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When Do the Rules Allow You to Think Outside the Box?

You want a lawyer who can figure out when the rules allow you to think outside the box. There’s a public radio show called Radiolab. They did a feature on a game show in England called “Golden Balls,” which had an episode that was put on YouTube and went viral. The long-running show is an […]

The It’s-Who-Signs Problem

A contract is a script for a relationship that exists over time and requires performance by both parties. A strong contract will aim to protect you and clarify, for both parties: What their responsibilities are; What constitutes a breach; and How disagreements are to be solved.

I Didn’t Know You Did That…

I help clients with both deals and litigation. To be more specific that means buying, selling, financing, leasing, etc. — and going to court. However, those things don’t often overlap. That is, most deals don’t end up in court, and even fewer lawsuits lead to deals.

Yes, I have to say “no” a lot.

Clients don’t like me saying “no” to so many of their ideas for litigation strategies and maneuvers. But, unfortunately, by the time litigation starts, there are often not many good options left. The optimal outcome for a client is sometimes the least bad scenario.

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 […]

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 […]