Letters for Small-business Lawyers


Author: Jean L. Batman
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781616328566
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 194
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Ahuge portion of the U.S. economy is comprised of small businesses. To prosper in this market segment, an attorney must consistently produce effective communication to retain existing clients and pave the way for referral business. This book offers letter templates, forms and advice for the many attorneys who represent, or wish to represent, small businesses.

Letters for Lawyers

Essential Communications for Clients, Prospects, and Others
Author: Thomas E. Kane
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590312674
Category: Law
Page: 157
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The new 2nd edition of this publication will help ease the task of communicating with clients, prospects and others. This book contains numerous communication tools, including: business letters, announcement cards, invitations, survey forms, response cards, press releases, and thank-you notes.

Letters for Litigators

Essential Communications for Opposing Counsel, Witnesses, Clients, and Others
Author: Daniel I. Small,Robin Page West
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590312681
Category: Law
Page: 217
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This publication includes numerous letters that can help simplify the task of communicating with opposing counsel, witnesses, clients, the court and others.

Advising the Small Business

Forms and Advice for the Legal Practitioner
Author: Jean L. Batman
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590318874
Category: Small business
Page: 786
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Leapholes


Author: James Grippando
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590316665
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 314
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When young Ryan Coolidge finds himself in trouble with the law, he teams up with a magical old lawyer named Hezekiah who helps Ryan time travel into the law books and find precedents and people who can help defend Ryan in court. Children's BOMC.

The M & A Process

A Practical Guide for the Business Lawyer
Author: American Bar Association. Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590315729
Category: Law
Page: 358
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This resource addresses the steps for actually doing the deal in a mergers and acquisition transaction. This detailed guide is designed for all customary structures of acquisition transactions (i.e. merger, asset sale, stock sale, share exchanges) and covers the purchase of both publicly and privately held businesses. However, the book covers a greater emphasis on private deals.

Letters to a Young Lawer (Easyread Large Edition)


Author: Alan Dershowitz
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145874972X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 220
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As defender of both the righteous and the questionable, Alan Dershowitz has become perhaps the most famous and outspoken attorney in the land. Whether or not they agree with his legal tactics, most people would agree that he possesses a powerful and profound sense of justice. In this meditation on his profession, Dershowitz writes about life, law, and the opportunities that young lawyers have to do good and do well at the same time. We live in an age of growing dissatisfaction with law as a career, which ironically comes at a time of unprecedented wealth for many lawyers. Dershowitz addresses this paradox, as well as the uncomfortable reality of working hard for clients who are often without many redeeming qualities. He writes about the lure of money, fame, and power, as well as about the seduction of success. In the process, he conveys some of the ''tricks of the trade'' that have helped him win cases and become successful at the art and practice of ''lawyering.''

Be the CEO of Your Law Firm

Gain Control, Turn a Profit, and Reclaim Your Life
Author: Alexandra Lozano
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781732082502
Category:
Page: 196
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Be the CEO of Your Law Firm: Gain Control, Turn a Profit, and Reclaim Your Life is written for attorneys who are struggling to get out from under a mindset that is holding them back from building their dream law firm. A law practice is a business and you must treat it like one in order to be successful. Many of us became attorneys because we care about people. But our passion for our work doesn¿t always translate to making a good living. This book prepares you for the journey from barely keeping your head above water to being in control of your practice, your finances, and your life. Be the CEO of Your Law Firm defines what it means to be the CEO and outlines the Roles and Responsibilities you must master in order to grow and prosper: (1) Creating Your Vision and Strategy; (2) Marketing Your Services; (3) Taming Your Finances; (4) Managing Your Firm; (5) Cultivating Your Relationships; and (6) Attaining Client Satisfaction. It is designed to guide you through the most important aspects of what it takes to master your new CEO role and mindset. It is designed to make you think. It forces you to analyze the problems you face in running your law firm. It forces you to write down things that you may not necessarily feel good about when it comes to how your law firm has been operating. Ultimately, the book empowers you to look at the things you¿ve been hiding from in your firm, face them head on, and take control of the firm rather than the firm continuing to take control of you.

Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business


Author: Fred S. Steingold
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 141332407X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 456
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This book is for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as managers and other key small business employees, who want a practical and comprehensive guide to business laws without paying a fortune in legal fees. The book helps owners and managers successfully start and run a small business, from raising startup money to protecting personal assets to negotiating leases and contracts.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct


Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604425178
Category: Law
Page: 209
View: 1924

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The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.

