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Employee Benefits Alert - Supreme Court’s “ObamaCare” Ruling and Employer Group Health Plans
In a surprise ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld all material provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “ACA”), including the controversial individual mandate that requires taxpayers to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty tax starting in 2014. With much of the uncertainty about the future prospects of the law now lifted, employers should prepare for compliance with upcoming ACA requirements.
By ESOPs & Employee Benefits

Credit Union Legal Update - Summer 2012
In This Issue:
- Loan Participation Contract Checklist
- NCUA's List of Required Policies for Boards of Directors of Credit Unions
- Board Compensation
- Medical Leave Due to Pregnancy
- Truth-In-Lending - Still Hyper-Technical
By E. Andrew Keeney

Government Contracts Update - Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Changing to New System - System For Award Management (SAM)
All federal government contractors, with limited exceptions, must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to award of a federal government contract. In July 2012, the CCR database will transition to a new system: System for Award Management (SAM).
By Government Contracts & Construction

Private Client Services Update - Self-Settled Spendthrift Trusts
As of July 1, 2012, Virginia will permit the creation of self-settled spendthrift trusts. Under the new law, a settlor may establish a qualified irrevocable discretionary trust which will not be subject to the settlor’s creditor’s claims.
By Lawrence G. Cumming and Private Client Services

Employee Benefits Alert - Summer 2012
In This Issue:
- Final Deadline for 401(k) Fee Disclosures: August 30, 2012
- Prepare for Changes in the Federal Capital Gains Tax Rate
- Supreme Court’s Obama Care Decision May Affect Employers—Be Prepared
By ESOPs & Employee Benefits

Get on the Joint Venture Train - Small Business Joint Ventures for Government Contractors
Terence Murphy & Charles V. McPhillips recently presented, "Get on the Joint Venture Train - Small Business Joint Ventures for Government Contractors." 
By Terence Murphy, Charles V. McPhillips and Government Contracts & Construction

Supreme Court of Virginia Confirms Title Insurance Company has Valid Subrogation Claim Against Settlement Agent Surety and Bond
Brian O. Dolan and Christopher R. Papile were recently featured in the Spring 2012 issue of The Fee Simple.
By Brian O. Dolan and Christopher R. Papile