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Employee Covenants Not to Compete

March 23, 2011

As a general rule, covenants not to compete in employment contracts are not favored in Virginia and are always strictly construed against the employer. Does this mean that all such covenants aren’t enforceable? No. It does mean, however, that the...

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Estate Planning and Re-Titling Assets- Why It’s Important

September 30, 2008

There is one aspect of estate planning which is often neglected, but which continues to be of critical importance in order to achieve the best possible estate planning results. Once the documents have been drafted and signed it is important to...

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Premarital Agreements: Prepare at the Beginning to Save at the End

September 30, 2008

Often we receive inquiries from clients regarding premarital agreements and their validity and effect in Virginia. Previously divorced persons and persons marrying for the first time may wish to protect their property in the event of divorce, and a...

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Estate Planning and Wealth, a Perspective

September 25, 2008

A major financial institution recently commissioned a study which was designed to pinpoint individuals with investable assets of $1 million or more. The study estimated that worldwide approximately 9.5 million individuals and families fall into...

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Environmental Regulation and the Current Political Climate

September 24, 2008

What happens when you place the chief litigator for the National Association of Home Builders (“NAHB”) in the same room with the counsel for the National Resources Defense Council (“NRDC”) and National Wildlife Federation (“NWF”) with a tenuous...

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Workers’ Compensation in Virginia

September 24, 2008

At What Point Must a Growing Company Purchase and Maintain a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Policy? In Virginia, the Workers’ Compensation Act (the “Act”) is an employees exclusive remedy against his employer for injuries sustained on the job. To...

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New Home Buyers Beware!

September 30, 2005

Many new home buyers receive a written warranty on the home that is either provided by the seller directly or purchased by the seller from a new home warranty company. The written warranty issued by sellers to many new home buyers is ordinarily...

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A Prescription for Your Estate Plan

September 24, 2005

If you signed your Estate Plan, whether it included a Will, a Trust, a Power of Attorney or an Advance Medical Directive (“Estate Plan”) before April 2003, or if you used a form from a book your brother-in-law gave you, or filled in the forms on a...

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The Graying of America Increases the Need for Appointment of Guardians and Conservators

July 24, 2005

Social scientists have been tracking the “graying” of America for quite some time since the leading edge of the post-World War II baby boom generation reached middle age approximately fifteen years ago. As the members of that generation have...

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