Category Archive for "Legal Basics"

The Top 10 Rules For Staying Out of Court

It may sound counter-intuitive for a person who makes his living from litigation to share specific insights into how to stay out of court, but that’s exactly what I’m about to do. My philosophy was handed down to me from my father and borne from schoolyard brawls: Do what you can to…






Teens & The Law: 4 Ways Your Kid Can Legally Blow It

There’s a saying I’ve taken to as the father of three teenagers: When your kids are small they need your time and attention. By the time they get to high school, they mostly need your money. As a lawyer with three minors in my household, I am cognizant of the fact that…






How to Stay Sane in Crazy-Making Legal Disputes

In between sane and certifiable – there is room… and it’s often a courtroom. As someone who specializes in knock down, drag out legal brawls, I have seen it all. It’s perhaps an understatement to say that disputes bring out the worst in people, but sometimes it’s just the way…






The Power of Small Claims Court

Sometimes we find ourselves cast as David against a corporate Goliath. You might not recognize the battle as such, but believe me, we all unwittingly (or sometimes perhaps knowingly) enter the ring all the time when we sign on the dotted line or even just click on the “accept” box…






You Don’t Want a Pit Bull Lawyer – Here’s What You DO Want

Have you ever been cornered by a pit bull? You know he’s out for blood because the fur on his back is standing on end, his bark is ferocious and unrelenting, and he’s literally foaming at the mouth to eviscerate you should you make even one false move. With all…






Using Litigation as a Life Boat in a Perfect Legal Storm

All business people are like sailors: we set out with our sights set on the horizon where success and prosperity lie, doing our best to navigate our way with integrity, intelligence, and impunity (we hope!). But what happens when we unwittingly steer into a perfect storm of untenable issues? Last week…






The Top 8 Reasons You MUST Litigate

Litigation sucks. Literally. Pursuing legal action sucks time, money, and often it may seem, the very life out of you. Am I telling you something you don’t know? I’m pretty sure the answer is no, as everyone knows that getting into a legal battle is not a small deal. More…