News Archive

  • 10.12.2016

    Ryan Kenrick Named to Inside Business' Top 40 Under 40

    Congratulations to Ryan Kenrick on being named to Inside Business' 2016 Top 40 Under 40 list. This award recognizes individuals in the Hampton Roads area under the age of 40 for their professional and community service.
  • 10.11.2016

    Money, Dirt and Steel: Fall 2016 Newsletter

    In our 2014-2015 Update we reported on the decision issued by the North Carolina Court of Appeals in Duke Energy, LLC v. Gray, 766 S.E.2d 354 (N.C. Ct. App. Dec. 2, 2014) where it was held that an action by Duke Power to remove an encroachment from its power...
  • 10.10.2016

    IRS Provides Guidance on QTIP and Portability Elections

    The Treasury and the IRS can cross off another project from their joint priority guidance plan.  IRS Revenue Procedure 2016-49, effective as of September 27, 2016, settles an issue arising when both QTIP and portability elections are made on a decedent’s...
  • 10.04.2016

    10 FAQs for Foreign Companies Establishing Operations in the United States

    These FAQs provide an introduction to the major business and legal issues to be considered by  foreign companies in establishing business operations in the United States.        
  • 10.04.2016

    Forbes Interviews Jim Head About New Biography on Howard Chandler Christy

    Earlier this year, Jim Head published his first book, a biography of Howard Chandler Christy, the most famous painter of the Jazz Age. Last week, Forbes interviewed Jim about the book. To read the interview, click here.
  • 09.30.2016

    CMS Releases Nursing Facility Mega-Rule

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”) this week released its long-awaited nursing facility “Mega-Rule,” the most comprehensive revision of CMS’s requirements for nursing homes since 1991.
  • 09.27.2016

    I Can’t Ask That? - Taking a Closer Look at Citizenship and National Origin Discrimination

    When seeking a qualified candidate for an open position, Human Resources professionals are aware that it is generally impermissible to inquire about or consider an applicant’s race, sex, religion, or disability during the interview and application process.  ...
  • 09.26.2016

    “Reason To Know” – A Chilling Term For Exporters

    It’s a simple question – if a U.S. exporter sells its product to a foreign customer, and the customer resells the product to a prohibited country such as Iran, can the U.S. exporter have liability for an export violation?  The U.S. District Court for the...
  • 09.26.2016

    Smart Document Control: Know When To Hold ‘Em, Know When To Fold ‘Em

    In many ways a smart document control policy is like the lyrics in a Kenny Rogers song:  “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.”  Almost all environmental statutes and regulations require that certain documents be maintained for...
  • 09.26.2016

    OSHA Penalties Skyrocket

    OSHA civil penalties jumped dramatically on August 1, 2016, creating a daunting burden for employers.  Last year, Congress enacted the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act 0f 2015. 
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