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The Revolution in People Management
by / on 28/12/2016 at 11:00 / in Best Lawyers®

The Revolution in People Management

For one thing, companies are dropping the “human resources” in favor of “people management” or “people operations” to reflect the times and follow in the footsteps of Google and other progressive employers. Companies are boosting people management leaders to C-level positions to recognize the more strategic role they play in an information economy as well as the cutthroat nature of […]

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Protect Two of Your Most Valuable Business Assets: Your Company Name and Important Brand Names
by / on 18/11/2016 at 11:30 / in Best Lawyers®

Protect Two of Your Most Valuable Business Assets: Your Company Name and Important Brand Names

Protect Two of Your Most Valuable Business Assets…Your Company Name and Important Brand Names! Your company name and important brand names are two types of your most valuable business assets. Without your company name and brand names, consumers and trade buyers would not be able to identify easily (and choose) your goods or services over those of another. Without a registered […]

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The Evolving Landscape of Family Law
by / on 08/11/2016 at 12:00 / in Best Lawyers®

The Evolving Landscape of Family Law

With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, the founders of Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers—Lisa Helfend Meyer, Doreen Marie Olson, Dana Lowy, and Felicia R. Meyers—are a force to be reckoned with in the area of family law. They recently sat down with Best Lawyers for a candid conversation about their work in the field and the most […]

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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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