The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C.

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 time and…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Organizations, Commercial...

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

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Law Practice...

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 want…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Law Practice...

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 basis…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection,...

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 an…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law &...

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

| Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Law Practice Products...

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 trying…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law,...

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

| Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Law Practice Products...

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 anywhere…more

| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, International...

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

| Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Law Practice Products...

St. Paul, Problems with Being Human and Small Businesses Dealing with...

Like many people with a standard Midwest religious upbringing I struggle to do the right thing and, sometimes, to know just what that is under the circumstances. But, as St. Paul discussed in Romans 7 “being good is not that…more

| Business Organizations, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law, Law...

Entrepreneurs and Business Development Around the World

Introduction, Small Business and Southern Europe’s Economic problems. Because my Arizona business law firm represents businesses and start ups, both locally and from around the world, I was curious about the role …more

| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts,...

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 business,…more

| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts,...

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