Adan Jimenez

Demystifying the Corporate Transparency Act: What small businesses can expect

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) went into effect on January 1, 2024. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the United States Treasury Department (FinCEN) enacted the CTA to enhance transparency into business transactions, promote accountability, and mitigate financial crimes. FinCEN is tasked with collecting information from small businesses about their beneficial owners. The information that …

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Using 501(c)(4)s to Navigate Political Activity Within the Nonprofit Realm

Among the entities that are granted tax exempt status under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as revised, (the “Code”), 501(c)(4)s stand out as entities with a unique blend of social advocacy and political engagement. While these organizations are often recognized for their social welfare initiatives, there’s an interesting dimension to their …

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What Are the Changes to Members Rights from the 2022 Washington Nonprofit Law Update?

In 2022, the Washington State legislature changed the law regarding nonprofit corporations to provide additional clarity.  This change completely removed the prior statute regulating Washington nonprofit corporations and replaced it with a new statute.  The new law, RCW 24.03A, (the “Act”) addresses the needs of Washington nonprofit corporations in a few ways, including automatically allowing …

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An Introduction to the Visual Artist Rights Act (“VARA”)

Visual artists pour their heart and soul into their creations, and it’s only fair that they’re afforded legal protections for their works. This is where the Visual Artists Rights Act (“VARA”) comes into play. If you’re an artist looking to safeguard your artistic legacy, this guide is for you. In this blog post, we’ll break …

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A Guide to Charitable Solicitations in Washington State

Charitable organizations play a crucial role in addressing various societal issues, and their ability to solicit donations is essential for their sustainability. In the state of Washington, nonprofits must navigate specific rules and regulations governing charitable solicitations to ensure compliance and maintain their reputation. In this blog post, I will delve into the key aspects …

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Navigating Intellectual Property Issues in M&A Transactions

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, merger, and acquisition (“M&A”) transactions have become a common strategy for companies looking to expand their reach and capabilities. However, amidst the excitement of M&A deals, one crucial aspect often tends to get overlooked – the transfer of intellectual property (“IP”). IP, encompassing patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, holds …

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Intellectual Property Issues Faced by HOAs: Protecting Rights and Avoiding Legal Pitfalls

Homeowners’ Associations (“HOAs”) play a vital role in managing communities, ensuring harmony, and maintaining property values. However, in the realm of intellectual property, HOAs can face unique challenges that require careful attention. In this post, we will explore three prominent issues related to intellectual property faced by HOAs and provide insights on how to navigate …

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Fair Use and AI: Finding Balance for Copyright and Innovation

The intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and copyright law raises crucial questions, particularly concerning fair use—the doctrine that allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission. This blog explores the intricate relationship between fair use and AI, examining two landmark cases that present insight into how the courts may approach AI created material. Perfect 10, …

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Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property

In law, the term “intellectual property” is used to define intangible rights protecting commercially valuable products.[1] Mostly comprised of trademarks, copyrights, and patents, but also includes trade secrets, rights of publicity, moral rights, and rights against unfair competition.[2]  People have become more familiar with these types of assets with the explosion of the Internet and …

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