January 2012 Archives

Blog #18 (When To Use Advisors Other Than Your Lawyer; Wes Parker)

January 25, 2012

I would like to thank my colleague Bruce Dizenfeld for this week's legal portion.

Although it is a good idea to engage an attorney as early as possible once you have an idea for a contract, venture or have a claim or controversy, that does not mean that you should actually turn to your lawyer with all of your questions. As a practical matter, your attorney is likely one of your most expensive advisors and should be used sparingly and only when the issue or action requires their specific skills.

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Blog #17 (Getting the Most Mileage Out of Your Attorney; Tommy John)

January 11, 2012

I want to thank my colleague, Scott K. Behrendt, Esq., for this week's legal portion.

Whether you are a business owner, executive, corporate in-house counsel, investor, consumer, or otherwise, the importance of getting the most mileage -- and value -- out of the attorney you have selected to represent you in a legal matter cannot be overstated. Here are some basic concepts to keep in mind to help ensure that you, as the client, are receiving the highest level of service and attention from your attorney throughout the course of the legal engagement.

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