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Hot Topics In Private Company Law

I must be on the rubber chicken circuit again, as I have yet another talk coming up – this one to (gasp!) lawyers.  If you are in the Denver area and want to attend, here are the details.  I might even opine on Law Firm 2.0 if asked. COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION – SECURITIES SUBSECTION LUNCHEON…

Shareholder Representative Services Holiday Greeting

SRS released their annual video holiday greeting.  If you are trying to figure out what the Queen of England, George Washington and Kanye West all have in common, you have to check it out.  Nice job guys!

ABA Journal Picks its 100 Favorite Blogs – and I’m on it

Editors of the ABA Journal today announced they have selected Mendelson’s Musings as one of the top 100 best websites by lawyers, for lawyers. That’s pretty cool, especially since I don’t focus all of my efforts on the legal profession.  But to quote them: “Mendelson’s Musings drew our admiration this year when Boulder, Colo., lawyer/venture…

Senator Dodd – Making it harder for small businesses to get funded

Several of my Seattle friends pointed out that Senator Dodd has proposed changes to the regulations that govern angel and VC investments. Every time a VC or angel investor participates in a venture financing, there is a Reg D statement that is filled.  Currently, it’s a federal file that you file with the feds and…

My Day at the Supreme Court

Thanks to our friend Phil Weiser, who is at the US Department of Justice for the next couple of years, Brad, Amy and I were invited to watch the Bilski oral argument at the Supreme Court.  If you don’t believe me, here is a picture of Brad and I on the steps of the courthouse…

Are You a Great Lawyer and Do You Need a Job?

Are you a lawyer who doesn’t want to work at a law firm anymore but who still wants to work on really interesting transactions?  Shareholder Representative Services (SRS) is looking to hire someone to work as a stockholder representative on its transactions.  They’re getting a lot of new deals and need another person to help…

Startup Visa Momentum

As part of my recent open letter to the President on innovation, one of the topics that I wrote about was that of creating a special type of visa to allow foreign-born entrepreneurs to start companies in the U.S.  Today, my partner Brad has a great post on his specific guidelines of recommendation for a…

Some Lawyers (and Their Clients) Continue to Suck – Now Suing Twitter Users

My favorite IT guy, Ross Carlson clued me on a recent lawsuit whereby a landlord is suing their tenant over a tweet whereby she besmirched their name. The tenant tweeted that her apartment was moldy and that her landlord thought it was okay.  Despite her having only 20 followers, the landlord claimed "damaged business reputation"…

When a Layoff is not a Layoff?

When is a layoff not a layoff?  Simple.  When your firm basically says "you suck – find another career."  But we don’t do layoffs.  Sounds crazy, but this is exactly what Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is doing.  But don’t call it layoffs.  They’ve, instead, decided that they have a material amount of folks…

Quick Ways To Get Fired as a Lawyer

You are a lawyer.  You represent a hot start up that is venture backed.  One day the CEO comes to you – out of the blue – and says “you’re fired.”  (Cue Donald Trump frown). You’ve stuck it out through the lean times with the company even when they weren’t funded and now you are…