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New Licensing Regime Jolts Freight Forwarders
THISDAY LiveJanuary 1, 2012

Although the Customs and Excise Management Act provides for self clearing in which an importer is allowed the option of clearing its goods, most of them prefer to use clearing agents because of the bureaucracy involved. Accordingly, government reviews ...more »

NA passed 25 bills, enacted 22 laws in 2011
The News InternationalJanuary 1, 2012

... the National Defence University Act, 2011 (May 14), the Industrial Development Bank of Pakistan (Reorganization and Conversion) Act, 2011 (May 10), the Election Laws (Amendment) Act, 2011 (May 3), the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design Act, ...more »

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Asset Protection
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BizProf: How to protect your business in a divorce | The Republic
The RepublicJanuary 4, 2012

Certain assets such as a business owned prior to the marriage may be excluded (in whole or in part) from divorce distribution. According to Robert Kornitzer, partner in the law firm of Pashman Stein, PC, in Hackensack, NJ, "the most crucial aspect of ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Vingas: Turkey's non-Muslims, government getting closer
Today's ZamanJanuary 1, 2012

The law on foundations in 1936 aimed to control non-Muslim foundations by placing them under the guardianship of the VGM. Since then government relations with non-Muslims have become even more troubled than before. The laws on foundations have been ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Charities scared to speak out amid cuts, says report
The GuardianJanuary 9, 2012

The Tory peer Lord Hodgson left the panel in November after the government asked him to review the 2006 Charities Act. The panel met with over 50 individuals and organisations and recieved 35 written responses from voluntary organisations. ...more »

ASK IRA: Is Heat 3-point approach off with Wade, LeBron, Bosh?
Sun-Sentinel (blog)January 3, 2012

It's a crime he even took those. I'd take Wade or James any day on a 3-pointer before Bosh. He's just not a 3-point shooter. -- Moshe. A: As I blogged, I think the whole Bosh 3-pointer thing is over the top. You have to be a threat as much as someone ...more »

Living Trusts
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Mark W. Bidwell, Attorney at Law, Opens New Office in Irvine, California
PR Web (press release)January 3, 2012

BidwellLaw.com, provides legal representation in Orange County and Long Beach probate courts; attorney prepared living trusts, wills and estate plans; corporate legal counsel for the small business owner and marital settlement agreements for divorce ...more »

Estate Administration
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Pepper Hamilton Elects Four Associates to Partnership and Three Associates to ...
LawfuelJanuary 5, 2012

Ms. Barrist regularly represents financial institutions in various types of secured and unsecured commercial loan transactions, and as participants and lead lenders in syndicated loan transactions. She also represents investors and developers in real ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Simotas Sponsors Medicare Meeting
Western Queens GazetteJanuary 11, 2012

The Medicare presentation was made by Dan Reedy from the Medicare Rights Center in Manhattan, which handles thousands of telephone inquiries each year. He was succeeded by Stephanie Stern and Michelle McSweeney, two attorneys from the Bayside law...more »

Sarah McKinley: Teen mom shoots dead intruder who was looking for prescription ...
Daily MailJanuary 5, 2012

Since news has spread, members of the Blanchard community are eager to help the young widow, donating clothes and gifts, as well as starting long-term funds for her son. Ms McKinley is touched by the kindness. She told KFOR-TV: 'You don't realise how ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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The trouble with federal financing of transportation
Philadelphia InquirerJanuary 3, 2012

For example, when Congress established the Highway Trust Fund, in 1956, to finance the interstate highway system, it insisted that only money paid into the fund by road users could be appropriated to meet its objectives. The new principle, on the other ...more »

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