Resolve any Business Dispute with Mediation
201607.14
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Resolve any Business Dispute with Mediation

There is an alternative to going to court that could be the least painful (and least expensive) option for you or your business when facing a business dispute. It is mediation. No matter which side of the issue you are on, there can be lot of uncertainty about what will happen in litigation. The thought of going…

201601.27
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Know Your Contracts Like the Back of Your Hand

Everyone is talking about the controversial cancellation of the 2016 Men’s Basketball game between BYU and University of Utah. The last time this rivalry was put on hold was due to World War II.  Regardless of all the varying opinions, here are three simple and important lessons about contracts you should keep in mind. When a…

201511.02
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Equity Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act

Companies like Kickstarter, Kiva, and RocketHub had a fantastic weekend. A recent ruling by the SEC now allows equity crowdfunding through internet intermediaries. These rules provide greater flexibility for both startup firms and hosting entities like Kickstarter, and create a greater incentive to request funding and fund new ideas. The recent ruling is the last…

201510.27
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Non-Compete Agreements in Utah

Imagine for a few minutes you are an owner of a specialized pharmaceutical production facility. You find it necessary to hire a fresh batch of employees, all of which have prior experience working in other similar facilities. One of the first things you do is begin training the new personnel in the unique processes and practices you implement in your…

201505.12
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Planning Your Estate

When life throws unexpected events at you, “winging it” is never the best option. We all know that unexpected events (such as the disaster and catastrophe in Nepal) cause us to immediately think of our loved ones and reach out to those around us. If you are prepared, you will spend less time worrying and wondering about…

201505.06
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Business Transaction Webinar

IF you are thinking of buying or selling a business in Utah then you will NOT want to miss this webinar!! Legal Pitfalls in Buying or Selling a Business Webinar Whether you are buying or selling a business, perhaps the most important (and most overlooked) part of a business transaction is properly structuring and documenting…

201503.31
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Clear and Concrete Estate Plans

In a recent issue of People magazine, we read of a “legal battle” revolving around the estate of the deceased comedian and actor Robin Williams. Within six months of Williams’ death, his widow and children began to argue over his personal possessions, including his homes, valuable collections, and entertainment awards. We are seeing this type of bickering and…

201503.19
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The Who, What, and How of Estate Planning

Does the thought of Estate Planning make you a bit uncomfortable? If it does, you’re not alone. A recent study performed by Rocket Lawyer found that 51 percent of Americans aged 55 to 64 don’t have an estate plan. Perhaps even more staggering is that 62 percent don’t have a will. Of those who don’t…

Conflict escalation to de-escalation
201501.28
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Conflict escalation to de-escalation

Jeffrey Z. Rubin’s brilliant article, “Conflict from a Psychological Perspective”, is a great resource for anyone dealing with disputes, either personally or professionally. In the article, Rubin outlines certain common psychological patterns that appear when individuals get into conflict. Rubin also offers a variety of suggestions for de-escalation that can help to settle those conflicts…