The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book

A Survival Guide
Author: Thane Josef Messinger
Publisher: Fine Print PressLtd
ISBN: 9781888960198
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 231
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In this survival guide for the new attorney, in-depth advice on law office life, includes how to work with senior attorneys, legal research, memos, drafting, mistakes, grammar, email, workload, timesheets, reviews, teamwork, deportment, attitude, perspective, working with clients (and dissatisfied clients), working with office staff, using office tools, and, well, not just surviving but thriving in a new career. This book is written for all law graduates, for any law office: a firmâ"large, medium, or smallâ"agency, corporation, or the military.

Mergers and Acquisitions

A Step-by-Step Legal and Practical Guide
Author: Edwin L. Miller, Jr.,Lewis N. Segall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119276772
Category: Law
Page: 336
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The legal, financial, and business primer to the M&A process Mergers and Acquisitions offers accessible step-by-step guidance through the M&A process to provide the legal and financial background required to navigate these deals successfully. From the initial engagement letter to the final acquisition agreement, this book delves into the mechanics of the process from beginning to end, favoring practical advice and actionable steps over theoretical concepts. Coverage includes deal structure, corporate structuring considerations, tax issues, public companies, leveraged buyouts, troubled businesses and more, with a uniquely solution-oriented approach to the M&A process. This updated second edition features new discussion on cross-border transactions and "pseudo" M&A deals, and the companion websites provides checklists and sample forms to facilitate organization and follow-through. Mergers and acquisitions are complex, and problems can present themselves at each stage of the process; even if the deal doesn't fall through, you may still come out with less than you bargained for. This book is a multi-disciplinary primer for anyone navigating an M&A, providing the legal, financial, and business advice that helps you swing the deal your way. Understand the legal mechanics of an M&A deal Navigate the process with step-by-step guidance Compare M&A structures, and the rationale behind each Solve common issues and avoid transactional missteps Do you know what action to take when you receive an engagement letter, confidentiality agreement, or letter of intent? Do you know when to get the banker involved, and how? Simply assuming the everything will work out well guarantees that it will—for the other side. Don't leave your M&A to chance; get the information and tools you need to get it done right. Mergers and Acquisitions guides you through the process step-by-step with expert insight and real-world advice.

Start Your Own Law Practice

A Guide to All the Things They Don't Teach in Law School about Starting Your Own Firm
Author: William W. Huss
Publisher: Sphinx Publishing
ISBN: 9781572485211
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 249
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Start Your Own Law Practice is the first title in the Open for Business series of professional career titles. It explains that starting your own firm (no matter the type) is the same as opening up your own small business. Taking this approach, Start Your Own Law Practice makes you a small business owner first and a practicing lawyer second.

Auditor's Letter Handbook


Author: ABA Audit Responses Committee
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781614389736
Category: Law
Page: 116
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The Auditor s Letter Handbook, Second Edition contains the original 1975 Statement of Policy Regarding Lawyers' Responses to Auditors' Requests for Information. Much has changed since the American Bar Association Statement of Policy Regarding Lawyers Responses to Auditors Requests for Information (the ABA Statement) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) related Statement of Auditing Standards No. 12 (SAS 12) were approved in December 1975 and January 1976, respectively. The Second Edition addresses the increased emphasis on: the quality of loss contingency disclosure; a new regulatory regime for the accounting profession established by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; the increasing relevance of international accounting and auditing standards; the expansion of cross-border practice by law firms; and much more! This resource is a must-have for inside and outside counsel in dealing with the auditor's need for corroboration of information furnished by management concerning litigation, claims, and assessments. It comprises a consolidated presentation of the principal official pronouncements and unofficial commentaries on the subject of audit inquiries and lawyers' responses."

Thinking Like a Writer

A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing
Author: Stephen V. Armstrong,Timothy P. Terrell
Publisher: Practising Law Inst
ISBN: 9781402411281
Category: Law
Page: 427
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Thinking Like a Writer: A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing gives you the specialized knowledge and techniques to draft clear and compelling legal documents, no matter how complicated the issues involved.

Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business


Author: Fred S. Steingold
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413324878
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 488
View: 6482

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Most small business owners, can't afford to hire a lawyer to draft the legal documents they need in the course of day-to-day business. Now there's an affordable solution. Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business provides over 60 legal forms and documents and all the step-by-step instructions needed to use them. This collection of essential legal and business documents helps you: create contracts to buy, sell, rent, or store goods hire employees and consultants protect your trade secrets create noncompete agreements prepare an LLC operating agreement borrow and lend money buy a business lease commercial space prepare corporate bylaws record minutes of meetings buy real estate, and and much more. This edition is updated with the latest legal documents, contracts, and other forms you need to run your business smoothly, along with up-to-date best practices for business owners and managers. Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business includes all the information and instructions you need to complete and use your forms effectively.

