Overcoming Barriers to Win-Win – Smoothing the deal process

February 2018

The ultimate aim in any deal is for both parties to walk away feeling satisfied. A situation is otherwise known as win-win. This applies to anything in life, whether it […]

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The FDI Age – Leveraging international investment opportunities in a global economy

January 2018

Foreign direct investment has increased exponentially during the last few decades as the desire for global trade and international influence increases among corporations, and trade barriers fall away. Once the […]

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Countdown to GDPR: Tackling the challenge of new data protection laws in the EU

December 2017

The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into force on 25th May 2018 after six years of preparation. The GDPR replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/ […]

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Successful Member Collaboration Through The IR Network

I had the pleasure of working with Sanford F. Remz of Yurko, Salvesen & Remz, P.C. on a matter pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Massachusetts for one of my clients. The clients have been sued in an adversary proceeding by the purchaser of assets from the Chapter 7 debtor which was in the credit […]

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The Importance of Details: How Brown M&M’S can be Essential to a Contract

The Importance of Details: How Brown M&M’S can be Essential to a Contract One might wonder how a popular candy, a certain color, and a successful hard rock band are connected with an essential concept in contract law and often a key to business success.   However, when you dig a little deeper, an important connection […]

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THE DUNNING-KRUGER EFFECT ON BUSINESS DECISIONS: WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW (OR THINK YOU ACTUALLY KNOW) WILL HURT YOU

An issue I often encounter with prospective business clients is that they have made a decision/choice, which appeared to be insignificant from their perspective at the time, but it actually was not.   Instead, this decision or action is the catalyst that led to significant legal issues, loss of business revenue, and disputes with other parties.   […]

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New Jersey Institute of Continuing Education (NJICLE) 17th Annual Immigration Conference

I am pleased to announce that I will be Chairing the upcoming New Jersey Institute of Continuing Education (NJICLE) 17th Annual Immigration Conference, scheduled for April 26, 2017. For information: https://tcms.njsba.com/personifyebusiness/njicle/CLEPrograms/NJICLEEventsCalendar/MeetingDetails.aspx?productId=910215 Each year, NJICLE’s comprehensive Immigration Conference provides an in-depth exploration of the most pressing concerns confronted by Immigration Law Attorneys, Employment Lawyers, Human Resource […]

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Shifting Paradigms – New Approaches to Global Tax

March 2017

There has been a discernible shift in attitudes to global tax. Transparency has become a buzzword among tax professionals since the ‘Panama Papers’ leak rocked the world in 2016. Ongoing […]

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The Culture of “Maybe” – Indecision Leading to Paralysis of a Business

In the popular children’s movie Kung Fu Panda, the primary character, Po, is faced with a dilemma. Should he follow a difficult path to an unknown future destiny or quit and return to something more predictable and comfortable. Po expresses his concerns to an old and wise Kung Fu master who advises him: “Quit, don’t […]

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Steps for a Business to Avoid The Culture of “Maybe”

As outlined in a prior article, a culture of maybe develops in a business when a decision that impacts a business needs to be made and the company’s leadership or owner avoids a “yes” or “no” determination.   Instead, business leadership finds themselves getting trapped in “analysis paralysis” where either no decision is made or a […]

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Sometimes You Have to Shoot the Mules

The classic Academy Award winning film for Best Picture, Patton, follows the exploits of the famous U.S. Army General George S. Patton during World War II.   General Patton was an extremely driven, successful, and sometimes controversial figure during his military career.   However, even most of General Patton’s  critics agree that his successes during key times […]

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