Very often, early in the course of representing clients, the same question comes up: “What do you think about sending a demand letter to the other side?“ A demand letter (frequently in the form of a cease-and-desist letter) is just what it sounds like: a written demand that the party that has caused harm tender…

In almost every serious civil action (lawsuit), there will be an exchange of documents and information within a few months of filing and service of summons. When you are involved – or about to be involved – in a case to protect your business interests, it is vital that you have your affairs in order….

As a business owner, you know that your trade secrets are the lifeblood of your company. It is vital that you not permit your employees and independent contractors to copy them, run off with them, and undermine your business based on the very intellectual property that you’ve built. “Great,” you say, “but how do I…

With the rise of small businesses over the past several years, the availability of specialized, high-quality goods and services has flourished. On the other hand, small businesses’ margins have never been tighter and most are forced to keep their expenses to an absolute minimum. Enter the increasing popularity of the barter: a transaction under which…

Usually when we say that life has become a circus, it means that things have gotten so out of control that we are struggling to keep a balance. On the other hand, most businesspeople would agree that a busy business is a profitable business. This is generally true, but it is also important to remember…