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Congress Avoids Fiscal Cliff And Passes First Major Tax Increase in Almost Twenty Years

January 3, 2013

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Early Tuesday morning, the U.S.  Senate passed a bill aimed at averting spending cuts and tax increases that comprised the dreaded “fiscal cliff.”  House Republicans were extremely critical of the bill for not including enough spending cuts.  However, the House approved the bi-partisan legislation under the extreme pressure of trying to avoid the fiscal cliff […]

Vote Yes for Amendment 9 – Repealing and Replacing Outdated Corporate Legal Laws

November 1, 2012

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Because a statewide citizen vote about Alabama’s corporate law is a once in a career event for corporate lawyers, the business lawyers of RMLG believe it is important to educate the public about Amendment 9 which is on the ballot this coming election.  All of us are for this amendment, and we hope that you […]

Alabama Adopts Uniform Power of Attorney Act

September 10, 2012

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Within the past year Alabama has joined several other states in adopting a Uniform Power of Attorney Act.  While this new Act does not affect powers of attorney (POAs) executed prior to January 1, 2012, it does make some significant changes to the law that governs POAs executed on or after that date.  Understanding the […]

Birmingham Magazine’s Top Attorneys

June 13, 2012

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Several attorneys from Red Mountain Law Group (RMLG) were honored in the March 2012 issue of Birmingham Magazine. The magazine selected eight RMLG lawyers as being among the city’s top attorneys. Birmingham Magazine polled 4,000 local attorneys and members of the Birmingham Bar Association for nominations. Then, 1,000 attorneys submitted their votes for the top […]

The Internet Lawyer

September 7, 2011

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A recent suit by The Dekalb County Bar association against online legal portal LegalZoom is drawing attention to Internet sources of legal advice and instruction. LegalZoom provides standard legal documents from last wills and testaments to divorce papers for paying customers, and in some cases, offers legal advice, such as providing legal help from a […]

President Obama Encourages Entrepreneurship

March 2, 2011

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A few months ago, RML blogged about an innovative program in New York City aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship and new business growth in the city. More recently, the federal government announced Startup America, a White House-supported plan meant to foster and encourage new businesses throughout the country. According to the program’s website, Startup America is […]

Occupational Tax Revisited, Part II: Summary of the Authorizing Statute and Its Potential Legal Problems

September 22, 2010

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My last blog discussed how the Jefferson County local delegation and a few other key legislators seemed to accomplish the impossible by overcoming their infighting and getting new occupational tax legislation — Act 2009-811 — passed. Given that the validity of the proposed legislation was questioned from the very beginning, a legitimate question arises:  “Did […]