Should Your Firm Have a Chief Privacy Officer?

ThinkstockPhotos-480885099Following the trend in big business, a Pennsylvania law firm has just appointed its first Chief Privacy Officer (CPO). Should your firm consider having such a position? Continue reading

Rejected! Common Mistakes on Corporate Merger Filings

ThinkstockPhotos-183177563Our last blog post was about mistakes that are made on common types of corporate filings, resulting in having them kicked back by the Secretary of State. We continue that theme with mistakes that are made on corporate merger documents. Avoid these errors or risk rejection. Continue reading

Rejected! Mistakes with Common Corporate Filings

ThinkstockPhotos-183177563In addition to the embarrassment factor for counsel and the extra time and expense involved, a rejected corporate filing can throw a wrench into what would otherwise be an orderly sequence of events in a transaction. To avoid all of these problems, be mindful of the following reasons why common types of filings get rejected by the California Secretary of State.

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3 (Selfish) Reasons to Draft Fair Contracts

An attorney drafting an agreement has an obligation to represent the client zealously and to prepare a contract that maximizes the client’s legal and business advantages. But does this mean that an attorney may include provisions that are extremely onerous to the other side? Continue reading

Checklist for Businesses that Handle Credit/Debit Cards

163741759If your business client accepts credit or debit card payments, it’s subject to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), which consists of a set of industry tools and measurements to assist in the safe handling of sensitive information. Complying with PCI DSS requirements can be very complicated. To make it a bit easier, here’s a checklist that breaks down the twelve general requirements. Continue reading

4 Ways to Avoid Ambiguity in Your Writing

Ambiguity in any writing is annoying, but in a contract it can be devastating if you wrote it, because any ambiguity in a contract is likely to be construed against you. Here are some ways to avoid ambiguity in your next writing. Continue reading

Need to Protect Trade Secrets in Litigation? There’s a Privilege for That

Trade secrets are not necessarily outed in litigation. There’s a conditional privilege that protects owners of trade secrets from being forced to spill their secrets. Continue reading

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