Great lawyers don't sell forms

By Rick Colosimo / November 17, 2010 / Comments Off on Great lawyers don't sell forms

Here’s a LinkedIn question about LLC operating agreements. The poster wonders whether the operating agreement he received from the entity formation company is a little “generic” and asks the forum for specific advice about what should be included. The answers point to some provisions that should be included (division of gains and losses, breakup/buyout/dissolution schemes,…

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Draft better contracts by paying attention to words

By Rick Colosimo / October 12, 2010 / Comments Off on Draft better contracts by paying attention to words

This post on the use of the term immediately, one of many similar explorations by Ken Adams, is the sort of thing that attracts me to contract drafting. There is a lot to be said for using the right language to convey an idea: language that is clear, concise, hard to misconstrue, and simple without…

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Why I write

By Rick Colosimo / May 20, 2010 / Comments Off on Why I write

Many of my readers have seen my “Five-minute General Counsel” blog post series. The idea is to give readers an informed opinion that, while not specific to their situation, highlights some of the major issues involved in various decisions, such as whether to form an LLC or corporation for your tech startup. (Hint: read this…

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Value-sharing: knowledge leads to questions

By Rick Colosimo / October 27, 2009 / Comments Off on Value-sharing: knowledge leads to questions

Today I was asked about my recent Five-minute lawyer series of posts. To me, these sorts of posts add lots of value for readers who have these questions at little real detriment to me; after all, I already know the answers to these general questions. Is sharing knowledge a good strategy? I obviously think so,…

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