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International Trade Law: Do You Have What It Takes?

International trade lawyers represent businesses as they attempt to sell goods and services across national boundaries. In an increasingly interconnected world in which the global marketplace continually grows and changes, these international trade practitioners are indispensible...

Legal English: “Acquittal”

An “acquittal” is a conclusion to a criminal trial in which the accused is cleared of charges and set free (if imprisoned during the proceedings). This does not necessarily mean that the accused is declaredaffirmatively innocent, however, only that the accused could not be proven guilty...

Case Study: American Express Co. et al. v. Italian Colors Restaurant et al.

The recent decision of the Supreme Court in American Express Co. et al. v. Italian Colors Restaurant et al. (Docket No. 12-133, Opinion entered June 20, 2013) (“Amex”) was fairly dispositive: waivers of the right to class arbitration in contract provisions will...

Human Rights Law: Do You Have What It Takes?

Unlike some of the other practice areas we have profiled here, human rights law is not about providing legal services to the business community. Instead, human rights law involves the pursuit of justice in order to enhance the public good...

Legal English: “Reaffirmation Agreement”

A “reaffirmation agreement” is an agreement entered into during a bankruptcy between the debtor and a particular creditor. The effect of the agreement is to render any discharge ultimately obtained in the case inoperative against that creditor. The agreement thus...

Tax Law: Do You Have What It Takes?

Few international business transactions can take place without the advice of a tax lawyer. Indeed, many transactions are pursued solely for the tax advantages that can result therefrom and are …