P.C. attorneys have been honored by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual Super Lawyer selections are made using a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers,

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Arbitration Under The “New Model” ASEAN Investment Agreement

The ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (the Agreement) is a multi-lateral treaty between the ten member states of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) which became effective in March 2012. The Agreement is intended to assist the creation of “a free and open investment regime in ASEAN in order to achieve the end goal of

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Massachusetts Changes Solar Net Metering Credits

Solar power is more prevalent and affordable in the United States than ever before. “Since 2008, U.S. installations have grown seventeen-fold from 1.2 gigawatts (GW) to an estimated 30 GW today. This is enough capacity to power the equivalent of 5.7 million average American homes.” Energy.Gov, Solar Energy in the United States.  Incentives for consumers

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Malta: The Binary Option Destination For Your Business

Furthering its status as a reputable financial services hub, Malta is becoming a domicile for binary option businesses. The combination of the Maltese legal framework and the governance of the Maltese regulator of financial services provides a comprehensive licensing and regulatory regime for binary option businesses, providing certainty as to process and legal requirements . This summer the

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Commercial Leases: Strict Compliance With Contract Terms Is Required

In commercial leases, uneven compliance with rental payment terms and lease renewal obligations are sometimes waived by the parties when negotiating a new lease. However, a Canadian Supreme Court recently clarified renewal rights in the context of commercial leases, finding that a tenant fails to strictly follow lease terms and obligations at its own peril.

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Estate Planning: Avoid The Seven Common Mistakes

Estate planning falls to the wayside for many people – in fact, studies show 64% of Americans do not have a basic will. However, if you fail to make provisions for your assets and belongings, you cannot be sure that those you leave behind will know how you wished to distribute them. Many common mistakes

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Unofficial Government “Fees”: One Country Moves Towards Elimination

Doing business in some countries can involve payment of unofficial “fees” to government officials in order to obtain requisite permissions, licenses, etc. Aside from the unexpected cost these “fees” add to the expense of doing business, payment of such “fees” often violates corporate policies or other nations’ business laws, creating corporate compliance risk. In Thailand,

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