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HEARSAY – WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT ISN’T

Introduction If you are involved in a legal dispute, are unable to settle it, and find yourself in trial, you and your trial attorney will be required to present your claims (if you are a plaintiff) or your defenses to the other side’s claims (if you are a defendant). How exactly you and your attorney [...]

By | 2017-04-26T08:37:02+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Commercial Ligitation|Comments Off on HEARSAY – WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT ISN’T

Expressing Your Wishes and Mitigating Tensions Through Letters of Intention

The estate planning process can be an overwhelming experience for clients. After all, we are discussing a pretty unpleasant topic (your ultimate demise), and what will happen when you’re gone. It is an inevitable part of life as we know. In some situations, there is a gap between how I, as an estate planning attorney, [...]

By | 2017-03-29T22:51:52+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Expressing Your Wishes and Mitigating Tensions Through Letters of Intention

Look Before You Leap! Don’t Sue for an Uncollectable Judgment

When a client walks in the door and says “I really don’t care about the money, it’s just the ‘principle’ of the matter,” the wise lawyer may reply: “You shouldn’t sue for ‘principle’, unless it’s ‘principal plus interest’”, i.e. money. The meaning of this old pun, of course, is that the only satisfaction likely to [...]

By | 2017-03-19T23:20:47+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Business Law, Business Litigation|Comments Off on Look Before You Leap! Don’t Sue for an Uncollectable Judgment

Legal Considerations When Buying a Business: Summary of the M&A Process

Thinking of buying a business? For any arms’ length transaction, it is critical that buyers take certain steps during the purchase process (also referred to as the M&A process) to protect their legal and financial interests. Assuming the buyer has already identified a viable target company to purchase, we summarize here the essential next steps [...]

By | 2017-03-08T23:12:01+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Business Law, Contract law|Comments Off on Legal Considerations When Buying a Business: Summary of the M&A Process

CONSIDERATIONS IN CHOOSING A TRADEMARK

The process of developing a successful brand for your business can be difficult and overwhelming.  One must consider a variety of factors, including the products or services that will be associated with a specific mark and decide how to effectively market them with a strong, unique brand, such that consumers will develop trust and goodwill [...]

By | 2017-02-14T13:23:49+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Trademarks & Copyrights|Comments Off on CONSIDERATIONS IN CHOOSING A TRADEMARK