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News Article | May 4, 2017
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Border tax would smack US economy with higher prices, fewer jobs In this article, the author weighs the potential implications of the proposed “border adjusted tax” (BAT), ranging from higher consumer prices to diminished competitiveness of US-made products in both US and foreign markets. The BAT would also critically be in violation of US treaty obligations as a member of the WTO. Instead, the author suggests the advancement of policies that value imports as well as exports as part of an economic policy that reflects an understanding of the vast value of international trade to the prosperity of the American people. Speaker Paul Ryan and other leading House Republicans are pushing a tax plan that would exempt income from exports from US corporate taxes while denying tax deductions for the costs of imported inputs of goods and services into US production. This proposed “border adjusted tax” could cause cascading harm to US consumers, workers, manufacturers, retailers and, indeed, the entire US economy. What does the plan entail? In effect, this so-called BAT would tax imports and subsidise exports. It would discriminate against imported products by denying them equal competitive opportunities with like domestic products in the US market. At the same time, it would help US exports shove aside competing products in foreign markets. Sound good? A brief recollection of Economics 101 suggests otherwise. Almost any economist will say that the purpose of trade is not to export but to import. Why make or do for ourselves something we can pay others to make or do for us for less cost, freeing us to use our limited time and limited resources to make and do what we can make and do relatively better than others? This basic economic principle — called “comparative advantage” — is the same whether we import by buying a good or a service from next door or from the next neighboring country. The wealth of nations — including our own — is maximised when we pursue our comparative advantage. Yet this fundamental premise for producing more national wealth in the form of more competitive jobs and more competitive industries is overlooked in the “border adjusted tax.” What would happen if the BAT were enacted? Higher consumer prices would hurt us all, and they would hurt lower-income consumers the most. Higher costs due to the loss of tax deductions on imports would send prices skyrocketing at the nearby grocery or big box store. And higher costs for imported inputs of goods and services would raise the prices of thousands of US-made products, diminishing their competitiveness in both US and foreign markets. Some early predictions should give us pause about the impact of a BAT. Among these predictions, the taxes due from US companies reliant on imports could exceed their profits, the retail price for gasoline could increase by 30 cents per gallon, and the average cost of a car could increase by US$3,300. Moreover, with taxes used to rig the US market against imports, America would not gain jobs. Instead, many Americans would lose their jobs. In fact, imports create jobs, directly and indirectly. As Anne Krueger, former chief economist for the World Bank, has explained, many US jobs are directly connected to imports and therefore depend on imports, and still more US jobs are created and supported by imports because using cheaper (and sometimes better) imports as inputs enables American manufacturers to compete more effectively with foreign firms in the US and worldwide. Furthermore, low-cost imports do not destroy American jobs. Companies that become more competitive by importing at lower costs can afford to expand at home and abroad, and, thus, to create more jobs. In sum, Krueger concludes, “Without imports, many jobs that exist today would disappear.” And still more American jobs would never be created. There is also the little matter that the proposed “border adjusted tax” would violate US treaty obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization. Why should we care? One reason why we should care is because — if we chose not to comply with a WTO ruling against the BAT — we could then face the loss of current trade benefits guaranteed by the WTO treaty for American workers and producers to the tune of billions and billions of dollars — annually. President Trump has sent conflicting signals lately about whether he supports a “border adjusted tax.” He would be best advised to oppose it — and to advance, instead, policies that value imports as well as exports as part of an economic policy that reflects an understanding of the vast value of international trade to the prosperity of the American people. This article was originally published in the Orlando Sentinel on 10 April 2017. James Bacchus chairs the global practice of the Greenberg Traurig law firm.


