Kaufman and Canoles



Private Client Services Update - Boilerplate Wills and Trusts Can Cause Unintended Consequences
As the variety of trust instruments available to estate planners increases, the amount of boilerplate or form language in such instruments seems to increase as well. When representing fiduciaries in trust and estate litigation, I see a surprising number of disagreements that arise from language no one likely gave much thought to when the document was drafted. A recent Virginia Supreme Court case reinforces why it is so important to review even the most mundane language of each and every instrument to make sure it accurately portrays the wishes and desires of each client.
By Private Client Services

Private Client Services Update - Use of LLCs to Own Buy-Sell Insurance
Buy-sell agreements funded by life insurance are a popular tool in planning for the succession and longevity of a business upon the death of a business owner. Through buy-sell agreements, business owners can agree to a predetermined disposition of each owner’s interest in the business upon his or her death or upon other events.
By William L. Holt and Private Client Services

Credit Union Legal Update - Fall 2011
In This Issue:
- FTC Statement of Policy Regarding Communications in Connection with the Collection of Decedents' Debt
- More Real Estate Lending Options
- Proofs of Claim Privacy Issues and Potential Breaches/Risk Alert
- Document Retention Guidelines
- Fixed Asset Waivers
By E. Andrew Keeney

Real Estate Strategies Update - A General Overview of Extended Title Insurance Coverage
Title insurance is a contract that obligates the insurer to indemnify the purchaser of the insurance (the "insured") from loss incurred due to loss of use and enjoyment of the property occasioned by the existence of liens, defects and encumbrances that are not identified as being excluded from coverage
By Amy L. Harman and Real Estate Strategies Group

Employment Law Update - Fall 2011
In This Issue:
- Screening Job Applicants Through Social Media Creates Legal Risk
- K&C Annual Employment Law Update to be Held at New Site
- Is This Outrageous Enough?
- Your Employees May Be Keeping Records Too
- Time to Update Anti-Retaliation Policies
- Wal-Mart Achieves Major Supreme Court Victory
By Labor & Employment

Trademark Alert - Don't Get .XXX-ed Out!
On March 18, 2011, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) approved the formation of the .xxx top level domains for the adult entertainment industry. The ICM Registry (“ICM”) will sponsor the .xxx domains which are scheduled to launch on September 7, 2011.
By Intellectual Property & Franchising

Mortgage Acts and Practices Webinar
Stephen E. Story and the Real Estate Information Network, Inc. presented the "Mortgage Acts and Practices Webinar."
By Stephen E. Story