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Should I Go to Law School?

{Time to Read: 3 minutes} Don’t do it unless you think you’ll enjoy it, and then don’t do it unless you can afford it. “Should I go to law school?” is a common question. When occasionally asked my opinion, I have a standard answer: “Not unless you’ve worked in a law office.” I don’t care […]

Negotiations Commence upon Signing of the Contract

An agreement depends more than anything upon the honor of the parties. The title of this article expresses how some people approach contracts: It’s more important to tie up the other party entering the agreement than it is to worry about whether, in fact, I have to honor the terms – because once I have […]

Sell Me This Lawyer

I admit, I loved The Wolf of Wall Street. You can put me in the “swept away” category aptly described in the NY Times review. Although, I also agree with the criticism of its voyeuristic indulgence in sexism and materialism. But, damn, it was entertaining! Overall, I was intrigued by the major theme: the power […]

Electronically Stored Information

Electronically stored information includes any and all documents saved to a computer, with or without hard copies. These documents include sent or received emails. The amount of electronically stored information can be vast. Even deleted email lingers on in some form in your ISP’s servers. If you initiate a lawsuit or are a defendant, you […]

How do jerks get away with it in real estate?

Because they’re not making any more dirt – landfill aside  But even then someone has to own the swamp or wetlands being filled in.  So once a jerk gets his hands on a piece of property – and you want it – you have to deal with him.  You can’t go to the Target down […]

Can You Protect Yourself from ILSA?

And I don’t mean Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman’s character in Casablanca).  I mean the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act.  A Federal court just let someone out of a deal just because the sponsor didn’t file a property report with HUD and give it to the purchasers with seven days to rescind.  First, if you […]