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IS YOUR PRACTICE IN COMPLIANCE
WITH RULE 16-119?

In Business Tips, Business Transactions, Lawyer Succession, Rule 16-119 by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

If you’re a practicing attorney in the State of New Mexico, you must have a NM Lawyer Succession Plan. The compliance deadline is October 1st, 2022. WHAT DOES THE RULE SAY? The New Mexico Supreme Court has mandated that all attorneys practicing law in the State of New Mexico have a written succession plan, either alone or as part of a …

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Business Law Southwest Named One Of New Mexico’s Fastest Growing Companies

In Albuquerque Business First by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

BLSW and L4SB’s Parent Company, Slingshot to be honored at an upcoming event. Accounting firm REDW audited the revenue of companies that were nominated by readers of the Albuquerque Business First to come up with this year’s rankings. Companies nominated for the award needed to demonstrate growth over a three year period to be named a “Fastest Growing Company”. Companies …

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BLSW Tops Expertise.com’s List of Litigators

In Break-ups & Partnership Disputes, Business Transactions, Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, Estate & Probate, Expungement of a Criminal Record, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Lawsuits, Partnerships by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

A Ranking in Professionalism, A+ Ranking in Reputation Once again, Business Law Southwest has been recognized by Expertise.com for their outstanding New Mexico Litigation Team ! Expertise’s Selection Criteria: Availability-Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored. Qualifications-Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards. Reputation-A history of delighted customers and outstanding service. Experience-Masters of their craft, based on …

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Super Lawyers 2022 Announced

In Rising Stars, Super Lawyers by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

Once Again, Business Law Southwest Lawyers Are Honored. Business Law Southwest is excited to announce that 100% of the Partners and half of our Associate Attorneys have been named to the 2022 Super Lawyers List. Super Lawyers: Don Kochersberger and Larry Donahue Rising Stars: Alicia McConnell, Ian Alden and Kameron Kramer “Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers …

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I Received an Office Action for My Trademark Application.

In Intellectual Property, Trademarks by Kameron KramerLeave a Comment

What do I do now? Oftentimes, an office action will be issued by the USPTO after you’ve filed your trademark with one or more rejections. An office action will ostensibly always have a response deadline of 6 months. Some of the rejections are non-substantive whereby the mark is not necessarily rejected, but a response must be submitted in order for …

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Finally, Tiffany v. Costco Has Come To a Close.

In Intellectual Property, Trademarks by Kameron KramerLeave a Comment

Tiffany initially sued Costco in 2013 for trademark infringement. Costco got in trouble for selling rings described as “Tiffany” rings.  Costco argued that using a common name such as “Tiffany” did not constitute trademark infringement as it just described a type of ring setting.  The Court did not agree, granting damages in the amount of $5.5 million to Tiffany & …

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6 Traps to Avoid When Starting a Business

In Business Tips by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

Attorney Ian Alden hosts this informative workshop that anyone starting a business should view. From the pitfalls that come from negotiating bad leases, to forming your company incorrectly, Ian’s advice just might keep your business, in business! Watch the video here. Contact  Business Law Southwest today to discuss all of your business law issues. Business Law Southwest. Business law that makes business sense.

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How To Negotiate Win-Win Contracts

In Contracts by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

Attorney Ian Alden takes the viewers on a deep dive to discover what it takes to successfully negotiate mutual beneficial contracts. Contact  Business Law Southwest today to discuss all of your business law issues. Business Law Southwest. Business law that makes business sense.

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What To Do When “Equal Participation” Equals Deadlock

In Contracts by Joseph TurnerLeave a Comment

Absent language to the contrary in an Operating Agreement, “equal participation” means all partners have equal rights and authority to participate in the management of the business. This means each partner has one equal vote when it comes to decision making. Obviously, this can get tricky when you have an equal number of partners. So, what do you do when …