Archive For The “Corporate Law” Category

Plan Well Before the Wedding Bell

By | October 30, 2014

What does it mean to be married?  How is it different? Join Giampolo Law Group on November 18th from 6-9pm for an information session on what living in a post-DOMA world means for you and your family.  The event is being hosted by 1352 Lofts in Philadelphia! Come enjoy wine and light fare and take in the exceptional view […]

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Plan Well Before or After the Wedding Bell

By | October 29, 2014

On November 6th join myself and Ryan Fuller at The Cub Room in New Hope for an informative LGBT seminar to learn what living in a Post-DOMA world means for you and your family. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and great company while we discuss the progress that has been made over the last 18 months […]

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PhillyGayLawyer in Legal Intelligencer: Protecting the Rights of LGBT People in the Workplace

By | April 16, 2014

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The legal landscape for LGBT people today is quickly changing and hard to predict, but the trend over the last few years has been overwhelmingly positive—from the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 being ruled unconstitutional, to the growing legion of states that have come to recognize same-sex marriage either by legislation or litigation. However, the work is far from done and marriage equality is only one front of the war—and potentially not even the most important.

What is truly at the center of the LGBT human-rights movement is the effort to advance state and federal legislation protecting people from workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The effort has crystallized around the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which has been introduced in every session of Congress since 1994 except one. If, after 20 years of congressional limbo, it’s signed into law, ENDA would bar employers from firing or not hiring someone because of their “actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.”

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Patent Reform: A Waiting Game

By | September 15, 2013

This past February, less than two years after the America Invents Act (AIA), the first piece of legislation on the Patents in sixty years, President Obama commented that efforts at patent reform “only went about halfway” . In June, Obama took action and announced his five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations to further reform […]

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DOMA Repeal Is Good Business for LGBT Families

By | March 27, 2013

Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as a federal law that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman; its existence prevents same-sex couples from being legally recognized as married by the federal government and enjoying more than 1,138 federal rights. The Supreme Court now has the opportunity to rectify this injustice by […]

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The Impact of Dodd-Frank 342 on Diversity in the Financial Services Industry

By | August 1, 2011

The Impact of Dodd-Frank 342 on Diversity in the Financial Services Industry Though the equality divide seems to be inching closed with the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and other protective enactments, provisions are continuously being made to seal the gap.  These changes are not an accessory but a necessity in today’s society.  A […]

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Business Succession Planning for LGBT Business Owners

By | August 1, 2011

Business Succession Planning for LGBT Business Owners Proper estate planning is particularly important for the LGBT community due to the fact that same-sex marriage is not legal in most states and even in those states, same-sex couples are not afforded the privileges and benefits of federal law.   With that said, even those with estate […]

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Top 5 Reasons Canned Legal Forms Fail Small Business Owners

By | February 10, 2010

ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALL! Like people, every business is unique.  Having standard legal documents that are meant to fit every business is similar to a person filling their entire wardrobe with “one size fits all” clothing.  Realizing that starting and maintaining a business is costly, a business owner should not try to save money […]

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