As a society, we need to swing back to reality. This notion of there is nothing less romantic than discussion a prenuptial agreement before marriage. Yes, that may be true, but there is nothing more realistic.
Category: Small Business Law
Do I need a trust?
Do I need a trust?
Who tied my shoelaces together?
While I can stand, the current restrictions, and the ones I expect to stay in place into the foreseeable future, have me stumbling forward. It's like I sat down on a bench for a breather and someone tied my shoes together.
Focusing on stimulus is placing the cart, squarely before the horse.
You can bailout the economy all you want, but until we beat the virus, we can't restart the economy!
Can we stop? And take a breath?
This is some scary stuff - no question. The Director of the Ohio Department of Health has announced there are over 100,000 Ohioans who have likely been infected (NBC4). There is no stopping or avoiding the Coronavirus, but rushing out to the grocery store and treating your anxiety with toilet paper isn't going to help … Continue reading Can we stop? And take a breath?
A series of spectacular failures.
In the Spring, I cut a piece of plywood into about 400 pieces. For some reason or another, the visual, when plywood is turned on its side, is appealing to me. I layed the pieces out into a herringbone pattern and glued everything up. It took... forever. Here is the top after sanding, filling voids, … Continue reading A series of spectacular failures.
Lawmakers want to preserve your choice – paper or plastic?
So, the proponents of the bill are going to have to argue, your choice of paper or plastic is a matter of state-wide concern. Not a case I'd want to make.
How to deal with liars
We all deal with them. Folks who have zero compunction about lying. And, if you confront them about it, guess what? They'll lie more, blame you, or further complicate the matter. So what do you do? Document the file. And this can be done in a variety of ways. For lawyers, we document the file … Continue reading How to deal with liars
Which pool are you in?
Sure. Anyone can start a business. Statistics indicate that the vast majority of them will fail inside of a year. Starting a business takes a lot to be successful - creativity, discipline, energy, intelligence, ingenuity, grit and last, but certainly not least, a sense of humor. The one trait, above all, that seems to be … Continue reading Which pool are you in?
Knowing when to stop the dialogue.
Whether it is at home, in litigation, or in a negotiation, there are moments in life where continuing to communicate will push you further from your goal. Knowing when to stop the communication requires some intuition and experience. A feel for whether you can convince the other side to "see the light." No matter how … Continue reading Knowing when to stop the dialogue.
“I’m starting a business!” – Do I need an attorney?
If you're starting a business, the first thing you need is not an attorney. What you really need is a viable business model.
A word about LLCs
"I'm protected, I have a LLC." I've heard it a thousand times. As a lawyer, it frustrates me to no end. I don't want to burst anyone's bubble, but filing a LLC, alone, does nothing to protect anyone from anything. Why is that? The idea behind a limited liability company is that is a separate … Continue reading A word about LLCs
Changing the Statute of Limitations – Again?
The Ohio Legislature is busy reviewing and revising the statute of limitations for contracts. Again. Service providers and lenders, listen up. R.C. 2305.06, provided a fifteen (15) year statute of limitations to bring a civil action to enforce the rights of a written contract, but this law was changed by the 129th General Assembly when … Continue reading Changing the Statute of Limitations – Again?