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What Foreign Businesses Should Know About U.S. Lawsuits

United States Law Suits I have represented countless foreign entrepreneurs and businesses evaluating or negotiating a potential business relationship in the United States. One of the toughest things I have to do is explain why the U.S. legal system is so different from what these clients are used to in Europe, Asia, or elsewhere. Business

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Buying a home in Europe – Renovation and bricolage

This is the third post in Harris Sliwoski’s online series, in which Shannon Brandao will guide you through the practical, legal, and personal considerations of purchasing a home in Europe. See past posts here:  Where can YOU buy a home in Europe? Well, that depends . . . Where to buy a home in Europe:

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Legal Advice or Business Advice?

Legal advice versus business advice People hire lawyers to give them legal advice. Sometimes, people also hire lawyers to give them business advice. This may introduce thorny considerations because lawyers generally should not give business advice (more on that below). However, sometimes they can, and do (more on that too). As a business lawyer who

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IPBA 2024 Tokyo – “New World, New Wisdom”

The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (“IPBA”) kicked off its 32nd Annual Meeting and Conference in Tokyo, Japan, last week. This was the first time the meeting has been in Tokyo since its 1991 inaugural year. More than 1400 people from more than eighty countries participated, marking the event’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. It also provided

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BREAKING NEWS: The FTC Bans Employee Noncompete Agreements

On April 23, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a final rule banning noncompete agreements under sections 5 and 6(g) of the FTC Act. The ban applies to noncompetes in the employment context and does not necessarily apply to business-to-business noncompete agreements. This banning of non-compete agreements has left many employers wondering what this

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How AI is Revolutionizing the Practice of Law

Artificial Intelligence and the Law Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents attorneys with an opportunity to evolve as legal practitioners, to increase efficiency, to expand abilities, and to transform the delivery of legal services—making them faster and more cost effective for clients. That is of course, if you can master the technology and learn how to

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Launching Your Startup – An Introductory Guide

Navigating The Startup Landscape As an attorney who focuses on business and intellectual property (IP), I have had the opportunity to work with many startups that were seeking to bring their ideas to the world. Moving from an idea to a finished product can be a daunting prospect for any startup, however, it doesn’t have

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What is a Series LLC?

Series LLCs Series LLCs are a relatively new type of entity that more and more states are embracing. Still, many experienced businesspeople are unfamiliar with series LLCs. Below, I break down the concept of a series LLC, their benefits, and some potential issues. What Is a Series LLC? To understand what a series LLC is,

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Top Five Concerns When Buying a Regulated Business

Over the years, our corporate attorneys have developed a niche in a host of regulated and soon-to-be-regulated industries across the globe — everything from healthcare, to cannabis, to banking and finance, to securities regulation for Web3 and other companies. And a huge part of that practice has been in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), or the

Unwinding The Buy America/n Provisions Gordian Knot

Buy America/Buy American Navigating the legal intricacies of government contracting can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to understanding the various statutes governing domestic production and procurement. With the rise of initiatives aimed at bolstering domestic manufacturing and infrastructure, it’s imperative for government contractors to clearly discern the differences and requirements of the