Many people wonder how non-competition agreements hold up. In general, they are enforceable in accordance with state law. So, a non-competition agreement in California is probably not enforceable or is very limited. In Maryland, they are enforceable, but they’re not… Read More
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Clarity & Direction: How a Stockholders’ Agreement Can Save A Lot of Hassle
Stockholders’ agreements aren’t for everyone, but if you meet certain criteria, they can save you a tremendous amount of hassle down the road. First of all, you don’t need one if you’re a single stockholder – if you’re the 100… Read More
Lacie Simpson becomes one of fewer than 50 certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitators in the country
Studies show that in a 10-person meeting on a topic of vital importance to the business: 1 person does 70% of the talking 2 other people are engaged to the point of speaking 5 people are contemplating what and when… Read More
Why a commercial lease needs to be reviewed by a lawyer
Commercial leases are very different from residential ones. Time and money greatly increase the need for legal review before signing. The longer the lease term, and the more money involved, the more you want to lock in certain protections for… Read More
Do you need the protection of an employment agreement?
Do you need the protection of an employment agreement? Employment agreements can be useful, but for very different reasons depending on your position. As with any agreement, there are two sides to the coin. As an employee: If you’re expecting… Read More
Setting Crystal Clear Expectations: What is a Buy/Sell Agreement?
The foundations of a buy/sell agreement: When it comes to the sale of companies, the positions of the buyer and the seller are mirror images of each other. A buy/sell agreement really comes down to enforced expectations. The whole purpose… Read More
Did Your Non-Compete Agreements Just Vanish?
On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14036, entitled Promoting Competition in the American Economy. Among its 72 initiatives is one that I get asked about a lot – the encouraged ban or limitation on non-compete agreements. If your company… Read More
The Art of Consistent Instability
Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” That’s not only sports, in a nutshell, it’s business. If we’re lucky, the plans we spend so much time drafting and refining tend to morph… Read More
Playing Mind Games In Business
Yesterday, I lost my phone. To some, that sentence would imply the catastrophic consequence of some gaping connectivity gap. What if it stayed lost? What if I had to wait days to replace it? How would I call people from… Read More
Robot Sex: Are Your Employees Just Going Through The Motions? – Eliot Wagonheim for SmartCEO Baltimore
It’s time to stop faking it. In his latest article for SmartCEO Baltimore, Eliot Wagonheim shares how to rekindle the spark of morale within your company and escape the mechanical hold of the robot trap. Click here to read “Robot… Read More