Our Take on Things

Shareholders’ Agreements. Do you need one?

Usually,  the only time that the answer will be no to the question in the title of this Blog is when there is only one shareholder. Once your company has issued shares beyond the one shareholder (presumably you), you should have a shareholders’ agreement.  I know what you are thinking, you are only issuing to

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Before You Sue, Make Sure Your Hands are Clean

No, the Blog title does not mean you need to take extra care scrubbing your hands before going to Court, though we do recommend Hand Sanitizer after going through Court Security.   This is about the legal concept of “Clean Hands”. When I took my first college course on litigation well over a decade ago, one

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The Good Lawyer – Part 2

Here we are again for another installment of “The Good Lawyer” …Yes, the wait is over! Last time, we began our discussion on what it takes to be a great lawyer by looking at the importance of communication. Today’s trait of choice is …RESOURCEFULNESS. Most people only need a lawyer when they are having legal

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The Cost of Being your Own Lawyer

Some Blog topics come up over and over again on our site.  It’s not because we’ve run out of ideas – believe me WE have ideas.  It’s because the issue keeps coming up over and over again. Recently, we helped a client with a lawsuit involving a contract they drafted without a lawyer’s input.   

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Always Forward, Never Straight

The title of today’s Blog is attributed to many people, so I’m not sure who to actually credit for it.  I personally learned of it recently when Lance Armstrong’s wedu.team adopted it as one of their inspiring quotes.   As applicable as the quote is to endurance sports, it’s also applicable to business. Now I know

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Always Read the Terms of your Contract

When you are running a business and you require the services of another company, most likely that company will have you enter into a contract with them.  Before you sign that contract, always read the terms and make sure you understand them.  If you don’t – call us, and let our firm have a look

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