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January 15, 2019: Bradley Riley Jacobs PC is pleased to announce that John E. Bucheit has joined the firm as a Shareholder in its Chicago office. Mr. Bucheit brings to the firm more than 20 years of complex litigation experience, having represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individuals in all Continue reading

Fourteen Bradley & Riley PC Attorneys Named America’s “Best Lawyers”

Fourteen Bradley & Riley attorneys were selected by their peers to be included in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers®, a widely respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is an exhaustive, annual peer-review survey consisting of more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of the legal abilities of other Continue reading

Impact of IRS Regulations & Federal Election on Family Business Gifting Strategy

In August, the Internal Revenue Service announced proposed regulations that would effectively increase taxes imposed on lifetime and post-death transfers of ownership interests in family businesses. These proposed regulations would impact high net worth clients who own family-controlled corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs), and similar entities.  For purposes of this article, Continue reading

New Federal Trade Secrets Statute Provides Additional Protection For Owners of Trade Secrets

The federal government has now passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (known as the DTSA). The DTSA provides federal protection for trade secrets and gives owners of trade secrets additional litigation tools to use against defendants accused of misappropriation. This is a new law that also requires all new or updated agreements that Continue reading

Attorney Brad Hart Discusses Volunteer Opportunities

Attorney Brad Hart, the Board Chair for United Way of East Central Iowa, appeared on Mediacom Newsleaders, to speak about National Volunteer Month. Mr. Hart talked about his personal experiences and the many rewards that go along with giving back to the community. “I think the Cedar Rapids area is a really unique and dynamic Continue reading

Client Alert for June 27th, 2013

Bradley & Riley PC released the following client alert on June 27th, 2013. This article is also available in the Pressroom. You may subscribe to receive client alerts by request through our contact form.

Dodd-Frank Bill Imposes Changes on Definition of Accredited Investor

August 2010 — Many companies raise funds from “accredited investors” to permit them to expand their businesses. Likewise, accredited investors often provide the early capital to get a promising new business idea launched. SEC rules have traditionally allowed an individual to meet the definition of accredited investor under one of two tests — a net Continue reading