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Dear Elon Musk: “The Law” Is Different In Every Jurisdiction

Unless you just returned from weeks of trekking the jungles of Borneo, you know that Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has made an offer to buy Twitter for about $43 billion. The chattering classes are divided on what this may mean for their favorite communications medium, and unsurprisingly, Musk himself has weighed in. Responding

Europe Day

Happy Europe Day

To all of our friends, colleagues, and clients in or from Europe, and everyone else as well, we wish you all a Happy Europe Day. May peace — a just and lasting one — return to Europe as soon as possible.    

Harris Bricken Welcomes Patent Attorney Paul Coble

Harris Bricken welcomes patent attorney Paul Coble. Paul heads up Harris Bricken’s patent law practice and assists with various other IP matters within the firm’s IP Practice Group. Paul studied molecular biology and chemistry as an undergraduate and he handled both patent prosecution and litigation matters for many years at an AMLaw 200 firm in

Doing Business with a High Risk China TODAY

A Live Discussion on Doing Business With a High Risk China

Register HERE! China has become high risk. In just the last couple of months, China has changed and doing business with China has reached another level of risk. Unprecedented multilateral sanctions have been placed on Russia and there is talk about extending some or all of those sanctions to China. Even if the EU and

Recessions, Bankruptcy, and Preference Actions

Ongoing economic turmoil makes now the right time to discuss U.S. bankruptcies and preference actions. In the United States and much of the world, inflation is running out of control and there are asset bubbles everywhere you look – housing, real estate in general, used and new cars, and so on. Between the war in

U.S. Issuing Passports with X Gender Marker

Back in December, we discussed the U.S. State Department’s plans to start issuing gender-neutral passports. On April 11, 2022, the new policy took effect, with passport application forms (DS-11) now offering an X gender marker. The DS-11 describes the X as standing for “unspecified or another gender identity.” Passport applicants can select the X gender

U.S. Real Estate for Overseas Investors

U.S. Real Estate for Overseas Investors: The How To Videos

The United States remains a fundamentally attractive real estate market. At the same time, given the complexity of US law, with its multiple jurisdictions (e.g. federal, state and municipal), as well as real estate regulations that can differ by region, careful planning and counsel is important for all U.S.-bound real estate investors. There is much more

Crypto regulation

Who Will Regulate Your Crypto and How

The past two weeks have seen a flurry of proposed regulatory activity in cryptocurrency. Governments around the world are making a sustained push for regulation similar in form and scope to regulations in more traditional financial markets. Many are now wondering who will regulate my crypto, and how do they plan to regulate it? Who

arbitration and litigation

The Role of U.S. Federal Courts in Arbitration

Arbitration is often the preferred, if not contractually required, forum for resolving business disputes. This is primarily because of arbitration’s perceived efficiencies in cost and time-to-resolution as compared to litigation in U.S. state or federal courts. Federal law has embraced arbitration through the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), which, as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court,