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Money Management: Year end investment checklist


As we approach the end of 2019 there is still time for some very important financial and investment planning items before the calendar turns to 2020. Here are a few to consider if you have not done so already: 1) ...

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IP Frontiers: Patent rights issues regarding the 2018 Changes to the Bayh-Dole Act

Stephen P. Scuderi

Any person or organization that has accepted government funds for research and development has been touched by the Bayh-Dole Act. Bayh-Dole addresses the rights to inventions made in the performance of federally funded agreements and is implemented by title 37 ...

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Environmental Law: EPA and Corps take another regulatory step with waters of the U.S. rule


As we noted previously in this column, on Feb. 28, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Corps of Engineers to review and rescind the 2015 “waters of the United States” ...

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Money Management: Time for your physical exam!


Most people can’t resist checking on the value of their investment portfolio when times are sunny and when times are bleak. Both times set an unrealistic long term view. Portfolios don’t always keep going up and they don’t always keep ...

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Elizabeth Jennings – New York’s hero a century before Rosa Parks

Hon. Richard Dollinger

An African-American woman takes a seat on “white-only” streetcar in New York City. The conductor throws her off. Two newspaper editors — one from Rochester — rally to her cause. A young lawyer takes her case and wins her the ...

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Matrimonial Matters: Reaching out to help


Those of us who work in family law often see individuals and families in crisis situations. Sometimes they need safety, sometimes financial help, sometimes childcare, sometimes housing — as well as aid in coping with overwhelming circumstances. With the holiday ...

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Legal Loop: Make technology competence a priority in 2020


Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you already know that technology is changing the way that legal services are delivered. No matter what your practice areas, the impact of technology on the legal profession is inescapable, whether it’s digital ...

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Money Management: Investment alpha and beta: What does it mean?

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In every investment there is always some form of risk. It can range from interest rate risk, business risk, liquidity risk or market risk. To measure the amount of risk in an investment there are five key risk measures: alpha, ...

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Legal Loop: 2019 Gift Guide for Lawyers


It’s already that time of year — time to start shopping for the lawyers on your holiday gift list. Time sure flies, doesn’t it? But good news! I’ve done the work for you. Here’s my curated holiday gift list for the ...

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Money Management Municipal bond funds offer unique advantages


Municipal bond funds offer several advantages to individual bonds. One powerful yet little understood advantage has to do with amortizing bond premiums, and results in higher after tax returns for fund investors versus individual bond investors. And in today’s environment ...

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