Welcome to the Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara “Thought Leaders in Law” podcasts and other multimedia legal resources, featuring attorney interviews about a wide range of legal topics. These informational broadcasts will keep you informed about timely legal issues and provide insight from our attorneys about current affairs, recent court decisions, new laws and other topics that matter to you.
Thought Leaders in Law
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Corporate & Business Law
Inside Business Series – Business Formation 101
For many, owning a business is a dream come true. If you have that entrepreneurial spirit, before reaping the rewards of success, make sure you understand the options available in business structures that will match your goals and objectives. In this Inside Business – Powered Up For Success podcast interview with PLDO Business Attorney Joshua J. Butera, he explains the four basic structures for operating a business to help you make an informed decision.
Inside Business Series – Governance of Corporate Entities
It may seem obvious as to who runs a business. If you own it; you run it, right? In reality, there are various forms of business governance structures offering different benefits such as attracting investors, utilizing a stakeholder’s expertise and contacts, and ensuring that the right people have the final say in decision-making. In this Inside Business – Powered Up For Success podcast interview with PLDO Business Attorney Joshua J. Butera, he provides insight into the types and features of corporate governance structures and why each should be considered.
Inside Business Series – Corporate Structure and Tax Primer
Generally, the differences in tax treatment and tax classifications relating to the type of entity chosen for corporate structure are not significant. How a business will be taxed is dependent upon whether it is a pass-through or at the entity level. In this Inside Business – Powered Up For Success podcast interview with PLDO Business Attorney Joshua J. Butera, you’ll learn about tax implications when it comes to partnerships, corporations and limited liability structures.
Inside Business Series – Working Space Options
Whether your business is established or a start-up, there are workspace options available in today’s environment. Some businesses have virtual employees; some prefer work share facilities, while other businesses need to have a location that can house their entire enterprise. If a business falls into the latter category, owners need to decide whether to buy or lease. In this Inside Business – Powered Up For Success podcast interview, PLDO Business Attorney Joshua J. Butera discusses the advantages and disadvantages of owning versus renting commercial space, and why sharing workspace has become a popular option and potential solution to save money and drive innovation.
Inside Business Series – Attracting Investors
Business owners face challenges and obstacles on the road to success, from marketing their services or products to the right audience, to hiring the right staff, to finding investors to help finance their start-up costs, growth plans and in some cases, just to stay in business. In this Inside Business – Powered Up For Success podcast interview, PLDO Business Attorney Joshua J. Butera explains the pros and cons of three different options available for start-up capital and to attract investors.
Inside Business Series – Protecting Your Business Data
Data protection and cybersecurity must be priorities for business owners. In today’s digital world, the question of whether your business will experience a cyber attack is not if, but when. But there are other reasons to protect your company’s data. In this Inside Business – Powered Up For Success podcast interview, PLDO Business Attorney Joshua J. Butera discusses why data is a valuable commodity for businesses and provides resources and information for developing a cybersecurity plan and why having a data retention policy and cyber insurance should be part of your business planning and data protection strategy.
Artificial Intelligence Takes Center Stage in Business
Artificial Intelligence or “AI” is quickly taking center stage as a gateway profit maximizer for forward-thinking business leaders. Innovation and new advancements are impacting a broad array of industries. In this podcast interview with PLDO Partner and Business Attorney Kas R. Decarvalho, he does a deep dive into what AI is, how it evolved and what the developing landscape means to business...and our daily lives.
Estate & Trust Law
Estate Planning Fundamentals - Preparing for the Future
Many people believe that only wealthy individuals have estate plans. But that’s not the case. Estate planning is about preparing for the future and making sure your wishes and loved ones are protected. In this podcast, PLDO Senior Counsel Jason S. Palmisano explains the fundamentals and process of estate planning.
How Best to Limit Challenges to Trusts and Wills to Avoid Litigation
Contesting wills and trusts has become prevalent in administering estates. There are steps that you can take to limit or prevent a challenge that can be addressed at the time of drafting the documents to avoid litigation. Listen to PLDO Of Counsel Bernard A. Jackvony explain how disputes can be avoided to reduce the risk of costly litigation.
Elder Law – Medicaid Benefits, Challenges and Solution
The ability to maintain independent living for some older individuals can be challenging to them and their families. However, there are a range of solutions that require planning ahead legally and financially. Listen to this podcast with PLDO Partner Gene M. Carlino and learn about the various solutions and why the need to stay informed is critical to making the right decisions for you and your loved ones.
