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Construction Claims – Some Powerful Tools

The purpose of this guide is to briefly address some of the legal issues and tools pertaining to a breach of a construction contract. This is not an all-inclusive list but a very good start for any construction company looking to collect or enforce a debt, foreclose on a lien, or assert any other contractual […]

6 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

The motivation for starting a small business can vary greatly. For some it is about escaping corporate life, for others it is about maximizing income, and yet for others it’s about a more creative expression. Whatever the reasons for starting a business there are certain truths I’ve come to understand that effect all startups across […]

Need to Vacate a Default Judgment?

Many of my clients come to me after they have failed to answer the Summons and Complaint in time. They’re trying to vacate (undo) the default judgment and they’re often frantic about the consequences should they fail. I’d like to tell you that it’s a no-brainer process. It isn’t. It is usually extremely facts and […]

Tips on Setting Goals for Your Business

Setting business goals is an integral and crucial aspect of financial success for any business. It’s a critical part of business planning. It is important that you set both short term and long term goals. Here we set forth a basic guide for goal setting. First, set realistic goals. Goals should be or represent solutions […]

Is Your Proprietary Information safe?

One could argue that a company’s intellectual/proprietary property walks out the door every day when its employees leave the building. The information that is entrusted to a company’s employees is its lifeblood. All too often, however, start-up companies and small businesses often do not do enough to protect their intellectual property and customer goodwill after […]

The Basics of a Business Break-up

Splitting up from your business partner is discussed in a few other posts on this website. First, we discuss the friendly break up, then we address some of the aspects of the not-so-friendly divorce. The following is another look at your options for either splitting with your business partner or leaving the business altogether. These […]

Contracts and Navigating a Breach of Contract Claim

On a Breach of Contract cause of action you have to show the following: That you had a contract. That you performed according to the contract. That the defendant breached the contract (usually by not paying the money due) And that you have been damaged as a result in the total sum as per the contract A […]

Construction Contracts: Some Basics

Not all construction contracts are created equal. That’s because every construction project is different. There are however two underlying themes (which arguably are necessarily intertwined) from the attorney’s perspective and that is (a) proper risk allocation and of course, (b) getting paid. However, before allocating risk one must first understand the specific risks in the given project. […]