How One Lawyer’s Simplification is Another’s Mistake

One of my favorite lawyers – a dashing Italian fellow who could teach all three Heathers a thing about accessorizing – said I got something wrong in my book, Birth to Buyout: Law for the life Cycle of Your Business.  Kindly and almost embarrassed, he pointed out how I…

A Great Example of an Agreement Acceptance Page

I just joined Windows Live to try its blogging software. During sign up, I was so impressed by the contract acceptance page, I thought I’d share it. But, first – a law note. Law Note: Online contracts are enforceable as long as they have the three contract elements: offer,…

The 4 Types of Entities (sorry, it’s pretty dull)

Everyone always wants to know: which entity should I pick? Let’s try and answer that once and for all. Here, we’ll talk about the types of entities. Down the road, we’ll talk about how to think about them. First, you should know that all business entities are creatures of…

Yes, Your Business Needs An Entity

You absolutely need an entity. Here’s why.

Hidden Laws, Confusing Regulations

Regulations, which we need to keep the business playing field fair, ought to be rewritten, simplified, colorized and visualized. Compliance should not be a privilege of just the companies who can afford lawyers.

Birth to Buyout Hits the (Virtual) Bookshelves!

Rejoice!  You can now read Birth to Buyout on your Kindle. Or Nook. Or Sony Reader.  iPad or iPhone?  There’s an app for that. And hey – if you roll old-school –  the print version is available here. P.S. You may have noticed the use of Bossypants by Tina…

How To Sell Groupon Coupons Without Losing Lawsuits

Did you know that some of the companies that have done these Groupon sales have gotten sued? The problem is the expiration date. For instance, I bought $200 worth of personal training sessions for $80 – 2 years ago, so my coupon has expired. Technically, I could sue, but…

Spring Clean Your Business in 5 Steps

Your business is like your house – every spring, you could do a little housekeeping, open the windows and beat the rugs. Here’s the corporate lawyer version of spring cleaning. 1.   Board Stuff Board Approval. Consider whether your company has done anything major that ought to be either…

10 Outrages Fixed by Health Care Reform – Part 5

Outrage #1: Apple Pie Economics Rewards Cheap Employers Companies can beat their competitors by charging less – if they let the government pick up the tab for employee health insurance.  Solution: Big Companies have to provide health insurance (a/k/a “Pay or Play”): Beginning in 2014, companies with 50 full…

10 Outrages Fixed by Health Care Reform – Part 4

Outrage #4: ESP Required Your insurance only covers the emergency room visits …(wait for it)… that you got approved in advance. Solution: No Advanced Knowledge of Emergency Required. Plans that cover emergency room cannot require pre-authorization or in-network hospitals for emergency room visits. Outrage #3: No One Reads It…