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What Does Force Majeure M…

What Does Force Majeure Mean and Why Should I Care?

Force majeure is a French term meaning “superior force.” It is a principle of contract law that excuses a breach of the contract by one of the parties when that breach is caused by some extreme, unexpected, unforeseeable, or unavoidable circumsta… Read More
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Less Odious NDAs

Less Odious NDAs

Wading into the crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg faced sharp attacks for his company’s use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to ensure the confidentiality of settled sex discrimination cla… Read More
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Arbitration Explained

Arbitration Explained

Last month, Evan Chall and I wrapped up an arbitration hearing on behalf of a corporate client and several of its key employees. We had been litigating the matter for over a year, and it proved to be one of the rare cases that proceeded all the way t… Read More
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The Resurgence of Prenups

The Resurgence of Prenups

Prenuptial agreements (also referred to as antenuptial agreements) are contracts entered into by a couple before marriage that determine in advance the relative rights of the individuals to assets and support in the event of death or divorce. While i… Read More
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Paying Attention to Detai…

Paying Attention to Details: It's What We Do

I’d like to expand upon Lee Flaherty’s article from last week by sharing examples from three files that are sitting on my desk as I am writing this. Example 1. We recently helped a client finalize a real estate transaction. One of the documents t… Read More
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Refining the Fine Print

Arbitration is a dispute resolution process for resolving conflicts outside of the court system. Like a judge, the arbitrator (or arbitration panel) renders a binding decision at the conclusion of the case. Arbitration has sometimes been viewed as mo… Read More
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Well-Written Waivers and…

Well-Written Waivers and Really Respectable Releases

Waivers and releases are a part of everyday life. Whether you are looking for weekend fun, travel plans, lessons for kids, or other such adventures, you’ll probably be asked to sign a waiver or release form in order to get started. Every business w… Read More
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