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Jeffrey DeBoer on the intersection of Washington and commercial real estate
Navigating the Winds of Change in Commercial Real Estate
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Stealth Lawyer: Reverend Luther Zeigler, Minister
Publishing Alone Isn’t Enough, Law Firms Should Have an Integrated Strategy for Their Blogs
Law Firms’ Social Media Strategies Must Line Up with the Rest of Their Client Development Efforts
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With Radical Changes, Law Firms Can Beat Recession
Skype is a Powerful Client Communication Tool for Lawyers—David Haenel
Stealth Lawyer: Keisha DePaz, Greeting Cards Maker
How Lawyers Should Respond to Negative and Positive Reviews On Yelp
If Marketing Isn’t the Goal of Your Law Blog, How Does It Bring in Work?
Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix
This Year's AmLaw 100: "Fundamental Recovery" for Some
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?)
D. Measuring (Or, Standardized test scores as a...more
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
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
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
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,
The Internet is destroying the enforceability of small business contracts.1
Here are a few examples:
1 More accurately,...more
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 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
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....
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
Ideal for protecting partner firms, companies, or organizations while entering into a mutual business relationship.
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.
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
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
Novedoda Ley en materia comercial, donde tuve la oportunidad de colaborar en su redacción, como Asesor Jurídico.
1) Amplia el marco de actividades y servicios que pueden desarrollarse...more
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
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
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
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
Investing in Arizona...
Arizona international business attorneys...
Work with a skilled Arizona business attorney with an international bent
Application Procedures and Documentary Requirements for establishing food and beverage and/or hospitality enterprise in China...more
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
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
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
General Counsel are embracing legal process outsourcing due to slashed 2009 budgets. Law firms are no longer the only source for quality legal services. Instead, firms are only one choice on an ever-larger menu of options...more
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