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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

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

Phoenix International Practice

We get asked this question quite frequently so felt we should address it. In short, by using technological advances and creative thinking we’ve employed an up-to-date business model that allows us to be more productive and to...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

Internet Destruction of Fair Business Practice

The Internet is destroying the enforceability of small business contracts.1 Here are a few examples: ............. ___________________________________________________________________________________ 1 More accurately,...more

Document Review in Litigations and Investigations

What is written is fundamental to the Phoenix business laws, so obviously document review is crucial in the litigation process. It is a key to the discovery process. According to KPMG, first level document review can be...more

Attorney-Client Privelidge for Transactional Attorneys

Attorney-Client privilege is a particularly tricky issue for attorneys who handle business transactions in Phoenix, as they so often have clients for both legal and non-legal services. A client who requires legal services is...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

Joint Venture Agreement JVA J.V.A. Partner Agreement

Joint Venture Agreement Ideal for protecting partner firms, companies, or organizations while entering into a mutual business relationship. ...more

Communicating with "The Client" - Lessons from Lex (Part 3 of 5)

Effective communication is the biggest challenge in working with clients. Every year in every survey, clients identify communication as the weakest aspect of their working relationships with law firms and lawyers. In this...more

Do's and Don'ts on How to Use Google for Legal Research

Conclusion. Lincoln said “He who would be his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” And, forgive me if this sounds harsh, but one can really make a fool of oneself by practicing do-it-yourself law. My clients are...more

An introduction to UK employment law for Canadian Businesses

There are many differences between Canadian and UK employment law. This note sets out a précis of some of the issues that Canadian businesses may wish to bear in mind when establishing or furthering a commercial presence in...more

Leyes Comerciales -1-

Ley Zona Franca 2011

Novedoda Ley en materia comercial, donde tuve la oportunidad de colaborar en su redacción, como Asesor Jurídico. Aspectos relevantes: 1) Amplia el marco de actividades y servicios que pueden desarrollarse...more

The surge in foreign language document review projects

As we have indicated in numerous posts over the last year, foreign language document reviews have dominated the U.S. contract attorney market due to the continuing increase in FCPA cases. It has provided a stream of work from...more

Law Firms: Be Prepared! There's more tunnel at the end of the tunnel. Careful Planning is Now Essential

2009 caught law firms largely by surprise, without any adequate plans in place to deal with the malaise then affecting the legal profession. 2011 now looks even more frightening for law firms. Law firms continue to confront...more

It's About Time - Legal Department Cuts Are Not Just a US Phenomenon

General counsel and chief legal officers around the world are sharing a bond of pain and a world of hurt from recession-driven pressures to “reduce your total legal spend.” Following a decade where legal costs had increased...more

Arizona Business Partnerships

Arizona Business Partnerships The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth are prepared to help with all business-related matters, no matter what form your business takes. We will help you decide whether a partnership is the...more

International Business Law: Starting or Buying an Arizona Business

International Business Law: Starting or Buying an Arizona Business Investing in Arizona... Arizona international business attorneys... Work with a skilled Arizona business attorney with an international bent At...more

China F&B Application Process

Application Procedures and Documentary Requirements for establishing food and beverage and/or hospitality enterprise in China...more

Frishberg & Partners' Resume

Frishberg & Partners is an independent full-service American law firm, based in Kiev, Ukraine since October 1991, with a focus on corporate law. We specialize in due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, anti-trust, real...more

Foreign Affairs, The In-House Perspective, IBA

The global nature of modern business presents general counsel with many challenges. This article addresses the considerations and best practices for expanding the corporate legal department into foreign countries....more

Four Essential Principles of Emerging Market Success

Emerging markets are high risk and high reward. In my work as an attorney representing Western companies in emerging markets, I have concluded there are four essential elements to emerging market success: a good partner, an...more

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