Posts by Heather

George Jefferson…

We need more George Jeffersons.That’s right, I said, “George Jefferson.” I know that I just lost the millennials, because The Jeffersons is not on “the Netflix,” as we say in the South, but, my point remains the same. In the modern era of reality TV and never-ending dance contest, we have no new George Jeffersons,…

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The Value of Truce

To a hammer, all the world is nails. How we view disputes is often the result of our personal perspective and values.  As an attorney, I often give this advice when asked for cocktail party legal advice. “Do I have a claim for this?” “Can’t I sue for that?” “Is that legal?” To a clever…

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Never Litigate Over a Principle

When I first meet with clients, I often give them this advice, “Never Litigate Over a Principle.” I know, it probably sounds counterintuitive, because people think that the law is about principles, but that is simply not the function of the law. The law is designed to redress wrongs, but often not in the way that…

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The Second of Five Deadly Start-Up Decisions: Ignorance

The Second of Five Deadly Start-Up Decisions is “willful ignorance.”  The old phrase, “you don’t know, what you don’t know,” is true.  Most of the time, general ignorance isn’t much of a problem.  Of course, if you have been on social media recently and your head has exploded from things like flat-earthers making a comeback,…

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Mediation: an Alternative Way to Resolve Disputes

At the beginning of any dispute, both sides KNOW that they are right and KNOW that they are going to be able to prove it. Yet, the truth is that that what you think at the beginning of a dispute isn’t often how things end up. Initially, the parties are physically, emotionally, or financially hurt…

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