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Using a Sales Contract that Speeds up Getting to Yes

In our post Top Five Ways CEOs Can Utilize Business Lawyers we suggested:   Write a Sales Contract that Speeds Up Getting to Yes.   Do you have a sales contract that you copied off the Internet, or a 20 page … Continue reading

Top Five Ways CEOs Can Utilize Business Lawyers

Top Five Ways CEOs Can Utilize Business Lawyers   You’ve heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  How can you apply that if you are the CEO of a company that’s not yet big enough … Continue reading

Joint Venture or Strategic Alliance?

Written by Stuart Blake and Michael Oswald Many businesses join forces to benefit from one another’s strengths and expand sales or operations. There are two ways businesses can do this: through a joint venture or a strategic alliance. This article … Continue reading

5 Important Lease Negotiating Factors

Negotiating a real estate transaction can be difficult, and often leaves one or both parties with less than they wanted. When negotiating a commercial lease for a retail space, office space, etc., keep in mind these five factors to avoid … Continue reading

Mergers and Acquisitions

When considering getting involved in a merger and acquisition transaction, the buyer will want to do a substantial amount of due diligence before committing. This is even more important when dealing with private company acquisitions where the company hasn’t been … Continue reading

5 Common Employment Law Mistakes

Employment laws cover a wide range of topics and employers often find it difficult to keep track of all the new laws and changes. Frequently, employers discover they have been breaking employment laws without even realizing it. Five laws unknowingly … Continue reading

Anticipating the Defend Trade Secrets Act

Currently, trade secrets are only protected at state level, but with the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), they could also gain protection on a federal level. This act has passed both houses of Congress and the House of Representatives and … Continue reading

Joint Development Agreements

Joint developments can be good business and accounting decisions. Joint developments, or ventures, are strategic alliances between two or more individuals or entities to engage in a specific project or undertaking. Usually the individuals or entities enter the venture to … Continue reading

Advising Tech Start-Ups

It seems like everyone is in the tech start-up industry at the moment. With technology such a big part of today’s society, it’s not a bad place to be. However, creating a start-up isn’t always as easy as some people … Continue reading

What to Know About Franchise Agreements

Owning a franchise gives people the opportunity to work for themselves and build a business. When considering becoming a franchisee, the contract should be carefully reviewed. It is also wise to have a corporate business attorney review the contract and … Continue reading