Trademark Modernization Act and The CASE Act – Major Changes for Trademarks and Copyrights

By | All, Client Alerts, Featured, Intellectual Property, Advertising, Art and Fashion Law

The 5,600 page Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 – commonly referred to as the Coronavirus Relief Stimulus Bill that was enacted in late December 2020 – includes three major changes to U.S. intellectual property laws: the Trademark Modernization Act (TM Act), the Copyright Alternative Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (CASE Act), and the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act (PLSA).  The TM Act, CASE Act, and PLS Act contain significant modifications to existing trademark and copyright practices that are summarized below: Read More

Dunnington CLE on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for Small and Medium Size Businesses

By | All, Corporate, Featured, France Desk, Italy Desk, Latin America Desk, Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

2020 smashed all FCPA enforcement records, with total fines and penalties exceeding $6.4 billion. Join Dunnington partners Eden Quainton and Luke McGrath and their multinational team of lawyers from France, Italy and Latin America on January 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST as they walk through FCPA risks and strategies for small and mid-size businesses. Read More

WEBINAR: Rebuilding Our Community: PPP Round Two, Work Culture, and Immigration Update

By | All, Corporate, COVID-19 Guidance, Employment, Featured, Firm News, Immigration, Italy Desk, Real Estate

Please join Gruppo Italiano and Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP Partners William Dahill and Nicola Tegoni on Monday, January 18th at 3:00pm EST for Rebuilding Our Community: PPP Round Two, Work Culture, and Immigration Update… an informative Italian Table Talks Webinar hosted by Gianfranco Sorrentino. Read More

Dunnington Trial Victory in Real Estate Litigation Affirmed by Appellate Division

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On November 19, 2020, the Appellate Division First Department affirmed a decision after trial in which our client was awarded the right to remain, as a rent stabilized tenant, in a luxury Park Avenue apartment which had recently converted to condominium ownership and in which his deceased father’s corporation was the tenant of record. The case was tried by Dunnington Partner Robert N. Swetnick.

New Partner Announcement: Eden P. Quainton

By | All, Corporate, Employment, Featured, Firm News, France Desk, International, Latin America Desk, Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

Mr. Quainton is a member of Dunnington’s corporate, international, France and Latin America Desks, litigation/ADR and employment practice areas. Mr. Quainton’s practice focuses on corporate transactions and civil litigation. He speaks French, Spanish, Russian and Italian, and has a working knowledge of German. Read More

Dunnington Sets LLC Precedent

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In October, the Appellate Division, Second Department unanimously sustained a precedent setting decision obtained by Partner Robert N. Swetnick holding two members of a limited liability company had the right to expel the third member, and that such expulsion did not trigger dissolution of the company. Furthermore, the expelled member did not have the right to receive his pro rata interest in the real estate portfolio of the company, but instead the remaining members could elect to simply purchase his interest.

I Want to Raise Capital: Should I Be an LLC or a Corporation?

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One of the most important issues entrepreneurs and business owners have to address when forming an entity for their business is fundraising. An entrepreneur that will be raising capital has to make the choice of entity that she believes will be most conducive to that objective. Two entities that are often chosen as the entity for new businesses are limited liability companies (LLCs) and C-Corporations. When it comes to fundraising, there are a variety of factors and questions an entrepreneur must address in deciding which of those entities to choose for the business. We address two of those issues here: (a) the source of the capital and (b) long term goals & exit strategy. Read More