Have You Done a Trade Secret Audit?

secret_105634725The best way to analyze a company’s trade secrets (and how well protected they are) is through a formal audit. Here’s an overview of how to do a trade secret audit. Continue reading

Exiting Gracefully: The Termination Letter

exit_164611473Exits from a job can be graceful, as in Groupon CEO’s Departure Memo, or contentious. From the employer perspective, getting the termination letter right will go a long way toward protecting rights and ratcheting down emotions. Continue reading

Are Miranda Exceptions Now on Your Radar?

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When the Justice Department invoked the public safety exception to the Miranda rights of the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, were you surprised? Did you know about this and other exceptions to the Miranda rule?  Continue reading

When Financial Discovery Gets Complicated

hats_153049007Many family law attorneys are used to doing it all and wearing many different hats. But financial discovery can get complicated enough to warrant bringing in a specialist. Continue reading

Trial Style

jury_137375773The content of an opening statement and closing argument is largely determined by the law and evidence. But don’t underestimate how much your presentation style is integral to the persuasion process. Continue reading

What’s in a (Business) Name?

trademark_144318179As with any newborn, one of the first decisions an entrepreneur makes is the business name. But attorneys also have an important role in the naming process. Continue reading

Do You Know When to Use Jury Questionnaires?

question_154168251Jury questionnaires offer the benefits of efficiency and privacy, but when should you use them? Continue reading

Pardon My Tardy Claim

late_76811323If you’re suing a public entity or public employee (acting within the scope of employment) for money or damages, you must first file a timely administrative claim. But what do you do if you’re late in filing your claim? Continue reading

When to Pick Up a Scalpel and Sever Your Case

scalpel_158302802Do know when seek severance of one or more issues in your case? Continue reading

Tax Tip for California Resident Trustee with Nonresident Beneficiaries

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We don’t usually give tax tips, but here’s one in honor of the season. Continue reading

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