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Why Startups Need Lawyers, Not Legal Templates

When growth and funding are top priorities, it is wise to not let legal soundness fall to the wayside. Not surprisingly, 1 in 10 startups fails due to overlooked legal issues. Without a lawyer looking out for your best interests, it’s easy to miss common legal mishaps that pose a threat to any startup. Mistake [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Legal Strategy|0 Comments

How to Achieve Sustainable Business Growth

You’ve put in the time to get your business off the ground and now you’re up and running. You have a product or service that’s selling well, team support to keep everyone happy and a proven income model. Congratulations! You’ve overcome the biggest obstacle to business sustainability. Surviving the startup phase is often the toughest [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Reducing Risk: 3 Business Agreements to Decrease Your Liability Risk

Those new to the business world often lack the first-hand experience of initiating and building healthy business relationships. But protecting these vital relationships with carefully crafted business agreements—such as those for co-owners, suppliers and clients—is essential to growing a new business without risk of being taken advantage of or of burning valuable bridges. To decrease [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Legal Strategy|0 Comments

How to Approach Buying an Existing Business

Buying an existing business is a great way to hit the ground running in the world of entrepreneurship. Because an existing business already has a legal structure, employees, a customer base, and is making a profit, you get to skip over one of the most challenging aspects of owning a business - starting it. But [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|Legal Strategy|0 Comments

Setting & Achieving Goals

15 Days into 2016 – What’s Different Than Last Year? Almost two full weeks have passed since we celebrated the beginning of 2016. Countless people made personal and professional resolutions for themselves. People also resolved to build their businesses so that better success could be achieved by this coming December. Unless the processes to obtain [...]

By | January 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choosing the Battlefield – Part I

Where to hold a legal event? The other day in court, I observed two lawyers arguing about where mediation should take place. The first lawyer, from a prestigious Florida law firm, argued that the mediation should not occur at the plaintiff’s office because the facilities there were not comfortable enough; therefore, it should be held [...]

By | August 14th, 2015|Art of Law|0 Comments

The Framework of a Deal

Donald Trump published a book many years ago titled “The Art of the Deal.” Dozens of articles are published every year about negotiating a better deal. This past week, the United States announced that a framework of a deal to restrict Iran’s ability to obtain nuclear weapons. However, the details still need to get worked [...]

By | April 7th, 2015|Contract Advice, Legal Strategy|0 Comments

Tips for Developing Business Emergency Plans

Friday nights are typically spent winding down the week by trying to organize the chaos of corralling small children. A bit to my surprise, my wife remarked, “there are police cars in front of the house, what’s going on?” True enough, when I looked out the window there were actually 4 police cars in the [...]

By | March 23rd, 2015|Legal Strategy, Philosophy|0 Comments