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Expert Advice

March 2017

Using the Right Language

Research shows that how you speak can be more important than what you say.

By Robert L. Teel and Michael M. Miller

March 2017

A Primer on Premises Liability

Owning real property is one thing. Taking care of it is another.

By Kimberly Wong

February 2017

Are Your Legal Bills Privileged?

A recent decision from the California Supreme Court touches deep into the heart of every lawyer’s practice.

By Joshua M . Heinlein and Jacob A. Ayres

February 2017

Investigating Embezzlement

Forensic accountants are key to discovering an employee’s theft of company funds.

By Megan Cafferkey

February 2017

Don’t Forget About Tax Issues in Mediation

An effective settlement depends upon closure, and to fully conclude a matter, counsel need to be aware of the tax implications of their agreement.

By Robert W. Wood

January 2017

Rethinking Mediation Assumptions (Part 3)

By mediating early, parties can avoid a lot of the heartburn, not to mention the expense, of disruptive litigation.

By Mark LeHocky

January 2017

Effective Advocacy for Software Patents

There are key concepts, but no bright line rules on software patents. The best approach is to follow the common law, comparing and contrasting prior patent cases.

By James Yang

January 2017

The Monopoly Guys: ASCAP & BMI

The music industry landed on Chance when it entered into consent decrees long ago.

By Thomas J. McNamara

December 2016

Wage & Hour Spotlight: Personal Assistants in the Entertainment Industry

Tips to help minimize wage and hour liability in personal assistant contracts.

By Allen B. Grodsky and Tim B. Henderson

December 2016

Attorneys and Marijuana

Recreational marijuana use may now be legal in California, but it’s still a federal crime and, for the state’s lawyers, there are serious ethical issues lurking in the legal fog that surrounds this new development.

By Allison W. Meredith
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