Accountants’ Liability has been the reliable and readable resource that accountants have turned to for guidance on how they can meet their professional responsibilities, comply with relevant rules, and avoid the increased number of legal land mines.
This newly updated edition provides attorneys with the legal, strategic, and tactical knowledge they need to prove (or successfully defend against) claims against accountants such as:
Breach of contract
Breach of fiduciary duty
Securities claim fraud
Common law fraud
Civil RICO actions, and
Practice and ethical violations.
Accountants’ Liability explores the damage done if accountants fail to follow professional conduct, auditing, accounting or tax standards. The expert authors discuss the sources of current claims, the various legal theories upon which they may be instituted, and some of the practical problems faced by the parties in litigating such claims.
This essential title is available on PLI Discover PLUS, our online research database. If you’d like to order a print copy, please email or call (877-900-5291) us.
This new title authored by specialist Ken Miller (Gorman & Miller) provides a detailed discussion of the important concepts underlying transactions in this area, as well as a clause-by-clause explanation of the mandatory and optional provisions of a net lease investment agreement.
The many recent sophisticated cyber threats—from hacktivists and empowered insiders to organized criminals and state-sponsored cyber attacks—means that the task of managing cyber risks, once the near-exclusive realm of IT professionals, is now also borne by attorneys, senior executives, and directors. PLI’s new Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Riskprovides the practical steps that can be taken to help your clients understand and mitigate today’s cyber risk and to build the most resilient response capabilities possible.
An evolving regulatory landscape and changing economic conditions continue to affect business organization and capital requirements in the global insurance industry, leading to new participants, new transactions, and new challenges. PLI’s new Insurance and Investment Management M&A Deskbook provides attorneys with an essential reference to keep up with emerging trends in insurance and investment management M&A.
The Deskbook covers topics such as acquisitions of public insurance companies, blocks of insurance business and private acquisitions; the regulatory environment of the insurance industry and the financial services industry; investment in the insurance industry by private equity and pension funds; and the expansion of insurance industry participants into emerging markets around the globe. The Deskbook also provides specific guidance for understanding Lloyd’s of London and the M&A market for mutual life insurers.
In a world that is increasingly focused on technological innovation, Technology Transactions: A Practical Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Agreements provides the reader with the tools necessary to draft, review and negotiate technology transaction agreements with the confidence that he or she is properly addressing the most important issues.
This comprehensive title walks the reader through the major legal considerations that surround any technology transaction, including knowledge of the:
Intellectual property basics
Regulatory framework of the Internet and domain name system
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Technology Transactions also provides a complete discussion of the many privacy considerations that must be kept in mind in an agreement to leverage any emerging technology. Considerations under the following statutes are discussed:
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
The Childrens Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) as well as the many protections that are afforded to international data transfers
The first eight chapters of Technology Transactions discuss specific types of commercial agreements often used in technology transactions, including:
Software license agreements
Software development agreements
Cloud computing agreements
Domain name transactions
Technology licensing and IP-centric joint ventures
Technology escrow agreements
Technology Transactions provides practical examples, including nine form agreements, as well as practice tips on how to avoid common and uncommon legal traps for the unwary.
The 2012 PLI Treatise Catalog is now available. View it online here. If you would like a print copy mailed to you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New additions to the catalog include:
– Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book 2011-2012
– Corporate Legal Departments: Practicing Law in a Corporation (4th Edition)
– The Securities Law of Public Finance (3rd Edition)
– Asset-Based Lending: A Practical Guide to Secured Financing (7th Edition)
– Corporate Whistleblowing in the Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank Era (2nd Edition)