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Business Law

  • Guide to Doing Business in Vermont

    Downs Rachlin Martin has compiled a guide to doing business in Vermont. Helpful to out-of-state and foreign businesses, topics include: laws regarding business entities, taxation, real estate, employment, financing and more.

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  • Foreign Investment in Real Estate: Vermont

    Co-authored by real estate and land use attorneys Scott Jaunich and Kane Smart, this Q&A addresses state laws and customs that impact out-of-state domestic company investors and foreign (non-US) company investors.

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  • Real Estate Ownership: Vermont

    Authored by real estate attorneys Scott Jaunich and Kane Smart, this is a Q&A guide to commercial real estate laws for owners and purchasers in Vermont.

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Energy Law

  • DRM Win for Renewable Energy at Vermont Supreme Court

    On January 12, 2018, the Vermont Supreme Court decided in favor of Stowe Cady Hill Solar LLC and reversed the Vermont Public Utility Commission’s sua sponte dismissal of a petition for a net-metered solar facility.

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  • Guide to Doing Business in Vermont

    Downs Rachlin Martin has compiled a guide to doing business in Vermont. Helpful to out-of-state and foreign businesses, topics include: laws regarding business entities, taxation, real estate, employment, financing and more.

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  • Antrim Wind: Testing the SEC’s New Rules on Aesthetics

    The March 2017 decision of the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) to issue a Certificate of Site and Facility to the 28.8 megawatt Antrim Wind renewable energy project (Antrim II) marked the first application of a set of administrative rules that, among other goals, sought to protect against unreasonable adverse effects on aesthetics.

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Environmental Law & Land Use
Government & Public Affairs

  • News from the Vermont State House

    The government affairs group brings us an update to what has happened so far at the Vermont statehouse during this special session.

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  • New Vermont Legislation for Employers

    A summary of changes to Vermont employment law, including: sexual harassment policies, recreational marijuana, prior pay, protecting crime victims, gender free restrooms, minimum wage and paid family leave.

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  • 2018 Vermont Legislative Session: The Year In Review

    A May 12th adjournment brought to a close the second half of the 74th biennial session of the Vermont General Assembly. Promising a veto of the just-passed budget and tax bills, Gov. Phil Scott has called lawmakers back to the Statehouse for a planned three-day Special Session starting May 23. Provided here are links to summaries of the individual bills and issues followed during this past session by the DRM Government and Public Affairs team.

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Health Care Law
Intellectual Property

  • Are you Sure You Own that Patent?

    Hint: The standard employment agreement you have been using that includes an assignment of IP provision might not be sufficient.

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  • Guide to Doing Business in Vermont

    Downs Rachlin Martin has compiled a guide to doing business in Vermont. Helpful to out-of-state and foreign businesses, topics include: laws regarding business entities, taxation, real estate, employment, financing and more.

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  • It's Not Patentable - Or Is It?

    Whether you are part of an organization interested in patenting or are an independent inventor, you should not discount the possibility that an innovation, regardless of how simple it is, may be patentable.

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Labor & Employment
Litigation
Real Estate Law
Tax Law

  • Guide to Doing Business in Vermont

    Downs Rachlin Martin has compiled a guide to doing business in Vermont. Helpful to out-of-state and foreign businesses, topics include: laws regarding business entities, taxation, real estate, employment, financing and more.

     More

  • Real Estate Ownership: Vermont

    Authored by real estate attorneys Scott Jaunich and Kane Smart, this is a Q&A guide to commercial real estate laws for owners and purchasers in Vermont.

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  • How New Markets Tax Credits Attract Philanthropic Investors

    What do a foreign-based manufacturer, an historic downtown building and a regional mental health services provider have in common?  They all have taken advantage of the federal New Markets Tax Credit program and DRM assistance to invest in their future.

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Telecommunications Law
Trusts & Estates

  • The Reconciliation Act of 2017

    The new tax act signed into law in December of 2017 will probably be known as “The Reconciliation Act of 2017” and it may have an impact on your estate plan. 

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  • Guide to Doing Business in Vermont

    Downs Rachlin Martin has compiled a guide to doing business in Vermont. Helpful to out-of-state and foreign businesses, topics include: laws regarding business entities, taxation, real estate, employment, financing and more.

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  • Keeping the Vacation Home in the Family

    Vacation homes are often viewed as family treasures that the current generation hopes to pass to future generations. Trust and estates attorney Thomas Csatari writes about planning options to accomplish this.

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