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Art Purchase Agreement

What all will you need to think about when parting with your artistic treasure?   FORM OF ART PURCHASE AGREEMENT Dated as of [_________], 2020 This Art Purchase Agreement is entered into as of the date first set forth above (the “Effective Date”) by and between Da Vinci Gallery, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company […]

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How has compliance with UK’s anti-corruption law(s) changed pre and post Brexit?

What did the state of anti corruption policy look like ten years ago? How has that changed? What changes will Brexit bring? Once the smoke clears and the rhetoric dies away, how will money move? What will the ten year legal outlook be for people doing shady business in shady corners of the globe? Do […]

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Reading the Riot Act

  The Riot Act 1714 (1 Geo.1 St.2 c.5) was an act of the Parliament of Great Britain which authorized authorities to declare any group of ≥12 people to be unlawfully assembled and to disperse or face punitive action. The phrase itself has passed into common usage for a stern reprimand or warning of consequences. […]


Exclusive Recording Artist Agreement

Following text is available here: <DOCUMENT> <TYPE>EX-10 <SEQUENCE>12 <FILENAME>ex_10-6.txt <DESCRIPTION>EXCLUSIVE RECORDING AGREEMENT WITH MORGAN HAYES <TEXT> Exhibit 10.6 ———— Pop Starz Records 1000 West Ave. # PH 19 Miami Beach, Florida 33139 Dated as of: December 29, 2006 Janice Hayes Tierney 711 NW 42nd Way Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 RE: POP STARZ RECORDS -W- JANICE […]

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Not all legal publications are created equally

LexisNexis is the winner I continuously comparison shop between different legal publications. Axiomatically they should all be equal since they are all based on the same set of laws, right?  But, they are not. Right now, for the type of law I practice, LexisNexis is hands down the winner. Yes, it is super expensive next […]

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Ghosts on the property? Real Estate Disclosures in Washington State

Ghosts on the property? Real Estate Disclosures in Washington State To my knowledge, Washington State does not have any mandatory psychological effects disclosures, meaning the seller is not obliged to disclose that the former occupant had a dreaded disease, or the property was the site of some grisly murder, or if there is a known […]

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“Does this count as fair use?”

One of the more loaded intellectual property questions you can ask an attorney. What facts need to be present to establish fair use as a defense? Nobody knows. New creations are, by definition, without limit. But, over time the USPTO has developed a set of rules, policies, procedures, customs, and human relationships which make the […]


Holy moly! They did it! They created a legal video game…..

At the beginning of the year, we worked with a small game development studio to finalize a development deal for an Xbox franchise. (And yay! we closed!) Then came quarantine. We asked how do we fuse the law, technology, business, and creativity together? Working together, we have built the prototype of a game that is […]

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Mixed and hybrid contingency agreements

Mixed and hybrid contingency agreements These have two parts: § Flat fee part § Contingency fee percentage part Instead of charging the traditional 33.3% of successfully recovered amounts, we charge a flat fee, and from the recovery we take a much lower fee percentage base of 18.3%. We then charge escalating percentages based on known […]

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How exactly do you build business credit?

It does not happen automatically. Unlike with personal credit scores, when you start a new business you won’t automatically have a “fresh start” with business credit. There are a few simple steps that you can take in the very beginning that will immediately and definitely improve your odds of obtaining more favorable business credit later […]