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The Most Important Provision in Your IT Consulting Contract

Sure, maybe not the most exciting topic ever, but the subject is important..  You’ve worked hard over your career to gain the experience and expertise to create a business as an IT or software consultant.  Awesome, right?  It is!  But if you have a weak contract, you may be giving away the farm, so to speak, or, worse, you may be putting yourself up for some big court action.  Obviously, neither are your goals.  Your goal should be...

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Piercing the Corporate Veil – Are you sure you’re a corporation?

A great man named George Costanza once said 'it's not a lie… if you believe it…" And this is just what many small business owners do – they lie to themselves by calling their business a corporation and then they say it and write it down so much that they believe it's true. Well, the problem is that to properly be a corporation, you have to follow procedures. You have to have meetings to take certain actions, you have...

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Mediation – Your Chance to Choose the Outcome

Mediation, while no longer really considered 'new,' is relatively still in its nascent stage – at least in terms of its use. You've probably heard the term thrown around or maybe you're reading this because you've got one coming up in your case. Your most important questions is probably 'what is mediation?' Luckily, the mediator will explain this in his or her opening statement before you're launched into the process. However, it's still pretty nerve-racking to walk into a process...
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Is Your Non-Compete Enforceable?

Business is picking back up and employers are beginning to ramp up hiring. That's great, of course…and maybe it means you're starting to get some job offers to lure you away from your current job. Maybe better money, better market, better work schedule…and on and on. One little problem, right? – You signed a non-compete. You may not have paid it much attention when you signed off on your HR packet, but now it's a big deal. So,...

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5 Sure-fire Ways to Piss Off Your Lawyer…

Sure, lawyers are used to being the butt of jokes and even being hated. And sure, this is almost universal. Aside from the spouses, parents, grandparents, and children of attorneys, there are not too many folks out there talking about how great lawyers are… maybe that's because most people don't interact with attorneys until something has gone wrong – sometimes very wrong. Perplexing as it may be, some people enter the attorney's office, hire the attorney, and then...

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