Blog Category: Business Insights

Five Common Legal Mistakes for Startups to Avoid

Think you have all your bases covered? Think again.

Anyone launching a startup has no idea if it will survive a few months—much less succeed—so it isn’t surprising that many end up ignoring potential legal pitfalls. However, with just a little forethought, you can spare yourself some unnecessary grief–particularly when it comes to these five common legal mistakes. 1. No Formal Agreement Between Founders […]

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The legal leaders of the future haven’t gone to law school

But for some, the path is already begun

Editor’s Note: We have followed an ambitious, college-bound high school student for one year. She has her sights on law school. Here’s where she is now. One thing is for sure, the students of today are our leaders of tomorrow—of the future. And we’ve been following one such future leader, Sofia Haro-Arguello, as she prepares […]

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Giving back knows no age

Thoughts from the high school podium

Editor’s Note: We gain experience as we progress in our careers. But does our capacity to give back go up with our paychecks? We asked an ambitious, college-bound high school student for her opinion on the matter. This is what she said. Ever since I was young, I had a strong desire to make a […]

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When an age of building is an age of negotiating

A tip of the hat to the attorneys who influence our infrastructure

Part of a silent movement sweeping the country, Missouri is the most recent holdout state to finally allow design-build. The construction method is one in which a single firm is tasked with both designing and constructing a project, as opposed to design-bid-build, in which one firm designs a project—say, a road or wastewater treatment facility—and another […]

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With legal spend under the microscope, options emerge

Like many industries, legal services is poised for change. Demand for outside corporate legal services is shrinking as more companies bring work in-house or engage providers other than law firms for certain services. As the general counsel of a $2 billion global industrial manufacturer, I saw an opportunity to help companies and law firms adapt […]

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