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Taxes, (Un)Explained: The Best Things in Life Are Tax-Free

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If there’s one thing even most Republicans and Democrats agree on, it’s that the tax system should be “fair,” if for no other reason than people then feel better about paying their due, and theoretically, at least, cheat less. Unfortunately that taxes should be “fair” is one of those inch-deep accords, since as soon as…
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Tax 101: Q&A with a Tax Attorney (Part 2)

Last week we quizzed our readers on how well they can explain the tax codes related to their personal return. This week we have a similar question: How well do you understand the tax codes related to your business? More than half (54%, to be exact) of all U.S. sales are from small businesses. Just…
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It’s the New & Improved April 15

It’s almost spring, a time when we shake off the winter doldrums, dust off the hiking boots, fill our bosoms with hope as flowers begin to bloom, and have the profound realization, “Oh, &^%$. I gotta do my taxes! Pronto!” Yes. Just as we start to fill a renewed sense of optimism and hope, April…
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Tax 101: Q&A with a Tax Attorney (Part 1)

Quick quiz: How well can you explain the tax codes related to your personal return? If you’re unsure, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Though most of us file taxes every year, we still seem to have very little knowledge of tax laws. In fact, a new study reveals that most Americans would fail a tax…
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5 Women Lawyers Who Changed Your Life (And You Might Not Even Know It)

International Women’s Day is quickly approaching on March 8, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate our nation’s most influential female lawyers. This list is far from complete, but does include five iconic women, many of whom you’ve probably heard of, who have had a positive impact in our nation. Tell us who we missed…
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Lawyers vs. Accountants: Round 1

It seems you can’t go a day without reading about how law school enrollment is plummeting, big law firms are imploding, lawyers are flaming out faster than 4th of July fireworks, and the profession, once regarded as something to aspire to, now ranks, in the public’s imagination, somewhere between human bug-eater and professional sociopath in…
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The Legal Side of… Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is imminent, and once again, in matters of the heart, it’s litigation, not love, that’s in the air. Hoo boy, are there a whole lotta love, “love lite,” and marriage-related cases in the courts. It’s been almost a half-century since Jimmy Ruffin asked “What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted?” and in 2015 we have…
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Lawyers Tackle The NFL With A Brain Injury Lawsuit

So, the New York Times Sunday Magazine published a story about the first major lawsuit against the National Football League on behalf of former players who suffered various types of brain damage years before such afflictions might otherwise show up in the general populace, and it embodied almost everything that was noble, not so noble,…
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Safeguard Your Small Business with Trademarks Made Easy

We can all agree on one thing: the law can get confusing. That’s why Rocket Lawyer makes the complicated simple for you. From incorporation to estate planning, we make things easier—and affordable—so you can be on your way and do what you do best, while we do what we do best: making the law simple.…
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6 Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Legal Strategies

If you’re a restaurateur, you never want to serve up a sub-standard plate of, say, meatballs and spaghetti. In the legal industry, however, attorneys occasionally deliver a seemingly “bad” argument in hopes of gaining the strategic upper-hand. Or so says attorney Jonathan Mermin in an entertaining essay on greenbag.org titled, fittingly enough, “Bad Arguments.” He…
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