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04.07.2021 // NEWS
Retention and Succession Planning Is Critical for Client Loyalty, published in Law.com's The Mid-Market Report
A large part of the U.S. population is reaching retirement age. As they do and a huge wave of baby boomers march into retirement, law firms are shifting resources and focusing on business continuity plans, including recruitment, retention, crisis response, and succession planning. Steve Janik, Heather Oden, and Jim Prichard are highlighted in an article...
04.02.2021 // NEWS
Florida Construction Defect Proposal Unfair to Homeowners, published in Law360
Florida homeowners already face many hurdles when it comes to filing suit against a builder for defective construction. Large builders and lobbyists make it even more difficult with a new bill proposed by Florida Rep. Alex Andrade. In an article published on April 1, 2021, Greg Demers discuss House Bill 21, which adds more hurdles...
03.17.2021 // NEWS
“Responding to a Disaster,” published in the Oregon State Bar Bulletin
The wildfires in western and southern Oregon were devastating for the residents in the area. But the legal community and other volunteers came together quickly to donate their time, expertise, and aid in the recovery. Ball Janik's own Damian Hall was key to these efforts. In a feature article published on March 15, Hall and professionals...
03.01.2021 // NEWS
Worldwide Interest Apportionment and Sales Tax, published in Bloomberg Tax & Accounting
In an article published on February 14, 2021, Ciaran Connelly is highlighted in a feature article regarding Bloomberg’s expert analysis on current issues in tax practice and policy. In the article, Connelly addresses the SEC’s enforcement action against Ripple, and he discusses the implications and liabilities surrounding digital currencies similar to bitcoin. The legal precedence...
02.11.2021 // NEWS
SEC’s View That Crypto Tokens Are Securities Causes Legal Woes for Ripple, published in Bloomberg Law
The SEC’s enforcement action against Ripple and its principals illustrates the factors used to determine if a digital asset is a security. In an article published on February 11, 2021, Ciaran Connelly discusses the implications and liabilities surrounding digital currencies similar to bitcoin. The legal precedence is rapidly changing and blockchain companies should be careful...
02.09.2021 // NEWS
Oregon's eviction moratorium (HB 4401)
Curious on the status of the current eviction moratoriums and related provisions of HB4401 in Oregon? Click the link below for an update from Partner Ciaran Connelly, hosted by HFO Investment Real Estate. https://youtu.be/U3pA-URpISQ
02.08.2021 // NEWS
An Unexpected Road to Profits: Corporate Health and Wellness, published in The Mid-Market Report and Law.com
There is no doubt that our world went through some rapid changes in 2020 and while we all faced some challenging times, we adapted and brought new initiatives forward like health and wellness, flexibility, enhanced technology, clear internal communication, and tighter security. In an article published on February 08, 2021, Heather Oden discusses the firm’s...
02.02.2021 // NEWS
It’s Not Your Every Day Swearing In During a Pandemic, Published in the Florida Bar News
Three new Ball Janik lawyers have been sworn into The Florida Bar in different ways due to the pandemic: -Allana Smith, Kasey Joyce and Morgan Lester. In an article published on December 29 in the Florida Bar News, Chief Justice Canady said, “This is a great day for each of you as inductees and it is a great day for your families and your friends and everyone that...
02.02.2021 // NEWS
Pandemic Paves the Way for Creative Swearing-In Ceremonies for New Florida Bar Members, Published in the OCBA's The Briefs Magazine
The pandemic has created new ways for lawyers to be sworn into The Florida Bar. In a feature article published in the February issue of The Briefs, the Orange County Bar Association Magazine, Allana Smith is highlighted for her unique swearing-in ceremony.   “I had always been encouraged to become an attorney,” said Allana. "Growing up,...
01.21.2021 // NEWS
New Year, New Legal Focus: The Impact of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Law, published in The Mid-Market Report by Law.com
The emergence of the token-based economy, allowing people to buy and sell goods using new types of currencies, will have far-reaching legal ramifications. In an article published on January 19, 2021, Ciaran Connelly discusses the quickly evolving blockchain field, and he points out some concerns around the security of this technology and cryptocurrency. He says that...