News Article | April 25, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

"This initial acquisition provides us with a proven carrier neutral platform in predominantly edge markets that can realize internal growth from added content provider and enterprise market share and be enhanced by additional data center and managed services investments," noted DeSantis. "We intend to grow the company for our customers, employees and investors by significantly increasing our sales team, investing in new product offerings, and broadening our target market to leverage our exceptional carrier, content, and cloud centric ecosystem and the available space and power at each of the facilities." The company's Customer Service Center/NOC in Tampa, the 365 brand, all operating, monitoring, and administrative systems, and all operations, customer service center, and sales and marketing employees will remain in place. The corporate office is being moved from Emeryville, CA to Fairfield County, CT. DeSantis added that, "The transaction will be seamless to existing customers and vendors as Jason Kiser, who has had responsibility for the eight data center facilities and customer service center for over a decade, will continue as Vice President, Operations of the company, and Steve Weaver, who has spearheaded the company's carrier, content and cloud customer strategy, will stay on as Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Kalindi Bhatt, who has worked with me in senior roles in communications, power, and data center businesses, has been appointed Vice President, Finance & Controller to round out the senior management team." The investors formed 365 Data Centers Holdings, LLC to acquire 365 Data Centers and to identify and make investments in other colocation and managed services assets. Chirisa Investments is a Dublin-based private investment firm headed by Colm Piercy, the former CEO of Viatel, an international connectivity and colocation provider, and current Chairman of Dataplex, a wholesale data center, company based in Dublin. Lumerity Capital, LLC, a Connecticut based private equity investment firm was founded by Matt Kim, a 20-year veteran of the TMT sector. Lumerity's portfolio companies include Tricore Solutions, an ERP application managed services provider, and Datavail Corporation, a provider of data and database managed services. Connecticut-based Longboat Advisors LLC was founded by DeSantis, who has been a leader in acquiring, building and growing technology, power, and communications businesses, including Xand, which become the largest privately owned data center operator in the Northeast prior to its sale to Tierpoint. Piercy, who will serve as Chairman of 365 Data Center Holdings, stated that, "This investment provides Chirisa with a solid foundation to execute on its strategy to broaden its data center, managed services, and real estate reach into the US market. Chirisa is pleased to have joined forces with partners that have successful track records, significant experience, and meaningful contacts in the technology, communications, and data center industries." "We are enthusiastic about our investment in 365 Data Centers, which embodies key attributes of Lumerity's targeted investments, including proven management with deeply-relevant experience, a unique asset that is difficult to replicate by virtue of its high carrier density, and a go-forward strategy with multiple avenues of growth," added Kim. The Bank Street Group LLC served as 365 Data Centers Holdings LLC's financial advisor, and Greenberg Traurig served as the purchaser's legal counsel for this transaction. The credit facility for the transaction was provided by the Specialty Lending team at Crestline Investors, Inc. Pacific Crest Securities, Technology Specialists of KeyBanc Capital Markets, served as financial advisor to the sellers, including 365 Parent LLC and its investors.  Alston & Bird served as legal counsel to the sellers in this transaction. About 365 Data Centers 365 Data Centers is a leading provider of data center solutions in strategic edge markets. Our robust, carrier neutral ecosystem and secure, reliable edge colocation services help organizations reduce costs, drive innovation and improve their customer experience. 365 Data Centers supports mission-critical application infrastructure by providing 100% uptime and adhering to industry standards such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, SSAE 16, SOC 2, and ISAE 3402. 365 Data Centers is based in Connecticut, and operates eight geographically diverse US data centers. Visit 365datacenters.com for more information. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/365-data-centers-acquired-by-investor-and-management-group-300445343.html


Receive press releases from The Knowledge Group: By Email Rebecca G. DiStefano, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A. to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Event New York, NY, April 22, 2017 --( For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/tax-accounting-finance/finance/crowdfunding-in-the-2017-landscape-understanding-trends-and-developments-live-webcast About Rebecca G. DiStefano Rebecca G. DiStefano is a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, P.A. in Florida. She is both a transactional and regulatory attorney and advisor in the areas of securities regulation, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate law. In these practice areas, Rebecca primarily counsels clients in general capital formation matters, Regulation D, Regulation A+, Regulation Crowdfunding, registrations, as well as general solicitation under the JOBS Act of 2012, the Securities Act of 1933, and the continuing disclosure requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. She also advises clients in exit strategies for founders and business owners through implementation of ESOPS, sales to private equity and synergistic buyers