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Jun 17 2019

Of Counsel Barbara L. Friedman Joins Donahue Fitzgerald

With over 20 years of experience in dispute resolution and intellectual property counseling, Barbara’s experience covers from domestic and international trademark selection, clearance, registration, and enforcement, to negotiating and drafting assignments, licenses, and related agreements. Barbara received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo […]

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May 23 2019

GDPR-Year One: Practitioners’ Perspective

According to the International Association of Privacy Professionals, over the last year in the EU, more than 94,000 individual complaints have been filed, 200,000 cases have been received by Data Protection Authorities, and GDPR enforcement actions have resulted in over €56,000,000 in fines.1 There is little question that data privacy and security has become a […]

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May 2 2019

Associate Shruti B. Arora Joins Donahue Fitzgerald

Shruti joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Intellectual Property, Business and Corporate, and Data Security and Privacy practices. Shruti advises clients on privacy laws and assists with privacy compliance. She also counsels clients on clearance projects, trademark prosecution, and developing and implementing domestic and global trademark filing strategies. Shruti earned her J.D. from the University of Utah, S.J. […]

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Apr 19 2019

Donahue Fitzgerald Advises The Speech Pathology Group in its Partnership with Ridgemont Equity Partners

Read the full press release, Ridgemont Equity Partners Announces Partnership with The Speech Pathology Group.

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Apr 2 2019

Associate Elizabeth M. Hollis Joins Donahue Fitzgerald

Elizabeth joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Trusts and Estates, Tax, and Business and Corporate practices. Elizabeth represents clients on estate planning, trust administration, and probate law matters.  Her practice primarily focuses on strategic estate and tax planning, with the goal of preserving wealth for clients and their families. Elizabeth earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University and […]

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Mar 1 2019

Reporting Time Pay Obligations Expanded for California Businesses

Often times, businesses send employees home early if business is slow.   In those situations, where “an employee is required to report for work and does report, but is not put to work or is furnished less than half said employee’s usual or scheduled day’s work, the employee shall be paid for half the usual or […]

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Feb 1 2019

An Estate Planner’s Guide to Family Law Presumptions

I. Introduction As estate planners, we prepare carefully crafted estate plans for clients who typically have a clear view of their family dynamics and ultimate wishes. We aim to be thorough and to provide multiple contingency plans so our clients’ wishes are carried out upon their deaths. However, it cannot be ignored that, with the […]

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Jan 2 2019

Spotify Settles $1.6B IP Suit Brought By Tom Petty’s Publisher

Law360 (December 20, 2018, 5:05 PM EST) — Spotify Inc. and the music publisher representing Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks and other popular songwriters announced Thursday an end to a $1.6 billion copyright infringement dispute that accused Spotify of cheating artists out of millions of dollars in royalties. In a joint statement, Spotify and Wixen Music […]

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Nov 26 2018

New Court of Appeals Decision Calls Non-Solicitation Provisions Into Doubt

The Court of Appeals found that the anti-raiding provision, which prohibited former employees from “directly or indirectly” soliciting or inducing any AMN employee to leave AMN for a one year period was void.  The Court of Appeals also rejected arguments that information about the names, contact information and compensation packages of the recruited employees were […]

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Nov 15 2018

Impacts of the New Revenue Recognition Rule (ASC 606)

Current Rule:  ASC 952-605 New Rule:  ASC 606 Franchisors recognize initial franchise fees when (or shortly after) the franchisor has performed its material pre-opening and opening obligations to a new franchisee (typically, when the franchisee commences operations). Depending on its operations and nature of the initial services a franchisor provides to its franchisees, the franchisor […]

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