Lawyers in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Attorney Christian Brill is speaking this week at the 30th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.  The presentation, made with Prof. Howard W. Brill, is entitled “Lawyers in the Baseball Hall of Fame” and discusses the 11 law school graduates and...
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Tax Reform Could Distinguish Between Pass-Through Businesses

In April, the Trump Administration announced a broad outline for tax reform which included proposals to cut the top individual tax rate to 35% and reduce the top business tax rate to 15%.   This reduced business rate would also apply to “pass-through businesses” – the majority of U.S. businesses who report income on their...
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Creativity in Employment Contracts

Seattle Seahawks football player Eddie Lacy recently received a $55,000 employment bonus – not for his performance on the field, but for weighing a required weight at the beginning of training camp. ESPN.com reported on this and other clauses in the employment contracts of professional athletes, including: why Michael Jordan’s “love for the game” clause specifically...
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