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Offshore Internet Gambling PDF Print E-mail
Written by Norton Gappy   
According to American Gaming Association  (AGA) there has been explosive growth in online gambling since the introduction of the World Wide Web.  AGA estimates, there are over 2,000 internet gambling websites which offer users the chance to wagering on sports, casino type betting, lottery, bingo, the life expectancy of popular persons, and various other non-traditional types of wagering. 
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Estate Planning Considerations for Same-Sex Couples and Unmarried Cohabitants PDF Print E-mail
Written by Norton Gappy   
Estate planning is all about control.  With an estate plan you can control both financial and non-financial aspects of your estate.  At your death you can designate “who gets what and when they get it”.  For many people, the most compelling reason for having an estate plan is to make sure their intended beneficiaries receive their estate assets and to make sure certain others do not receive their estate assets.  The truth is if you do nothing (i.e. have no estate plan in place at death) your state of residence and the probate court(s) where assets are located will step in and transfer your assets according to a state created will ("intestate succession").  This state created will may distribute your estate to people that were not intended to benefit from your estate.  Without an estate plan, you are essentially forfeiting control of your estate.  As you will see in this article, this is especially true for same-sex couples and unmarried heterosexual cohabitants (aka "partners").  
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Income Tax Tips for Last Minute Tax Filers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Norton Gappy   
April 15th is the deadline to file your individual income tax return.  For those who have not yet filed your taxes, here are a few tips to consider:
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Gun Law in the Supreme Court’s Sights - The Right to Keep and Bear Arms PDF Print E-mail
Written by Norton Gappy   

Right now before the U.S. Supreme Court is the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Docket No. 07-290.  The Court is being asked to decide whether Washington D.C.’s ban on handgun ownership violates the Constitution’s Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”  The Court hasn't heard a pure Second Amendment case since 1939 when the Justices unanimously ruled that the Constitution did not bar Congress from requiring the registration of sawed-off shotguns (United States vs. Miller 307 U.S. 174 (U.S. SCt. 1939).

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Confidentiality Agreements – A Few Drafting Considerations PDF Print E-mail
Written by Norton Gappy   
Confidentiality Agreements are used in trade and business to protect ideas and trade secrets.  Clients often assume that Confidentiality Agreements are simple boilerplate documents which can be recycled from your last client by simply changing names and dates from its last use.  However, you as the attorney (or future attorney) know that a Confidentiality Agreement needs to be tailor-made and custom fitted for each client in order to protect your client’s property rights.  Below are a few items to consider when drafting a Confidentiality Agreement for your client.    Please Note:  Readers of this article are cautioned not to rely on this article as legal advice as it is no substitution for legal representation with a licensed attorney in your stateAlso see Legalnut’s Terms of Use Page
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