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Attempting to Dominate Your Attorney is a Bad Idea (Only a Bad Attorney Would Let You Do It)

Some books read by the author suggest that the client should attempt to control and dominate the attorney to achieve the most cost-effective and satisfactory results. This idea, if carried to an extreme, is not usually possible or advantageous. It is usually not possible to control and dominate an attorney because good attorneys are not Read More

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Lawyers Add Credibility to your Deal

Lawyers provide security, prestige and credibility to the deal. The client gains credibility by assembling a respected professional team. This is particularly true for newcomers who are dealing with established players. The lawyers can handle the “Player” while the client learns how the game is played. Typically, it is the “big league player” who uses Read More

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Possession of a Good Lawyer is 9/10ths of the Law

The above saying was emblazoned on a coffee cup on a ledge in the student lounge throughout my years in law school. Shortly after I graduated, the cup disappeared when the lounge was being remodeled. You know, I sorely missed that old cup after it was gone. I was studying for the bar exam at Read More

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Size Doesn’t Matter, Rule Changes and Technology have Eliminated Most Big Firm Advantages

Surprise, hidden information, and secret witnesses or documents a la Perry Mason have not been allowed under the rule of legal procedure since the 1940’s. Since that time the rules of procedure have required each side to provide and obtain full information to and from the other. This process is called “discovery”. Various discovery tools Read More

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What to Look for in Your Attorney

Look for Business or Other Judgment Related to your Field All lawyers think they have superior judgment. Few actually do in all realms of practice. Lawyers often treat the legal solution as the only solution, but the two are not the same. In business legal solutions are just one of other possible outcomes. Too often Read More

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Big Suit/Little Suit: The Cost of Litigation

Legal costs are relatively inelastic. “Inelastic” in this context is a term from economic theory. It means not responsive to changes in demand or price. For example, toothpicks are relatively inelastic. We will buy about the same number of toothpicks whether they cost 15 cents a box or 20 cents a box, even though one Read More

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A Lawyer can Convert a Bad Case or Deal into a Good Case

Most attorneys know that an intelligent client and an intelligent lawyer, by working together, can rationalize and defend just about anything. This has a great “narrowing effect” in litigation. Cases that might have seemed self-evident and one-sided when the client entered into the attorney’s office may become close calls when one receives the other side’s Read More

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ONE MINUTE LECTURES On Business and Business Law Matters©

The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth PC Clients and colleagues know that I am prone to convert legal advice into little “speeches,” what I call “One Minute Lectures.” Here is a collection of some of them. I hope you find them entertaining as well as useful: 1. The Candy Jar Speech. The buyer in Read More

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JUST ONE FACT

Just one fact can change a case outcome, a business and a life. When I was a law student I loved learning the law and the rationale underlying various principles of law. But when I became a lawyer and started practicing I was told that “judges turn to the facts first when they read a Read More

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Being Smart in Business Legal Matters

Each of us is smart at something and not so smart at other things. When I was younger, fresh out of graduate school, I thought I was pretty smart because I was good at learning from books. I had a certain snobbery until I realized that I did not know how to fix a car, Read More

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Donald W. Hudspeth
Principal Attorney

Attorney Donald W. Hudspeth has more than twenty years’ experience practicing corporate and business law. Before attending law school, Mr. Hudspeth held a stock brokers license at the age of 21 and owned his own business at the age of 23. He was a business law professor at Arizona State University, West Campus, and has conducted classes and seminars for a number of higher institutions and organizations. Mr. Hudspeth has published two books on law and is the founder of the radio programs Law on the Edge and Law Talk.

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Brian K. Stanley
Of Counsel

Attorney Brian K. Stanley has more than thirty years' experience practicing corporate and business law. Brian also worked for Sandra Day O'Connor in 1976-1977; Formerly with the Phoenix firm of Jones, Hunter & Lerch as of the dissolution of that firm in 1979. (Also Member, Law Office of Brian K. Stanley, PLLC).

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Janae A. Perry-Meier
Associate

Janae Perry-Meier is a business and commercial law attorney focusing on international business. Janae handles both transactional and litigation matters, including: forming your business, drafting your contracts, franchising, business disputes, business divorce, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, securities compliance, and corporate governance. Janae also handles trademark registration, office action responses, and infringement cases.

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Michael David Malin
Associate

Michael Malin has been a practicing attorney in Arizona since 2013. He has represented clients through all stages of litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Michael litigated cases involving professional negligence, insurance bad faith, dram shop liability, personal injury and wrongful death, Indian law, probate, and criminal matters. Before attending law school, he worked for several startup companies in the then-nascent field of smartphone and tablet application development. test

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Laura Underwood
Litigation Paralegal

About Laura Underwood is a Litigation Paralegal whose background includes specialized family law with the Attorney General’s Office as well as some personal injury and trademark law.

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The scholarship is awarded to students for academic merit with an interest in business and business law. Candidates may have majored in fields other than business, have taken a break between college and law school, or have had exceptional life experiences.

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