In many cases, a martial business ranging from a minority stock ownership in a business, such as a car dealership, to a physician practice, may be a large source of marital income. However, when a divorce is filed, there are three major problems a spouse may face with such in maintaining what he or she believes is a just and equal division and maintaining a lifestyle as if the divorce had not occurred. This blog addresses three key problems in high-asset divorces or where there are high-income earners. First, with certain businesses, the value of the business is the goodwill of ...
February 9, 2017Adam Hayes
In today’s world with a proliferation of guns and almost instant transmission of significant gun crimes on virtually every news and social media platforms, manufacturers are expected to have perfect compliance, not substantial compliance. This is in accordance with their duty to fully assist with law enforcement needs at the local, state and federal level. This blog focuses on four simple compliance tips for manufacturers to stay in complete compliance with the GCA and NFA based on current enforcement trends. First, the A&D book should be complete and accurate at all times. In the ideal world, it should be in electronic ...
September 22, 2016Adam Hayes
Every person has unique opportunities to go places and/or do things that others rarely get to do. As an attorney with a practice focus in firearms, I try to take up such opportunities. These make me a more informed person and attorney. I have come to believe a life well lived is one filled with diverse and rich with experiences. What I have observed with all of this is that life is full of examples of law at work. These examples demonstrate America’s legal system of laws, judges, courts and lawyers and their impact each of each and every day—the rule ...
August 4, 2015Adam Hayes
To the objective of following the law, keeping guns out of criminals hands, and aiding AFT and other law enforcement officers with preventing or investigating gun crimes, ATF has the ability to do a compliance check (with a cause, such as a firearm sold from a store winding up used in a crime) no more than once a year of an FFL’s A&D Book, 4473s, inventory, and multiple handgun transfer forms. In this blog post, the five most common Report of Violation issues found by ATF on compliance checks are discussed, remedies, and civil/criminal implications. The most important point to take ...
July 23, 2015Adam Hayes
Upon passage of the Gun Control Act of 19681, a person who wanted to deal in firearms for the primary purpose of making a living had to obtain a License (or FFL). Over time, the rather simple requirements incumbent upon FFLS became very rigid and strict. In theory, at present, a single violation of the GCA of 1968 can lead to revocation of an FFL and/or imprisonment. ATFE’s central purpose for holding FFLs to a high standard of compliance with respect to their records, primarily A&D Books, 4473 Forms, and Multiple Handgun Purchases is for proper law enforcement. With a dealer ...
April 14, 2015Adam Hayes