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Understanding the Difference Between Copyrights and Trademarks

Intellectual property (IP) encompasses some of your business’ most valuable assets. From patents and trade secrets to copyrights and trademarks, there are several different categories that your IP can fall under, and it’s important that you are familiar with them all....

A Quick Guide to Real Estate Deeds

The process of buying and selling real estate is complex and can be daunting for everyone, particularly for those who are dealing with their first transaction. It can get confusing because there are a lot of things you need to be aware of during the process, both for...

Buying a Home? Caveat Emptor!

So, you’ve found your dream house, in your favorite neighborhood, nearest to your favorite pizza joint.  And, most importantly, it’s in your budget. Long story short - you’ve fallen in love with the house and all you can picture is you in that house, floating in the...

My General Counsel® – The Business Owner’s Way of Lawyering Up!

Typically, small to mid-size businesses deal with legal challenges as they arise, rather than working to avoid them in the first place.  In other words, they move forward with contracts without any legal representation whatsoever.  Enter into partnerships without the...

Mediation vs. Litigation: The Pros and Cons

If you find yourself facing a legal dispute of any kind, then you’re sure to want to have it resolved as quickly and positively as possible. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why a legal dispute can go nowhere fast, turning more adversarial and more expensive by...

What to Expect at a Residential Real Estate Closing

So you’ve finally made it to the end of the road in your real estate transaction -  The Closing … Congratulations! You’re so close to completing your sale or purchase, and it’s nearly time to celebrate. But, before you get too comfortable, there are a few things you...

Real Estate Encumbrances and What They Mean for Your Transaction

An encumbrance is really just a fancy word for a burden or restriction on a piece of real estate. Essentially, it means any liability, claim, or limitation that exists against piece of real estate that can restrict the owner’s ability to transfer the title of the...

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