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Further vs. Farther
Posted on 01-19-2017 by Brenda Carter

Is there a difference? Yes! If you need further proof, read on . If you have proofing questions you’d like answered, Ask the Proofer! proofreader@lexisnexis.com Read More

Tags: #writinglegally

Office Space Ideas to De-stress Attorneys
Posted on 01-18-2017 by Lauren Stemley

Lawyers everywhere are too stressed to relax at work. But don’t fret! There is a solution! Blah! Your Current Workspace How your work space is set up says a lot about your relaxation efforts. Consider the traditional office: white... Read More

Tags: stressed lawyers , engaging , relaxing office , relax , Office Space

Pennsylvania Entity Law: Major Changes & the Impacts of Act 170 – Webinar / Feb. 7th
Posted on 01-18-2017 by Lextalk Admin

Date: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Duration: 1 hour Register Now Summary Course Overview: On February 21, 2017, Act 2016-170 goes into effect. It is a comprehensive revision of Pennsylvania law on... Read More

Structuring Purchase Price Provisions with Lexis Practice Advisor®: Webinar / January 24th
Posted on 01-17-2017 by Lextalk Admin

Purchase price provisions are one of the most important components to any M&A deal. Understanding the various types of consideration, protections, and adjustments is key to ensuring you are structuring a deal that fully protects and expresses your... Read More

10 Psychological Tricks to Becoming a Happy Lawyer
Posted on 01-10-2017 by Lauren Stemley

Dissatisfied lawyers, consider this: psychology is the study of the mind and behavior of people; lawyers deal with people. See the connection? – If you haven’t thought about this already, you should start! Psychology is purely beneficial... Read More

Tags: well-being , control , emotion , helping clients , healing , happy lawyer , psychology tricks

Law School Pyramid of Success: If Coach Wooden Had Been a Lawyer ....
Posted on 01-06-2017 by Travis Burchart

Ten NCAA Championships in 12 years (including seven in a row) ... these are the success numbers of basketball coaching great, John Wooden. Want to know Wooden’s game plan for winning? It was his Pyramid of Success , which contains 15 building... Read More

16 Wishes: What Lawyers Want Clients to Understand
Posted on 12-30-2016 by Lauren Stemley

Here’s what a lot of lawyers wish clients knew: that they aren’t blood thirsty, money hungry connivers. Lawyers are often the unfortunate victims of misconceptions. TV shows, like How to Get Away With Murder , do a good job fooling the public... Read More

Tags: understanding , misconception , stressed lawyers , wishes , morals

12 Best Dog Breeds for the Busy Attorney
Posted on 12-21-2016 by Lauren Stemley

If you're a dog-loving lawyer, you might think, “It wouldn’t be fair to them," or "I don’t have the time.” Surprisingly, there are dog breeds that would be a good match for your busy lifestyle! Considering a dog’s... Read More

Tags: dog-lover , dogs , busy lawyer , busy , easy care

Purchasing or Selling a Hotel Subject to a Franchise Agreement or Brand Management Agreement
Posted on 12-16-2016 by Jae Lee

TGIFF! It’s Franchise Friday. Read on for key considerations when buying and selling a franchise or branded hotel. Key Considerations When Purchasing or Selling a Hotel Subject to a Franchise Agreement In evaluating a hotel purchase and sale... Read More

Introduction to Title Insurance by S. H. Spencer Compton, First American Title Insurance Company
Posted on 12-15-2016 by Jae Lee

It’s Title Thursday! Read on to take ownership and get a handle on title review. Title insurance is a uniquely American product, and in the United States it is customary to order a title report whenever an interest in real estate is purchased... Read More

The Lawyer's Solution to Holiday Gift Giving: Handwriting Thank Yous
Posted on 12-14-2016 by Lauren Stemley

What should you do when your client sends you a Christmas gift, card, or letter? Don’t fret – the easiest and most impactful response is to send a simple thank you letter! Don’t just type it out though – handwrite it! Here are... Read More

Tags: letters , writing , gains , Christmas

Workouts of Commercial Real Estate Loans by Steven D. Collier
Posted on 12-14-2016 by Jae Lee

Get (financially) fit before the holidays with Workout Wednesday! Learn how to avoid the doom and gloom of bankruptcy and foreclosure by initiating a commercial real estate loan workout. Bankruptcy and foreclosure are not the only possible outcomes... Read More

Trends in Real Estate Joint Venture Agreements
Posted on 12-13-2016 by Jae Lee

‘Tis the Season for Trending Topic Tuesday. Get current on trends in real estate joint venture agreements with Thomas G. Maira of Reed Smith LLP. Interview with Thomas G. Maira on current trends in real estate joint ventures 1. Wh at is a... Read More

Corporate, S Corp., Partnership & LLC California Tax Law Update – CLE* Presentation, featuring Mark Muntean – Dec. 15th / Oakland, CA
Posted on 12-12-2016 by Lextalk Admin

A summary of the 2014 through 2016 significant California tax law changes through judicial decisions, legislative and regulatory changes; and administrative pronouncements. A. Federal Legislation impacting California Tax Law. B. Judicial Decisions... Read More

Storytelling for Lawyers: 3 Ways to Create Engaging Legal Writing
Posted on 12-12-2016 by Lauren Stemley

What do Christmas, legal writing and nonfiction have in common? More than you think! Legal writing pairs perfectly with the creative styles of telling a story. Bryan Garner , a lawyer who pioneered the idea, says to let the facts show why your client... Read More

Tags: writing , Christmas

Drafting Limitation of Liability Provisions in EPC Contracts by Jed Ruccio, McCarter & English
Posted on 12-12-2016 by Jae Lee

One Stop Shopping Monday – Look no further than engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts! An EPC contract allows a real property owner to enter into a single contract with a firm for the engineering design, construction and procurement... Read More

Tags: Engineering Procurement Construction Contracts , Lexis Practice Advisor , EPC Contracts , Drafting. , Practice Insights

My Cheap (Free!) Holiday Gift for Lawyers: 10 Great Legal Quotes
Posted on 12-09-2016 by Travis Burchart

The gift that keeps on giving ... knowledge. And the best way to wrap it ... in a quote. So this holiday season, I’m gifting legal quotes to my lawyer friends. Cash? Not this year! Call me a cheapskate, but a good quote is much more... Read More

Contemplating a Private Placement? Everything You Need to Know.
Posted on 12-09-2016 by Jae Lee

Lexis Practice Advisor provides an overview of private placements, as well as detailed practice notes, forms and checklists on this topic. Under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), any offer or sale of securities must either be... Read More

Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor , private placement

Starting Due Diligence? Don’t Be Overwhelmed. Start on Point with Lexis Practice Advisor.
Posted on 12-08-2016 by Jae Lee

Lexis Practice Advisor provides an overview of due diligence in the context of securities offerings, as well as detailed practice notes, forms and checklists on this topic. The due diligence process is typically one of the most significant and time... Read More

Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor , Practice Inisights , Due Diligence Process

Going Public? A Comprehensive Guide to IPOs.
Posted on 12-07-2016 by Jae Lee

Lexis Practice Advisor provides an overview of initial public offerings of equity securities, as well as detailed practice notes, forms and checklists on this topic. Under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), any offer or sale of... Read More

Tags: SEC , NYSE , Guide , Lexis Practice Advisor , NASDAQ , Practice Insights , IPO , Securities