I find myself “sharing my story” with others when we meet over coffee or lunch for the first time, or even on an initial business phone call. In this week’s blog, I’m sharing my story with all of you, in hopes that it inspires and guides someone to take action to discover their purpose and passion. If so, I hope you’ll share a little of “your story” with all of us.
Have you ever tried to work out a flat fee or blended fee arrangement with your attorney? If so, how did it work out for you? Read on to learn more about alternative legal fee arrangements.
Having an idea for a product or process that you can patent is only the beginning. Local patent attorney Steve Hansen shares why some patents never evolve into products you see in the market place, and how to create and maintain a sustainable patent.
There are many advantages to owning your own law practice, or being a small firm professional. However, there can also be pitfalls for the unwary solo or small firm practitioner. It is important to keep up with best practices, changes in the law, and follow the rules of professional responsibility to protect both yourself and your client.
Most of us know when we need to consult with an attorney, but knowing who to contact can be a challenge. How do you find out what their area of specialty is? Or what kind of fees they charge? What do their clients say about them? While the internet has certainly made finding an attorney easier for the public, knowing which lawyer is right for you still remains a mystery for many consumers of legal services. Read on to discover how to find the right lawyer for your situation
Do you want to start the New Year off on the right foot? Do a self inventory to make sure you and your staff are not making any of these mistakes
Entrepreneurs are, by their very nature, energetic risk-takers often with a singular focus on launching their product or service. That kind of dedication and focus is terrific for getting to market and developing value quickly. Unfortunately, that “get-it-done-and-work-out-the-problems-later” approach can have tragic consequences where the business’s intellectual property is neglected in the process; particularly for today’s startup businesses where IP (such as software, patents, and trademarks) plays a vital part. If the IP is not secure, the entire business value is in jeopardy. If the business value is in jeopardy, it may be very difficult finding investors or carrying out an exit strategy.