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Posted on: Sep 5, 2018

The latest legal scoop to keep you in the loop: Here are the top five stories from the IndyBar this month.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Where Are We Headed?
By Bob Nice, The Nice Law Firm 
AI can read thousands of pages of documents per minute. This cannot help but have a dramatic impact on the review and transactional components of a law practice. But, for we litigators, there is hope.|
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Tax Incentives and Flexibility: The Hallmarks of Gifting Via 529 College Savings Plans
By Steven R. Latterell, Ice Miller LLP
A 2018 survey conducted by Edward Jones revealed that only 29 percent of Americans know 529 plan accounts are an education savings tool. So, while the sticker price for a college education continues to rise, it appears many Americans are unaware of the powerful tool available to them and their families to save to pay for this all-important expense.
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Comment on the Draft Sign Ordinance Revision Through September 4!
The goals of the revision are to: promote the elements of good design, location, and maintenance of signs; eliminate visual clutter and blight; eliminate excessive signage and reduce hazards to motorists and pedestrians; encourage compatible scale between buildings and signage; reduce the negative impacts of signage on neighborhoods; and, preserve and protect historic signs.
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Guidance on Certain Payments Made in Exchange for State and Local Tax Credits
Intro by Chad Halstead, Katz Sapper Miller
Alert your gas station owner and operator clients about the five most cited violations. In 2017, inspectors from IDEM’s Underground Storage Tank (UST) branch found five common violations at petroleum UST facilities. In addition to the tips provided by IDEM, keep these topics in mind during the buying and selling of a property with a UST.
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Three Ways Tracking Metrics Can Help Your Small Law Firm Scale
Taking the leap to scale your business is a huge decision for any small law firm owner. Not only do you need to have a strong grasp on the resources you’ll need to make the transition from solo to staffed; you must also be business savvy and have the drive to properly execute an expansion.
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