December 28, 2019

Over the last four years, it has been a sincere pleasure and honor to write so many articles written for a variety of audiences. However, as things are picking up, and I write my own material, I'm afraid I am currently suspending or ending the writing and publication of original content.

I believe many of my most loyal readers have seen my educational pieces range from intensive scholarship replete with dozens of references, to easy-to-understand...

October 1, 2019

Introduction

What is the secret shadow court where rejected and contested trademark claims go? Who comprises this mysterious body? And what powers do they wield in their never ending quest for justice and determining the rights of millions of trademark owners?

Well, it’s actually a bit less melodramatic than that, even if it is a bit unknown. The name of this group is the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, located in Alexandria, VA, and is a body wi...

July 30, 2019

Last month we talked about how to approach a collections situation where you worked very hard for someone else, providing them everything they asked, sometimes for hundreds of hours, but for whatever reason they didn’t pay you.

This month we will talk about a very similar situation where you provided goods or services and the other person isn’t paying you, but this time, it’s because they claim you ripped them off or screwed-up. This is the second...

June 28, 2019

Introduction

So, you’re a talented entrepreneur, consultant or small business owner. You provided a great deal of services or products to another company, a bit larger and more established than yourself. And yet, even with all those resources, this bigger buyer for some reason hasn’t paid you yet, or not in full. Maybe they claim they are waiting on a payment. Perhaps they claim you did something wrong and they are using that either as justificati...

One issue that comes up frequently between lawyers and clients is when *one* lawyer represents two or more interested parties at the same time. For instance, two business partners want to hire one lawyer to work on their partnership. What risks and advantages arise?

Disclaimer: The following information does NOT constitute legal advice and is only for general educational purposes.  Each situation is different and specific legal issues usually req...

April 29, 2019

This is the third article in this group...

Disclaimer: The following information does NOT constitute legal advice and is only for general educational purposes.  Each situation is different and specific legal issues usually require additional research and investigation, so do not rely on this article to address a particular legal issue; use this as a starting point to gain a general understanding.  This article, although educational in purpose and...

March 28, 2019

Introduction

Last article we discussed some tips for bidding on public projects. Why stop there? Let’s continue where we left off.

Disclaimer: The following information does NOT constitute legal advice and is only for general educational purposes.  Each situation is different and specific legal issues usually require additional research and investigation, so do not rely on this article to address a particular legal issue; use this as a starting poi...

March 9, 2019

Networking at the Red NYC event on March 5, 2019.

REDinNYC is a networking event series dedicated to connecting, supporting and promoting individuals and businesses in the real estate industry in New York City, New York State, the country and the world.

You can find more info here:

https://www.redinnyc.com/

My good buddy Vincent Vincent Leone of Roma Tailors was with me (and indeed invited me to the event). If you like finely tailored clothes and a...

February 27, 2019

Introduction

Public bidding projects (often called “procurements”) have billions of dollars for the taking by entrepreneurial contractors of all kinds, from plumbers to aeronautical consultants. Want to get in on the action? Here are some pro-tips (or bidding “hacks” or if you’re a gamer “hax”) to get you through the bidding process and maximize your chances and minimize your hassle.

Disclaimer: The following information does NOT constitute legal a...

January 29, 2019

Introduction

In the last article we discussed how indemnification clauses in contracts seek to protect one party from damages caused by another party. This picks up where the last one left off. Indemnification is basically a fancy wordy for reimbursement.

For instance, Party A Retailer sells a product made by Party B Manufacturer, that blows up in the face of Consumer C. C sues A & B. What happens if Party B Manufacturer “indemnified” Party A Retai...

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