Fight the power! Georgia clubs battle pole tax

  The Georgia Association of Club Executives (GA ACE) sued two state leaders on November 10 of last year, in Fulton County Superior Court, claiming a tax on clubs to combat sex trafficking is unconstitutional. Attorney...

FOSTA creates social media nightmare for anything ‘adult’

  Though it was signed into law in April 2018, it’s only recently that adult nightclubs and entertainers have begun to see the impact of FOSTA/SESTA. But what exactly IS that impact and what does...

BYO … free speech

  A New Jersey gentlemen's club scored a moral and litigious victory when a federal judge ruled in favor of BYOB advertisements as covered by free speech. New Jersey's threats of prosecution and other penalties against...

Court ruling helps shut down all clubs in this GA city

  Dangerous court ruling leads all strip clubs to close in Sandy Springs, Georgia In 2005, the city of Sandy Springs, Georgia (a half-hour north of Atlanta), decided to pass laws against strip clubs that would...

In D.C., the “Storm” continues to rage

Though he would surely prefer it to be otherwise, Stormy Daniels isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. On Sunday, March 25, 22 million viewers tuned in to CBS’ “60 Minutes” for Anderson Cooper’s exclusive interview...
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Always use protection: Trademarks, that is!

Thanks to a 2017 Supreme Court ruling, a ban on trademarks that were “scandalous” or “immoral” in nature has been ruled unconstitutional. What does that mean for your club’s trademark? Attorney Maxine Lynn of...

A turn of the tide in dancer class-action suits?

Attorneys Brad Shafer and Matt Hoffer strike at the heart of dancer class-action lawsuits! For a change, we have some very good legal news to report. The attorneys of Shafer & Associates, P.C. — for...

Don’t use any “stock photos” of girls before you read this article!

The word “epidemic” may seem a bit extreme, but yet it’s the word that comes to mind when examining the rash of “stock photo” (false advertising) civil lawsuits aimed at adult nightclubs over the...

EXPO Legal Panel 2017:

  The what, why & how of converting dancers into employees   The EXPO Legal Panel will feature a club owner who converted the dancers at four clubs to the “employee” model, as well as two labor...
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How to handle the nightmare of a “chargeback”

Chargebacks have become an unfortunate inevitability in the big-spender’s world of adult nightclubs. What steps can you take to prevent chargebacks, and how much damage can be done to your merchant processing if you...

Are Arbitration Agreements Lawsuit Cryptonite?

Legal correspondent Larry Kaplan, along with attorneys Luke Lirot and Matt Hoffer, report on the latest developments from recent wage and hour court cases, especially as they relate to arbitration agreements and contracts. Employment issues...

Strip clubs: Your local government NEEDS you!

On the one hand, they pass ordinances restricting how you operate your adult nightclub. But on the other hand, according to First Amendment attorney Eric Bernstein, your local government needs the tax revenues generated...

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