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A Copyright Best Practices Reminder: Get it in Writing

“Get it in writing” is a common refrain from lawyers. Not getting it in writing is a mistake I have seen too many clients make. When an individual or company…

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Verification of FMLA Leave

When an employee takes medical leave, treatment by a healthcare provider is often assumed, and the frequency of doctor’s visits is rarely scrutinized.  However, in evaluating FMLA leave entitlements, verifying…

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Impact of NIL Changes on Student Athletes

The General Assembly is considering instituting name, image, and likeness laws that would allow college student athletes to profit off their image. If these laws are passed, student athletes would…

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Energy Bar Association 2022 Southern Chapter Annual Meeting

Director Cliona Robb will be participating on a panel at this year’s Southern Chapter of the Energy Bar Association’s annual meeting scheduled for March 24th and held virtually. About the…

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19 ThompsonMcMullan Attorneys Named to the 2016 Super Lawyers Virginia List

We are pleased to announce that 19 ThompsonMcMullan attorneys were selected to the annual Super Lawyers Virginia 2016 lists. 13 were named as Super Lawyers in specific areas of law,…

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Estate Planning and Retirement Considerations for Late-in-Life Parents

Older parents are becoming more common- driven in part by changing cultural mores and advances in infertility treatment. Comedian and author Steve Martin had his first child at age 67….

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Using a Donor-Advised Fund May Be a Way to Get a Charitable Tax Break Under the New Tax Law

Donor-advised funds are a growing trend in giving that may get more popular due to the new tax law. These funds allow you to donate money- receive a charitable tax deduction-…

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The Record on Appeal in Virginia: Why It Matters and What You Can Do

Since Virginia expanded its appellate jurisdiction, many once-foreign aspects of appellate practice are now front and center for many trial lawyers. A critical one relates to the contents, use, and…

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Recent Developments Affecting the Debt Collection Industry

On September 19, 2012, Bert Musick and Mark Colombell, along with David Anthony from Troutman Sanders, were honored to speak before the Second Annual Meeting of the Virginia Creditors Bar…

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Activities of Daily Living Measure the Need for Long-Term Care Assistance

Most long-term care involves assisting with basic personal needs rather than providing medical care. The long-term care community measures personal needs by looking at whether an individual requires help with…