Knowledge is Power: A Review of the American Arbitration Association's Rules for Construction Disputes
Kristan Burch was featured in the February 2011 issue of Virginia Lawyer article, "Knowledge is Power: A Review of the American Arbitration Association's Rules for Construction Disputes. " Click here to view the article.
By Kristan B. Burch
Real Estate Strategies Update - Surveys 101: A Refresher
Some questions from prospective purchasers of real estate repeatedly pop up. At the top of that list is, "Do I really need a survey, the building has been there forever?" Other than for the purchase of a condominium unit for which the recorded plats and plans govern, there are no viable reasons not to get a new survey. This article addresses several topics related to surveys.
By Jeffrey M. Stedfast and Real Estate Strategies Group
Employment Law Update - Winter 2011
In This Issue:
- DOL Unveils New Wage-Hour Enforcement Strategy
- Former Workers' Comp Chief Deputy Joins K&C Employment Team
- Can Employers Go Too Far with Social Media Policies?
- Timing of Personnel Decisions is Important
- Poor Performance or Misconduct?
- K&C Launches Labor & Employment Blog
- 27th Annual Employment Law Update - Weathering the Employment Law Storm
By Labor & Employment
Franchising Update - December 2010
International Franchise Association Items of Interest
Some quick takeaways from the 43rd Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium in Washington, D. C. , a meeting of over 500 franchise lawyers:
Tight financing continues to inhibit sales of franchises. Financing for franchisees
By Stephen E. Story, Nicole J. Harrell and Intellectual Property & Franchising
Mortgage Officers Exemption
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor recently ruled that mortgage loan officers are entitled to overtime pay in the Administrators Interpretation No. 2010-1. CUES Credit Union Management spoke with attorney Scott W. Kezman, partner in Kaufman & Canoles Labor & Employment Practice Group, Norfolk, VA, about the new rules.
By Scott W. Kezman
Real Estate Strategies Update - Divine Mitigation and the Statute of Frauds
A recent opinion issued by the Virginia Supreme Court is certain to impact principal-agent relationships and the payment of real estate commissions in commercial and residential transactions. In C. Porter Vaughan, Inc. Realtors v. Most Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, 279 Va. 449, 689 S.E.2d 656 (2010), the Supreme Court concluded that the statute of frauds was not a bar to an oral agreement to pay a real estate brokers commission in a commercial real estate transaction.
By E. Duffy Myrtetus and Real Estate Strategies Group
Private Client Services Update - Succession Planning for Family Vacation Properties
Whether its a beach cottage, a ski cabin in the mountains, a lake house, or a family farm, for many of us, family vacation properties have been the source of treasured memories for many years. Surprisingly though, when it comes to estate planning, thoughtful arrangements for the succession of family vacation properties is not always a priority.
By William L. Holt and Private Client Services