Posts Tagged ‘legal advice’

Signs You’ve Got A Lawyer You Can Trust

Signs You’ve Got A Lawyer You Can Trust
I often write about how to be a smart legal consumer, and an important part of that is finding a lawyer you can trust. I don’t mean “trust” in the sense of being dishonest with you or your money, because I think it is a very short list of lawyers you cannot trust in that sense. Rather, I mean trust...
October 16th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Tips To Telecommuting: 4 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Remote Employees

Tips To Telecommuting: 4 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Remote Employees
Few entrepreneurs in 2014 expect all of their employees to sit in a fixed office space 40 hours per week. Rent is expensive, and businesses can slash overhead if they do not need to provide employees with full-time work space (some estimate that an employer may save over $10,000.00 per person by allowing...
September 18th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Don’t Monkey Around With Your Intellectual Property

Don’t Monkey Around With Your Intellectual Property
If a monkey sitting at a typewriter hammers out a top-selling spy novel, who owns the copyright? The monkey? The owner of the typewriter? Or no one? While a similar question in a recent case has the intellectual property world going bananas, the question also raises practical considerations for every...
August 21st, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

What You Should Know About the Attorney-Client Privilege

What You Should Know About the Attorney-Client Privilege
We have written here and here about how your email communications can come back to haunt you, and here about how you can often save legal fees by calling your attorney sooner. Bill Nolan An important related topic often misunderstood by businesspeople is the attorney-client privilege. What is it?...
July 17th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Purchasing Services: Things to Look for In Your Contract

Purchasing Services:  Things to Look for In Your Contract
I was reviewing a contract for a client recently that reminded me of several items I have addressed in these columns – when to call your lawyer, what to look for in a contract, the importance of not blindly signing form contracts, and how to choose the right team to address your insurance needs. It...
June 19th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Protect your Information, Comply with the Court: Non-Party Response to Subpoenas in Civil Litigation

Protect your Information, Comply with the Court: Non-Party Response to Subpoenas in Civil Litigation
You’ve been served with a subpoena. The document looks very official. It’s signed by a judge. There’s a case name and number at the top — you are not a plaintiff or a defendant, but perhaps the plaintiff or defendant’s names are familiar to you. As far as you know, you’re not being sued....
May 15th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

What Should Legal Services Cost? A 3-Step Approach

What Should Legal Services Cost? A 3-Step Approach
In the last 10 years, there has been an enormous amount of dialogue on the cost of legal services. What does it all mean, and how do you sort through it all so that your company can spend the greatest proportion of your resources on your mission rather than legal services? First, there are a lot of absolutes...
April 17th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Do You Have Any Idea How to Protect Your Ideas?

Do You Have Any Idea How to Protect Your Ideas?
During my career as an intellectual property attorney, I have had countless new client meetings begin with, “I have this idea…” Every entrepreneur’s first concern is to protect their ideas from others taking them and enjoying the fruits of their mental labors. And now for the bad news –...
March 20th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More