About Trent

Trent C. Marcus is a regular guy who like his family, Jesus, Guinness, soccer, and the law
31 03, 2010

A Sad Day

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00March 31st, 2010|Life|1 Comment

Last weekend, I was asked to take down the "Thomas table" from my son's room.  When he was 4, I built him a table that was hinged to the wall and when it was let down, it provided a kid height surface onto which he could play with his Thomas the Tank Engine toys.  Over [...]

17 06, 2008

What a Gift

By |2008-06-17T21:39:41+00:00June 17th, 2008|Life|1 Comment

For Father's Day, I received a great gift from my son, Fischer.  He made me a wallet out of duct tape.  It had 5 slots for my cards and money.  As you can see, it is well made...and probably waterproof.  When asked, Fischer said that only took him 3 hours to make and it was [...]

23 04, 2008

The Bird

By |2008-04-23T21:02:11+00:00April 23rd, 2008|Life|0 Comments

When I was 10, a bird flew into the sliding glass door next our dining room, as my family and I were eating dinner. As we ran to see what had happened, we saw the poor thing sprawled out on the patio. My Mom suggested that we pray for it. We all closed an eye [...]

20 03, 2008

The Cleanse

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00March 20th, 2008|Life|0 Comments

3 weeks ago, I started a cleanse.  It wasn't a diet.  It wasn't a weight loss program.  What it was: a detoxifying of my insides and a re-adjustment of my fruit and vegetable eating habits.  I'm finished. I became interested when the guys at the gym were talking about the "cleanse" and how great they [...]

5 03, 2008

Starting a Business?

By |2008-03-05T22:52:07+00:00March 5th, 2008|Law|0 Comments

One of the greatest tools I've found for the Small Business Entrepreneur is CalGOLD.  After a few clicks, a user can figure out every permit and license that is needed to start a business in California.

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 [...]