Lisa Babish Forbes, a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office, authored an article in the January/February 2019 issue of the Probate Law Journal of Ohio titled, “Online Notaries and Beyond: An Update on Ohio’s Notary Public Modernization Act.”
Andy Kaplan, a partner in the Cincinnati office, and Lauren Saunders, an associate in the Cincinnati office, co-authored an article for the Cincinnati Business Courier titled “What’s Trending in Employment Law.”
Nate Lampley, the managing partner of the Vorys Cincinnati office, authored an op-ed for Corporate Counsel titled “The Diversity Discussion: Big Law Partner Shares His Experiences to Help Change the Norm.” T
Elisabeth Healey, an associate in Vorys Pittsburgh office and a member of the technology and intellectual property group, co-authored an article for the Intellectual Property Organization titled "Economics of Diversity."
Every five years, Congress passes legislation that sets national agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry policy. Significantly, the Farm Bill contains various provisions that will impact the agriculture industry.
One of the very first considerations in deciding to issue new capital or debt involves whether the issuing institution desires to conduct a “public” offering, or a “private placement” which qualifies for an exemption from registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
In a proposal reminiscent of the recent comprehensive changes to Ohio banking law that effectively eliminated legal differences between Ohio-chartered banks, savings banks, and savings and loans, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on September 10, 2018, issued a proposal to enable federal savings associations (FSAs) with consolidated assets of $20B or less to, in effect, opt in to becoming full national banks with the same rights and privileges as national banks and subject to the same “…duties, restrictions, penalties, liabilities, conditions and limitations that apply to national banks.”
Gone are the days of going on vacation to get away. As technology continues to advance, society has not only become increasingly dependent on the ability to remotely handle routine tasks, but also on the capability to deal with more complicated tasks such as reviewing and signing involved legal documents.
In early 2015, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) took the regulatory lead in publishing a “whitepaper” discussing a number of areas where community banks might consider combining their efforts to share common expenses and resources between institutions in an effort to reduce overall operating expenses.
The significant increase in the federal estate/gift/GST tax exemption amount to $5,000,000 in 2011, which was made permanent in 2013, and then again increased to $11,180,000 in 2017, has substantially changed the focus of estate planning for many clients.
Lisa Babish Forbes, a partner in the litigation group in the Vorys Cleveland office, authored an article in the September/October 2018 issue of the Probate Law Journal of Ohio titled, "Online Notaries Are Coming (And Why You Should Care)."