Endorsement of John Springgate for Family Judge

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | July 26, 2014

ENDORSEMENT OF JOHN SPRINGGATE We at Goodman Law Center strongly support and endorse John Springgate in his campaign to become one of the family court judges in Washoe County. John Springgate is an experienced family law practitioner, who brings with him many years of experience as a practicing family law attorney and advocate. In addition,…

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Bank Deposits Safe?

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | July 15, 2014

Here is another interesting post by our Law Clerk John Ellis. BANK DEPOSITORS BEWARE! I’ll bet you thought that when you deposited your money in the bank, it was still your money. Guess what? It’s not. When you put your money into a deposit account at your local “too-big-to-fail” bank, it becomes the property of…

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Redskin’s Mark Tackled

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | June 18, 2014

The Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans.” The case was filed by 5  Native Americans in the Trademark Office itself.  The case was not filed in Court; however, my understanding is that the Redskin’s will  appeal to Federal Court. Federal trademark law does not permit registration…

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Nevada Homestead Exemption

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | June 17, 2014

My Law Clerk John Ellis weighs in on the Nevada Homestead Law.   Homestead law was unknown to the common law, and it was created by constitutional provisions and by statute.  The Nevada homestead exemption derives from the Nevada state constitution, which provides that a “homestead as provided by law, shall be exempt from forced…

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By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | May 15, 2014

In the State of Nevada, all district court judges, including family law judges, are selected in non-partisan elections. This means that incumbent family law judges must stand for re-election every six years. This year, incumbent Family Law Judge Chuck Weller is running for re-election. We at Goodman Law Center strongly support Judge Weller in his…

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An Idea and a Dream

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | March 5, 2014

On Saturday, January 26, 2013 I was blessed to get the opportunity to give a presentation at the Nevada Inventor’s Association here in Reno. The turnout was great, with about 40 in attendance. My talk was titled, “An Idea and a Dream”, which describes most of my patent and trademark clients. The member’s asked great…

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The Unfair Credit Reporting Act

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | March 5, 2014

This is a guest post by Goodman Law Center Law Clerk John K. Ellis, who researched this area in depth for a recent matter. THE “UNFAIR” CREDIT REPORTING ACT” Have you ever noticed that the names chosen by the Congress for their various federal enactments oftentimes are the diametric opposite of the effect that these…

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Webinar with Rich Dad (R) Advisor, Attorney Garrett Sutton

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | January 24, 2014

Please see the attached link to access the replay at your convenience.  This was a lot of fun to put on especially because I developed this “organically” though my own experience.

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Trademark Law Webinar

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | December 10, 2013

I recently performed a webinar with on trademark law with Attorney Garrett Sutton (attorney for the Rich Dad(R) network). Be forewarned that the webinar was thorough and lasted over an hour. However, we did make it very interesting, informative, engaging and fun. Click the following link and then enter your name and an email to…

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Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | December 13, 2012

There is great news for home owners wanting to get out from under underwater mortgages. In Nevada, now banks can no longer go after homeowners for the balance of the mortgage after a foreclosure. The Catch: The new law only applies to mortgages ORIGINATED on or after OCTOBER 2009. If you were smart enough to…

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