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Mistakes of Do It Yourselfers – Incorporation/LLC

Not too long ago a few attorneys and I got together and created the following list of mistakes Do It Yourselfers make. *Incorporation/LLC* 1.       Not doing a name check or reservation (website is not real time) 2.       No organizational meeting … Continue reading

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What Do You Do If Husband And Wife Both Retain You?

What do you do if husband and wife both retain you, pay a nice deposit and then separate, file for divorce and demand the money back? Well, most people would tell me to give the money back.  OK.  But to … Continue reading

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Do Cops Get It Wrong?

Absolutely.  I won’t go into all the conscious and unconscious biases cops have.  (But if you Google “witness lineup issues” or read Balko’s blog in the Washington Post you can see a lot of it.)  But what about when there … Continue reading

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Are Laws Limiting Magazine Capacity To 10 Rounds Constitutional?

A federal district court has refused to issue a preliminary injunction blocking Sunnyvale, California’s ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds. (Fyock v. City of Sunnyvale (N.D. Cal. Mar. 5, 2014).) A large part of the court’s rationale was that … Continue reading

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big vs little

There is always an argument about whether clients are well served by choosing big law firms.  Well, Bloomberg BusinessWeek did a long article in May 2013 where it discussed how big firms are cratering.  A couple of things stood out … Continue reading

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And you thought a short contract was best

Do you remember the Hobbit?  The contract Bilbo made with the dwarves seemed quite short didn’t it?  In case you forgot, this is what it said:  “For your hospitality our sincerest thanks, and for your offer of professional assistance our … Continue reading

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Takeaways from the Trayvon Martin Case

I was recently interviewed by attorney Stephen Kunen about the famous Trayvon Martin case in Florida. Read the interview here.

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Shareholder’s rights

So you own 70% of your company and 3 others each own 10%. So you can do what you want right?  WRONG!  In every state I’m admitted in (VA, DC & MD) minority shareholders have rights. Among other things, they … Continue reading

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What’s the ultimate compliment for a lawyer?

I’ll tell you:  it’s when another lawyer who was on the other side of a case calls you up and sends you a good case.  Not a bad case or a bad client, but a good case with a good … Continue reading

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An article worth reading.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/opinion/greenhouse-a-work-still-in-progress.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

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