How to plan for business legal disputes

By rickColosimo / February 25, 2016 /

At one point years ago, my business partner and I were discussing how the arbitrator costs for a month of pre-hearing activity was 1/3 of our original out of pocket claim. What is the “deductible” on business claims? How expensive is it, really, to sue a business on a contract claim? And what are the…

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Understanding alternative fees (ahead of our time)

By rickColosimo / July 12, 2012 /

A recent Forbes article describes the alternative fee problem, how to reasonably price legal fees using something other than an hourly basis, as a potential application of big data analysis. Conveniently, we said this over three years ago in describing the data needed to create alternative fee structures. Some corporate clients have enough legal liability…

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Innovative selling models are constrained by the law

By rickColosimo / May 13, 2011 /

Springwise recently posted about a group buying site, this time from India, that actually has a new twist: real estate. This model is a good idea for tenant-in-common real estate deals, where you could sell a small commercial office building to 10 or 20 buyers who couldn’t afford the whole building or would appreciate the…

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Why pretend Facebook is a sure thing?

By rickColosimo / February 4, 2011 /

Dear NY Times, Please stop writing about corporate finance. Nobody who worked on this article appears to know anything about securities laws, corporate finance, reasons companies go public, or how to read past issues of this paper. Securities laws: Facebook is subject to the same fundamental law as every other company: Rule 10b5, which says…

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