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Is that legal?

As attorneys, we sometimes get asked this broad open-ended question in a variety of contexts. Often the answer is equally broad, such as “It depends”. Let’s take just one example of how this question recently came up. I represent a number of clients who provide various consulting services. Just like attorneys, they need to enter [...]

 

Do It Yourself Contracts – What’s a Waiver?

We’ve been talking the past few posts about boilerplate language in contracts. This standardized language that falls towards the end of almost all contract documents might seem to be excessive and pointless, especially when you’re trying to do the writing yourself.

 

Equity Concepts and Client Service

One of our good business clients, Equity Concepts, based in Henrico, VA, is  celebrating their 20th anniversary. Sands Anderson’s Tom Ebel, recently spent some time talking with Michael Thaler, president of Equity Concepts, about their success and our relationship.

 

Do It Yourself Contracts – Is Boilerplate Necessary?

Ever heard someone say, when reviewing a contract with you, “that’s just boilerplate, don’t worry about it…” ? Maybe you and a customer considered saving some money by drafting your own agreement and decided to skip all that “boilerplate.”

 

How Can I Talk to My Lawyer about Alternative Fees

The resolving recession may have some permanent effects.  One good thing is the willingness of more law firms to negotiate fee arrangements that do not focus on the billable hour, frequently referred to as Alternative Fee Arrangements, or “AFAs.” 

 

Point Number 10 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

Hire a really good lawyer who knows the ropes. In our last post, we covered dividing up the responsibility for work and success. This time, let’s talk about a crucial team member: your lawyer. Seriously. I know it sounds like a pitch, but I am sincere. Of course we hope that you will hire North [...]

 

Carroll Joins Business Transaction Team

J. David Carroll has joined the law firm of Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, P.C., as a member of the Business Finance and Real Estate practice group, firm president Pierce Rucker announced today. “We feel extremely fortunate to have the chance to add David, with his considerable skills in corporate acquisitions, finance and venture capital, [...]