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By Douglas Allen
Environmental liabilities are among a number of potentially high risk liabilities facing companies engaged in commercial operations and transactions worldwide.
By Douglas Allen
The high risk nature of environmental liabilities makes it important for companies engaged in business transactions to thoroughly understand these liabilities to avoid adverse and material legal, financial and commercial consequences.
By Douglas Allen
Managing a legal matter, whether it’s a transaction or a dispute, can be equally as important as executing the actual legal work. Attention to both management and execution will help to ensure that client needs and expectations are met in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
By Douglas Allen
The incorporation of a project management function into a law firm’s legal transaction and dispute resolution matters has been suggested as an effective and efficient means of reducing the costs and improving the quality of services provided by law firms.
By Douglas Allen
Recent surveys documenting the increasing need for legal services by businesses worldwide and the commensurate increase in the costs of these services also indicate that these companies are dissatisfied with the services provided by their outside legal firms.
By Douglas Allen
Litigating patent disputes is expensive and time-consuming. Data from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s 2005 Economic Survey indicate that the number of patent disputes filed and the costs of litigating these disputes continue to rise.
By Douglas Allen
Property that is contaminated with hazardous or toxic waste from historical or current activities will, in all likelihood, have to be investigated and cleaned up at some point. These investigation and remediation activities might be triggered by the off-property discovery of contamination in potable residential or municipal groundwater wells, or by the on-property discovery (during construction-related excavation activities) of buried leaking drums or residual wastes from, for example, a former