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Simple Short Contracts. That’s The Way To Go. Why Bigger Might Be Better.

A lot of times clients and friends say “I just want a short contract.  Don’t make it long.” Well, there are reasons lawyers write long contracts.  And it’s not because they want to bill more. I agree with simple and understandable.  In a perfect world we’d all right one page contracts and forget it. However given the complexity of today’s…

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Are You Collecting Sales Tax For The Right States? The State of Maryland Reaches into Travelocity’s Pocket

Collecting sales tax – and when sales tax needs to be collected – continues to get more complicated. In a recent decision the Maryland Tax Court concluded that Travelocity, an online seller of hotel room and car reservations – with no cars or rooms it owns in the State of Maryland – was responsible for filing to do business in…

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What is Due Diligence?

When you are involved in a deal, whether it is a large strategic transaction, or a possible merger, acquisition, stock sale, or going public, you will start hearing the words “due diligence” thrown around. A lay person may not be familiar with this term, and it may not make sense. If you are like most business owners, you don’t play…

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Consult Experts Now for Advice on your Merger and Acquisition

Do not wait too long for advice. While meeting with a group of experienced consultants recently, we discussed mergers, what had worked, and what had not. We talked about clients from the nonlegal side, who wait too long to get advice on their mergers. They start doing things, preparing paperwork, discussing terms, and only later involve a team and lawyers.…

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Do You Need a Lawyer?

There may come a time in your company’s business when you must decide if you need to consult a lawyer. Here are some factors that can help you determine whether this is indeed necessary or not. #1.  What is the amount at stake? If you are looking at low dollars, it is probably not cost beneficial to involve a lawyer.…

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Finding Real Solutions in a Successful Partnership

Conflicts are going to happen, even in the most successful partnerships. As a partnership develops, some of the biggest struggles can be finding solutions to these conflicts. One of the reasons people shy away from partnerships is the possibility of disagreement. How do we put arrange things to make sure that the partnership minimizes the risk of disagreement and keeps…

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