Real Estate Leasing and Consideration of the “Silent” Issues

{3:48 minutes to read}  At Aimee B. Davis Law P.C., I often represent tenants entering into either billboard leases or commercial space leases.

Real Estate Leasing and Consideration of the “Silent” Issues by Aimee B. Davis

In real estate leasing, it is customary for the landlord’s attorney to serve up the first draft, and for the tenant’s attorney to provide comments.  With billboard leasing, the tenant more likely presents the first draft, as they are the experts in this space. A billboard lease is unlike a general commercial space lease, and there are special provisions that are standard in the industry. Conversely, there are provisions that customarily arise in commercial space leases that are absent in billboard leasing.  

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When Legal Issues Become Business Decisions

When Legal Issues Become Business Decisions{3:30 minutes to read}

As a transactional attorney, I typically spend time trying to cap or limit my client’s indemnification obligations when negotiating contracts. The word “indemnity” is a legal concept, the meaning of which may not be familiar to non-lawyers.

According to Wikipedia, indemnity is defined as: “a contractual obligation of one party (indemnitor) to compensate the loss occurred to the other party (indemnitee) due to the act of the indemnitor or any other party.”

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The Value of Having Multiple Relationships Within a Client’s Organization

The Value of Having Multiple Relationships Within a Client’s Organization by Aimee B. Davis{3.30 minutes to read}  For over 20 years, I’ve represented clients in the fashion merchandising industry. Since launching Aimee B. Davis Law P.C., my expertise in this space has been enhanced by my other specialties in new media, telecommunications, and the outdoor advertising industries. This is due to the fact that the fashion industry continues to converge and grow with developments in new technology, from the use of high-tech fabrics to wearable technology (i.e. Apple Watches). It’s a privilege for me to have a broad-based experience in these practice areas because I’m a FASHION FAN!

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A Networking Lesson and Reflections on a Professional Journey

A Networking Lesson and Reflections on a Professional Journey by Aimee B. Davis{3:36 minutes to read}  Last month, I focused on the value of my mentors. Coincidentally, I recently came across a person on TV who refers to himself as “The Superconnector.”

Chris Winfield advises new college graduates to connect with the 20 most influential people in their lives — he recommends sharing the job they really want with them, and asking for their help.

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Do You Have Any Professional Idols?

Do You Have Any Professional Idols? by Aimee B. Davis{3:30 minutes to read}  Over the course of my 25-year career as a transactional attorney, I’ve developed an expertise representing clients in new media, as well as the cable television, telecommunications and outdoor advertising industries. As such, I’ve seen the creation and proliferation of multiple distribution channels for media and entertainment, including video streaming services (i.e. Netflix).

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The Importance of Maintaining Integrity

The Importance of Maintaining Integrity by Aimee B. Davis{3:12 minutes to read}  For over 10 years, I’ve had the privilege of knowing and being mentored by Debra Forman, a certified executive coach and the founder of Pinstripe Coaching, which specializes in consulting to lawyers and law firms.

Debra’s recent video blog entitled “After It Rains, Episode 23: Your Integrity” resonated with me because I’ve been thinking about the importance of acting with empathy. Continue reading

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How Can a Solo Attorney Satisfy All the Clients All the Time?

How Can a Solo Attorney Satisfy All the Clients All the Time? by Aimee B. Davis{3:18 minutes to read}  This was one of many questions I asked myself when starting my solo practice. The answer is they can’t.

I am not an expert in all aspects of law, and I can’t answer every client question. There are many times I must consult with attorneys specializing in different practice areas. Consultation is fundamental to the legal profession, and a lot of billable time is spent contemplating “what if” and unintended consequences.

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Achieving Greatness: Developing the Confidence to Overcome Challenges

Achieving Greatness: Developing the Confidence to Overcome Challenges by Aimee B. Davis{3:24 minutes to read}  I have a client who started his own business last year. We recently had a conversation about the challenges he faces. While on some level, he “knew he could do it,” he expressed concern about the amount of time it might take him to develop an expertise in sales.

The question arose, is it worth it to try to become an expert in developing new skills, or is it better to delegate where you feel lacking?

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Thinking Around the Problem: Creative Solutions

Thinking Around the Problem: Creative Solutions by Aimee B. Davis{4:00 minutes to read} In December 2016, one deal consumed my attention. I had never sold a school before, but a trusted colleague convinced me to accept the engagement for that reason.

Year-end deals are often challenging, but in this case, getting to closing presented some unique hurdles requiring creative solutions.

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The Benefits of Getting an Attorney Involved Early in the Deal Process

The Benefits of Getting an Attorney Involved Early in the Deal Process by Aimee B. Davis{3:24 minutes to read} In October’s blog, Is a Letter of Intent Necessary in an M&A Transaction?, we suggested getting an attorney involved early in the deal process, even prior to finalizing a letter of intent. However, in transactions where there is no letter of intent, when is it appropriate to involve your attorney in the deal process?

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