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Trusted Advisors

Is It Worth It to Hire an Advisor?—Why Only a Trusted Advisor Will Do

Hiring a trusted advisor is worth the time and money you’ll save doing something you cannot or should not do by yourself.

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Terms in Business Transactions

Why You Shouldn’t Always Rely On “Market” Terms in Business Transactions

In business transactions, a deal attorney may describe certain contract terms as “market.” What does this mean, and should you agree to them?

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This is Spinal Tap lawsuit

This Lawsuit Goes to 11: Fraud Claims and the Economic Loss Rule

Remember the $400 million “This is Spinal Tap” lawsuit? It just settled. Here’s what it teaches about fraud claims and the economic loss rule.

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Lawyer-Client Relationship

An Easy Way to Make More Money? Get More Value From Your Lawyer-Client Relationship

Building value in your lawyer-client relationship requires the right questions and expectations. Don’t just hire a lawyer. Hire a partner.

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Fraud victim blame

Suing for Fraud? Here’s How the Defendant Could Blame You

While a comparative fault defense isn’t always an option in fraud cases, the defendant could still argue that the victim is to blame.

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Comprehending federal legal language

Understanding America’s Federal Legal Language

You don’t have to be a lawyer to understand the U.S. Legal System. Get to know types of federal laws and how to break down federal legal language.

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7 Key Elements of Employee Handbook Design

The employee handbook. Most businesses have them, but is yours effective? Read this guide to the 7 must-have elements of an employee handbook.

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silhouette of a statue near Trump Tower, symbolizing puffery as a legal defense

What is Puffery, and is Trump’s Puffery a Valid Legal Defense?

What is puffery, and when is it actually sales fraud? The Trump SoHo case provides insight into what constitutes “mere puffery” in court.

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a pathway between trees represents the trees, making a will, who needs a will and the importance of a will

I’m Not Very Wealthy, Should I Still Make a Will?

Don’t ask who needs a will. Ask how to make a will. Estate planning is important, regardless of the number of assets you own.

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a blurred image of a boss in a blue business suit, representing hiring a lawyer in light of COVID 19

Avoid Hiring a Lawyer in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis, Unless…

If you’re seeking disaster relief during the coronavirus crisis, a corporate lawyer is unnecessary. Here are 4 examples of when to hire a lawyer.

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