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19 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Stories from the Front Lines: Probate & Trust Litigation
McDonald Hopkins member David Drechsler joins host Mike Witzke to share fascinating stories from the front lines of his career as a litigator. The discussion focuses on trust and litigation cases that can help to inform the decision making of listeners who face similar dilemmas.
11 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
4 Key Employee Compensation Issues for Business
On this episode of the McDonald Hopkins Business Exchange, Ben Panter, chair of the firm's Executive Compensation and Governance Practice Group, joins host Mike Witzke to discuss key employee compensation issues. As Panter points out, "Right now is a critical time for companies to reassess their compensation programs. Not only do they need to continue to retain their employees and motivate their employees to help dig them out of a potentially dire situation (due to the pandemic), but there are also competitors looking to poach key employees. If you're not offering a competitive pay package, it (creates) a greater ability for competitors to poach talent." Visit McDonald Hopkins for more, including an infographic featuring Panter's 4 Key Employee Compensation Issues for Business.
20 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Bankruptcy and the Construction Industry
On this episode of MH Business Exchange, MH attorneys Owen Quinn and Marc Carmel join host Mike Witzke discuss how bankruptcies effect two specific situations in construction industry: What happens when the general contractor files for bankruptcy and what happens when the project owner files for bankruptcy? For more information, read Quinn and Carmel's blog posts on Bankruptcy and the Construction Industry at McDonald Hopkins.com: * Bankruptcy and the construction industry: What happens when the general contractor files for bankruptcy?: https://bit.ly/2ZMik5u * Bankruptcy and the construction industry: What happens when the project owner files for bankruptcy?https://bit.ly/3hBiYZv
19 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
3 common litigation Q&As
Alan Burger, an experienced litigator and Member in McDonald Hopkins’ West Palm Beach office, joins host Mike Witzke to discuss the insight gained over the course of a 30-year legal career on three common questions clients ask when facing litigation.
9 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Words matter: Triggering a post-employment restrictive covenant
Words matter. To accompany his blog on mcdonaldhopkins.com, "“ANY REASON” may mean “SOME REASON” in Triggering a Post-employment Restrictive Covenant," McDonald Hopkins attorney Richard Kessler joins MH Business Exchange host Mike Witzke to discuss how the lack of consistency of triggering verbiage will impact the applicability and ultimate enforceability of a post-employment restrictive covenant.
38 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
Is the Stretch IRA Gone? A Conversation About the Impact of the SECURE Act on Estate Plans
On episode 37 of MH Business Exchange, McDonald Hopkins attorney Michael Riley joins host Mike Witzke for a conversation about the impact of the SECURE Act on Estate Plans. Key questions they consider include whether or not the "stretch IRA" is gone, how changes will apply to IRAs, the 10-year rule, and planning ideas to consider for leaving retirement benefits to beneficiaries.
14 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Episode 36: Cybersecurity Trends for 2020
Christine Czuprynski and MH Business Exchange host Michael Witzke examine the new year’s key cybersecurity trends on the 36th episode of the podcast series of McDonald Hopkins LLC. The episode’s release coincides with International Data Privacy Day on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Czuprynski is a member of McDonald Hopkins’ national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice and focuses her practice specifically in the area of data privacy and cybersecurity. Topics she focuses on during the podcast include the unique challenges posed by the November election, how employers providing remote access for employees can also create opportunities for cyber criminals, new demands in recent ransomware attacks, the ongoing worry over attempts to compromise business email, and potential impacts of new cybersecurity legislation.
10 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
Episode 35: Non-Compete Agreements – Understanding the Basics
On Episode 35 of MH Business Exchange, McDonald Hopkins attorneys Richard Kessler and Tim Lowe join host Mike Witzke to discuss how employers can protect their investment in human capital through provisions like non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements and confidentiality restrictions. Topics covered include the differences between post-employment restrictions, understanding what provisions are suitable for various companies, and where and how long restrictions can typically be enforced.
13 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
Episode 34: Back to School Cybersecurity tips for parents
On Episode 34 of MH Business Exchange, co-chair of McDonald Hopkins' national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group Jim Giszczak joins host Mike Witzke to offer some tips for parents to help students of all ages protect their information online during the new school year. For even more information on the topic, read Giszczak and Amanda Martin's "12 Back to School Cybersecurity tips for parents" at McDonald Hopkins.com at the following link: https://mcdonaldhopkins.com/Insights/Alerts/2019/08/27/12-back-to-school-cybersecurity-tips-for-parents
16 minutes | Aug 19, 2019
Episode 32: How will the California Consumer Privacy Act impact you?
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, and it will impact businesses whether they are based in California or not. The act, which was a reaction to Cambridge Analytica and other high profile data breaches, will give California consumers the right to exercise control over personal information and provide them the tools to make certain there are safeguards to the misuse of personal information. Find out what this means to business within and outside California on Episode 32 of MH Business Exchange as McDonald Hopkins member Christine Czuprynski and Robert Fowler, the director of professional services at Jordan Lawrence, join host Mike Witzke.
9 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
Episode 33: Key facts about Ohio's Notary Public Modernization Act
On this edition of MH Business Exchange, McDonald Hopkins attorney Alec Davidson joins host Mike Witzke to review some key facts about Ohio's Notary Public Modernization Act. They discuss what to expect when the act goes into effect in September of 2019, the technology required for online notarization, and how the act will impact lawyer and non-lawyer notaries.
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