The Beauty and Meaning of Seals


Corporate Seals
Corporate Seals

Engraved, etched, debossed surfaces have always held a fascination. It probably began with goldsmithing. Gold is malleable and the smiths used it to mold and etch beautiful objects. Great masterpieces have been created by engravers. In the quotidian world, we engrave stock certificates, letterheads, diplomas for beauty and elegance as well as security. Continue reading “The Beauty and Meaning of Seals”

In Which State Should You Organize Your Business?

In Which State Should You Organize Your Business?

Companies which own or lease real estate, employ people, conduct business and/or generate income in a state are considered to be “doing business” in that state. A small business that is “doing business” in only one state should, in most cases, organize in that state. If, however, you are contemplating doing business in more than one state, the decision about where to organize your business gains importance. Continue reading “In Which State Should You Organize Your Business?”

What is Hand Copperplate Printing?

By Channing Lefebvre

Hand copperplate printing has not changed for centuries. No essential difference will be found between modern presses and those found in old illustrations. The principle is quite simple: The printing plate on which the sheet of paper is laid is run under pressure between two large cylinders of equal size, the printing plate resting upon a solid iron plate and a felt blanket being placed on the paper in order to cushion it. The pressure between the cylinders can be adjusted. The press is operated by hand with the aid of a large star wheel or fly wheel. Continue reading “What is Hand Copperplate Printing?”

The Development of The Jury Case

The Jury Case
The Jury Case, by Kenneth Spencer

On my way home after a long day of jury selection in a California Superior Court, it puzzled me that in this million dollar civil lawsuit all the attorneys relied on sticky notes stuck to the back of a legal pad to keep track of juror information during Voir Dire.  Sticky notes are great because they can be quickly moved around as jurors shift seats like musical chairs.   However, a sticky note fell from the podium and floated to the floor during the questioning of a juror at the absolute wrong time.  That was the “ah hah moment” for me.  There must be a better way. Continue reading “The Development of The Jury Case”

What is Engraving?

By Channing Lefebvre
By Channing Lefebvre

Man seems always to have had a propensity for incising images into hard, intractable materials. In Paleolithic times, stone implements were used to scratch symbols and figures of animals and human beings into rock surfaces. The quality of the traces cut in the Old Stone Age suggests that early man had a profound understanding of the visual world around him. Continue reading “What is Engraving?”

What is a Delaware Statutory Trust?

A Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) is a legal entity in which each beneficiary  has a “beneficial interest” and for Federal income tax purposes is treated as owning an undivided fractional interest in the property held by the trust.  Delaware statutory trusts are formed as private governing agreements under which either (1) property (real, tangible and intangible) is held, managed, administered, invested and/or operated; or (2) business or professional activities for profit are carried on by one or more individuals who act as trustees for the benefit of a party who is entitled to a beneficial interest in the trust property.

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Short Term Rentals Prohibited in Revised Forms

Short-term rentals are common (and perhaps inescapable) in a city like New York and other popular destinations, despite laws that prohibit the rental of an apartment in a Multiple Dwelling for less than 30 consecutive days. Recently, however, there’s been a dramatic upsurge in such rentals, thanks to vacation rental apps that have made the transactions simpler and more attractive for tenants and travelers. How much of a problem is it and how should it be addressed?

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