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I think most legal blogs and newsletters reflect their authors’ lack of pragmatism in their approach to law. They also tend to be dry, sleep-inducing, self-congratulatory and usually deleted without reading. So, I’m introducing a different kind of blog, called “Just Sayin’. . .TM

Its aim is to go straight to your bottom line—strategically, financially and professionally. Just Sayin’. . . will point out current issues and situations I think you need to be aware of and provide in plain English, simple, practical advice and solutions to deal with those issues and situations. Its goal is to help you and your business stay out of trouble and the huge expense and distraction of litigation. It’s far less expensive to prevent a problem than to try to fix it once it occurs.

While it will be regular, it won’t be on a dogmatic schedule. I’ll write it when I think there’s something you need to know that can affect you and your business. I hope you find it useful. Thanks.

Paul Menes

Disclaimer: This blog is strictly used for informational purposes on law and all data and information provided on this blog is not to be understood as legal advice. The given material is not to be read and acted upon without contacting either ADLI Law Group or a legal counsel for proper legal advice and guidance. Therefore, ADLI Law Group is not responsible for any action taken or result of said action after reading this blog. This blog is to be read as personal opinion of the authored attorney, and does not hereby portray opinions of ADLI Law Group or any other attorney. With this being said – the information is not guaranteed to be factual or up-to-date. If this blog is copied for any reason, it must be reproduced entirely and must include this disclaimer word for word.
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