World Trademark Review Recognizes Nancy Mertzel in the 2016 Edition of The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
January 22, 2016
Herrick Intellectual Property group chair Nancy Mertzel was recognized in World Trademark Review's annual WTR 1000, a list of the world's leading trademark professionals. World Trademark Review noted that Nancy draws praise from the IP bar, citing her reputation as "a dedicated, knowledgeable IP lawyer," as well as the "fantastic job" she did as author of an amicus brief on B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., which involved the preclusive effect of decisions by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on subsequent litigation.
Mark Cuban Leads Optimism Flowing at FSTA, Despite Industry Turmoil
January 22, 2016 -- ESPN.com
Dan Etna was mentioned in an ESPN.com story that discussed the legal uncertainty facing the daily fantasy sports industry, featuring highlights from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association’s (FSTA) winter conference in Dallas – where Dan spoke on a panel titled “Counter Trend: A Return to Growth in Turbulent Times.” The article highlighted Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA and co-host of the popular television show "Shark Tank," opening remarks expressing optimism for the future of daily fantasy sports. In the article, Dan expressed reservations about the FSTA’s state-by-state lobbying approach being the best legislative solution.
7 Ways to Avoid the New LLC Disclosure Law
January 21, 2016 -- The Real Deal
Jonathan Adelsberg was quoted in The Real Deal regarding how investors may work around the new federal disclosure requirements for shell companies and limited liability companies (LLCs) that buy luxury real estate in Manhattan. The new regulations take effect in March for six months and apply to all-cash deals valued at more than $3 million. “If you’re looking to hide money, you’ll find a way to do it,” Adelsberg said, emphasizing that many buyers who want to shield their purchase are not committing fraud.”
5 Takeaways from Bisnow’s First-Ever NY Foreign Investment Event
January 20, 2016 -- Bisnow
Bisnow reported on the panel Belinda Schwartz moderated at Bisnow’s foreign investment in New York real estate event. During the panel discussion, Belinda noted that complicated transactions involving ground leases and assemblages can confuse certain foreign investors so “one of the challenges is to go out of your way to demystify the complex parts of a deal.”
Sports Stadium Construction: Worth the Public Controversy to Put a 'City on the Map'?
January 19, 2016 -- Construction Dive
Irwin Kishner was quoted in Construction Dive regarding the economics of building sports stadiums and the backlash that often results against taxpayer funding for new facilities. Kishner discussed the money to be made in sports construction "all the way through the food chain" as well as the multiplier effect for cities in generating local revenue and jobs. "Putting in a stadium or an arena in a municipality is extremely helpful in generating jobs, in generating income, in bringing dollars," Kishner said. "Equally as important, though, is you have tremendous psychological benefits by having a team. Every major city wants to have a team. It's a source of civic pride. Look what happens when a team wins the World Series. It's a major rallying point. To a certain extent, it puts the city on the map."