Well, it's happened. You're a party in a lawsuit. You've either had the unpleasant task of suing somebody else or been sued yourself. It's part of doing business, and you're staring down the barrel of a possibly long and expensive...
Most business owners and management spend their time appropriately thinking about revenue, marketing, payroll and profits. The modern entrepreneur will also consider the importance of the local community and environmental impact. What about insurance? Probably not a topic of...
Most small businesses plan extensively for their launch and initial operations. Optimism and ambition are the common traits that motivate most entrepreneurs to take the proverbial plunge. While admirable, this myopic approach does not consider the real prospect of financial...
In every aspect of of life, we seek out second opinions when we receive services from a professional or tradesperson. It just makes sense when we are dealing with issues and matters that we are unfamiliar with that we...
I talk to a lot of employers. Not only clients, but I also present to groups of them, sit in roundtables with them, and attend the same events they do. They can be a pessimistic group when it comes...
We have written here and here about how your email communications can come back to haunt you, and here about how you can often save legal fees by calling your attorney sooner. An important related topic often misunderstood by businesspeople is the attorney-client...
One theme of this column is that liability avoidance usually does not need to be expensive. Employers of all sizes can save themselves money and headaches in the long run by proactive steps to minimize employee-related liability. To that end,...
This space has covered when new companies need a lawyer. The next question is what qualities you want in a lawyer. While different companies' legal needs vary greatly, there are qualities it seems all organizations– big or small, new...