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The Newfound Flexibility of Virginia Trusts
Trusts, which used to be considered a necessary evil or tolerated burden, have found new life as a flexible and malleable entity under the Uniform Trust Code, adopted by Virginia in 2006. Once considered absolutely irrevocable and inflexible, trusts can now be modified and molded into an
By Ellis H. Pretlow and Private Client Services

After Hobby Lobby, What Does it Take for a Virginia Stock Corporation to Exercise Religion?
Corporate law in the United States provides for non-stock or non-profit corporations created under state law, and many such corporations are recognized as tax-exempt organizations under federal tax law.   Many of them hold religious exercise to be their chief purpose, and their members and
By Kevin A. White and Corporate & Public Finance

The Business of Beer
Nicole J. Harrell was recently quoted in the August 2014 issue of Virginia Business “The Business of Beer.
By Nicole J. Harrell and Alcoholic Beverage Team

Cybersecurity Client Alert - Fall 2014
Request for Public Comment by National Institute of Standards and Technology: An Opportunity for Government Contractors to Reflect on Best Practices for Cybersecurity The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced on August 25, 2014 that it is seeking public comment about
By Karla J. Soloria and Cybersecurity Response Team

Private Client Services Update - Foreign Asset Disclosure, Financial Reporting and Tax Planning in a Complex World
Globalization, and the interwoven economies of countries around the world that result from it, is only gaining momentum. Increasingly sophisticated communications and transportation technologies and services, mass migration and the movement of peoples, a level of economic activity that has outgrown
By Alison V. Lennarz, Private Client Services and Business Taxation

Health Care Client Alert - August 2014
New Virginia Law Prohibits Physician Mark-Ups for Anatomic Pathology Services Effective as of July 1, 2014, Virginia licensed healthcare practitioners are prohibited from marking-up anatomic pathology services performed by independent pathologists. The law is codified as new Section 54. 1-2962. 01
By T. Braxton McKee, Laura Dickson Rixey and Health Care

Ethics for Virginia Lawyers - 2014
Ann K. Crenshaw & The Honorable Edward Hanson Jr. presented, 'Ethics for Virginia Lawyers' to the Virginia Beach Bar Association in February. Click here to view materials from their presentation.
By Ann K. Crenshaw