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Taking the Sting Out of “Death Taxes”

| April 01, 2022 | Articles

High-net worth individuals have an opportunity to take advantage of high transfer tax exemptions if they act fast. Set to expire in 2026, if not before, the time is now to implement strategies that make the most of the current “death tax” exemptions.   Watch Video Now By Dylan H. Metzner There has been a lot… Read more »

“Civil Proceedings” and the Call of Law

| March 17, 2022 | Articles

Embrace the ethical standards of the legal industry by preserving your reputation and strategically avoiding knock-down, drag-out discovery and court proceedings. By Nicole Westbrook In a recent Colorado case, the lawyer was hired to litigate a construction contract lawsuit for a couple. After one of the initial hearings went poorly, the lawyer sent emails to… Read more »

The Importance of Contract Language

| March 14, 2022 | Articles

Good lawyers pay careful attention to the words of a contract to avoid vague, confusing, and ambiguous language that can cause an outcome has nothing to do with what at least one of the parties intended if they have a disagreement…and also, so you don’t lose your baseball team.  By Brad H. Hamilton Several years… Read more »

Hot Spots in Employment Law 2022

| February 25, 2022 | Articles

Employment Law Attorney Larry Lee pinpoints legal issues employers should be following closely in 2022.    There is a laundry list of hot spots in employment law today, which may conspire to keep employers up at night. Here’s a look at some pressing items in 2022 of which  employers should be mindful. Anti-discrimination laws. There… Read more »

Minding Litigation: Strategies for Document Drafting

| February 25, 2022 | Articles

Trial lawyers and instructors Nicole Westbrook and Cash Parker have developed strategies for more effective contracts. Here they share what works and what doesn’t, what reduces the risk of litigation and what issues are likely end up in court.  By Nicole Westbrook and Cash Parker As trial lawyers and instructors for the National Institute for… Read more »

Facing a Deposition: Tips and Strategies

| February 25, 2022 | Articles

Preparing for deposition requires thinking ahead and employing several confidence-inspiring strategies. By Chris Mills So you’re going to be deposed. How do you prepare? The answer, in part, depends on what type of deposition you are facing. There are several different kinds, including: Those of an individual who is a party to the case A… Read more »

Recent Pandemic-era Legal Developments in International Transactions

| January 21, 2022 | Articles

The coronavirus outbreak may have made it easy to miss several significant legal developments unfolding in international business. International Transaction Attorney Steve Suneson shares what global companies and law practitioners can do to reduce risk by making sure three important developments are part of their international transaction deliberations. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,… Read more »

Cool Under Pressure: Managing Distributor Contract Clashes with MLMs

| January 13, 2022 | Articles

Litigator Nicole Westbrook answers three common questions regarding multilevel marketing companies, their distributors and the policies and contracts that can lead to disputes. By Nicole Westbrook Multilevel marketing (MLM) companies are a different breed. These direct sales companies do not have employees so much as they have independent contractors or distributors, which leads to more… Read more »

Conservatorship, Guardianship or Powers of Attorney?

| October 26, 2021 | Articles

Conservatorships are in the news most recently due to challenges in the Britney Spears conservatorship. But Dylan Metzner says don’t be afraid of guardianships or conservatorships. There is more general transparency for interested parties in guardianships and conservatorships than what is available through powers of attorney. Watch or read the 2-minute summary here.  A conservatorship… Read more »