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By Anna Szyperski on August 17, 2015

Being a German intern in a U.S. law firm, many people have asked me about the differences between German and American law.  I would say the main difference is that Germany has a civil law system, whereas the U.S has a common law system. In contrast to common law, civil law is codified, meaning we have updated legal codes which cover all matters that are capable of being brought to court, the applicable procedure and the appropriate punishment for each offense.

By Bruce Ikefugi on August 12, 2015

A peculiar situation arose a few weeks ago which greatly jeopardized one of our closings.  I won’t tell you whether we represented the Seller or the Purchaser; from the point of view of this entry it doesn’t matter.  Firstly, I would say there are two types of Sellers, those that take very good care of the property and maintain everything in great condition until they finally move out.  The second type cut back on the landscaping and repairs, and do the minimal clean up needed when they move out.  Most Sellers fall in the middle of these two extremes.

June 25, 2015

Whether you are just opening your doors, or have a well-established restaurant, you can agree that the legal and regulatory requirements of running your business are a big part of day-to-day operations.

June 25, 2015

Whether you are just opening your doors, or have a well-established restaurant, you can agree that the legal and regulatory requirements of running your business are a big part of day-to-day operations. 

May 23, 2015

Sadly, it is all too common that elderly persons fall victim to abuse. Whether it is physical, emotional, or financial abuse, the vulnerability of older individuals makes them easy targets for such ill-treatment. Financial abuse is a difficult type of abuse to recognize and can be easily overlooked because there are not always blatant signs of it.

May 20, 2015

In many divorces, couples take matters to court seek resolution. Each side usually has a lawyer. Depending on the circumstances, fighting may continue/increase and communication may become non-existent. 

May 12, 2015

Every year as the weather warms, it is not uncommon to spend far more time outdoors.  This is especially true of people with pets.  Pet owners can be found walking their dogs around town, playing with their dogs in the parks, taking their dogs to the beach and even bringing their pets to eat at restaurants with outdoor seating areas.  With this increased socialization also comes an increased risk.

By Robin Friedman on May 9, 2015

Your home is probably your most valuable material asset, and you have undoubtedly put a lot of your time, money and care into it.  Unfortunately, any combination of setbacks, from illness to job loss, can leave you suddenly unable to keep up with your mortgage payments and facing the possibility of foreclosure.

By Robin Friedman on May 6, 2015

I am often surprised at how few people including professionals and executives have met with an attorney and drafted Wills, Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorneys in the event they or a family member get sick or have a terrible accident and cannot speak for themselves, or die.

By Robin Friedman on May 1, 2015

You probably have seen television or movie depictions of courtrooms, so you may expect your Social Security disability hearing to take place in a big, old courthouse with lots of pomp and circumstance.

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