Kaufman and Canoles



Private Client Services Update - It's Not Set in Stone: Reciprocal Wills Do Not Automatically Create an Irrevocable Estate Plan
In a world with an ever increasing number of blended families and second marriages, it is not uncommon for couples to desire to treat all of their children and step-children equally. On many occasions such couples elect to prepare wills or revocable trusts that provide for all assets to pass to the surviving spouse, and upon the death of the surviving spouse, to pass such assets to all of the husband’s children and the wife’s children, with each child getting an equal share.
By Sarah E. Messersmith and Private Client Services

Create a Winning Team: How to Negotiate a Successful Subcontract
Terence Murphy, Charles V. McPhillips, and Kara J. Soloria recently presented, "Create a Winning Team: How to Negotiate a Successful Subcontract." 
By Charles V. McPhillips, Terence Murphy and Government Contracts & Construction

Employment Law Update - Winter 2013
In This Issue:
- National “Bullying” Expert Advises Employers at K&C Seminar
- To Check or Not to Check? - The Dilemma of Criminal Background Checks
- DOL Clarifies FMLA Leave to Care for Adult Children
- Focus on Break Space for Nursing Moms 
- Randy Sparks Joins K&C Labor & Employment Team in Firm's Richmond Office
- 29th Annual Employment Law Update - Your Prescription for Compliance
By Labor & Employment

Ethics for Virginia Lawyers - 2013
Ann K. Crenshaw & The Honorable Edward Hanson Jr. will present, "Ethics for Virginia Lawyers" to the Virginia Beach Bar Association in February.
By Ann K. Crenshaw

Government Contracts Update - Final Rule Implementing Executive Order Regarding Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts Become Effective January 18, 2013
On December 22, 2012, a final rule was issued (77 Fed. Reg 75,766) amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement an Executive Order for Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts (Executive Order 13495) and the rule applies to all solicitations issued on or after January 18, 2013.
By Terence Murphy and Government Contracts & Construction

Credit Union Legal Hurdles for 2013
The Credit Union Times featured an article from the K&C Credit Union Team on legal hurdles for credit unions in 2013. 
By E. Andrew Keeney, Dustin H. DeVore, Erin Deal, Alfred M. Randolph Jr., Marc E. Darnell and Brian O. Dolan

Private Client Services Update - The New Shift Away from Estate Tax Driven Planning in Private Client Legal Services
Currently, the combined estate tax credit sheltered amount for a couple is $10,240,000. While this number is set to reduce as of January 1, 2013, presumably, regardless of how the negotiations on the fiscal cliff turn out, a bill will eventually be enacted into law providing at least $7,000,000 in total estate tax credits per couple. 
By Lewis W. Webb III and Private Client Services