An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Let’s be honest – commercial litigation can be very costly! All too often clients come to us after they have embarked on a commercial transaction without the guidance of competent legal counsel. In an attempt to avoid legal fees, they decided that they really didn’t need a lawyer to help with the deal. Then, the … Continue reading “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure”

When Accidents Happen

In my years of practice, I have addressed the issue of when accidents – whether due to car accidents, strokes, or other debilitating illnesses – happen unexpectedly. I have seen firsthand what difficulties this causes families. While many people do prepare for end of life planning – i.e. a Last Will and Testament – often … Continue reading “When Accidents Happen”

MY FAVORITE (AND LEAST FAVORITE) WORDS

A few weeks ago I read an article regarding an author’s take on the very best word in our language. According to that author that word is “sure.” He went on at great length, to explain just why “sure” is so lovely. “Sure” communicates a light and airy sense of agreement and a complete absence … Continue reading “MY FAVORITE (AND LEAST FAVORITE) WORDS”

The Special Role of the Special Fiscal Agent

By Mark Soifer, Esq. Let’s say you are, or think you will soon be, litigating a claim against the officers and directors of your closely held corporation for mismanagement or fraud. Or you are a minority member or shareholder of an LLC or Corporation whose reasonable expectations of your role in the company have been … Continue reading “The Special Role of the Special Fiscal Agent”

Business Disputes and Litigation: Don’t Wait for a Crisis

It is vital to promptly recognize warning signs that your partner or customer has become a potential adversary before litigation commences. Time is of the essence from the instant you sense a dispute is forthcoming. Discreetly gather all pertinent paperwork. Do not discuss or disclose intentions and strategies. Understand that every tidbit you share – … Continue reading “Business Disputes and Litigation: Don’t Wait for a Crisis”

New Jersey Outlook: Governor’s AC Proposal has Mulitple Precedents in State’s History

In a time when the 24-hour news cycle and reality television compete for our attention, political discourse often exhibits the performance values that media moguls envy. Beyond the clash of policy and personality, however, lie the most fundamental questions of political governance. Political power in our society is generally not exercised by fiat. Our political … Continue reading “New Jersey Outlook: Governor’s AC Proposal has Mulitple Precedents in State’s History”

A Ten-Step Program for Hiring a Litigation Attorney

I. Recognize The Signs Nowadays, people are more likely to file a lawsuit. Moreover, the dire economic problems that many people face today have increased the number of people willing to become defendants in lawsuits by intentionally refusing to make payments, failing to deliver goods and services, or neglecting to properly perform contractual obligations. Learn … Continue reading “A Ten-Step Program for Hiring a Litigation Attorney”

Filing Charges for Theft of Service: Probably a Very Bad Idea

A customer comes to your marina or shop asking you to repair his engine or boat. You get a signed work order and make all the necessary repairs. However, the customer never pays and leaves the boat in your yard. Or he pays part of the bill, you allow him to have his boat back … Continue reading “Filing Charges for Theft of Service: Probably a Very Bad Idea”