Tag Archives: Business Transactions

Is the Discharged Employee Entitled to Severance?

{4:15 minutes to read}  In my last article, we discussed termination of an employee and the implications affecting both parties—employer and employee. This article continues the employee-termination discussion in regards to severance. Employees are only entitled to severance if provided … Continue reading

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Does an Agreement Have to be in Writing to be Enforceable?

{5:45 minutes to read} Must your agreement be in writing to be enforceable? The answer is: Yes. Or no. In the world we live in, we make agreements with other people, with companies, and with other businesses. Sometimes they’re formal and … Continue reading

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Key Decisions to Consider Before Starting a Business

{4:40 minutes to read}  So you’ve decided to start a business. What type of business structure is best for you? You have many choices. If on your own, you can be a sole proprietor. However, you should also consider various … Continue reading

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Equity vs. Law: Understanding the Difference

{5:30 minutes to read} The decisions that parties make at the beginning of a lawsuit can have lasting consequences throughout the litigation. Many litigants have heard that historically, there had been a distinction between courts of equity and courts of … Continue reading

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Non-Compete Clauses: A Thorny Issue for Job Candidates and Companies—and Attorneys

{5:30 minutes to read} There are risks involved in non-compete agreements, which are often part of an employment contract, and employees and employers should be aware of them. There are many legitimate reasons why an employer may want to include … Continue reading

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Discovery: The Vital Next Step

{3:40 minutes to read} Cases can often be won or lost during discovery. When a dispute arises and a party hires an attorney, they will spend time, together, going over the facts, providing relevant documents, and giving the attorney enough … Continue reading

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Life As An Open Book

{2:45 minutes to read} Much has changed in the way we live and communicate. For many people, both in business and personally, that means emails and text messages have replaced carefully thought-out letters and memoranda. In business today, it is … Continue reading

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Look before you leap!

{3:15 minutes to read} Very often, individuals and companies are presented with documents that they are required to sign in order to obtain a service, purchase goods or engage in a transaction. Unfortunately, these contracts can be lengthy, written in … Continue reading

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Who Benefits From Mandatory Arbitration Clauses? Part 2

{4:05  minutes to read} Click here to read part 1. It is one thing when sophisticated parties, of relatively equal bargaining positions, opt to  include an arbitration clause in an agreement.  It is quite another thing when parties, even those … Continue reading

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Who Benefits From Mandatory Arbitration Clauses?

{3:15 minutes to read} Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution that can take the place of traditional litigation. Arbitration is very different than traditional litigation in court, and the process has various advantages and disadvantages. A party can only … Continue reading

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