How To Avoid A Double Tragedy

Family Business, Autumn 2008
Written By: Henry C. Krasnow

When a strong family business leader dies, there is some turmoil as the family and company regroup. But if there is no succession plan, the upheaval could cripple the business and devastate the family. Here's what to do if planning has been permanently put on the back burner.

Trade Secrets: The Secret of Exit Interviews

January 2008
Written By: Henry C. Krasnow

Your company, like all others, has a very valuable collection of information which, if it were known to your competitors, would be devastating. Yet, protecting this information is extremely difficult and often not done as carefully as possible.

Service Animal or Pampered Pooch?

Retail Law Strategist, April 2005
Written By: Charles A. Valente

While business owners must permit the disabled to enter their establishments with a service animal, the care and well-being of the service animal remain the responsibility of the owner. To the extent that the service animal causes any damage or disturbance on the premises, the business owner is within its rights to ask the animal’s handler to remove it from the premises.

Pragmatic Approach to Deterring ADA Litigation

Retail Law Strategist, February 2003

In the 10 years since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), retailers across the country have tried to ensure that their existing and newly constructed stores comply with the ADA and its "building code," the ADA Accessibility Guidelines ("ADAAG"). Yet, the flood of ADA litigation continues, even with respect to stores constructed since the enactment of the ADA.

What to Do When Talking Fails: Strategies for Minority Owners to Turn Stock Certificates into Money

Family Business Review, December 2002
Written By: Henry C. Krasnow

Conflicts often arise over issues of liquidity and minority owners’ power. This article explores minority owners’ options after talking has failed to resolve that conflict. It discusses legal strategies that can facilitate reaching an agreement on those issues. It also addresses types of agreements between family shareholders designed to avoid this conflict.

Designing a Website that is ADA-compliant

National Real Estate Investor, March 1, 2000
Written By: Frederick M. Kaplan

Your retail business has just begun to take off, accelerated by the appearance of your new e-commerce site. Your customers have taken to the ease and convenience of purchasing your products online, and during the holiday season you had record online sales.