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St. Paul, the Problems of Being Human and Small Businesses Dealing with AngiesList.com

September 7, 2012

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by Donald W. Hudspeth Like many people with a standard Midwest religious upbringing I struggle to do the right thing and, sometimes, to know just what that is under the circumstances.  But, as St. Paul discussed in Romans 7 [1] “being good is not that easy, even when we are so inclined” (and he was […]

Starting Your Own Law Practice

July 25, 2012

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by Donald W. Hudspeth© – www.AZBUSLAW.com – I. Getting Started.             As a lawyer, or sometime in your life, you have probably heard the saying by Abraham Lincoln: “He who would be his own lawyer has a fool for a client.”  (Mr. Lincoln also said “A lawyer’s time is his stock in trade.” a useful […]

Entrepreneurs and Business Development Around the World

July 18, 2012

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by Donald W. Hudspeth Esq. Introduction, Small Business and Southern Europe’s Economic problems.             Because my Arizona business law firm represents businesses and startups, both locally and from around the world, I was curious about the role   entrepreneurs, startups, and small and medium size businesses play in their national economies around the world. Surprisingly, one […]

Arizona Business and International Law

July 7, 2012

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by Donald W. Hudspeth, ESQ.         A decade or more ago a client of our business law firm needed some advice on an international transaction. We called several local firms that we thought might do that kind of work, but they didn’t. So, I concluded, “What the heck. If they are not going to develop […]

Immigrant Business; Immigrant Entrepreneurs

July 3, 2012

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By Donald W. Hudspeth Esq.           We hear so much about immigration in the context of border controversies that we may forget the vital role that immigrant owned businesses play in our economy. By “immigrant” we do not mean just Mexicans or persons from South American countries, which play a prominent role in states like […]

What Business Owners Should Look for in a Business Law Firm and Business Legal Representation

June 13, 2012

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by Donald W. Hudspeth             In selecting a law firm for an owner-operated small or medium sized business (aka “SMB’s”), we can start with some basic positions: 1. The law firm client is well advised to choose a lawyer, not a firm. Lawyers vary in aptitude, knowledge and experience in various practice areas, just as […]

How the Internet is Destroying Small-Business Commerce and Legal Remedies – Destruction of Fair Business Practices

June 13, 2012

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By Donald W. Hudspeth, Esq.             The Internet is destroying the enforceability of small business contracts.[1] Here are a few examples: Case 1: Painting Company and the BBB. A house painting company (“PaintCo”) bid on and signed a contract with a home owner to paint his house. The contract had a three day cancelation clause […]

Director and Officer Liability Info. Checklist

June 13, 2012

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General Principles and Information Re:  Director and Officer Liability Info. Checklist I. General Standard:              With some exceptions, the general legal standard of care for business actors and agents is “prudence.”  In this context “prudence” means to act as an ordinary prudent person would act under the circumstances. But, this standard can be misleading because, […]

DO’S AND DON’TS ON HOW TO USE GOOGLE FOR LEGAL RESEARCH

January 14, 2012

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A few quick pointers on how to use Google (or Bing or Yahoo, Firefox, etc) for legal information. Do’s: 1. Do: Use Google for a quick definition of terms. Be aware it is best to have a law degree and several years experience to fully understand the ramifications of the definition. 2. Do:  use Google […]

BIG CASES DON’T JUST HAPPEN TO BIG, BAD CLIENTS

January 14, 2012

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BIG CASES DON’T JUST HAPPEN TO BIG, BAD CLIENTS I.  Size Does Not matter. An understandable, but false, assumption of some potential law firm clients is that a small case will cost less than a big one. After all, if I buy a small coffee I expect to pay less than I would pay for […]

LEGAL EVENTS AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS

January 14, 2012

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LEGAL EVENTS AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS             Over the years in my legal practice I have noticed that, much as I would wish, advise, and preach to the contrary, most of my business law clients come to the firm, not because they have recognized a need and seek to avoid or prevent some problem or event […]