with attention to attendant corporate governance planning and best practices throughout the life cycle of the company. Rebecca also represents clients before government agencies and SROs including the Securities and Exchange Commission and FINRA. Her clients include investment banks, institutional corporate trustees, public and private companies as well as entrepreneurs and start-ups in a variety of industries including financial services, real estate, healthcare and technology. Rebecca has been recognized in the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Corporate Law and in the 2009 edition of the Legal 500 United States. She is an advocate for children and adults diagnosed with Type One Diabetes and currently serves as Vice President of the Greater Palm Beach County Chapter of JDRF (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and has served on its Board of Directors since 2013. About Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with approximately 2000 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 38 commercial and government centers across the United States and in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Greenberg Traurig provides integrated, business-focused legal services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to innovative start-ups. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams include senior lawyers who have served as chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political and legal arenas. Event Synopsis: With the increasing volatility of the financial markets today, more and more business owners and entrepreneurs are exploring the potential of crowdfunding. It's no secret that, over the years, alternative finance such as crowdfunding has been an effective validation tool for nonprofits and startups. As crowdfunding becomes increasingly accessible to those who seek for more opportunity to invest, it will likely continue to pick up steam in the coming years. However, with the several restrictions highlighted in crowdfunding, companies can't help but notice other alternatives such as 506(c) and the Regulation A which also provide great capital raising flexibilities. Crowdfunding along with these alternatives are yet to make a profound change in the investment world. Thus, it is imperative for investors, business owners and entrepreneurs to understand and analyze the current and emerging trends in these areas to mitigate potential risks. In this two-hour live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices in Crowdfunding. Speakers will also discuss and give highlights to other capital raising alternatives and will offer practical tips in ensuring compliance with securities laws. Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are: · Crowdfunding: Fundamentals and Critical Issues · Federal Crowdfunding Rules · Other Capital Raising Alternatives · Basic Framework of 506(c) Offering and Reg A · Crowdfunding vs. Other Capital Raising Alternatives · Pros and Cons of 506(c) Offering and Reg A · Risks and Legal Obligations · Recent Crowdfunding Trends and Developments · Practical Tips and Best Practices when Venturing to Crowdfunding About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/ New York, NY, April 22, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Rebecca G. DiStefano, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Crowdfunding in the 2017 Landscape: Understanding Trends and Developments Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).For further details, please visit:https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/tax-accounting-finance/finance/crowdfunding-in-the-2017-landscape-understanding-trends-and-developments-live-webcastAbout Rebecca G. DiStefanoRebecca G. DiStefano is a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, P.A. in Florida. She is both a transactional and regulatory attorney and advisor in the areas of securities regulation, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate law. In these practice areas, Rebecca primarily counsels clients in general capital formation matters, Regulation D, Regulation A+, Regulation Crowdfunding, registrations, as well as general solicitation under the JOBS Act of 2012, the Securities Act of 1933, and the continuing disclosure requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. She also advises clients in exit strategies for founders and business owners through implementation of ESOPS, sales to private equity and synergistic buyers with attention to attendant corporate governance planning and best practices throughout the life cycle of the company. Rebecca also represents clients before government agencies and SROs including the Securities and Exchange Commission and FINRA. Her clients include investment banks, institutional corporate trustees, public and private companies as well as entrepreneurs and start-ups in a variety of industries including financial services, real estate, healthcare and technology.Rebecca has been recognized in the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Corporate Law and in the 2009 edition of the Legal 500 United States. She is an advocate for children and adults diagnosed with Type One Diabetes and currently serves as Vice President of the Greater Palm Beach County Chapter of JDRF (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and has served on its Board of Directors since 2013.About Greenberg Traurig, P.A.Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with approximately 2000 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 38 commercial and government centers across the United States and in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Greenberg Traurig provides integrated, business-focused legal services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to innovative start-ups. