Metropreneurial Legal Insights

Metropreneurial Legal Insights

Have you ever deposed? Or testified at a hearing or a trial? If yes, I think you will agree with me here. If not, let me help you: It’s nobody’s idea of fun.
I have written here before that the key to managing legal costs is determining what you need, then making sure you align that with what you get. Do that right, and the rest is easy. Just a matter of...
Success in business involves both taking risks and managing risks. The successful entrepreneur takes financial risks towards a greater return, but must also manage legal risks that go hand in hand with conducting business. Fortunately, there are legal mechanisms...
During my career as an intellectual property attorney, I have had countless new client meetings begin with, “I have this idea...” Every entrepreneur’s first concern is to protect their ideas from others taking them and enjoying the fruits of...
When State Street Global Advisors installed the statue known as Fearless Girl directly in the path of the iconic Charging Bull bronze statue in New York’s financial district, few could have imagined that the symbolic stare-down could wind up...
"Do I really need to get my agreements in writing?" Business owners ask us this question on a regular basis. A lot of times, owners enter into an oral, or "handshake," agreement and walk away thinking they both have the...
To most businesses, it would make no sense to trademark an offensive slogan. After all, why would you narrow your customer base by intentionally insulting or disparaging a subset of consumers? Of course, in today’s polarized climate, some businesses...
I was reviewing a contract for a client recently that reminded me of several items I have addressed in these columns – when to call your lawyer, what to look for in a contract, the importance of not blindly...

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