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Check crowdfunding investments carefully; pitfalls abound
Palm Beach Daily NewsApril 1, 2012

However, crowdfunding is about to take on a new dimension in the world of investing. Federal legislation at this writing was being finalized to let small companies issue stock with significantly limited registration and disclosure requirements.more »

Audit: For much of 2011, DC lagged on small-biz spending
Washington ExaminerApril 1, 2012

With three months remaining, 84 District agencies spent about $60 million combined with small businesses -- 12 percent of the level the law mandates. Spending figures for the fourth quarter weren't included in the report Branche issued last month, ...more »

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Asset Protection
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India should harvest the advantage of healthy ageing
LivemintApril 6, 2012

Giving financial protection, regardless of the family's status, has to become a societal responsibility. Elderly persons cannot be left alone on the goodwill of family. We are talking about a societal change in the mindset. India's legislation has ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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The trust that Pringle stole must be restored
SunHerald.comApril 5, 2012

Summoned to Gulfport, where he was born and raised and still practiced law, the 56-year-old Pringle left his home in Windemere, Fla., and checked into a luxury hotel in Orlando in December 2010. There, according to a medical examiner's ruling, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Insiders Trading CBRL, DLPH, FIG
TheStreet.comApril 2, 2012

Trade right alongside a Wall Street pro — enjoy access to his Charitable Trust portfolio and be sent trade alerts BEFORE he makes a move. Learn More Get money-making ideas from the hottest investment vehicle on the planet. Our experts show you how to ...more »

Judge casts doubt on Megaupload case
PC ProApril 23, 2012

"My understanding as to why they haven't done that is because they can't,” said lawyer Ira Rothken. “We don't believe Megaupload can be served in a criminal matter because it is not located within the jurisdiction of the United States.more »

Living Trusts
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Wadwhani & Shanfield Now Offers Living Trust Services to Protect an Estate
PR Web (press release)April 4, 2012

Although many a bankruptcy lawyer in Sherman Oaks will suggest that the two fields of law are completely unrelated, this is not true. Bankruptcy and living trust services both focus on the ability of individuals to protect their assets when facing ...more »

Estate Administration
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Better With Age: NY seniors win as Legislature drops provision
Times Herald-RecordApril 10, 2012

Sanford R. Altman is an attorney practicing elder law, estate administration and estate planning with Jacobowitz and Gubits in Walden. He is a member of the AARP Legal Services Network and chairman of the Town of Montgomery Seniors Independence Project ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Gay business owners need life insurance
Washington BladeApril 5, 2012

At the very least, you should have a will, a durable general Power of Attorney for finances or healthcare to allow an agent to act on your behalf if you become incapacitated. Have an advanced directive, such as a living will and a healthcare proxy, ...more »

Ice cream shop's manager serves up scoop of integrity
Peoria Journal StarApril 2, 2012

25, my wife and I celebrated my mother-in-law's 82nd birthday. After enjoying an evening celebratory meal, we stopped for dessert at Emack and Bolio's in Peoria Heights for ice cream. During dessert, gifts were exchanged and ice cream was consumed ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Skepticism Over Politicized “Science” is Not Anti-Science
First Things (blog)April 2, 2012

Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds has an article in the New York Post hitting this point. From “Faith in Science?”: Regardless, while one should trust science as a method — honestly done, science remains the best way at getting to the truth on a ...more »

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