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams include senior lawyers who have served as chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political and legal arenas.Event Synopsis:With the increasing volatility of the financial markets today, more and more business owners and entrepreneurs are exploring the potential of crowdfunding. It's no secret that, over the years, alternative finance such as crowdfunding has been an effective validation tool for nonprofits and startups. As crowdfunding becomes increasingly accessible to those who seek for more opportunity to invest, it will likely continue to pick up steam in the coming years.However, with the several restrictions highlighted in crowdfunding, companies can't help but notice other alternatives such as 506(c) and the Regulation A which also provide great capital raising flexibilities. Crowdfunding along with these alternatives are yet to make a profound change in the investment world. Thus, it is imperative for investors, business owners and entrepreneurs to understand and analyze the current and emerging trends in these areas to mitigate potential risks.In this two-hour live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices in Crowdfunding. Speakers will also discuss and give highlights to other capital raising alternatives and will offer practical tips in ensuring compliance with securities laws.Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:· Crowdfunding: Fundamentals and Critical Issues· Federal Crowdfunding Rules· Other Capital Raising Alternatives· Basic Framework of 506(c) Offering and Reg A· Crowdfunding vs. Other Capital Raising Alternatives· Pros and Cons of 506(c) Offering and Reg A· Risks and Legal Obligations· Recent Crowdfunding Trends and Developments· Practical Tips and Best Practices when Venturing to CrowdfundingAbout The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast SeriesThe Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/ Click here to view the company profile of The Knowledge Group Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from The Knowledge Group


Receive press releases from The Knowledge Group: By Email The Knowledge Group Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on Crowdfunding in the 2017 Landscape: Understanding Trends and Developments New York, NY, April 28, 2017 --( Event Synopsis: With the increasing volatility of the financial markets today, more and more business owners and entrepreneurs are exploring the potential of crowdfunding. It's no secret that, over the years, alternative finance such as crowdfunding has been an effective validation tool for nonprofits and startups. As crowdfunding becomes increasingly accessible to those who seek for more opportunity to invest, it will likely continue to pick up steam in the coming years. However, with the several restrictions highlighted in crowdfunding, companies can't help but notice other alternatives such as 506(c) and the Regulation A which also provide great capital raising flexibilities. Crowdfunding along with these alternatives are yet to make a profound change in the investment world. Thus, it is imperative for investors, business owners and entrepreneurs to understand and analyze the current and emerging trends in these areas to mitigate potential risks. In this two-hour live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices in Crowdfunding. Speakers will also discuss and give highlights to other capital raising alternatives and will offer practical tips in ensuring compliance with securities laws. Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are: · Crowdfunding: Fundamentals and Critical Issues · Federal Crowdfunding Rules · Other Capital Raising Alternatives · Basic Framework of 506(c) Offering and Reg A · Crowdfunding vs. Other Capital Raising Alternatives · Pros and Cons of 506(c) Offering and Reg A · Risks and Legal Obligations · Recent Crowdfunding Trends and Developments · Practical Tips and Best Practices when Venturing to Crowdfunding Speakers/Faculty Panel DLA Piper LLP Darryl Steinhause Partner Freeborn & Peters LLP Rita Garry Partner Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Rebecca G. DiStefano Shareholder For an updated list of the faculty panel, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/tax-accounting-finance/finance/crowdfunding-in-the-2017-landscape-understanding-trends-and-developments-live-webcast About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series The Knowledge Group, brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance. Visit http://theknowledgegroup.org/ for further information and inquiry. New York, NY, April 28, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: “Crowdfunding in the 2017 Landscape: Understanding Trends and Developments Live Webcast.” This two-hour event is scheduled on Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET)Event Synopsis:With the increasing volatility of the financial markets today, more and more business owners and entrepreneurs are exploring the potential of crowdfunding. It's no secret that, over the years, alternative finance such as crowdfunding has been an effective validation tool for nonprofits and startups. As crowdfunding becomes increasingly accessible to those who seek for more opportunity to invest, it will likely continue to pick up steam in the coming years.However, with the several restrictions highlighted in crowdfunding, companies can't help but notice other alternatives such as 506(c) and the Regulation A which also provide great capital raising flexibilities. Crowdfunding along with these alternatives are yet to make a profound change in the investment world. Thus, it is imperative for investors, business owners and entrepreneurs to understand and analyze the current and emerging trends in these areas to mitigate potential risks.In this two-hour live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices in Crowdfunding. Speakers will also discuss and give highlights to other capital raising alternatives and will offer practical tips in ensuring compliance with securities laws.Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:· Crowdfunding: Fundamentals and Critical Issues· Federal Crowdfunding Rules· Other Capital Raising Alternatives· Basic Framework of 506(c) Offering and Reg A· Crowdfunding vs. Other Capital Raising Alternatives· Pros and Cons of 506(c) Offering and Reg A· Risks and Legal Obligations· Recent Crowdfunding Trends and Developments· Practical Tips and Best Practices when Venturing to CrowdfundingSpeakers/Faculty PanelDLA Piper LLPDarryl SteinhausePartnerFreeborn & Peters LLPRita GarryPartnerGreenberg Traurig, P.A.Rebecca G. DiStefanoShareholderFor an updated list of the faculty panel, please visit:https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/tax-accounting-finance/finance/crowdfunding-in-the-2017-landscape-understanding-trends-and-developments-live-webcastAbout The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast SeriesThe Knowledge Group, brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.Visit http://theknowledgegroup.org/ for further information and inquiry. Click here to view the company profile of The Knowledge Group Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from The Knowledge Group


Receive press releases from The Knowledge Group: By Email P.J. McCarthy, Partner with Greenberg Traurig LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s ITC Section 337 Investigations: Your Thorough Guide for 2017 & Beyond New York, NY, April 21, 2017 --( For further details, please visit: https://knowgp.org/2nXuBhS About P.J. McCarthy Patrick J. McCarthy (PJ) is a patent litigator who is also barred and licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. PJ has litigated matters across a broad range of complex technologies, including semiconductor packaging and manufacturing, analog and digital integrated circuitry, smartphone hardware and software technology, telecommunications, global positioning systems, networking, distributed computing, internet search technology, vehicle collision systems, vehicle radar systems, cable and satellite set-top boxes, and satellite broadcasting. Those patent litigation matters have spanned federal district courts across the country, but also include numerous Section 337 Investigations at the International Trade Commission, where PJ concentrates much of his litigation practice. PJ is also experienced in briefing, managing, and arguing appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. About Greenberg Traurig LLP Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) is an international, multi-practice law firm with more than 2,000 attorneys across 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A single entity worldwide, GTLaw is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, second largest in the U.S. on the 2016 Law360 400, and Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. GT encourages attorneys to organize the cross-practice teams required to meet the needs of our clients. We provide our services with the dedication and responsiveness of a boutique firm and the breadth, depth, resources and operating efficiencies of one of the largest law firms in the United States. Abstract Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 prohibits unfair methods of competition and practices in import trade, particularly the importation or sale of infringing goods in the United States. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 investigations involve high stakes for both patent holders and parties accused of importing infringing products. The complex and challenging ITC investigations demands for a multi-disciplined approach that involves knowledge of intellectual property litigation and international trade and policy. It is important for businesses and their counsel to understand the unique procedural framework of the ITC Section 337 investigations. The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners to discuss ITC Section 337 investigations and offer a thorough guidance to navigate the complexities of Section 337 proceedings. In a two-hour live webcast, the speakers will discuss: • Overview of Section 337 • ITC Section 337 Investigations Framework • Asserting Section 337 Claims • Issues and Challenges in a Section 337 Investigation • Recent Filing Trends at the ITC About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/ New York, NY, April 21, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that P.J. McCarthy, Partner with Greenberg Traurig LLP will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “ITC Section 337 Investigations: Your Thorough Guide for 2017 & Beyond.” This event is scheduled for May 3, 2017 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (ET).For further details, please visit: https://knowgp.org/2nXuBhSAbout P.J. McCarthyPatrick J. McCarthy (PJ) is a patent litigator who is also barred and licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. PJ has litigated matters across a broad range of complex technologies, including semiconductor packaging and manufacturing, analog and digital integrated circuitry, smartphone hardware and software technology, telecommunications, global positioning systems, networking, distributed computing, internet search technology, vehicle collision systems, vehicle radar systems, cable and satellite set-top boxes, and satellite broadcasting. Those patent litigation matters have spanned federal district courts across the country, but also include numerous Section 337 Investigations at the International Trade Commission, where PJ concentrates much of his litigation practice. PJ is also experienced in briefing, managing, and arguing appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.About Greenberg Traurig LLPGreenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) is an international, multi-practice law firm with more than 2,000 attorneys across 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A single entity worldwide, GTLaw is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, second largest in the U.S. on the 2016 Law360 400, and Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100.GT encourages attorneys to organize the cross-practice teams required to meet the needs of our clients. We provide our services with the dedication and responsiveness of a boutique firm and the breadth, depth, resources and operating efficiencies of one of the largest law firms in the United States.AbstractSection 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 prohibits unfair methods of competition and practices in import trade, particularly the importation or sale of infringing goods in the United States. