Public Companies - Get Rid of Those Paper Stock Certificates

Paper stock certificates, once a common symbol of ownership in a public company, have become increasingly rare, and for some companies, have recently been completely replaced with electronic book-entry shares.

Some public companies may choose to keep paper stock certificates as an option for their shareholders because some shareholders appreciate the nostalgia associated with . . . → Read More: Public Companies – Get Rid of Those Paper Stock Certificates

Non-Compete Agreements Enhance Your Company’s Value

Non-Compete Agreements –Enhance Your Company’s Value

Many companies realize the value in their confidential information and their human capital, and proactively protect those assets by having key employees (or all employees) sign some form of non-compete or confidentiality agreement as a condition to their employment.  For those that haven’t already done so, putting these . . . → Read More: Non-Compete Agreements Enhance Your Company’s Value

WSJ Law Blog - Billing Rates Continue to Climb

Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports that law firm billing rates at the nation’s biggest corporate law firms rose 2.7% in 2010.  According to the National Law Journal, 2010 was the second straight year of growth rates of less than 3%, which is a significant reduction from the standard 6% to 8% increases from . . . → Read More: WSJ Law Blog – Billing Rates Continue to Climb