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Certificates of Insurance: What do they really tell us?

Construction contracts almost always impose a myriad of insurance requirements upon general contractors, subcontractors, managers, design professionals and owners involved in the project. Typically, the insurance procurement requirements are divided among the parties, with one contracting party often agreeing to obtain a particular kind of coverage for another, which is extended on an additional insured basis under a particular policy.

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New York SAFE Act – A Practical Roadmap to Navigating New York’s Newest Firearms Law

The ownership of firearms by private citizens is heavily regulated in the United States with literally tens of thousands of different laws existing on the books at the Federal, State and Municipal levels. These regulations vary drastically from state to state, so it is extremely easy for the average law-abiding gun owner to become confused over the manner and type of firearms and incidental devices that are and are not prohibited from possession and/or ownership.

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Small Business and Intellectual Property

A small business’s intellectual property (IP), i.e., all its intangible assets, including logos, trade names, designs, inventions and product names, are often not given due consideration by the small business owner.  Just as a business can own a building or inventory it can own IP if it takes the necessary steps to establish and protect its ownership.  IP is vital to many small businesses and it must be managed properly.

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Insurance for Contractors 101 – Beware of the Cheap Policy! The most Affordable Insurance Policy May Put Your Business At Risk

Responsible construction contractors understand the importance of maintaining a commercial general liability policy of insurance (“CGL”). Having insurance coverage with ample policy limits provides peace of mind that the business is protected against claims involving, among other things, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage suffered by employees or property on a project site. However, many contractors are unaware that their CGL policy may be leaving their businesses, and even their assets, exposed and at risk.

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Don’t Forget To Address Your Legal Affairs Before You Deploy

Preparing for a military deployment is extremely stressful. Your mind will be focused on dozens of things, including your training, your equipment, the mission and the safety of your fellow brothers and sisters in arms. You will most likely want to dedicate your remaining time at home with loved ones and friends. As such, there is a strong probability that you will want to put off dealing with administrative details like preparing and updating your legal documents.

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DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

As drone technology becomes more sophisticated and accessible, the use of unmanned aerial systems (“UAS”) for non-hobby commercial applications will become more frequent. According to industry estimates, the use of UAS in furtherance of commercial interests could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create more than 100,000 new jobs over the next ten years. Recognizing the need for new laws, the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Security Administration have imposed a series of new laws governing the UAS operations for non-hobby use.

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Launching A Website? Consider Trademarks and Branding

Small business owners should take certain steps before launching their website to be successful. Here are a few tips that business owners should consider:

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