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 investigations involve high stakes for both patent holders and parties accused of importing infringing products. The complex and challenging ITC investigations demands for a multi-disciplined approach that involves knowledge of intellectual property litigation and international trade and policy. It is important for businesses and their counsel to understand the unique procedural framework of the ITC Section 337 investigations.The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners to discuss ITC Section 337 investigations and offer a thorough guidance to navigate the complexities of Section 337 proceedings.In a two-hour live webcast, the speakers will discuss:• Overview of Section 337• ITC Section 337 Investigations Framework• Asserting Section 337 Claims• Issues and Challenges in a Section 337 Investigation• Recent Filing Trends at the ITCAbout The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast SeriesThe Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. 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ROCKLEDGE, Fla., April 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink:KGKG), a hemp lifestyle brand of exclusivity and status, is pleased to announce it has engaged the services of McMurdo Law Group, LLC to draft and file an S-1 Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in an attempt to become a fully reporting company, and, eventually, move to the OTCQB. Upgrading to the OTCQB requires timely filings and full disclosures which provide a high level of transparency to all interested investors, which the company believes will open the door to new financial avenues. Kona Gold has been in negotiations with large retailers and distributors that require financial transparency as a qualifying prerequisite to the application process of becoming a nationally recognized hemp-infused products manufacturer. Mr. Matthew McMurdo started his own firm in 2008. Prior to that, Mr. McMurdo was Of-Counsel at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., beginning in August 2007, where he specialized in securities transactions and private equity and venture transactions. From April 2006 until August 2007, Mr. McMurdo was an associate at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where he specialized in securities transactions and merger and acquisition transactions. From November 2005 through April 2006, Mr. McMurdo was a corporate associate at Sullivan & Worcester LLP, where he practiced general corporate law and securities law. From September 2000 through November 2005, Mr. McMurdo was a corporate associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP, where he began his practice in securities law and further specialized in corporate governance and secured lending. Mr. McMurdo began practicing law in September 1998 at Brown & Wood LLP, in pooled investment entities associate focused on the 1940 Act. Mr. McMurdo earned his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 1998. He received a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University in 1995. The Company recently announced it has engaged the independent auditing firm D’Arelli Pruzansky, P.A. as its new Certified Public Accountants, effective immediately. Kona also announced it has reduced its debt by forty-eight thousand ($48,000), reducing the Company’s total liabilities to $100,468. Kona Gold’s management team negotiated with two debt holders to pay off its liabilities without issuing new shares. The Company is also in negotiations to reduce its total outstanding liabilities by an additional seventy thousand dollars ($70,000). Kona Gold’s Management team felt it was imperative to implement a new growth strategy by decreasing the amount of total outstanding liabilities to increase shareholder value and position the Company for rapid growth. “We continue to press forward in reaching our goal in up-listing to the OTCQB. Kona Gold is a premier brand that should be quoted on a premier market tier,” said Robert Clark, CEO of Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. “This is only the beginning for Kona Gold, we are committed for the long term and know we are growing something special.” For more information regarding Kona Gold Solutions, please visit: Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. has created Kona Gold LLC, a Delaware Corporation, which has developed a premium Hemp Infused Energy Drink line, Energy shots, and Apparel; please visit the Company’s new website at www.konagoldhemp.com. The Company is located on the east coast of Florida in Rockledge, FL.­ The information posted in this release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by use of the words "may," "will," "should," "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "continue," "estimate," "project," "intend," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, effects of continued geopolitical unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing various engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, shortages in components, production delays due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, and various other factors beyond the Company's control.


