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Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber: Lessons for Your Business

Recently, a Google employee, James Damore, was fired for circulating a truly brave memo that dared to suggest "that Google has become an ideological echo chamber where anyone with centrist or right-of-center views fears to speak his or her mind,"...

Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber: Lessons for Your Business 2017-08-10T15:09:26+00:00

Trusts Are Not Suitable Replacements for LLCs

The reasons people form RLTs and the reasons they form LLCs are completely different. While RLTs and LLCs have a few features in common, they have more differences than similarities. The bottom line is that RLTs are a great tool for avoiding probate; whereas LLCs (or other business organizations), not RLTs, should be used to manage ongoing business concerns.

Trusts Are Not Suitable Replacements for LLCs 2017-02-10T15:02:28+00:00

Protecting Your Small Business from Immigration Problems

Until such time as Congress finds the wherewithal to do its job, immigrants and illegal aliens in the U.S. who are engaging in commerce, here, will have to deal with significant uncertainties. Nashville business attorney Noel Bagwell explains how businesses owned by nonresident aliens can protect their business interests from immigration problems.

Protecting Your Small Business from Immigration Problems 2017-02-01T12:42:08+00:00

Protect Your Million-Dollar Company with One Powerful Decision

This powerful decision will help you protect your million-dollar business by going beyond cutting costs to maximize your company's value. Usually, when it comes to legal services, you'll find that striking this delicate balance between cost and value is not easy, and will require you to foster a relationship with a business attorney.

Protect Your Million-Dollar Company with One Powerful Decision 2017-02-01T11:52:17+00:00

Signet™ General Counsel Legal Service Plans Changing in 2017

We now have three tiers of Signet™ General Counsel legal service plans: an Essentials plan for start-ups and micro businesses, the Advantage plan for most small businesses, and the Ultimate plan for businesses that want our most robust preventive legal solution. Now, with more variety and better scaling, our General Counsel legal service plans will tailor themselves to your business like never before.

Signet™ General Counsel Legal Service Plans Changing in 2017 2017-01-26T15:23:52+00:00

Business Formation Legal Service Plans Changing In 2017

In 2017, our excellent Business Formation and Signet™ General Counsel legal service plans are more affordable than ever. We now offer a greater variety of service plans, a more scalable pricing formula for Signet™ General Counsel, and improved synergy between our Business Formation and Signet™ General Counsel legal service plans.

Business Formation Legal Service Plans Changing In 2017 2017-01-26T15:23:52+00:00

The Dangers of DIY Legal Work

Let me share with you a story of how DIY Legal Work becomes more expensive than hiring an attorney to provide essential preventive legal services. This is a case study in how to screw yourself in the long term by trying to save money in the short term. Meet Stephen, our hypothetical case study participant...and learn exactly what NOT to do.

The Dangers of DIY Legal Work 2017-01-26T15:23:54+00:00

The Stink of Fear

When a client has made mistakes it will cost a lot of money to repair, the fear funk is powerful enough to bring people to tears. If you stink of fear, make a plan. Don't worry about making it perfect. Just have one.

The Stink of Fear 2017-01-26T15:23:54+00:00

A Lawyer’s 7 Laws of Texting in Business (With Commentary)

Our communication, in business, should always be context-appropriate, safe for work, and delivered in the most effective, efficient way possible. Failing to communicate well can lead to business disruption. There are times when texting is appropriate, but using text messages inappropriately is unprofessional and potentially dangerous. Text carefully.

A Lawyer’s 7 Laws of Texting in Business (With Commentary) 2017-01-26T15:23:55+00:00

5 Reasons You Need General Counsel Now

Smart entrepreneurs and business decision-makers find ways to build teams both inside and outside their company to provide them with essential services upon which their long-term success depends. Every single entrepreneur and business needs General Counsel, and here are five reasons why you need General Counsel, now.

5 Reasons You Need General Counsel Now 2017-01-26T15:23:55+00:00

The ExecutiveLP™ Commitment to Affordability

ExecutiveLP™ understands that having options about how and when you pay for legal services can make the difference between having the preventive legal services when you need them, and having to pay too much because you waited too long. Read about our Six Months Same as Cash plan, Military Discounts, and our Commitment to Affordability Program.

The ExecutiveLP™ Commitment to Affordability 2017-01-26T15:23:55+00:00

Three Simple Solutions for Managing Legal Risks

When we observe that legal risk is everywhere, it's not a scare tactic; that's just the reality in living in our litigious, over-regulated society. As a businessperson, you can acknowledge the reality in which you live and adapt to it, or you can stick your head in the sand. Managing legal risk is about preemptively spotting and plugging holes. Read three simple steps to make sure you don't look like an ostrich in a suit.

Three Simple Solutions for Managing Legal Risks 2017-01-26T15:23:56+00:00

Your 2016 New Year Solutions

This year, don't just make resolutions. Instead, actually focus on real solutions. Legal solutions, like Signet™ General Counsel legal services from ExecutiveLP™, are a necessary part of the support your business needs. Our Signet™ General Counsel legal service plan has been carefully crafted to be the can't-live-without, essential legal solution for small businesses in search of General Counsel at a reasonable price.

