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Geoffrey Losee

Partner, Rountree Losee LLP
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Geoff Losee is a partner in one of Wilmington’s oldest law firms, Rountree Losee LLP. The firm traces its lineage back to 1896. Geoff Losee concentrates his law practice in litigation defense, primarily in admiralty and maritime l  

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Legal Issues
Sep 11, 2017

Five Things Business Owners Should Know About Trademarks

1. What is a trademark?   Simply put, a trademark is a brand for your goods or services.  According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), it can be a word, phrase, ...

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May 17, 2017

Thank A Merchant Mariner

According to the International Chamber of Shipping, around 90 percent of world trade is carried by the international shipping industry. Without shipping, the import and export of goods on the scale ne ...

Other
Sep 15, 2016

To Be A Good Corporate Citizen, Stay Informed Of Political Issues

Departing from my usual business advice column, today I present a brief “public service announcement.” Ronald Regan is quoted as saying, “Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises ...

Human Resources
Aug 16, 2016

Is Your Employee Handbook Labor Relations-Ready?

Any chance your business has a policy prohibiting employees from discussing their salaries and benefits?  Or perhaps you have a personnel file policy stating that all information, including salar ...

Marketing & Sales
Aug 1, 2016

The Sharing Economy For Boats

The “sharing economy” is a new concept that has inspired new businesses in diverse contexts … let’s talk about boats. (This discussion is condensed from a presentation given b ...

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Jul 1, 2016

The Latest Line In The Sand

The Old North State regulates how close you can build to the ocean. The structure has to be “set back” from a certain “measurement line.” The setback distance depends on such f ...

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Jun 1, 2016

Keeping Employee Matters Confidential

A federal court recently reminded North Carolina employers that their communications about employees should be carefully guarded. Against the backdrop of so much guidance from the National Labor Relat ...

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May 1, 2016

Clean Water Act Regulation Roulette

My partner, Steve Coggins, just gave a talk to the N.C. Beach, Inlet and Waterways Association. The association wanted to hear from him about what’s going on with the new federal regulations on ...

Legal Issues
Apr 1, 2016

Changes To The Administrative Exemption From Overtime Are Coming This Summer

I am excited to bring this issue to the attention of the readers of Insights. In particular, because this article represents the hard work and insight (pun intended) of the newest attorney to join Rou ...

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Mar 1, 2016

An Ounce Of Prevention

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times – Ben Franklin’s age-old axiom, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” You’ve heard it f ...

Legal Issues
Feb 1, 2016

Life’s A Beach And A Storm Is On The Way

Oceanfront property values are a major economic driver in our region. It doesn’t take an economist to understand why: The oceanfront owner enjoys private views and direct access to the beauty of ...

Legal Issues
Jan 1, 2016

Why Business Owners Should Read ‘A Message to Garcia’

When the United States faced a war with Spain, the president was anxious for information. He realized that success meant that the soldiers of the republic must cooperate with the insurgent forces of C ...

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Dec 1, 2015

Don’t Fall For Flood Insurance Myths

My partner, Steve Coggins, has a wealth of both legal and practical knowledge on coastal management and insurance law. Both he and I have had the experience of dealing with insurance claims that arose ...

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Oct 27, 2015

Slip Sliding Away?

As a new Insights contributor, it seems appropriate to provide a brief introduction. I am an attorney at law and “proctor in admiralty.” That second part garners the most questions; the ti ...

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