ROCKLEDGE, Fla., April 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink:KGKG), a hemp lifestyle brand of exclusivity and status, is pleased to announce it has engaged the services of McMurdo Law Group, LLC to draft and file an S-1 Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in an attempt to become a fully reporting company, and, eventually, move to the OTCQB. Upgrading to the OTCQB requires timely filings and full disclosures which provide a high level of transparency to all interested investors, which the company believes will open the door to new financial avenues. Kona Gold has been in negotiations with large retailers and distributors that require financial transparency as a qualifying prerequisite to the application process of becoming a nationally recognized hemp-infused products manufacturer. Mr. Matthew McMurdo started his own firm in 2008. Prior to that, Mr. McMurdo was Of-Counsel at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., beginning in August 2007, where he specialized in securities transactions and private equity and venture transactions. From April 2006 until August 2007, Mr. McMurdo was an associate at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where he specialized in securities transactions and merger and acquisition transactions. From November 2005 through April 2006, Mr. McMurdo was a corporate associate at Sullivan & Worcester LLP, where he practiced general corporate law and securities law. From September 2000 through November 2005, Mr. McMurdo was a corporate associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP, where he began his practice in securities law and further specialized in corporate governance and secured lending. Mr. McMurdo began practicing law in September 1998 at Brown & Wood LLP, in pooled investment entities associate focused on the 1940 Act. Mr. McMurdo earned his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 1998. He received a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University in 1995. The Company recently announced it has engaged the independent auditing firm D’Arelli Pruzansky, P.A. as its new Certified Public Accountants, effective immediately. Kona also announced it has reduced its debt by forty-eight thousand ($48,000), reducing the Company’s total liabilities to $100,468. Kona Gold’s management team negotiated with two debt holders to pay off its liabilities without issuing new shares. The Company is also in negotiations to reduce its total outstanding liabilities by an additional seventy thousand dollars ($70,000). Kona Gold’s Management team felt it was imperative to implement a new growth strategy by decreasing the amount of total outstanding liabilities to increase shareholder value and position the Company for rapid growth. “We continue to press forward in reaching our goal in up-listing to the OTCQB. Kona Gold is a premier brand that should be quoted on a premier market tier,” said Robert Clark, CEO of Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. “This is only the beginning for Kona Gold, we are committed for the long term and know we are growing something special.” For more information regarding Kona Gold Solutions, please visit: Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. has created Kona Gold LLC, a Delaware Corporation, which has developed a premium Hemp Infused Energy Drink line, Energy shots, and Apparel; please visit the Company’s new website at www.konagoldhemp.com. The Company is located on the east coast of Florida in Rockledge, FL.­ The information posted in this release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by use of the words "may," "will," "should," "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "continue," "estimate," "project," "intend," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, effects of continued geopolitical unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing various engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, shortages in components, production delays due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, and various other factors beyond the Company's control.


