On Waiver, Subrogation and Indemnity

Perhaps the main thing waiver, subrogation, and indemnity have in common is how frequently misunderstood they are. I often get a glazed-over “huh?” when I float one of them out before someone who rarely swims with sharks. First things first; a “waiver” is not a friendly Walmart greeter. Instead, at law, a waiver is simply […]

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Should you be paying Overtime pay to your ‘white-collar’ employees?

Recently the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) came out with proposed regulations that will significantly change the law governing certain “white collar” workers who are exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay. Currently, certain employees can be classified as “exempt” from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. One of the most common exemptions is the […]

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Justice and the Law

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. What is a lawyer’s responsibility: to “win” or his or her client, or to achieve “justice?” Every client carries his or her own expectation of success in a legal matter. Some clients deemphasize pursuing justice, choosing instead to focus on winning a […]

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Business and Commercial Activities

The Firm prepares and reviews business organizations, contracts, and security documents and feels that it approaches such drafting, and scrutinizes the documents, with the broad knowledge of lawyers who have litigation experience. Helping the client choose a business form takes particular legal skills. Such factors as central management, ease of management, duration, income tax treatment, […]

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