Your 2016 New Year Solutions 2017-01-26T15:23:56+00:00

Writing Liquidated Damages Clauses 101

Penalty clauses are not economically efficient. This is why penalty clauses are not and should not be enforceable. That's not to say the parties are without a remedy for breach of contract--far from it! In fact, liquidated damages are the norm; sometimes, even specific performance can be required to cure a breach of contract. Read our three tips for effectively using liquidated damages clauses.

Writing Liquidated Damages Clauses 101 2017-01-26T15:23:56+00:00

Finding Value in the Multifaceted Role of General Counsel

Today, General Counsel attorneys do more than ever before for the companies they serve, because the need for excellent General Counsel has never been higher. In this article, learn how General Counsel attorneys bring value to your company by serving a diverse array of needs each company has.

Finding Value in the Multifaceted Role of General Counsel 2017-02-13T12:04:00+00:00

We Hate the Billable Hour and You Should Too

Executive Legal Professionals HATES the billable hour. Here are three reasons you should hate it too. Incentives matter, and minimizing use the billable hour has brought my incentives in line with my clients’ incentives and improved my ability to add value in the matters for which they have hired me.

We Hate the Billable Hour and You Should Too 2017-01-26T15:24:07+00:00

HALF

Nashville, TN--Business attorney Noel Bagwell asks & answers: "Is Your Ex Entitled to Half Your Business," and discusses how to keep them from taking HALF.

HALF 2017-01-26T15:24:07+00:00

Preventive Law Tactics for Dealing With Angry Employees, Boycotts, and Bad Publicity

Nashville, TN--Business attorney Noel Bagwell discusses how to prevent bad publicity, boycotts, and other issues involving angry (former) employees.

Preventive Law Tactics for Dealing With Angry Employees, Boycotts, and Bad Publicity 2017-01-26T15:24:12+00:00

Get Thee a Buy-Sell Agreement

Atlanta, GA--Business attorney Bradley Stephens, writing for Executive Legal Professionals, discusses buy-sell agreements and business succession.

Get Thee a Buy-Sell Agreement 2017-01-26T15:24:16+00:00

Business Formation: Forming a Corporation

Nashville, TN--Business attorney Noel Bagwell, the National Center of Preventive Law Aspect of Practice Leader for Start-ups & Small Businesses, shares advice on forming a Corporation.

Business Formation: Forming a Corporation 2017-01-26T15:24:22+00:00

Business Formation: Forming a Partnership

Nashville, TN--Business attorney Noel Bagwell, the National Center of Preventive Law Aspect of Practice Leader for Start-ups & Small Businesses, shares advice on forming a partnership.

Business Formation: Forming a Partnership 2017-01-26T15:24:22+00:00

Business Formation: Forming a Sole Proprietorship

Nashville, TN--Business attorney Noel Bagwell, the National Center of Preventive Law Aspect of Practice Leader for Start-ups & Small Businesses, shares advice on forming a sole proprietorship.

Business Formation: Forming a Sole Proprietorship 2017-01-26T15:24:22+00:00

An Introduction to Business Forms

Nashville, TN--Business attorney Noel Bagwell discusses the different types of business structures to help you find the one best suited for your business.

An Introduction to Business Forms 2017-01-26T15:24:23+00:00

Dispute Resolution and You: A Businessman’s Guide

Nashville, TN--Business attorney Noel Bagwell, founder of Executive Legal Professionals, presents preventive steps for dispute resolution. If you need more help, call ELP at 615.669.6566 for consultation.

Dispute Resolution and You: A Businessman’s Guide 2017-01-26T15:24:24+00:00

Workers Compensation in TN

Nashville, TN--Business attorney Noel Bagwell acknowledges TN's Workers' Comp laws can be confusing, and Workers' Comp insurance can be expensive, but provides some information that might help.

Workers Compensation in TN 2017-01-26T15:24:25+00:00

Have a Start-up? You need a good business lawyer.

Nashville, TN--Business Attorney Noel Bagwell discusses why putting a business lawyer on your team can make the difference between a healthy start-up and one that never launches or never reaches its full potential.

Have a Start-up? You need a good business lawyer. 2017-01-26T15:24:26+00:00

Employment Contracts in an At-Will Employment State

Nashville, TN--Business Attorney Noel Bagwell shares, in this article, why operating your business in an at-will employment state is a bad reason to choose not to use well-drafted employment contracts.

Employment Contracts in an At-Will Employment State 2017-01-26T15:24:27+00:00

Avoiding the Number One Property Management Mistake

Nashville, TN--Business Attorney Noel Bagwell shares how to avoid getting burned by using do-it-yourself leases, out-of-date leases, and making other bad legal decisions in your property management business.

Avoiding the Number One Property Management Mistake 2017-01-26T15:24:27+00:00