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It’s time to love technology (access required)

Lawyers tend to have a love/hate relationship with technology. Of course, that’s often true for any of us who use today’s technology for our work. But for many lawyers, those feelings are quite pronounced and, without offering any amateur psychological ...

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Access easements in Idaho: Common problems and cures (access required)

When reviewing real estate title issues in Idaho, we often encounter access easements. While there are numerous types of easements that potentially burden real property, such as utility easements and mineral easements, we find that access easements are the most ...

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Silicon Valley sharing is not what’s best for our local economy

The public battle going on between City Hall and Uber will probably be resolved and out of the news soon. However, beneath the headline stories is a larger issue. It’s getting less attention but it has a bigger effect on ...

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A transformation in brick and mortar stores

Predictions of the demise of commercial real estate have existed since Ebay and Amazon pioneered e-commerce in the mid 1990s. To say that bricks and mortar stores are nearing obsolescence would be shortsighted and incorrect. Conversely, to state that today’s ...

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Content marketing: the next evolution in selling yourself (access required)

Law firm marketing has three primary drivers throughout the industry: Establish your authority, differentiate from the many competitors, and make the greatest impact with the lowest investment of resources needed. As a lawyer, you have a specialty area about which ...

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Ten tips for developing a transition plan (access required)

Many factors affect whether a business owner is successful in transitioning his or her business on the terms he or she wants – whether that be through a third-party sale, generational transfer, recapitalization, or sale to employees or management. Understanding ...

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If you build it, they will come (access required)

A review of the headlines suggests that anyone connected to the real estate and construction industry is cautiously watching the markets for a new “boom.” Those of us who have been around for more than one economic swing, however, are ...

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What happens in Vegas might not stay there (access required)

Employers are rightfully concerned with their employees’ off-duty and after-hours activities. Off-duty conduct can have an adverse impact on productivity within the workplace, employee relations and morale. Employers must be thoughtful, however, about when and how they choose to regulate ...

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Help from outside is a must for construction firms today (access required)

Because the construction business has gotten more and more complicated, reliance on outside professionals has become an unavoidable cost. For many businesses, hiring professionals is the last thing on the wish list because of concerns about unpredictable cost, uncertain outcomes ...

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Medicaid redesign is important for Idaho’s businesses (access required)

For the fourth year in a row, it appears that the Idaho legislature will be asked to address very difficult issues relating the Affordable Care Act and the ACA’s effect on health care and health insurance in Idaho. In 2012 ...

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