Legal and Business Articles & Blog

How is weeding the lawn like running a business – Lessons in backyard philosophy.

November 13, 2017 | posted in: Legal and Business Articles & Blog, Lighter Side | by

What do weeding the lawn and running a business have in common? Sometimes, on the weekend, I like to weed the lawn with my kids. Not only does it help me relax, but it gives me a chance to teach my kids – and myself – valuable lessons in running a business. Like what? Well,..

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How to Avoid Bank Hassles as an LLC or Corporation

I’ll be brief.  I just want to quickly share a story that happened to a client of mine last week that could help you avoid lots of unnecessary hassles. A corporate client called last week to report that he had had an unpleasant encounter at a bank with one of those rude bank employees who seem to think that their mission is to make customers’ lives difficult with paperwork.   What was the issue? Our client had..

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At the Summit

Michael Gerber, author of E-Myth Revisited and a genius in solving business problems, meet with E. David Smith, the leading counsel in solving complex legal matters for smart business people. Michael Gerber and E. David Smith met at the LTB Summit on September 5th 2017. David was nominated for the Leadership Award on that event.

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How to Pursue Fraudulent Debtors: Denial and Revocation of Bankruptcy Discharge Under Section 727

What do you do when a debtor owes you money, files for bankruptcy and you know they are fraudulent and hiding money? What happens if you discover the fraud after the debtor receives a discharge? Section 727(a) of the Bankruptcy Code enumerates grounds for denial of discharge, and Section 727(d) provides for the revocation of..

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The Importance of Balancing Your Time Between Work and Family

July 24, 2017 | posted in: Business Issues, Lighter Side | by

Have you ever discovered something so surprising, so counterintuitive, so startling and new that it changed your whole attitude towards life? As a dad with nine kids, I always felt stuck, like I had no choice: I had to work as much as possible to support my family. Usually, that meant working until 7:30 p.m.,..

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Three Legal Fixes For Your Business That Will Save Problems Later

When building your business and your future, you need to make decisions that will take you where you really want to go. So many things can lead you away from your long-term goals and what’s truly most important to you: a lapse in judgment in a move with only short-term results in mind, failure to..

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How Responsible Investors can Survive and Thrive in the Trump Economy

By David M Leff- David Leff is Founder and Managing Director of 84 Capital LLC, an alternative market strategy advisory firm, targeting family offices and high net worth individuals. Our firm works with some of David’s family office clients. Stock markets have rallied to all-time highs, interest rates have risen to multi-year highs, and the..

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Imago and Business

Many of my clients are not aware that I am a certified Imago Professional Facilitator. I’d like to share this side of my practice very briefly and explain how I believe it could prove helpful to you, your family, and your business. WHAT IS IMAGO? You probably haven’t heard much about Imago yet, even though..

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Did you know that positive thinking can make people less successful?

February 20, 2017 | posted in: Business Issues | by

Recently, I attended a fascinating presentation by Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute (FWI), and Chief Science Officer and Executive Director of Mind in the Making at the Bezos Family Foundation. She spoke at the inaugural NYC Family Enterprise Center Family Enterprise Culture (NYCFEC) and Diversity Forum on the topic of “Making Work..

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Family office… or family business?

A few months ago family office lawyers joined in a panel discussion in New York City.  I moderated that panel discussion, and even though I have plenty of experience in this field, I learned so much from coming together with others and sharing best practices. One topic we discussed was “Family office…or family business?”. I’m pleased to share a..

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