FAQ’s: Deposition Do’s and Dont’s

How to Prepare for & Give A Great Deposition  Understand the deposition process Understand the lawyer’s objectives Always tell the truth The best answers, if truthful are: “Yes” “No” “I don’t know” “I don’t remember” Listen to the question, pause, & think before you answer Do not answer a question unless you clearly understand the […]

FAQ’s Depositions – My Approach

Depositions are one of the most critical aspect of any complex litigation. It’s an opportunity to get answers, even if the answers are not always in line with your assumptions. I look to depositions as a form of negotiations: constantly digging deeper to understand the witness his/her motivations, grievances, perceptions, and facts. I’m always advocating […]

Asset Purchase or Stock Purchase?

INTRODUCTION Buying a business for many is an opportunity for a fresh start without having to “start from scratch”. There is an appeal in purchasing an existing business because most purchasers believe they can do a better job, or have a newer, fresher vision that will lead to tremendous financial success without the initial two […]

FAQs: Our Trademark Process

Our Fees for Virtual Counsel Members Filing a US trademark application for a name or slogan is a $900 fixed fee broken down as follows: $275 for 1 class of goods/services (included for Virtual Counsel members) $400 for the clearance search/conflicts search $500 for the application. Additional classes (e.g. food in addition to clothing) are $225 […]

Partnership Guide: 40 Questions for Any Partnership Agreement

A Guide to Putting Together Your Partnership Agreement By Jeffrey K. Davis, Esq. WHAT SHOULD YOUR BUSINESS GOVERNANCE AGREEMENT ADDRESS? The following is a 40-point checklist that you should use when drafting a business partnership agreement. This is not an all-inclusive list but I have to say, it’s pretty close and has broad applications for […]

FAQs: The Preliminary Conference

Litigation in New York courts is governed by rules set forth in the New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CPLR), “Uniform Rules”, local/judges’ rules, and case law. The Preliminary Conference (“PC”) is the first conference in the case (hence “preliminary”) and the first time the case has deadlines that are imposed by the Court […]

The 41 Point Test for Evaluating Your Potential Business Partner

Over the years I’ve represented hundreds of startups, joint ventures and partnerships. I’ve even been a part of a few partnerships myself and had I put myself through the same 42-part test below perhaps some of those relationships would not have ended so miserably. People rush into business relationships all too often because we’re human […]

INTERVIEW: Talk to Neil

Meet one of my favorite business attorneys Neil Greenbaum as we talk about buying businesses (asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements and franchises). It’s extremely informative, and we get some valuable pro tips from the pro himself. Neil. This will surely not be the last interview with Neil. While he doesn’t call himself an “expert” […]

INTERVIEW: Client Spotlight with Ralph Ramirez

I was very excited to get to interview Ralph Ramirez. Ralph is an exceptionally talented client and owner of Townecraft Homewares. In this insightful video you get to hear how he approached this multi million dollar business acquisition, some true “pro tips” if you’re considering purchasing a business, and the critical importance of “evolving a […]