Startup Legal Outlook Q&A with Scott Bleier – Veteran Startup Lawyer

Scott Bleier is a veteran member of Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton’s practice group and focuses on the representation of entrepreneurs, start-up and emerging growth companies, and venture capital investors. His specialties include corporate and securities law, private financings, and mergers and acquisitions. Scott is a frequent guest speaker on entrepreneurship, start-up companies, and financings, addressing audiences… Read more >

Four Best Practices for OCR Conversion

Successful legal contract management starts and ends with efficient and well-managed document processes. Without a sound approach, management becomes a source of frustration, while costs and legal debt continue to increase.  Lawyers spend countless hours manually reviewing each and every document for vital information, and team members struggle to locate important corporate information. On top… Read more >

3 Reasons to Get Rid of Scanned PDFs

Pretty much every industry over the past 10 years has shared one common goal – to go “paperless.” For example, we’ve seen tremendous opportunities for efficiency and growth in the healthcare industry, which has, little by little, adopted electronic health record (EHR) solutions. Obviously a paperless business offers many advantages. For starters, getting rid of… Read more >

Crisis Management: 3 Steps to Take Back Control

The federal government has been under crisis management for not investing in new servers, software and data protection. The Government Accountability Office reports that the IRS uses 56-year-old computer code to update taxpayer accounts. In addition, security experts say that data threats may create “a crisis bigger than Y2K”, according to Federal Chief Information Officer Tony… Read more >

LinkSquares Use Case: Fundraising and M&A Due Diligence

Before someone buys or sells a company, M&A due diligence is required. You want to know what you are buying and what types of obligations will be transferred your way. This includes the review of litigation risks, intellectual property issues, contingent liabilities, problematic contracts and much more. Most of all, due diligence is needed in order… Read more >

Legal Debt vs. Technical Debt

    In the world of engineering teams, there is a term called “technical debt.” An informal definition of this term is “a concept in programming that reflects the extra development work that arises when code that is easy to implement in the short run is used instead of applying the best overall solution.” Another… Read more >

Contracts Self-Assessment Test

Are you overwhelmed with contract payment terms and time inefficiencies when reviewing contracts? Are renewal terms causing confusion? Contracts will always need to be reviewed its a matter of how much time you spend doing it. Whether it is researching information in customer agreements, or completing diligence for financing, this takes both time and work. Why waste… Read more >

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