The legal landscape is complex, with laws and regulations often overlapping and conflicting. These challenges are compounded by the fact that laws can change rapidly.
Our team of lawyers can help you navigate the legal landscape, providing counsel on a broad range of issues including:
Contracts – Drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts; drafting information technology agreements; managing litigation involving breach of contract claims; resolving disputes between companies and their business partners; assisting with corporate governance issues (e.g., employment contracts); and providing advice on intellectual property licensing agreements.
Corporate Law – Providing advice on corporate governance matters (including shareholder rights plans, merger agreements and other strategic transactions) as well as assisting with drafting articles of incorporation and bylaws; advising on initial public offerings (IPOs) and secondary offerings; helping companies navigate bankruptcy proceedings or reorganizations; representing private equity funds in connection with their investments in businesses; assisting companies with financings through the issuance of debt securities or equity securities; and providing advice on general corporate matters (e.g., employment contracts).
Financial Services Regulation – Helping financial institutions comply with federal laws regulating banks, insurance companies and investment companies (including mutual funds); assisting these institutions in connection
The United States is a large country with a complex legal system. The sheer volume of laws, regulations and court decisions can be overwhelming. Finding a lawyer who is qualified to answer your questions and help you navigate this complex system can be challenging.
The American Bar Association recommends that people do their research before hiring a lawyer. The association offers tips on finding an attorney, as well as information on how to check out the credentials of those you are considering hiring.
In addition to checking out these resources, here are some other tips for finding the right lawyer for your needs:
Ask friends and family members for recommendations. It’s best to use this method when looking for an attorney who is experienced in handling cases similar to yours, rather than someone who might be an expert on a particular type of law but not as familiar with your specific situation.
Check out online reviews from past clients. Blogs, review sites and social media can be good places to find information about lawyers’ abilities and personalities. You may even find a few personal stories about how each one handled different types of cases or situations. These reviews can give you insight into how different attorneys handle certain situations and what kind of client they are likely to be during stressful times like litigation or bankruptcy proceedings
The legal landscape is constantly changing, and it can be difficult for both lawyers and the general public to keep up with the latest developments.
Here are some of the most important changes that you should know about:
E-Discovery is here to stay. E-discovery has been around for over 15 years now, but it’s still a growing field and one that is becoming more and more important. In fact, e-discovery has been projected to grow by over 30 percent annually through 2020.
Social media posts are admissible in courtrooms. Social media has become an integral part of our lives; however, until recently, social media posts were not considered admissible as evidence in courtrooms. This all changed when a judge allowed a defendant’s Facebook profile as evidence during his trial for murder because he posted pictures of himself holding weapons with captions about being “ready for war.”
Your data may be stored overseas, but it still belongs to you. If your information is stored overseas, does this mean that it’s no longer protected under US laws? Not necessarily — there are many laws that protect your privacy rights regardless of where your data may be located physically or electronically
Navigating the Legal Landscape
It’s important to know your rights and responsibilities as a landlord and tenant. The law can be complex, but there are many resources available to help you understand your rights and obligations.
The law can be complex, but there are many resources available to help you understand your rights and obligations.
Common sense is an important part of being a good landlord or tenant and following the law. Unfortunately, some landlords or tenants don’t always act in their own best interests — or those of others — because they fail to consider how their actions might affect others living in the building. For example:
Landlords may want to evict a tenant who isn’t paying rent or causing trouble in an apartment building, but they may not realize that if they do so without following proper legal procedures, they could end up owing money themselves for causing the tenant financial hardship or emotional distress.
Tenants may not realize that by turning off their landlords’ utilities in retaliation for late rent payments or other issues, they could face criminal charges for theft of services (which carries penalties ranging from fines to jail time).