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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 proper documentation to prevent disagreements in the future.   Sign long-term leases without proper protections for the business.  Or,  contracts that don’t allow the business owner to collect attorneys’ fees when the other side doesn’t pay. 

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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 the day. Many people don’t know that there are several different conflict resolution options available to you in a legal dispute. Mediation and litigation are two of the most

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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 need to know about the closing process. “Closing” is the part of the real estate transaction where the buyer pays the sales price contracted for and receives

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5 Reasons Why You Need an Experienced Real Estate Attorney for Your Real Estate Transactions

If you’re planning to buy or sell real estate, you probably already know that there are going to be many things that need to be considered. From deciding what type of property to buy, to figuring out how to get make an offer or review one, obtain a loan, and conduct the proper due diligence.  You are also going to have to deal with a lot of paperwork and legal requirements to transfer or obtain property title to the property. Real estate transactions

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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 property to a buyer. Encumbrances can also lessen the value of the property, so it’s important to determine if one exists on a piece of property that you are

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