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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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One of Five Deadly Start-Up Decisions: Bad Mindset

The first deadly start-up decision is bad mindset. If you want to be successful in business, you need to get your mind right from the start. There are a lot of great reasons to start a business, and it is no one’s place to judge why someone wants to own their own business. I own…

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