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Get It in Writing

2021-09-30T18:29:58-07:00September 30th, 2021|Newsletter, Phocus Law|

Arizonans love to do things the old-fashioned way. If I had a dollar for every time a client explains a deal to me by saying something to the effect of, “Well, we shook on it, so it was official,” I would be a moderately wealthy man. Verbal agreements have their place in business, but it [...]

When to Keep Texts, Emails and Other Electronic Information

2021-08-31T21:49:39-07:00August 31st, 2021|Newsletter, Phocus Law|

If you are in business long enough, the chances are pretty good that you’ll become involved in the occasional dispute with buyers/ sellers, competitors, employees, a former business partner, or anyone else who you happen to have interacted with. How you prepare for and handle these disputes has a great impact on the health and [...]

Bad Boys and Burn-Offs

2021-07-29T21:34:51-07:00July 29th, 2021|Newsletter, Phocus Law|

Whether you are the party seeking financing for a deal or you are the party with some cash and someone is seeking to borrow that money for a deal they are working on, the topic of personal guaranties is one that you, as a real estate investor, are sure to encounter frequently. When the borrower [...]

The Estate Planning Question I Always Get…

2021-06-30T17:56:32-07:00June 30th, 2021|Newsletter, Phocus Law|

“How Do I Avoid Probate?” As an estate planning lawyer, I have the benefit of talking with hundreds of people about their hopes for the future, especially their children’s futures. In all of those conversations, I have never had a single person say, “Boy, I really hope my hard-earned assets get tied up in a [...]

Critical Considerations For Proper Entity Formation

2021-04-30T22:13:15-07:00April 30th, 2021|Newsletter, Phocus Law|

So you’re starting a business. You’ve got that great idea, or you’ve found that perfect piece of property, and you want to make sure that you do everything perfectly out of the gate. First of all, pat yourself on the back for taking the right approach – a stitch in time truly does save nine. [...]