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Juliet’s Contract “Gotchas” - Dispute Resolution, Governing Law, Indemnification, and Insurance

November 15, 2020

You know the old saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” That’s especially true, in my experience, when it comes to contract law. Of course, you shouldn’t really know everything. But unfortunately, ignorance or embarrassment which prevents you from asking questions are not excuses when it comes to the law, and can lead to serious consequences. No one ever gets out of a ticket by saying, “Well, Officer, I had no idea the speed limit on this highway was 55.”

Why deals fall apart. Let me count the ways.

October 15, 2020

Every time I help someone buy or sell a business, I learn lessons. It’s a fascinating process, but it’s also really, really exhausting, particularly for the Seller. If you read this newsletter regularly,

Arizona to allow more cost-effective legal services. This is big.

September 15, 2020

Last week, the Arizona Supreme Court took a huge and groundbreaking step to formally allow nonlawyers to have an ownership stake in law firms and to allow more cost-effective legal services.

What you don’t know about the new LLC law CAN hurt you

July 15, 2020

While we have been focused on all things COVID-19, a not-to-be-overlooked milestone is just around the corner. On September 1, all limited liability companies in Arizona will be required to comply with the Arizona Limited Liability Company Act (“Revised Act”),

To waiver or not to waiver, that is the question

May 15, 2020

hrough the years, we have all gotten used to liability waivers. You know, the things that you sign that say the business isn’t responsible if you get hurt. If you are a parent,

Oh, the Lessons we are learning

April 15, 2020

I know the last six weeks have been incredibly painful for small businesses -- and the 26 million people who now find themselves unemployed as a result of COVID-19 -- to say nothing about the loss of life, the enormous collective grief, the separation, and the loneliness.

COVID-19 and commercial leases: Force Majeure

April 15, 2020

I’ve received a few calls over the recent weeks related to COVID-19 and commercial leases. Namely, "I can’t pay my rent. What do I do now?” or “I’m closed so what happens with my rent payment?”

COVID-19 - Helpful Resources & Links

April 15, 2020

The Department of Labor answers questions about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA").

What we know about Section 7(a) loans under the Stimulus

April 15, 2020

For business owners, these are head-spinning times. So much new information on a daily basis and imminent decisions that need to be made on people, payroll, and rent. The stimulus bill passed by Congress today and signed by the president offers $350B in new loans,

What tastes slightly bitter but remains drinkable? Mediation success.

February 15, 2020

Mediation is something I have been thinking a lot about lately. Partly because I am deciding whether or not to train as a mediator this year and add it to my roster of services. And partly because I’ve been involved in in a wave of business breakups and inefficient contract disputes where both parties refuse to bend. It’s at these times I wish mediation was contractually required between warring parties.


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