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Thanks to blockchain, contracts of future may be written in code

RALEIGH, N.C. — Bitcoin, introduced in 2008 as the world’s first decentralized digital currency, was envisioned as a direct assault on government-issued fiat currencies. So far, it has spent its still-young life as something much more akin to PayPal, but ...

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How to redefine a life in the law as you age

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We met in the early ’90s, as student and adjunct faculty member at Suffolk University Law School. A few years later we became colleagues, for five years, as sole practitioner and associate at a law firm specializing in elder law. ...

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Boundaries and limitations: What’s the difference?

One of the main causes of high levels of stress and burnout is the feeling that you lack control over the important aspects of your work life. Whether this refers to the seemingly endless workload or the constant pressure to ...

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Top 10 intellectual property cases of 2016

Having trouble keeping abreast of the latest developments in the world of intellectual property? No worries. Here is a list of the top 10 IP cases of 2016: 1. On-sale patent bar clarified By now, most everyone knows if you ...

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Contentious divorces: When to call in a forensic accountant

It’s a classic conundrum: On one hand you have a client’s most recent tax return showing $100,000 of taxable income, and on the other hand the client’s personal financial statement (Form 401) reports expenses exceeding $150,000 annually. How can this ...

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ABA sues Department of Education over loan forgiveness

BALTIMORE — The American Bar Association filed suit this week against the U.S. Department of Education, alleging the department failed to provide a reasonable explanation for why it has decided to refuse to honor loan forgiveness commitments made to attorneys ...

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Law firms field more immigration calls since election

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issues 65,000 H-1B visas every year to foreign workers, with another 20,000 for those with master’s degrees or higher.

LONG ISLAND — Ever since the election, law firms that focus on immigration — whether assisting individuals, or businesses employing foreign nationals — are spending a lot of time fielding questions from concerned clients. With the Trump administration’s position on ...

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Forensics Foreshadowing: Acknowledge the issues

The internet of things requires us to secure all our devices properly. There are four considerations to acknowledge: security issues, the huge amount of data involved, privacy and self-protection. Acknowledge the security issues Since devices essentially “talk” to each other, ...

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Cyber job demand grows, colleges respond

Students must learn about more than computer skills to be successful in cybersecurity, a major where numbers are still low, said Greg Porter, an instructor at Oklahoma City’s Francis Tuttle Technology Center. ( Brent Fuchs/Journal Record)

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education recently released an interactive job supply and demand map: Maryland, New York and Virginia were among the eight states with the highest demand for cybersecurity jobs, and across the country, nearly 350,000 jobs are ...

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Little change expected in M&A market in 2017

Seventy percent of business leaders responding to Dykema Gossett PLLC’s 12th Annual M&A Outlook Survey say they would be involved in an acquisition in the next year, 43 percent in a joint venture and 48 percent in a sale. (ThinkStock)

  Business leaders responding to a law firm’s annual survey expect a flat year in the mergers and acquisitions market as they monitor the state of the U.S. economy. Dykema Gossett PLLC’s 12th Annual M&A Outlook Survey includes senior executives ...

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