Analysis and Legal News

What is Earnest Money?

Earnest money is a term most commonly used in real estate transactions. Earnest money is a sum of money a buyer will put down to demonstrate their seriousness about buying a home. Earnest money essentially acts like a deposit on the house you are intending to buy. Generally, earnest money will be around 1% to

What is QDRO?

QDRO is short for qualified domestic relations order. A QDRO is an order issued by the court that recognizes the right for an “alternate payee” to receive a specified portion of the benefits payable to the participant of a retirement/savings plan. QDROs are most commonly seen in divorce proceedings when the court is dividing the

NIL Knows No Boundaries

By : J.D. Hartung NIL knows no boundaries . . . yet! The NCAA’s “acceptance” of the reality that student-athletes must be allowed to make money from their own NIL (Name, Image and Likeness) has created a huge “gray area” when it comes to what is or is not permissible. The NCAA’s initial “Interim NIL

Real Estate – Restrictive Covenants

Are you thinking about purchasing property? Whether you are purchasing a new home or a piece of land, it is important to understand what covenants and restrictions apply to that property. Restrictive covenants, aka property covenants, tell you what you can and cannot do with your property.  Two main purposes of covenants are to limit

Mediation vs. Arbitration – What is the Difference?

By : Travis Brenner Mediation and arbitration are two forms of dispute resolution methods that parties may elect to use.  Additionally, some contracts may contain a mediation or arbitration clause which requires parties to mediate or arbitrate any disputes prior to filing a lawsuit. Although they are both types of dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration have

Name, Image, and Likeness and the Future of Collegiate Compensation

By : J.D. Hartung NCAA v. Alston On June 21, 2021, the United States Supreme Court issued the long-awaited opinion for NCAA v. Alston.  After months of anticipation, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision that affirmed the Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court’s rulings that held the NCAA rules limiting the amount of

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