A Real Switch to the Virtual World

Last August, I left a great law firm, Dorsey & Whitney, for another great but very different law firm, VLP Law Group. I remain close with Dorsey and would not hesitate to recommend its services (and frequently do). So why did I join VLP? VLP has at least three notable traits: flexibility, quality and value. Flexibility:  like Read More …

AEP Legal Corner – Independent Contractor or Employer: Getting It Right Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

by Gary M. Gansle, partner in Dorsey & Whitney’s Labor and Employment practice For far too long, employers have taken a laissez-faire approach to classifying workers as independent contractors in order to help control costs, streamline their organizations, and honor the stated preferences of their workers. However, the cost associated with being undisciplined and incorrect Read More …

How Early to Get Your Lawyer Involved

I sat in a conference session yesterday and heard the presenter say that you should negotiate all the “deal points” of a strategic alliance before getting your lawyer involved. Lawyers can be expensive and also might introduce complications and delays into a business arrangement, so I understand the temptation to feel that way. Nevertheless, I Read More …