Forbes Online Quotes Jane Muir about “Fine Print”

Christopher Elliott published an article on "fine print" in contracts on Forbes online platform on August 12, citing Jane Muir as a source. "If you want to know why customers are bolting for the exits, talk to someone like Robert Barrows. He'll offer fine-print examples businesses should follow -- if they want to fail. Barrows, an ad executive from San Mateo, Calif., recently had a bright idea for a new Read More

Getting Served with your First Lawsuit

Entrepreneurs tend to be optimistic; if they were fearful, they would never have started a business. Because of their optimism, they tend to believe that every partner, employee, and customer is going to work out well. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Even though it is usually unexpected, getting sued is almost a rite of passage. It is a growth experience for an entrepreneur to learn how to weigh the costs Read More

The 3 Important Elements of Construction Contracts

Whether you are building on a property for personal or business reasons, it is important to understand the important elements of a construction contract. By doing so, you can avoid potential misunderstandings or any confusion that may lead to a lawsuit. Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure your contract contains these three elements: 1. The Correct Names, Addresses, and Signatures of Both Parties Simply Read More

4 Mistakes to Avoid in the Corporate Formation Process

Forming a new company is an exciting time. Unfortunately, it can be easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm about a new venture and forget some crucial steps to build a solid foundation for the new business. To make sure you do not accidentally overlook any critical details while creating your new business, we have listed four common mistakes you should avoid in the corporate formation process and their Read More

Shady Partners: 5 Red Flags that a Business Partner May Be Engaging in Fraud

Many entrepreneurs consider partnership to acquire capital, share responsibilities, and gain freedom. A prospective partner may have earned trust and built a relationship over time. Working with a business partner is often a rewarding experience. It is an entrepreneur's worst nightmare to discover that a partner has engaged in fraud. Fraudulent activities by a partner could put the other participants in a Read More

3 Unique Elements of SAAS Contracts

If you have ever clicked “Accept” for terms and conditions associated with a software application, then you have seen a SAAS (Software as a Service) contract. This type of contract is a contract between a software developer and its user. While a SAAS contract includes many of the same provisions and stipulations as a regular contract, it also has many criteria unique to technology-driven applications. So what Read More

Employee Handbooks, Part 2: What to Include in Your Employee Handbook

Last month, we discussed the role that Employee Handbooks play in an organization, the direct influence they have on company culture, and why every company should have one. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to just HAVE a handbook, you also have to make sure that it contains all of the right information and outlines your policies effectively as it could be used in unemployment hearings, or even court. While Read More

Law Firm Data Security: Experts on How to Protect Legal Clients’ Confidential Data

Nate Lord wrote an article for the Digital Guardian, citing Jane Muir as an expert in Law Firm Data Security. "For companies that provide services to clients, data security is always an important part of business. With lawyers and law firms, however, who are constantly entrusted with highly sensitive information about their clients as a course of business, the need for effective data security is of even more Read More

Employee Handbooks, Part 1: 6 Reasons Why Your Company Needs an Employee Handbook

An employee handbook is a valuable resource. Every company is subject to local, state and national employment laws, but these regulations typically set minimum expectations. A handbook assists with informing employees about what is necessary for their success. For the employer, a handbook enables the employer to set expectations, decreases the frequency of misunderstandings, and defines standards for professional Read More

How to Handle Partner Disputes Without Litigation

Collaborating with a partner is a popular and effective route to take when starting a business. The partners may have complimentary strengths that will enhance the business’s potential for success, and they may be personal friends and family, which can make the startup process exciting and fun. However, when a personal relationship exists, there may be little or no discussion of what to do should a dispute arise. Read More