Remember when you were a kid and your mom forced you to ask a group of the “cool kids” to play?
Close your eyes… you remember. As you walked toward the cool kids, your mouth felt dry. Your palms got sweaty. Your heart felt like it was going to burst from your chest and your breath came in short gulps. You approached the kids and finally gathered the courage to ask in an awkward croak, “Can I...Read More
Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a mediation listening to your overly emotional client talk about their bottom line? Do you cringe when you hear that? “I won’t accept a penny less than” is a common phrase heard by mediators. It’s common enough that mediators also know that a phrase like that is often accompanied by a “wink, wink, nudge, nudge” from the party’s lawyer. Sometimes...Read More
Whew! It was the end of the second day. Matt Mediator was tired, but pleased. The partners had finally decided what to do with their automobile dealership – Able would manage things, and get a salary on top of his share of the profit. Baker would get a $50,000 cash payment and his share of the profit as it accrued. He only had to meet Able once a month at the dealership and stay available...Read More
We are approaching a sea change when it comes to how personal data is created, stored and repurposed. Recent cases between state, local, and federal governments and companies like Apple and Facebook are breaking new ground in the battle between legitimate law enforcement surveillance and user privacy.
While the FBI and other law enforcement agencies can seek court orders compelling companies...Read More
No one is more intimately familiar with the complexities of patent litigation than a patent attorney in Orange County California. Rather than go through contentious, costly and complex litigation, a patent attorney in Orange County California may recommend that clients and other attorneys turn to alternative dispute resolution for the following reasons:
Alternative dispute resolution...Read More
In a past article, I discussed that the process a party chooses to pursue a divorce or legal separation whether in San Jose, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Campbell, or any other Bay Area city, severely impacts the outcome of their case. Once a party has decided on the process, the next decision might be when he or she should file for divorce. A divorce is initiated when a party files a Petition for...Read More