Enforcement of Family Court Orders–Vermont and New Hampshire comparison

I have written before of the frustration  I feel for my clients who do not understand why  Family Court judges in Vermont seem to be reluctant to enforce family court orders.  Recently in three separate cases  clients rightly expressed their dismay at not receiving prompt and decisive responses from the court when the opposing party […]

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Want to Register your Trademark? Here’s How

Author’s Note:  this article was produced with the able assistance of paralegal Michael Roosevelt, whose background in fine arts, printmaking and lithography (See his website here) sparked his interest in this subject. His practical knowledge of trademark law has have helped clients walk through the process of obtaining valid trademarks quickly and efficiently.  As new […]

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Tax Planning For Graduated Rates

Tax Planning for Graduated Rates By John H.W. Cole, Esq. This article and several that will follow explore the elements of tax planning.  Because a tax plan can be overwhelming when it is all put together my memos will develop the components one at a time.  The first component is taking advantage of graduated tax […]

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Vermont’s Lemon Law

Purchasing a motor vehicle is one of the largest and most important purchases consumers make. Most of us, however, have only a basic understanding of how a car operates or how to keep it in good working condition.  When we purchase a vehicle (particularly a used vehicle) or bring it in for repair we find […]

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Vermont’s newest business entity: The “B Corporation”

Effective July 1, 2011, entrepreneurs in Vermont have a new business entity to consider when determining how to set up shop.  The “Vermont Benefit Corporation Act” creates a new corporate model that encourages “for profit” businesses to focus on solving social and environmental problems. Ordinary corporations have a legal duty to protect their shareholder’s interests above […]

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Vermont law on First Amendment grounds

In a 6-3 decision issued June 23, 2011, the United States Supreme Court struck down a Vermont law which restricted the ability of pharmaceutical companies to obtain information about what type of drugs doctors were prescribing to patients. The information is used by drug companies to more effectively market their products to doctors. Sorrell v. […]

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