Recently, a client came to me seeking to start a new small business.  She was transitioning from a job she had held in an industry she knew well, and her new business would fill a need in that industry that would continue to become more…

There are three kinds of business law clients in my experience, and each type has specific needs, communication styles, and expectations of their advisers.  The wise adviser learns to quickly evaluate which kind is their client and adapts quickly to meet each client’s needs. The following…

I wish I could say that the recent complete rebuild of the Firm’s website arose from our desire to keep our marketing materials fresh and up-to-date. But it did not. In fact, it was thrust upon us by yet another change in the Google algorithms–this…

Maybe it’s the emphasis on quantitative analysis that has become so prevalent in business over the past few decades, through which almost every aspect of every decision can be reduced to numerical data. But more and more, people mistakenly discount the influence of human emotion…

Shared from PartnerSimple.com: Private equity financing is booming again after years of sitting on the sidelines. So, what are some things you should know before doing the deal? Pick your investor based on your long-term goals It is important to understand what your exit strategy…

Choosing a business partner is similar to selecting the right spouse. As in marriage, successful business teams generally know they should seek good interpersonal fit and shared cultural values in their team. But business requires (and allows) a few additional things as well. Unlike most…

Recently, I read an article at Entrepreneur.com called, “3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs.” The article was written by an attorney now working for LegalZoom. As we might expect, it focused on the form agreements one would need when starting a business with the author…