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Going Into Business With a Partner
by / on 02/11/2016 at 14:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Going Into Business With a Partner

So you’re thinking of going into business with somebody else? Maybe a friend or a family member. Or perhaps somebody who already is a business acquaintance. There are a couple things that you might want to consider as you think about going into a venture with a partner. First, let me say that I’m not talking about going into business […]

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Debt-Finance: The Five Things our Private Equity Client are Thinking about Going into 2017
by / on 03/10/2016 at 16:30 / in Best Lawyers®

Debt-Finance: The Five Things our Private Equity Client are Thinking about Going into 2017

Funding costs for high-quality borrowers remain low right now – a point noted recently by the Reserve Bank of Australia. In contrast, we’re seeing a tightening of lending to lower quality credits or ‘less desirable’ assets such as certain residential developments in the real estate market. So, what should business borrowers – private equity or otherwise – keep front of […]

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Outcomes Focus: Environmental Impact Bonds are All About Results
by / on 20/09/2016 at 17:30 / in Best Lawyers®

Outcomes Focus: Environmental Impact Bonds are All About Results

Environmental Impact Bonds offer governments, investors and non-government participants the opportunity to focus on outcomes rather than activities. The market for Green Bonds continues to build momentum. The Victorian Government has announced plans to finance low-carbon infrastructure and public transport through the issuance of $300 million in triple-A rated bonds. These Victorian Green Bonds are the first of their kind […]

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Establishing and Navigating the Moving Parts of an IPO
by / on 15/09/2016 at 12:45 / in Best Lawyers®

Establishing and Navigating the Moving Parts of an IPO

Taking a company public is a critical step in growing and expanding a company, as it indicates the financial strength and prestige to potential investors and consumers. However, the multitude of steps required to list a company on a public equity market can be challenging if a company isn’t familiar with all of the moving parts. The key to success […]

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A Rebel with a Cause
by / on 04/09/2016 at 18:05 / in Best Lawyers®

A Rebel with a Cause

Barry R. Eichen is the founder of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP. He began his practice representing the underdog. He wins cases others avoid. An experienced trial attorney with more than 100 cases behind him, Eichen describes one of his first cases involving a young man from his hometown: “His clothes were dirty, his face was scarred,” Eichen says. “He said […]

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Negotiating in Mediation: Why Did We Stop Talking?
by / on 30/08/2016 at 12:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Negotiating in Mediation: Why Did We Stop Talking?

A successful mediation typically depends upon three key steps: • engaging the client on why and when to mediate; • actively engaging the adversary prior to the mediation; and • advocating at the mediation session itself. The first installment in this series offered a path for counsel and clients to overcome their initial mediation anxiety. In this installment, let’s focus […]

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Unpaid Interns: Does The Law Actually Require That They Be Paid For Their Work?
by / on 22/08/2016 at 12:35 / in Best Lawyers®

Unpaid Interns: Does The Law Actually Require That They Be Paid For Their Work?

Do you have students and recent graduates eager to learn about your company and industry just to get a leg up for future employment prospects? Did you know that unless you are careful, you may have to pay them even if they are willing to work for free? A happy coincidence occurs during the summer months. There is increased commercial […]

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Pokemon Go: How to Stay Safe While Playing
by / on 08/08/2016 at 11:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Pokemon Go: How to Stay Safe While Playing

Seemingly everyone from small children to twenty-somethings and even people with a little more life experience is joining in on the recent Pokemon Go craze. The game, which is as close Be Awareto a real life adaptation of the Pokemon world as anyone could hope for is played OUTSIDE using your phone to track down Pokemon and battle other members […]

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Are You Equipped to Manage the Internet of Things ?
by / on 19/07/2016 at 12:15 / in Best Lawyers®

Are You Equipped to Manage the Internet of Things ?

While the Internet of Things (IoT) still flies beneath the broad public consciousness, it’s already transforming modern life. Beyond fitness trackers and predictive car maintenance, the devices around us are becoming ever more connected and “intelligent.” In construction, concrete can sense and alert to weakness. In medicine, doctors can remotely check your heart. If you manage an office of freelancers, […]

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Should SnapChat Be Held Liable For Speed Filter Accidents?
by / on 27/06/2016 at 12:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Should SnapChat Be Held Liable For Speed Filter Accidents?

A civil action was filed in Georgia last year after an 18 year old girl who was allegedly using a SnapChat speed filter while driving at 107 MPH caused an accident. The complaint alleges that not only should the young girl be held liable, but SnapChat should also be held liable because in producing the filter they were were negligent […]

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