Business & Corporate
Departing Employee Obligations
Employees who depart their employment do not always think about obligations they may continue to have to their former employer. Former employers do, however, and should never underestimate what a departing employee may or may not understand about such post-employment obligations. There are methods and procedures that can mitigate potential problems for both departing employee and former … Read More
Receiverships: Not Just for Lenders
A receivership is an invaluable tool for managing, accounting for, marshaling, and preserving assets of whatever nature or kind. Although most often utilized by lenders, a receiver can be beneficial in any number of situations, including business disputes, partner disputes, and divorce proceedings. The limits of a receivership are as broad or as narrow as the parties’ desire.
Receiverships are an equitable … Read More
Is Having an Office Romance A Good Idea?
You’re young, embarking on a career and very attracted to a co-worker who flirts with you at your new job. You’re sure the two of you were made for each other and, after all, you’re only human. So, you boost the courage to ask him or her out to lunch, happy hour, or even dinner. You get along great. It’s the best “first date” you’ve ever had. It feels like … Read More
Why it is Time for an Annual “Checkup” for Both You and Your Company
Over the past few years many of you probably read my blog regarding having a checkup for you and your business. This does not involve the doctor, but it does involve all the other professionals in your personal and business life. Since that time, I decided to make this topic an annual tradition. This is based in part on the range of feedback I receive every year.
Some of you said “What a great idea. I am … Read More
10 Steps to Take Now to Minimize Taxes under the New Tax Law
The overhaul of the Internal Revenue Code was passed by Congress on December 21, 2017 and signed into law by the President. Many changes become effective January 1, 2018. Although 2017 is almost over, the following are some actions to consider taking now to potentially save taxes.
Before the end of 2017 consider taking the following actions:
Pay 2017 state and local income taxes in 2017. … Read More
Attorney Fee Shuffle- The Arizona Supreme Court has Imported the Fee Shifting Provision of A.R.S. § 12-341.01(A) Into Private, Mandatory Contractual Fee Provisions
Unlike many states, Arizona has long provided for the recovery of attorney fees, albeit on a discretionary basis, in contested contract disputes. See A.R.S. § 12-341.01(A). The Arizona legislature made clear, however, that the discretionary fee statute was not intended to displace contractual fee provisions of the sort commonly found in consumer and commercial contracts. Thus, § 12-341.01 … Read More
Is Your Website Accessible to Disabled Users? If Not, Courts Say You Could Be Violating the ADA
Yes, seriously. This is no longer a remote threat cautioned by overzealous lawyers. This is now a real threat that business owners should address now. If you own and/or operate a business, and the business has a website that markets its goods or services, you could be liable for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) if your website is not accessible to disabled users. That … Read More
2017 Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch
The Arizona non-profit community was once again celebrated in the 2017 Social Venture Partners Arizona Fast Pitch competition. Social innovators were coached and mentored over two months; where seven finalists will get 3 minutes to “pitch” their non-profit in this fast paced competition to a panel of judges and the audience. The program culminates in the Fast … Read More
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Seminar
Laura Rogal and Neal Bookspan are presenting on BYOD (mobile devices in the workplace) policies.
What: They will address issues and tips related to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies to allow your company to easily implement a program that increases productivity, reduces risk, and keeps proprietary information safe.
Where: Seminar is at the offices of Jaburg Wilk, 3200 North Central, … Read More
Auto Dealership Liability for Accidents Occurring During Test Drives: How to Protect Your Dealership
Prospective car buyers are no different than the drivers we encounter daily on the road: some are skilled, some are not so skilled. Add to that the prospective buyer’s unfamiliarity with the vehicle they are test-driving, nervousness of having a salesperson in the passenger seat, and the distraction that comes with evaluating the car and not the road, and the potential for accidents often … Read More