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Pssssst, Can You Keep a Secret?

Pssssst, Can You Keep a Secret?
Most successful businesses have secrets. After all, absolute transparency plays right into the hands of copycats who want to ride upon your success without putting in the hard work. From client lists to secret formulas to simple marketing plans, your business relies upon trade secrets to succeed and...
August 20th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

10 Tips When Being Deposed And What to Expect

10 Tips When Being Deposed And What to Expect
A deposition is pre-trial testimony used in the discovery phase of litigation. At this stage, the attorneys are gathering information and facts as they prepare their cases for trial. It is similar to giving testimony in court because it is given under oath, and an attorney or attorneys will ask you questions....
July 16th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Ban the Box: Should You Ask About Criminal History On Your Job Applications?

Ban the Box: Should You Ask About Criminal History On Your Job Applications?
It has long been common for employers to ask job applicants on their applications whether they have ever been convicted of a crime. However, that practice is quickly changing, as “ban the box” laws are being enacted at the state, county and municipal levels across the country. “Ban the box” means...
June 18th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Sometimes You Want a B+ on Your Legal Documents

Sometimes You Want a B+ on Your Legal Documents
I have written here before that the key to managing legal costs is determining what you need, then making sure you align that with what you get. Do that right, and the rest is easy. Just a matter of clear communication about what it costs. I was reminded of this recently over lunch with a young entrepreneur....
May 21st, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark
Your brand embodies the entire goodwill of your business. Put out a quality product or service in connection with using your trademark and you will develop a loyal customer following. For example, consumers familiar with Apple’s past products will line up for hours just for the chance to get the latest...
April 16th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Litigation Primer: The Power of Depositions

Litigation Primer: The Power of Depositions
Most businesses don’t think they will face litigation. Hard work, compliance with the law and good business relationships can guard against disputes becoming a lawsuit. However, even despite best efforts or intentions, the truth is that litigation is a risk any business owner undertakes simply by being...
March 19th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Type on the Dotted Line? Make Sure You Put Safety Measures in Place for E-Signatures

Type on the Dotted Line?  Make Sure You Put Safety Measures in Place for E-Signatures
These days, you no longer need to put pen to paper to sign a contract. Both federal and Ohio law allow many types of agreements to be electronically signed on a computer or smart phone screen by either typing your “signature” or doing something as simple as checking a box. This system of electronic...
February 19th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Four Tips for Managing a Legal Bully

Four Tips for Managing a Legal Bully
Just like people, businesses run into bullies in a variety of contexts, including various situations. By bully, we don’t mean the key customer on which your business may be quite dependent, or a true high liability risk situation, but rather situations where your antagonist seemingly is demanding more...
January 14th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More