After I began to practice, I realized that the attorneys that I practiced with were more often than not in a fowl mood. Some were never cheerful or pleasant. I enjoyed most of the work involved in my practice, but many of my associates did not. After about nine months, I decided that the main problem with the profession was that there were too many attorneys. The pressure of having to compete for clients and advertise just to survive made it unbearable for nearly every one I met. For example, I had a friend who had quit a lucrative position with an insurance agency to attend law school and, then, to practice law. We would go to lunch together on many occasions. He had a wife, who worked full time and they had several children. The conversion at lunch always turned into his complaining about the lack of business or fees for his practice. He complained so much that I got to the point I didn't enjoy going to lunch with him anymore. At times I have tried to call other lawyers about a particular case only to get a recording saying that the phone had been temporarily disconnected. This has happened with lawyers who had been practicing for twenty years! Well, I decided that I could do my part to correct this situation. I knew it wouldn't be easy, but this book is my attempt to help potential attorneys see if they really want to be lawyers and, more importantly, to see if the law profession wants them.
Since the publication of the first edition, there have been considerable developments in statutory and case law relevant to commercial lending growing out of the litigation and legislation sparked by the recession in 2008. Practical and easy to use, this compendium outlines the essential information about commercial lending law in all 50 states, plus Canada and U.S. territories. As a comprehensive, two-volume set, this resource is convenient for lawyers negotiating or reviewing commercial lending laws outside their own jurisdiction. This compilation of state surveys covers all aspects of commercial lending laws, including: Basic legal structure, general law, procedural law, and the state';s court system Basic fundamentals Interest and usury Conflicts of law rules Types of borrowers corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies Real estate lending property rights, leases, mortgages, recording fees and taxes, deficiency rights, transfers in lieu of payment, title insurance, and more Revised Article 9 property and transactions subject to Revised Article 9, consignments, purchase-money security interests, possessory liens, titled motor vehicles, and more Equipment leasing Other laws of interest Pre-judgment remedies Post-judgment remedies"
What is legally protected under U.S. copyright law has become much more complex in today s digital arena. The increase of communication through social media and other digital venues raises issues that did not exist a decade or two ago.Copyright Law: A Practitioner s Guide, now in a new second edition, clarifies the current status of U.S. copyright law by explaining the major federal copyright legislation and related court rulings. It gives you the legal knowledge you need to protect your clients copyright interests in both the real world and the virtual world of cyberspace. Written by two nationally recognized lawyers who have litigated major copyright cases in today s digital age, Copyright Law, Second Editionhelps you to: .understand the scope of copyright owners exclusive rights .prove copyright infringement and obtain appropriate remedies .renew, restore, and recapture copyrights .know when Internet-related activities constitute copyright infringement .find out who owns a work for clearance purposes .exploit unique defenses and statutory safe harbors that exist in the digital environment .get insurance against litigation risks arising from possible infringing uses, and .know when and how to register copyrights with the Copyright Office. The new second edition ofCopyright Lawhas been completely updated and expanded to reflect the most recent cases and changes in copyright law, and now includes two new chapters dedicated to criminal and international copyright law. In addition, new sections have been added that discuss: .The Supreme Court s June 2014 decision inAmerican Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereoand its interpretation of the public performance right .The Supreme Court s recent decision inKirtsaeng v. John Wiley and Sonsand its impact on the first sale doctrine .The relevance of "volitional conduct" as a prerequisite to direct liability .Orphan works .Copyright class actions ."Space shifting" and "place shifting" as potential fair uses .Pleading copyright claims afterTwomblyand Iqbal Copyright Law, Second Editionis filled with valuable case discussions and practice pointers, such as the inclusion of a detailed flowchart using an actual case result to illustrate how actual damages and profits are calculated."
This series explores the central and unique role of organizational ethics in creating and sustaining a flourishing, pluralistic, free enterprise economy. It examines how profit seeking and not-for-profit organizations can be conceived and designed to satisfy legitimate human needs in an ethical and meaningful way. The authors submit rigorous research studies from a wide variety of academic perspectives including: business management, philosophy, sociology, psychology, religion, accounting, finance, and marketing.
An essential resource, Everyday Law for Seniors provides easy-to-understand information for readers who want to make the best possible decisions about retirement options, health care, where to live, and planning for long-term care. Frolik and Whitton, national experts in elder law, explain the wide range of legal rights and benefits that every senior should consider, whether looking ahead or responding to a crisis. Updated with the latest federal benefit information and a host of helpful internet resources, this timely book is for everyone who wants to get the most from their senior years.
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