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Preparing for Depositions

In business litigation, preparing your client to be deposed is vital. There is no substitute for taking the time to review all of the important documents in the case, discussing  the parties’ respective claims and defenses, and practicing responding to tough...

Peace in Eastern Europe

Today, instead of blogging about business litigation, I want offer personal thoughts to my friends, neighbors, clients and colleagues from Eastern Europe. I am hoping for a quick end to the hostilities in Ukraine, and for peace in the region. Praying that your...

Negotiating Your Release

Before an employee with a signed restrictive covenant resigns and takes a job that may arguably violate the terms of the restrictive covenant, he or she should consider asking the current employers to waive the terms of the restrictive covenant. This is a strategic...

The Documents Tell The Tale

In business litigation disputes, the testimony of the witnesses is frequently not the most important evidence offered at trial. What is? The parties' documents. The documents usually tell the tale - and they do it in a way that is generally more credible than a...

Disciplinary Actions – Consequences

For licensed professionals in the midst of disciplinary actions, it is important to analyze the effect an adverse disciplinary action may potentially have on your affiliations with third parties. Of course, the termination of your license in a disciplinary action will...

The Blizzard of 2022

We are getting 6-10 inches of snow dumped on us this weekend. And if you are like me, your thoughts turn to two things: shoveling and contract law. Contracts can be classified as bilateral or unilateral. A bilateral contract arises when both sides to the contract...

Disciplinary Actions

Licensed professionals, like everyone else, sometimes make mistakes. When they do, from time to time, those mistakes lead to administrative disciplinary actions in which the professional is subject to license revocation, suspension, reprimand, or other types of...

Djokovic Fiasco

I am a huge tennis fan. I am also a huge law fan. This week I spent a lot of time following the legal goings on in Australian regarding Novak Djokovic. The final decision won't be rendered until later today, at the earliest. I am not predicting a result and I have no...

Relevance

At trial, relevant evidence is admissible and irrelevant evidence is not. Something is relevant if it is tends to make a fact at issue in the trial more or less likely. This is not complicated. Information that would be useful in deciding the truth of the facts in...

New Year’s Resolutions

2022 will mark my 31st year as an attorney, and my 22nd year practicing solo. As I continue to grow as a person and a practitioner, it’s a good idea to take stock of where I’ve come from, where I am now, and where I’d like to go. To that end, here are my 2022 New...