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If you need to hire a lawyer now, or will need to hire one for your business, take this course to learn how to hire a good lawyer that will help you at a reasonable price, and get the job done well!
Every lawyer will tell you about how good they are. But how do you know before hiring them? In this course Steve Pipenger (New York state lawyer) explains the best strategies of finding a lawyer, looking up their history and doing research on them. Steve also explains what to do in order to get a good price!
This is a quick course and will take under an hour to complete, and after you finish the course you will be able to save a lot of money and time by hiring a great lawyer when you will need to hire one!
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|Section 1: Course introduction|
Course and instructor introductionPreview
Further introducing the coursePreview
Disclaimer: this course covers United States law ONLYPreview
|Section 2: How to hire lawyers|
Different kinds of lawyers you can hirePreview
What kind of lawyer do you need when you are just starting your business
Websites for looking up and finding lawyers
How much should you pay & how do you know if you are getting a good deal?
Hiring a single lawyer vs. going with a legal firmPreview
Which credentials matter when looking for a lawyer
How to research a lawyers's disciplinary and ethics background
DIY (do it yourself options) - how to best use them and are they viable?
Hiring tips from Alex
|Section 3: Conclusion|
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3-time best selling Amazon author, creator of top entrepreneur mobile apps, and host of a popular business and marketing channel on YouTube.
I am the creator of the Problemio business apps which are some of the top mobile apps for planning and starting a business with 1,000,000+ downloads across iOS, Android and Kindle.
I am also an author of three business books (marketing to reach 1,000,000 people, on starting a business, and on the mobile app business).
I am also a business coach. On my apps and in my private coaching practice I have helped over 1,000 entrepreneurs. That means I can probably help you quite a bit as well.
My areas of expertise are mobile apps, software engineering, marketing (SEO and social), and entrepreneurship.
I created over 100 courses on Udemy with 75,000+ students by whom I am humbled and who I try to help any way I can!
I bring nearly 10 years of legal experience to the table and can help you understand the difference between an LLC and a Corporation. I have drafted and reviewed the documents of formation, such as LLC Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, etc. I have also counseled individual clients in fee and salary negotiations as well as employment agreements.
Aside from the above, I have represented clients in business disputes, employment law matters and other litigation matters. These representations have included breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty matters; and matters involving violation of federal and state employment laws. Most importantly, I have been able to achieve results for clients winning a number of cases on summary judgment, motions to dismiss and post-hearing briefs after administrative hearings. This experience has taught me that the most economical way to settle disputes is to stay out of court. Yet, sadly, when anyone can sue you for anything, you have to be prepared.
Prior to entering the practice law, I worked for MCI as well as a start-up company (FiberNet Telecom Group formerly FTGX on NASDAQ) managing cost, financial and pricing data for large-scale satellite and terrestrial network build-outs. While with MCI, my responsibilities included interfacing with top management, with customers as well as within MCI particularly with the drafting of the annual revenue plan and evaluation of prior year plan to actual revenue analysis. I also consistently interacted with customers to assess their on-going technological needs drafting pricing proposals for modifications to main contracts.
These two facets of my career offer to clients the unique perspective of understanding both the legal and business implications of any legal conundrum.