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Strategic Partnerships and Employees vs Independent Contractors

I spoke yesterday to the WBEC-West about Strategic Alliances.  We discussed the term "Partnership" and alternatives including Strategic Alliance, Joint Venture, and Teaming Agreement.  Due to technical difficulties, the audio on the video recording of the presentation didn't come out well, but I made *this video* (my first ever!) to answer some questions that came up during the talk.  Let ...

Strategic . . . Partnerships?

Clients sometimes come to me to discuss “partnerships” they want to enter into with other parties. I try to dissuade people from using the term “partnership,” because it has legal implications. Technically, a partnership is an association of two or more persons engaged in a business enterprise in which the profits and losses are shared ...

Strategic Partnerships

Just a quick note that I have been invited to speak on "Legal Aspects of Strategic Partnerships" for the Women's Business Enterprise Council West (WBEC-West) in a few weeks.  I will try to make my presentation thrilling so as not to put anyone to sleep, and I'll add some notes here that might be helpful for others considering ...

Why Me? . . . Correcting Mistakes and Moving Forward

Resilience is a powerful tool in overcoming difficult situations. When we encounter personal or professional catastrophe, there are two possible reactions: to dwell on the negativity, or to briefly analyze what went wrong and move forward. One of the reasons I chose transactional law rather than litigation is that I prefer focusing on future possibilities and helping clients ...

Tamara’s Recent Presentation

Tamara spoke last week about "Building Value Through Intellectual Property" to the FastTrac Growth Venture participants at the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center.  Highlights included an extensive question and answer session about the ins and outs of copyright and trademark law, weighing risk vs cost, and an explanation of common law intellectual property rights contrasted against the ...

The Rules . . for Business Courtship – Part 1

So, you’ve broken up with your former business partner, or you are starting a new business, and looking for someone who is a good fit.   Finding the right person is a lot like the romantic courtship process. Call me old-fashioned, but I believe people should honor some principles on both counts. Here are a few of my ...

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

You have invested so much of yourself into it, you are reluctant to see it go. But despite all the time, effort, thought and emotion, it just is not working. You’ve put in more than you’ve gotten out. You’ve wasted one too many nights analyzing what went wrong. Finally, you decide, I will end it. I will just say goodbye, ...

New York admission!

The firm is thrilled to announce that Tamara has just been admitted to practice in New York.  She has recently been spending time in New York working on various matters, and now she can officially represent clients there.  Her work in the Big Apple has focused mostly on assisting a client with the acquisition of ...

Getting Together . . . And Staying Together

You meet at a function, or maybe someone introduces you to each other, pointing out how much you have in common. You are attracted to each other; his strengths seem to make up for your weaknesses, and vice versa. She’s great with numbers, while you’re good at strategy. You spend time getting to know each ...