26 02, 2008

Why I am not a Litigator

By |2008-02-26T10:54:47+00:00February 26th, 2008|Law, Life|0 Comments

How long does a lawsuit take?  Consider the March 1989 crash of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker, which sent 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska. The outrage was immediate, and five years later, a federal jury hit Exxon with an unprecedented $5 billion in punitive damages. [...]

21 02, 2008

Ski Week with a C

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00February 21st, 2008|Life|0 Comments

This week was SKI week for my kids' school.  Instead it was SICK week at the Marcus house.  I spent a considerable amount of time pretending to be Florence Nightengale to my wife and three kids (pictured, left, in a delightful, not-sick, state).  We hit the mattresses pretty hard.  Each member of the family required [...]

21 02, 2008

Intellectual Property

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00February 21st, 2008|Law|0 Comments

Lately, a few of my start up clients have encountered hang-ups related to intellectual property. Intellectual Property is the bundle of rights and privileges associated with trademarks (names and logos), copyrights (works of art, music, literature) or patents (inventions and secret formulas). Whenever a business is deciding to choose a trade name, it is imperative [...]

16 02, 2008

4 Phone Calls

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00February 16th, 2008|Life, Lists|0 Comments

Today, I could not access my site and some weird stuff was going on. I suspected the worst...that I had been hacked. I made 4 phone calls. Dane Sanders He is a smart guy, who is easy to contact, and is eager to help. Plus, he is a Pastor, and it never hurts to have [...]

15 02, 2008

Wise Estate Planning

By |2008-02-15T15:04:40+00:00February 15th, 2008|Law|0 Comments

Dan was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune when his sickly father died, he decided he needed a wife with which to share his fortune. One evening at an investment meeting he spotted the most [...]

11 02, 2008

People are Good

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00February 11th, 2008|Life|0 Comments

Every night, as I exit the parking lot where I work, I have to make a right turn.  Because of road work, I have to wait for a car to let me into the line.  Often, those cars have been backed up for 2-3 signal cycles.  Inevitably, a good citizen will slow down and wave [...]