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How Your Company Can Benefit From an Asset Search

How Your Business or Company Can Benefit From an Asset Search It has become increasingly important over the past few years for businesses and companies to collect debts that are owed to them. The economy has been in poor...more

Let Us Now Praise Opposing Councel

But the Process can go a whole lot smoother and faster if the opposing counsel knows the area well enough to tell and advise the client as to the reality of the situation and reject spurious arguments that just waste...more

Controlling the Idiot in the Deal

When I was a young man starting in business I read the book “Winning Through Intimidation” by Robert J. Ringer. The book, though denounced by some at the time, was not really about intimidating people, but of not being...more

Client Using "Do-It-Yourself" Legal Work

Dear Client/Potential Client, Somebody once said (probably my mother): “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” If the project, the contract and the business model they represent are that important, you may...more

Snell & Wilmer Offers a Free Bound Copy of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Guide

As referenced in several recent articles in the Global Connection, on November 18, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a written guide in regard to compliance of the Foreign...more

Strategies for Fostering Productive Corporate Counsel Relationships in a Cross-Cultural Context

Productive relationships between corporate and outside counsel are essential to efficient management of corporate legal matters. Effective communication is even more important when working with cross-cultural issues and...more

You are What You Sell

I. Who Are You? (And, do you really want to know?) II. You Are What You … (If I think about a pizza all day long do I become a pizza?) A. Reading B. Hearing C. Thinking D. Measuring (Or, Standardized test scores as a...more

What Standard must be Met for and Emailed Contract to be Considered Valid

A new ruling that could affect how Phoenix law offices advise their clients on contract law is currently in the news. In September, an Arizona appellate court advised that a trial court needed to determine what constitutes...more

And the Answer is.....

The firm often receives calls asking about the price of X, where "X"is, say, forming an "LLC." This question presents a number of issues; for example: How do you know you need "X?" Who are you? What problem are you...more

PARTNER WITH SMALL BUSINESS: HOW THE HUDSPETH FIRM ENABLES STARTUPS AND GROWTH COMPANIES - Article by Robert Miller

A business law firm in today’s economy needs to respond nimbly and effectively to meet the urgent demands of start up companies and its entrepreneurs. We strive to meet the pressing needs of raising capital, creating...more

American Airlines Pilots Gamble And Lose In Bankruptcy Case [Video]

Sept. 6 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about how a strategy backfired on the pilots' union at American Airlines. Bill also...more

What Business Owners Should Look for in a Business Law Firm and Business Legal Representation

In selecting a law firm for an owner-operated small or medium sized business (aka “SMB’s”), we can start with some basic positions: 1. The law firm client is well advised to choose a lawyer, not a firm.... 2. Many...more

Starting Your Own Law Practice

IV. Conclusion. This brief article can get you started. The underlying question is whether you are cut out for owning and operating your own practice. I have had brilliant attorneys who wanted to practice law, not...more

I Enjoyed Lunch with My Attorney Until I Received a Bill for It!

Confusion and Frustration Hiring Counsel for the First Time The San Francisco Bay area is internationally known for startups in many industries including biotechnology, clean tech and social media. Being in San...more

Non Disclosure Agreement NDA N.D.A.

A comprehensive NDA to be used with most mutual business arangements that involve the sharing of intellectual property for the purpose of business, marketing, product, development, et. al....more

Navigating Shareholder Litigation -- How to Protect Yourself in Shareholder Suits

Even the best relationships can sour, and business relationships are no exception. Indeed, the longer a business lasts and the more changes it experiences over its lifetime, the greater the possibility that mere disagreements...more

Fire Engineers, Models and Hired Guns

In Australia engineers can be found accountable in common law, under statute in certain contexts and in some jurisdictions they can be found liable for professional misconduct. This paper will focus upon the emerging...more

Termination of Contracts: A Balancing Act or the Tightrope over the Morgul Vale?

There is termination done correctly, and on the other hand there is incorrect or wrongful termination. The later form of termination is commonly known as “repudiation” of contract....more

Dialing for Pizza: Practical Perspectives on Scoping Legal Projects

Legal Project Management (LPM) assigns extraordinary importance to providing legal services that deliver value as perceived by the client. Yet over and again we observe that while in-house counsel tend to view legal matters...more

Building surveying fees and the race to the bottom

For those who are antagonistic about the imposition of a minimum level of fee regulation I say this - when Building Surveyors are afforded time and resources to do the job properly, the as-built product will be superior. ...more

10 Key Questions That Law Firms Should Ask Clients

All law firms need to ask clients about their needs and priorities. This is a simple but extremely powerful list of 10 questions that will help law firms better align themselves with clients....more

In-House Counsel and the Attorney-Client Privilege: Adhering to the Lawyer's Creed and Aspirational Ideals While Wearing "Two...

In House Counsel and the AC Privilege-- Adhering to the Lawyer's Creed and Aspirational Ideals While Wearing "Two Hats" An Ohio Approved Professionalism CLE Covering the following topics: Your Two Clients:...more

Call Me INDISPENSABLE

What do clients value in outside counsel? Lex, practice group leader of the Transactional Group in a global law firm, explains how Legal Project Management approaches have made him indispensable to clients....more

The Random Lunatic - Always an Unhappy Surprise (Part 4 of 5, Legal Project Management in Transactional Practices)

Lex, the practice group leader of a global law firm's transactional practice, talks about preparing for the unexpected in every deal. Lex is a fan of using Legal Project Management approaches and tools in his sophisticated,...more

Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Support

With the release of New York's Consolidated Funding Application, Governor Cuomo's economic development strategies are being implemented. Municipalities, businesses and not-for-profit organizations are faced with the task of...more

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