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Fellow Lawyers, Please Stop Writing Numbers Twice!

Writing numbers twice is unnecessary. It's legalese, hard to read, and worse, more likely to cause a mistake. Let's stop doing it! Let me explain why it should end... Many lawyers love to write numbers twice For example: "Louise agrees to work at Bob's restaurant for ten (10) hours on Saturday." Some lawyers say it provides clarity. [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Contracts, Opinion|

How to Split Equity in Your Startup

When founding a new startup it is common to have disagreements over how much equity each founder should receive. In this post we will look at six things you should consider when splitting up your startup's equity to help you keep moving forward. Be fair In my opinion, this is the most important consideration. Research shows [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Small Business, Startups|

7 Tech Companies Helping Kansas City – KC IPP Demo Day

I attended the Kansas City Innovation Partnership Demo Day tonight at the Sprint Accelerator to learn about seven tech startups in the city's Innovation Partnership program that are using technology to help the city operate more efficiently and better serve its citizens. You can learn more about the program and the partners on the IPP website. Like [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|News & Events, Startups|

The Two Contracts Every Freelancer Needs

As a freelancer, you are more likely to succeed if you have a good set of contract templates to use with clients and subcontractors. In this post, we'll look at the two most important contracts every Kansas City freelancer should have in their freelancer contract library: a Client Agreement & a Subcontractor Agreement. Client Agreement When [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Contracts, Employees/Contractors, Freelancers|

A Lesson From HBO’s Westworld: Are You Stuck in a Loop?

In this week's episode of HBO's new series Westworld, Dr. Ford said: "We [humans] live in loops as tight and as closed as the hosts do; seldom questioning our choices, content for the most part to be told what to do next." (Hover here if you are not familiar with the show.) It's True: [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Opinion|

Lawyers Changing the World: Legal Technology Laboratory (LTL) Prototype Jam

I was lucky to attend the Legal Technology Laboratory (LTL) Prototype Jam today at the UMKC School of Law and the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to hear about various projects in the legal tech space. The people (lawyers, developers, entrepreneurs, and more) behind these projects are doing great things and will no doubt change [...]

By | November 12th, 2016|Legal Tech, News & Events, Opinion|