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What Should Be Addressed in a Letter of Intent for the Purchase of a Business? by Patrick Van Zanen | Jul 2, 2018 | Business and Commercial Law A letter of intent (“LOI”) is often entered into among parties to the sale of a business prior to negotiating and executing...

Brittany Crane and Tempe Mounted Police Unit

Brittany Crane, one of our Paralegals, also volunteers with the Tempe Police Department’s Mounted Unit. Since starting as a volunteer in 2015, she has contributed over 200 hours taking care of the seven “boys” (horses, who have the rank of “officer”) on weekends and...
Have You Been Defamed? Part V

Have You Been Defamed? Part V

If the absolute privilege applies (see 6/21 blog: Have You Been Defamed? Part IV), you can say anything you want about someone else for any reason and you cannot be held legally accountable for defaming that person’s character. Perhaps the most common absolute...


Employers often require employees to enter into non-compete agreements as a condition of employment. Typically, these non-compete agreements regulate employees’ activities after their employment terminates but may also establish limits on the employees’ competitive...


Another thing you need to consider before bringing a defamation action is whether or not the statements were “privileged.” Even if a statement is completely false, defamatory, and would otherwise be actionable, the law provides for certain “safe harbors” to make...

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