Blog Posts from Burlington VT

Captive Insurers’ Court Losses May End Tax Planning Method

Captive Insurers’ Court Losses May End Tax Planning Method

May 06, 2019
Internal Revenue Service enforcement actions against in-house insurers that elect not to pay tax on premiums.
Practical Law State Q&A: Vermont Right of Publicity Laws

Practical Law State Q&A: Vermont Right of Publicity Laws

Apr 30, 2019
This week, attorneys Douglas (Doug) Wolinsky and Ryan Long published the Practical Law State Q&A: Right of Publicity Laws.
News from the Vermont State House: Captive Legislation Moves Forward

News from the Vermont State House: Captive Legislation Moves Forward

Apr 25, 2019
Blessedly far from any political posturing, legislation updating Vermont’s captive insurance laws was readily passed by both houses and just signed into law on April 18. The bill was the latest in what has become an annual “housekeeping” exercise in the Legislature to add new initiatives or simply make some technical amendments that clarify or implement the law.
Microsoft: What it means for captives

Microsoft: What it means for captives

Apr 25, 2019
By now, most in the captive insurance industry know about the Cease and Desist Order issued last year by the elected Washington Insurance Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) to Cypress, Microsoft’s Arizona-domiciled captive. The Commissioner ordered Cypress to stop transacting insurance and to pay Washington tax on its premiums, as well as interest and penalties. The dispute settled for $876,820, and Cypress issues its policies through a surplus lines broker.
Attorney Gary Karnedy Receives ILR Certificate from Cornell University

Attorney Gary Karnedy Receives ILR Certificate from Cornell University

Apr 16, 2019
Congratulations to Gary Karnedy, Esq. for successfully earning the Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations (IRL) Certificate in Labor Relations - Advanced Collective Bargaining Studies.
Gary L. Franklin, Esq.

President's Column | Behold the Future

Mar 28, 2019
Vermont Bar Journal Spring 2019 President's Column, Behold the Future
Mayor Weinberger Announces Closing of Burlington Telecom Transaction

Mayor Weinberger Announces Closing of Burlington Telecom Transaction

Mar 14, 2019
Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the closing of Burlington Telecom transfer to Champlain Broadband, LLC effective March 12, 2019.
Upcoming Event: Vermont Laws for Healthy & Inclusive Workplaces

Upcoming Event: Vermont Laws for Healthy & Inclusive Workplaces

Feb 04, 2019
On March 21, 2019 Alexandra Clauss will be conducting a workshop alongside attorneys Heather Wright and Ben Traverse as part of the 2019 Worksite Wellness Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington, VT.
Alexandra Clauss Appointed to CWEVT Advisory Board

Alexandra Clauss Appointed to CWEVT Advisory Board

Jan 23, 2019
Last week, attorney and shareholder Alexandra Clauss was officially appointed to The Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont (CWEVT) Advisory Board.
Your Estate Planning Pre-Consultation Checklist

Your Estate Planning Pre-Consultation Checklist

Jan 09, 2019
We’ve prepared a pre-consultation checklist so that you can make the most of you and your attorney’s time.