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This month, #Mattthelawyer was a guest on the Insights from Casetext podcast with Mike Whalen. In this podcast they talk about how lawyers can write better contracts, fulfill their clients needs through quality contracts, and use a language that everyone can understand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=431cz-V1IZ8&feature=youtu.be ...

This month, #mattthelawyer is sharing some guided PowerPoint presentations on sexual harassment available to the public. This presentation series is a great resource that any business can share with their staff. This 17-minute guided presentation focuses on the reporting and investigation policies and procedures that go along with...

This month, #mattthelawyer would like to make some guided PowerPoint presentations on sexual harassment available to the public. This 15-minute presentation is a great free resource that any business can share with their staff. In this training presentation, you’ll learn about the definition of sexual...

I have another contract rant to get out of my system.  I was reading through the blog of one of my favorite writers, Ken Adams, who is the author and editor of Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, which I use heavily when writing contracts. Ken...

One of the more interesting questions that I get as an attorney is what are the circumstances when an employee can be sanctioned, disciplined, or even terminated for off-duty conduct.  A couple of months ago I was at a networking event and someone was speaking about...

I’ve been feeling a contract rant coming on for some time now, so it is time for me to channel my inner Dennis Miller. Recently we had an occasion to be working with a client on a business purchase. Part of the business purchase required some...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91GWSRh007A We believe in the power of a small business to make a great impact. Our mission is to provide you with actionable, legal advice. We are going to tell you what the law is, and give you options that will help you succeed. We provide...

Recently I’ve done several talks related to employee manuals. The Maryland General Assembly has finished their work and a variety of laws have been passed, so we must go about the business of updating our clients’ handbooks. Side note, if you need your handbook to...

One of the more common problems that we assist our clients with is collecting debts -- money that is owed to our clients by their customers. You would you think this is a pretty straightforward operation, and for the most part, it is. We collect most...

When I conduct sexual harassment training for various clients, I tend to focus on two subjects that are management-related: culture and retaliation.  Cultivating an Office Culture Culture is something that the business owners and managers get to control. They get to determine the kind of culture that...