Kaufman and Canoles



Franchising 101 - Legal Basics
The K&C Franchise Team recently presented Franchising 101 - Legal Basics to potential franchisees at the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center.
By Nicole J. Harrell, Stephen E. Story and Intellectual Property & Franchising

Employment Law Update - Fall 2013
In this Issue:
- The U.S. Supreme Court Ends Term on High Note for Employers
- HR Manager Hit with Large Damage Award
- 'Sleepy Time' at Work Required?
- October Obamacare Notice Deadline Approaches
- Ask Even if They Don’t Tell
- 30th Annual Employment Law Update - ‘The Times They Are A 
By Labor & Employment

Credit Union Legal Update - Fall 2013
A priority in 2014 is for federal credit unions to prepare for a NCUA Fair Lending Examination. Fair lending laws have existed for a number of years. They now have the focus and attention of: the NCUA Board; the NCUA Office of Consumer Protection, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
By E. Andrew Keeney

Advance Premium Tax Credit Table
Advance Premium Tax Credit Table based on 2013 FPL.
By ESOPs & Employee Benefits

Private Client Services Update - Minimizing the Impact of the New 3.8% Medicare Surtax on Trust Income
Effective January 1, 2013, the Internal Revenue Code imposes a tax of 3.8% on estates and trusts on the lesser of (A) their undistributed “net investment income” or (B) the excess of (i) their adjusted gross income over (II) the dollar amount at which the highest bracket begins for such taxable year. For 2013 the highest tax bracket for trust income begins above $11,950. In plain English, this means that a trust or estate may pay the Medicare surtax on even modest amounts of investment income, if that income is retained in the trust or estate.
By Alison V. Lennarz, Robert C. Goodman Jr. and Private Client Services

Title Insurance Client Alert - Virginia Federal District Court Rejects Equitable Subrogation Claim
On July 31, 2013, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a Memorandum Opinion denying Deutsche Bank National Trust Company's equitable subrogation claim.
By James L. Windsor, Christopher R. Papile and Title Insurance & Title Resolution

Fair Lending Examination Documents
A priority in 2014 is for federal credit unions to prepare for a NCUA Fair Lending Examination.
By E. Andrew Keeney