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Reno Patent Litigation

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | September 6, 2012

As a small city, Reno is not known for being a hub for patent litigation, but as contributor Melanie Ludlow explains below, that could be changing.: The United States District Court, District of Northern Nevada, located here in Reno, aims to become proficient (and efficient) in hearing patent litigation cases. Last year, the District Court…

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Return Receipt Requested on Foreclosure Docs

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | August 16, 2012

First of all I would like to introduce my new law clerk, Mr. John Ellis. John brings more than 30 years of legal research and writing experience to the Goodman Law Center. I asked John to contribute to our blog. His contribution is on a common issue in Nevada foreclosure law that we are seeing…

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BABY ANNOUNCEMENT

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

New BABY! Ashlyn Paige Goodman To all:  Our daughter was born on April 10, 2012 at 6:48pm.  As you can see she is in perfect health, and she is the cutest baby in the world.  At birth she was 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.   See my facebook page for cute…

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Attorney Communication

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | April 6, 2012

In this addition, contributor Melanie Ludlow of Vilanova Law School, gives her thoughts on attorney communication.  We strive to maintain prompt and effective communication at all times in our firm.  Melanie is working for Goodman Law Center as an independently contracted researcher and writer. Much in life requires good and effective communication- success in marriage,…

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Unique Contract Drafting Style

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | January 20, 2012

I did a “legal brief” on the radio show last week on what I consider my unique approach to contract drafting.  I think too many contracts are full of pages and pages of term that neither party really reads, understands, or negotiates.  I think this happens because we lawyers always work off of a boilerplate template…

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Radio Segment. Dr. Gary McLeod, Executive Business Coach

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | January 9, 2012

Last week on the radio program we had Executive Business Coach Dr. Gary McLeod on with myself and Steve Rose.  See http://www.fortunemgmt.com/dr_gary_mcleod/ Dr. McLeod is a former Reno dentist who has moved into the business coaching field.  More importantly, he is my business coach.  Dr. Mcleod discussed the development of the professional services industry, including law,…

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Debt Settlement as a Private Chapter 11

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | January 4, 2012

On yesterday’s radio show (see www.thejamiekalickishow.com), I discussed the use of debt settlement techniques as an alternative to Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.  We’re not a Chapter 11 firm, but I have been involved in process enough to know its not very useful for small businesses.  Chapter 11 seems to work great for large businesses.  It…

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Email interruption

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | December 29, 2011

To all clients and others wishing to contact us.  We are experiencing a temporary interruption in our email system.  We are hoping to have this resolved by the end of today, December 29, 2011.  Thank you all for your understanding.

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Chapter 13 versus Debt Settlement

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | December 20, 2011

There are several types of bankruptcy, but only two that consumers generally need to be concerned with. CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY. If you qualify for a Chapter 7, you can “discharge” (effectively eliminate) most of your debts without having to repay anything. Not everyone qualifies for a Chapter 7. Under the new bankruptcy law, all debtors…

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Unique Debt Relief Firm

By Mark A. Goodman, Esq. | December 19, 2011

I had a few thoughts about what I think sets us apart from most representing clients caught up in the current economic meltdown. We are local law firm reaching out to the community to help minimize the consequences of the economic downturn.  We are dedicated to providing friendly and holistic legal advice at affordable rates. …

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