ROCKLEDGE, Fla., April 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink:KGKG), a hemp lifestyle brand of exclusivity and status, is pleased to announce it has engaged the services of McMurdo Law Group, LLC to draft and file an S-1 Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in an attempt to become a fully reporting company, and, eventually, move to the OTCQB. Upgrading to the OTCQB requires timely filings and full disclosures which provide a high level of transparency to all interested investors, which the company believes will open the door to new financial avenues. Kona Gold has been in negotiations with large retailers and distributors that require financial transparency as a qualifying prerequisite to the application process of becoming a nationally recognized hemp-infused products manufacturer. Mr. Matthew McMurdo started his own firm in 2008. Prior to that, Mr. McMurdo was Of-Counsel at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., beginning in August 2007, where he specialized in securities transactions and private equity and venture transactions. From April 2006 until August 2007, Mr. McMurdo was an associate at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where he specialized in securities transactions and merger and acquisition transactions. From November 2005 through April 2006, Mr. McMurdo was a corporate associate at Sullivan & Worcester LLP, where he practiced general corporate law and securities law. From September 2000 through November 2005, Mr. McMurdo was a corporate associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP, where he began his practice in securities law and further specialized in corporate governance and secured lending. Mr. McMurdo began practicing law in September 1998 at Brown & Wood LLP, in pooled investment entities associate focused on the 1940 Act. Mr. McMurdo earned his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 1998. He received a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University in 1995. The Company recently announced it has engaged the independent auditing firm D’Arelli Pruzansky, P.A. as its new Certified Public Accountants, effective immediately. Kona also announced it has reduced its debt by forty-eight thousand ($48,000), reducing the Company’s total liabilities to $100,468. Kona Gold’s management team negotiated with two debt holders to pay off its liabilities without issuing new shares. The Company is also in negotiations to reduce its total outstanding liabilities by an additional seventy thousand dollars ($70,000). Kona Gold’s Management team felt it was imperative to implement a new growth strategy by decreasing the amount of total outstanding liabilities to increase shareholder value and position the Company for rapid growth. “We continue to press forward in reaching our goal in up-listing to the OTCQB. Kona Gold is a premier brand that should be quoted on a premier market tier,” said Robert Clark, CEO of Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. “This is only the beginning for Kona Gold, we are committed for the long term and know we are growing something special.” For more information regarding Kona Gold Solutions, please visit: Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. has created Kona Gold LLC, a Delaware Corporation, which has developed a premium Hemp Infused Energy Drink line, Energy shots, and Apparel; please visit the Company’s new website at www.konagoldhemp.com. The Company is located on the east coast of Florida in Rockledge, FL.­ The information posted in this release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by use of the words "may," "will," "should," "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "continue," "estimate," "project," "intend," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, effects of continued geopolitical unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing various engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, shortages in components, production delays due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, and various other factors beyond the Company's control.


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"eMerge Americas is where ground-breaking leaders inspire the next generation of talent which is why we are pleased to announce Uri Levine as one of our keynote speakers. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn firsthand how he continues to drive innovation through his businesses, which established new paradigms in the industry," said Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of eMerge Americas. These speakers further exemplify how eMerge Americas brings together some of the world's top thought leaders to explore and discuss the latest and most powerful trends in the technology industry. The action-packed conference is highlighted by speakers, such as Levine, who are constantly involved in solving challenges by developing transformative technologies. Registration for eMerge Americas 2017 is now open. For more information please visit emergeamericas.com. For the latest eMerge Americas news, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter (@eMergeAmericas), Instagram (@emergeamericas) and LinkedIn. About eMerge Americas eMerge Americas serves as the preeminent innovative thought exchange transforming Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with America's top business executives, IT decision-makers, and entrepreneurs, partnerships are forged that spur visionary innovation and technological advancements for the betterment of business and society. eMerge's founding partners include: Medina Capital, A Rod Corporation, Greenberg Traurig, Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Herald. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: emergeamericas.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/waze-co-founder-uri-levine-to-demonstrate-innovation-and-disruption-as-key-elements-for-success-at-emerge-americas-300441953.html

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