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‘Cause Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Obtaining a divorce can be easier than getting rid of a bad business partner! On the founding of a business, the partners don’t want to consider 10 different ways to terminate their relationship. After all, they’re preoccupied with the bright......

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Why Lawyers Do The Things They Do

There are some mysterious rituals that we lawyers carry out, but rarely explain to clients. There are good reasons for some of the odd things that we do. You may have noticed your legal counsel doing the following: writing letters......

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Get Out Your Eleven Foot Pole

I cringe when I see the typical newspaper articles or a financial institution promotional pieces on franchising. You expect the franchisor to enthusiastically tout their business, but the banks and the newspapers bring their stalwart reputations and ostensible independence to......

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Those Who Do, and Those Who Don’t

As a commercial lawyer, you run into two kinds of entrepreneurs: those who do deals, and those who don’t. Those who do deals are incredibly tenacious, driven, creative, flexible, energetic and detail-oriented. I tell my purchasing/financing clients: “There will be......

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