Best Practice Tips for Estate Planning for Blended Families
Blended families are a common trend today and they can take various forms. Estate planning for blended families have certain challenges but there are solutions to making sure your wishes and loved ones are protected. In this podcast, PLDO Senior Counsel Jason S. Palmisano describes steps blended families can take to overcome challenges.
Key Benefits of Creating a Trust
When people consider an estate plan, the first thing that comes to mind is to create a will. While wills are important, they only function through a probate court. But there is another option. In this video, PLDO Estate & Trust Attorney Rebecca M. Murphy explains why creating a trust is a smart alternative to avoid the lengthy probate process and reduce costs, while still providing protections and special provisions for beneficiaries.
Stay Informed and Alert
There is no end in sight for cybercrime – the crooks are getting wiser and more daring. Learn how to protect your customers, employees and brand from cybercrooks and their costly crimes when you listen to “Cyber Crooks and Crime” with leading authorities in cyber law and cybersecurity, PLDO Partner Brian Lamoureux and Kevin Ricci, a leader in the cybersecurity practice at Citrin Cooperman. In this introductory episode, meet the two commentators of this original series of podcast interviews as they discuss the wide range of cybersecurity issues and why it is important to stay informed and alert.
Know the Landscape
Cyber data breaches are rampant and on the rise. Business email compromise (BEC) attacks like phishing are widespread. To minimize cyberattacks of all types, there are steps organizations can take. To understand the landscape of cybercrime and ways to protect your business, listen to episode two of “Cyber Crooks and Crime,” an original series of podcast interviews with PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux and Kevin Ricci, a leader in the cybersecurity practice at Citrin Cooperman.
Breach Response and Preparedness in the 21st Century
The age of big data translates into greater risk that a company will experience a cyber incident. The question is not if, but when. Considering these circumstances, pro-active preparedness is a requirement for all businesses to reduce the risk and cost of a cyberattack. In this episode of “Cyber Crooks and Crime,” an original series of podcast interviews with PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux and Kevin Ricci, a leader in the cybersecurity practice at Citrin Cooperman, learn what a company’s first line of defense should be to protect against a data breach, what the legal consequences may be when faced with a cyberattack and why having cyber insurance can save money and reputational damage should an incident occur.
Value-Added Benefits When Outsourcing Cybersecurity
The primary work of corporate IT departments is focused on daily troubleshooting tasks such as ensuring that business applications are up and running, email is being received and sent as expected, and that servers are operating effectively. Conducting comprehensive cybersecurity assessments, audits and analysis may require outsourcing to industry experts. Listen to this episode of “Cyber Crooks and Crime,” an original series of podcast interviews with PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux and Kevin Ricci, a leader in the cybersecurity practice at Citrin Cooperman, and learn about the value-added benefits gained by a business when cybersecurity is managed by properly credentialed professionals who are industry experts in assessing digital environments to reduce cyberattacks and their associated high cost.
Taming and Reforming the “Wild West” of Information in the Digital Age
The harmful consequences of a loss of privacy in the “wild west” of online information can cause irreparable harm to individuals and businesses of all sizes. Unlike the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the U.S. lacks comprehensive federal law that addresses the patchwork of existing disparate regulations. Listen to this episode of “Cyber Crooks and Crime,” an original series of podcast interviews with PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux and Kevin Ricci, a leader in the cybersecurity practice at Citrin Cooperman, and learn about GDPR compliance, how social media platforms have impacted online privacy, and how best to safeguard your information in the Digital Age.
Meet “Your” Hacker – Why Offensive Measures Are Your Best Defense Against Threats
Cybercrime is among the greatest threats to every business. The culprits are skilled, smart and looking for trouble. To help businesses avoid these threats, businesses often consult an “ethical hacker” with expertise in assessing and correcting weaknesses and vulnerabilities in IT environments by way of simulated cyberattacks. In this episode of “Cyber Crooks and Crime,” an original series of podcast interviews with PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux and Kevin Ricci, a leader in the cybersecurity practice at Citrin Cooperman, you’ll meet and hear from Matt Wagenknecht, a director with Citrin Cooperman and the corporation’s “ethical hacker.” Listen as he takes you through the nitty gritty of what hackers do to breach IT systems and how internal threats might occur, plus you’ll learn more about the importance of educating your workforce and why having the proper cybersecurity policies in place helps protect against legal issues.
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