Florida Small Business Practice


Author: The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1632845881
Category: Law
Page: 649
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Florida Small Business Practice provides a broad understanding and explanation of the laws concerning the creation, purchase, maintenance and sale of various business entities for the small business client. Highlights of the new Ninth Edition include: • New statutes and case law applicable to various types of business entities, including analysis of the Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act • Revised business entity selection chart • Discussion of: ◦ Requirements for securing business data and consumer information ◦ New Interpretation of wage and hour laws, including classification of independent contractors, caregiver companions, and students/interns ◦ Department of Labor's "white collar exemptions" from minimum wage and overtime requirements and significant proposed changes to the exemption

Letters to a Young Contrarian


Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786739073
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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From bestselling author and provocateur Christopher Hitchens, the classic guide to the art of principled dissent and disagreement In Letters to a Young Contrarian, bestselling author and world-class provocateur Christopher Hitchens inspires the radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, and angry young (wo)men of tomorrow. Exploring the entire range of "contrary positions"--from noble dissident to gratuitous nag--Hitchens introduces the next generation to the minds and the misfits who influenced him, invoking such mentors as Emile Zola, Rosa Parks, and George Orwell. As is his trademark, Hitchens pointedly pitches himself in contrast to stagnant attitudes across the ideological spectrum. No other writer has matched Hitchens's understanding of the importance of disagreement--to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress, to democracy itself.

The Essential Associate

Step Up, Stand Out, and Rise to the Top As a Young Lawyer
Author: JAY. HARRINGTON
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780999554524
Category:
Page: 244
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The Essential Associate is for young lawyers who aspire to grow, succeed, and advance on a partnership track at a law firm. It addresses the dual imperatives that young lawyers must grapple with: becoming an excellent lawyer and developing a book of business. Building mastery as a lawyer and building a book of business both take a long time. No longer can young lawyers sit back and wait for opportunities. But never before have more tools and resources been available that allow entrepreneurial-minded lawyers to stand out and succeed. From attorney, coach, and legal marketing expert Jay Harrington, The Essential Associate is a step-by-step guide that helps young lawyers, and law students preparing for a career in the law, not just survive, but thrive in today's competitive law firm environment. It includes insights from dozens of successful lawyers at firms across the country, general counsel at Fortune 500 companies, and top consultants to the legal industry. The Essential Associate has been praised by successful lawyers at law firms of all sizes. Foley & Lardner partner William McKenna calls it, "A must-read for every new "Biglaw" associate and, for that matter, young associates at every size firm." McKenna believes that, "If every young associate reads this book within the first six months of beginning practice, and put its lessons to work in their daily practice, their careers will benefit immeasurably." The Essential Associate is an indispensable tool for any young lawyer hoping to achieve success in today's competitive legal marketplace. PRAISE FOR THE ESSENTIAL ASSOCIATE "Jay Harrington's insights on how to become an Essential Associate are spot on. He provides practical advice on what action steps to take to succeed in becoming a valuable team member and a better lawyer." Brian McCarthy, Managing Partner L.A. Office, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom "Jay has been there, done it, and learned from it. His gift is succinctly communicating his and others' lessons learned. An enjoyable read that will help you succeed." Scott Wolfson, Partner at Wolfson Bolton "The Essential Associate is a must-read for anyone starting a legal career or hoping to take their career to the next level. It's highly practical, and brimming with concrete advice from high-performing law firm partners on the qualities they are looking for in young lawyers. The first step to a successful legal career is graduating from law school. The next is reading The Essential Associate." Felicia Perlman, Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom "Making the transition from a legal philosopher (law school) to a legal practitioner is the hardest step every lawyer must make. The Essential Associate is a vital resource to facilitate that process." Paul H. Burton, Founder of QuietSpacing, LLC "The Essential Associate combines a wealth of practical insights into a readable story well attributed to interesting historical figures, giants of industry, and hands-on practitioners who have been in the trenches in recent years dealing with a profession that has become a business." William Gilbride, Partner at Abbott Nicholson "If you're a new associate looking for fundamental advice on how to get ahead, The Essential Associate is a great place to start." Keith Lee, Attorney, Author, and Founder of Associate's Mind and LawyerSmack "The Essential Associate is a must read for every new BigLaw associate and, for that matter, young associates at every size firm. It combines clear guidelines and action steps with real-life insights from a wide range of attorneys who have spent years navigating the shoals of legal practice. If every young associate reads this book within the first six months of beginning practice, and put its lessons to work in their daily practice, their careers will benefit immeasurably." William McKenna, Partner at Foley & Lardne