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Commercial Disputes May Be Subject to Tribal Courts

Brad Reid | Posted 06.30.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

When a tribally chartered corporation is involved and the activity in question is physically conduced on tribal land, the tribal court's jurisdiction is especially strong.

A Brief Unjust Enrichment Primer

Brad Reid | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

In applying unjust enrichment a court considers the entire circumstances of a situation with an eye to fairness and the prevention of inappropriate conduct. Courts assume broad authority to do justice and applying the doctrine of "unjust enrichment" is one of many ways that this goal is accomplished.

Practice That Obama Condemned Grows Under His Watch

Bloomberg Government | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

President Obama in 2009 told federal agencies that no-bid contracts were "wasteful" and "inefficient."...

The Dotted Line

Sarah Alban | Posted 03.28.2013 | College
Sarah Alban

Let's be clear. Nobody wakes up with your best interests at heart. Not your parents, not your lover, not your colleagues -- not totally. No one want...

Getting Data for the Debate: All Hail DTM

David Isenberg | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Let's suppose U.S. diplomats are serving in a dangerous, violent, conflict-ridden country. He or she obviously need to be protected in the course of performing the country's business.

U.S. Census Bureau Data Holds Secret to Real Job Creation in America

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

All we have to do to create jobs is focus economic stimulus programs on small businesses. If you want to create jobs, quit giving small business funds to corporate giants.

Tips From The Rock n' Roll CEO No. 7: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (And Expensive, Too)

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 08.15.2012 | Small Business
Jared Gutstadt

Exit strategies. In business, you need one. Anyone's who's been divorced knows how messy it can get when two people split. Now imagine the financial and emotional messiness that can occur when business partners or business partnerships dissolve.

What Does Washington Have Against Small Businesses?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

It drives me crazy to watch the parade of politicians on mainstream media talking about the economy, job creation and small businesses. It's almost unheard of for any of them to mention the fact that small businesses create the overwhelming majority of net new jobs.

Fine Print Gets A Makeover

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Money

By Mitch Lipka June 18 (Reuters) - Comparison shopping for a bank or credit union checking account often ends up turning into a major ...

Eight Big Mistakes to Avoid When Negotiating a Lease for Your Business

Melody Stevens | Posted 07.23.2012 | Small Business
Melody Stevens

It's no secret to business owners that there are great deals to be had in this tenant-friendly economic climate. However, if you combine inexperience, emotion, and an inflexible landlord, you have a recipe for some disastrous decisions.

Be Careful How You Sign Documents

Brad Reid | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

Considering how well established the signature liability rules are it is surprising that there are still ambiguous situations created by both the writers and signers of documents.

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How Brady, Manning Stack Up Off The Field

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning gathered impressive stats to guide their teams to Sunday's Supe...

Princely Gluttony: The 10 Worst Contracts in Baseball

Scott M. Campbell | Posted 03.31.2012 | Sports
Scott M. Campbell

After three clubs committed over $575 million to secure the services of Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Yu Darvish, baseball's latest spending bonanza appears complete. With baseball's gluttonous underbelly fresh in our minds, it's time to survey the excess.

Four Ways to Get Out of Your Lease, Part 2

Jim Thomas | Posted 03.27.2012 | Denver
Jim Thomas

Maybe the landlord will agree to take some or all your space back. Maybe the Mayans are right and the world will end on December 21, 2012 this year, so why worry about your lease?

Four Ways to Get Out of Your Lease: Part 1

Jim Thomas | Posted 03.25.2012 | Denver
Jim Thomas

That your business is suffering, or rent is lower across the street, is generally of no concern to your landlord. If your business is viable, any change in your lease has to present some upside to both landlord and lender.

State of the Union: Small Businesses Can Expect More of Obama's Failed Promises

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama is one of the most anti-small business presidents in U.S. history and his policies have devastated the middle class economy. His policies have forced millions of small businesses to close their doors and millions more people to lose their jobs.

Morality Is Part of Contract Law

Brad Reid | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

Morality has been a part of contract law for ages in the history of western civilization. At one time it was believed that contracts were made in the ...

Top 6 Reasons Obama's Economic Policies Failed in 2011

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Judging by his actions, it seems that Barack Obama is becoming one of the most anti-small business presidents in U.S. history. People need to stop listening to what he says and start watching what he does.

Obama to Approve a Series of Anti-Small Business Policies That Will Cheat the Middle Class out of Billions

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Obama administration has quietly adopted a series of anti-small business policies that will cost small businesses and minority-owned small businesses billions of dollars a month.

The Government Is Trying Everything to Create Jobs Except the Only Thing That Will Work

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

For years I've been listening to pundits and politicians talk about job creation in America and I'm constantly stunned and frustrated because no one is talking about the single most fundamental issue related to job creation in America: small businesses.

The One Sentence Solution To Job Creation

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

The executive order that I am suggesting would create an estimated 1.8 million net new jobs annually. It would require neither new spending nor spending cuts. It wouldn't even require new taxes.

7 Keys to Indemnification in Business Sales, Part 4 of 3

Jim Thomas | Posted 01.02.2012 | Denver
Jim Thomas

Whether you are buyer or seller, here are seven elements to think about when reading an indemnification provision: scope, damages, survival, exclusivity, caps, baskets, and third parties.

Obama Jobs Bill Ignores Basic Principle of Job Creation: Small Businesses Create All the Jobs

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Small businesses need those contracts, not the tax cuts proposed in the president's jobs bill.

Protection for Victims of Ineffective Representation and Immigration Fraud

Aggie R. Hoffman | Posted 12.19.2011 | Latino Voices
Aggie R. Hoffman

If you have been deceived or suffered injury, take advantage of the law that was enacted for your benefit. Not only will you be helping yourself, but your actions will assist law enforcement to punish and put the offender out of business.

Keeping Your Hard-Won Purchase Price: Risk Allocation in Business Sales

Jim Thomas | Posted 12.10.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

Most first-time sellers of a business are shocked to learn that fabulous purchase price they just negotiated is at risk for years, if not forever. Even worse, they could potentially lose it all and more.