Blog Category: Business Insights

Even Post-COVID, Energy Industry Won’t be Same, Expert Says

Sickened by the virus, other issues are backburned

Thursday, April 23, 2020 In the best of times, it can be among the most unpopular industries, lawmakers in some states—among them California—even having advocated a ban on production of oil and natural gas. In the worst of times, which 2020 continues to be for energy companies, the threats may be even more daunting. Former […]

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What Happens, Legally, When the Olympics are Postponed or Cancelled

It’s more than medals at stake

Friday, April 17, 2020 The Olympics have only been cancelled three times since 1896, and only due to war, according to Time. In the midst of COVID-19 lockdowns, they’re at least being rescheduled, with the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo now planned for the summer of 2021. But as the general counsels from three of […]

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Fast-Tracked Medication Could Treat COVID-19 by Midsummer

Because coronavirus patients can’t wait another day

Thursday, April 16, 2020 It’s a long and expensive process between a medication being developed and brought to market, but with a global pandemic claiming victims by the thousands daily just in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration might provide some flexibility to companies that could offer something promising against COVID-19.  That could happen as early as summer with the anti-viral drug Vicromax. It’s being supported for imminent clinical testing by […]

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Sick with COVID-19 and Managing Social Services in New York City

There's little downtime for essential service providers

Monday, April 13, 2020 The back pain wasn’t entirely unusual for Adam Lancer, he says. But then his wife, Dina, ran a fever of over 102 degrees and he soon followed with a fever of 101. Some of their seven children followed suit.  Lancer didn’t need a medical degree to believe the couple had COVID-19. He was never tested, and there was little need after her test came back positive. But […]

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Supplying Police, Cannabis Branding Business Provides Hand Sanitizer

The alcohol-based product was distributed in Johnson, Arkansas

April 9, 2020 The message of personal hygiene, with an emphasis on hand washing, is a message many Americans have heard loud and clear as a means to thwart infection and the slow the spread of coronavirus during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.  Common stringent hand sanitizers are good at killing the germs, too—if you can find them. But people in panic-mode have stripped store shelves clean, and online sales have driven the cost of hand sanitizer to more than $130 a bottle in some cases.  That’s led to […]

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Avoid These Common Pitfalls When Granting Stock Options

Taking stock of your stock options

Stock options are a standard feature in nearly every startup and early-stage company. They’re a fantastic tool for recruiting and employee retention while aligning the interests of employees and the company. However, when it comes to granting options, there are simple mistakes companies can make which could haunt them for years to come, potentially impacting […]

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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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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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