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At Exemplar, our commitment is to serving our customers, not tracking our timesheets. We are one of the first law firms in the nation to offer its customers a service guarantee with the mission of fostering open, long-term relationships. We strive to offer VIP treatment to every customer, and measure our success based on meeting or exceeding your expectations.
Exemplar Law completes $4Mil equity raise for leading LA-Based Superfoods Company

Exemplar Law completes a $4 Million Equity Raise for a leading LA-Based Superfoods company with a New York City based Private Equity Firm focused in the natural foods space.

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Exemplar Announces Completion of Leveraged Management Buyout of leading NYC-Based Vision Surgery Co,

Manhattan, NY., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/—Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick and Associates, PC, leaders in Vision Surgery and Correction services announces that it has finalized a Leveraged Management Buyout (MBO) led by its existing partners.  Dr. Jordan Kassalow, and Dr. Susan Resnick acquired all of the outstanding shares from the remaining stockholders of the practice.  Drs. Kassalow and Resnick accomplished the MBO by raising all of the necessary capital for the MBO with assistance from Exemplar Capital LLC, Exemplar Law, LLC and East West Bank.

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Exemplar Companies 2013 Annual Benefit Report

Exemplar is proud ot present its first Annual Report as a Delaware Benefit Corporation. 

ABOUT THE COMPANY  (SEE FULL REPORT WITH IMAGES/GRAPHICS:  http://bitly.com/1uY2GeY 
Exemplar is a holistic Professional Services Firm representing Revolutionaries, Game-Changers, and Impact Businesses globally, by combining the first corporate law firm in American history to abandon hourly billing in favor of exclusively fixed, value-based pricing, with a business advisory firm, and a FINRA Member Broker-Dealer Investment Bank, all operating on Exemplar’s Quadruple Bottom Line values, encompassing Financial, Social, Environmental and Spiritual Bottom Lines.

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Exemplar represents Starbrands in $1.4 Million Lawsuit against Merchant Processor

Author: Carlos E. Duque
Category: Litigation
Boston, MA.  May 23, 2014

Exemplar Business client Starbrands Capital LLC, has retained Exemplar Law as lead counsel in a a $1.4 Million dollar lawsuit against Merchant Warehouse.  Starbrands alleges that Merchant Warehouse allowed an unauthorized person to re-route Plaintiff’s credit and debit card machines so that they delivered funds to a bank account under his control. 

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California Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act

 

The formal name of Prop 37 is The California Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act (full text here). If passed, the Act will require clear labeling of genetically modified foods (more commonly referred to as Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs) sold in California with the following exceptions: organic foods; meat that itself is not genetically modified (including that raised on GMO feed or medicines); alcohol; food served in restaurants; foods used for medical purposes and some processed foods. Prop 37 also prohibits labeling or advertising GMOs as “natural,” and requires that raw agricultural commodities containing GMOs be labeled “Genetically Engineered,” and processed foods containing GMOs be labeled “Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering” or “May Be Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering.”



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Presenting: The New FTC Green Guides

Two years ago, the FTC proposed revisions to its Green Guides (Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, “the Guides”) which first were released in 1992. The Guides were revised in 1996 and 1998 before lying dormant for twelve long years.

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Lara Pearson Joins Exemplar Team

Attorney Lara Pearson joins the roster as newest member of the Exemplar Team.

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Arbitration vs. Litigation: Pick Your Poison

In this post we will talk about some of the pros and cons of arbitration and litigation as a companion post to our commentary on the Carlyle Group’s decision to allow shareholder claims in court, rather than forcing arbitration.

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The Changing World of Venture Capital

Recently, the Carlyle Group decided to yield to investor requests to allow litigation in court rather than restricting them to arbitration. Why would the Carlyle Group launch an IPO and why are they willing to make this “concession” to investors?

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Kellogg & Andelson

Kellogg & Anderson is a Woodland Hills, California-based full service accounting and tax firm.  Founded in 1939, K&A is one of the leading providers of accounting services in Southern California.  The firm focuses on companies and organizations with annual revenues from $1 million to $10 million. K&A serves over 3,000 clients across a wide range of industries including healthcare, real estate, non-profits, business services, manufacturing, entertainment and technology.

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Congress Proposes Bill to Exempt More IT Workers from Overtime Federal Overtime Requirement

You may have heard about a new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate that would change the classification of “professionals” exempt from overtime pay requirements to include more types of I.T. workers.

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Crowdfunding Bill for Small Business Ventures Moving in House and Senate

On the heels of our blog in September on crowdfunding as a means to finance a startup, the Obama administration has supported crowdfunding bills, and now the House of Representatives has delivered the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act (H.R. 2930).

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“Boilerplate” Contracts Matter: BlackBerry Edition

Earlier we blogged about forced arbitration clauses in mobile contracts, and at the time I struggled to contrive situations where hundreds or thousands of people would want to sue a carrier. As they say, you can’t make this stuff up.

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Update on Amazon’s Silk and Privacy Concerns

We blogged about the privacy concerns around the Kindle’s new Silk browser not long ago. Now, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has done a more thorough review of the Kindle Fire’s Silk browser and has concluded that there are some privacy pros and cons that weren’t obvious before.

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How Can Employers Leverage Interns Legally and Effectively?

Many employers are improperly using Interns as free labor, violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. And yes, the FLSA applies to all employers, even ones who don’t have any unionized employees. Even the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) applies to all employers, union or not.

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Amazon’s Silk Browser is Watching You

One of Amazon’s strategies to propel the new Kindle Fire past the iPad includes its new built-in browser, Silk. Silk is unique because it relies on Amazon’s robust cloud services to essentially pre-load website information for users, resulting in significantly faster browsing. Amazon’s bigger machines do the heavy lifting so their lighter devices can simply surf.   But there’s a catch.

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Massachusetts Pizzeria Alleged Wage Violation Continues

Yesterday the Globe reported that a federal grand jury will hear evidence this week about the Upper Crust Pizzeria’s alleged practice of not paying its workers properly. If you are unfamiliar with this issue, the U.S. Department of Labor initially ordered Upper Crust to pay $341,000 in damages, but Upper Crust may have deducted this later from those same employee’s earnings to avoid actually losing the cash.

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Who Cares About Arbitration Anyway?

Senators Blumenthal and Franken recently introduced a bill that would prohibit mobile carriers from including mandatory arbitration clauses1 in their customer contracts. This, of course, raises the question of what an arbitration clause is, exactly, and why it’s a big deal.

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Intro to the Low-Profit Liability Liability Company and the “B-Corp”

Intro to the Low-Profit Liability Liability Company and the “B-Corp”

Lately these two concepts have been coming up frequently in my interactions with entrepreneurs leaders of corporations. Many people today are concerned with more than just the dollars-and-cents bottom line and so they find the ethos behind these corporate forms appealing.

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Warn Your Users Or You May Get Burned

Today’s blog brings you a cautionary tale from the land of seemingly innocuous information collection and handling.

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