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Incorporation questionnaire for new corporation

Mar 11, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

When a client comes to you for advice regarding the formation and organization of a new corporation it is important to gather and analyze as much information as possible

Practical Law Product Overview

Feb 12, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Most attorneys are engaged in the practice of law.  However, as many attorneys may tell you, getting to the point of being

Five tips for successful client maintenance

Feb 5, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Maintaining strong client relationships helps ensure that you continue to have clients, and it’s difficult to practice law without clients.

Tips for maintaining your communication records for your law firm

Feb 4, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

This post will concentrate on the non-financial side of record maintenance, which, although sounds less important than keeping track of your law firm finances, is actually just as imperative.

Six Reminders for Every Employment Contract Negotiation

Jan 24, 2014 By: Doris J. Dabrowski

Negotiating an employment contract can be smooth or complex. Legally, the employment relationship is a contract.   In return for the services of

Tips for maintaining law firm financial records

Jan 23, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Attorneys are responsible for maintaining a wide range of financial records. Here are some quick tips for doing so.

Securities and Exchange Commission adopts final rules on disqualification of “bad actors” from reliance on Rule 506 (part 2)

Jan 16, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

In the first post in this series we looked generally at Rule 506, today we will focus in on “Disqualifying Events,” which include certain legal “bad marks” such as criminal convictions and certain SEC disciplinary orders

The matter of client file maintenance in the digital age

Jan 15, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Attorneys need clients, and clients need files. How should attorneys best maintain their client files to be successful?

Securities and Exchange Commission adopts final rules on disqualification of “bad actors” from reliance on Rule 506

Jan 14, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Rule 506 (17 C.F.R. § 230.506), which is part of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation D, provides issuers with the opportunity

Community Service: Two Surprising Ways It’s Good for the Soul, and for Business

Jan 9, 2014 By: Ryan A. Kaye

Community service has always been an important part of the firm’s identity, and has provided a rewarding outlet for its attorneys who

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