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Muhammad Yar L.

Business Lawyer
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Pakistan
6 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
University of London

I am Muhammad, a legal counsel, technology law advisor, and corporate and commercial law expert, licensed to practice in New York State. I graduated from University of London and Georgetown Law Center and have about 7 years of experience in corporate and commercial law. As a As a technology law advisor, I possess deep insights into SaaS agreements, master service agreements, master subscription agreements, and SaaS Agreements, among others.

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Kenneth G.

Partner
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Washington, DC
17 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC, PA
Georgetown University

I build legal solutions which create extraordinary value for my clients. I am a partner in Alliance Law Firm International PLLC in Washington. My specialties include tax, wealth management, estates, corporations/business, venture capital, private equity, and natural resources. Prior to practicing law, I had a decade-long career in international private equity and investment banking. I have worked on building and managing companies in technology, energy, materials, retail, and natural resources. I am licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. I have degrees from the Georgetown University Law Center (JD) and the Yale School of Management (MBA).

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November 15, 2023

Francine L.

Legal Counsel
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New York, New York
36 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
Quinnipiac University School of Law

I am a multi-degreed attorney with more than 17 years of criminal trial experience and more than 15 as a general legal consultant. I'm licensed to practice in New York State.

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November 14, 2023

Dimitry K.

Managing Partner
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Philadelphia
16 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NJ, PA
Rutgers School of Law-Camden

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Dimitry Alexander Kaplun had been involved with many industries and professions, and helped manage, create, and advise a wide range of businesses around the world. While at Drexel University as a computer science major, he became an NASD licensed representative and was employed by Fortune 100 insurance companies, including Prudential, AIG, and NY Life, first specializing in financial investments for life and annuity products, and then expanding his expertise to mutual finds, stocks, environmental insurance, and real property. Due to his technical expertise and a clear understanding of business rules, he was soon brought on board to help assist those companies with coding their interface for the Y2K switch. Soon after switching his major to business, Mr. Kaplun worked for a telecommunication service company first in quality assurance and then as a database programmer and developer, with sole and exclusive responsibilities for a multitude of warehouses located around the continental United States. Working on-site and from the company headquarters, he was responsible for streamlining processes for internal departments while fulfilling the quickly changing needs to the company clients, most notably Verizon Wireless. Mr. Kaplun opened his practice in 2008. Prior to starting his practice, he worked as a paralegal instructor for Prism Career Institute, creating the lesson plans for the whole program and focusing his instruction on substantive and procedural laws for general practitioners. Mr. Kaplun also worked as an associate for The Law Office of Keith Owen Campbell PC, focusing on Family and Matrimonial Law, and assisted the law firm of Jeffrey Neu and Associates in securities research as well as various contact and sales agreements, mainly online reseller agreements. He currently focuses his energy on representing individuals and companies in liability insulation, contracts and business agreements, and other legal concerns that crop up in the regular operation of doing business.

Jana B. on ContractsCounsel
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November 21, 2023

Jana B.

Commercial & Privacy Lawyer
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San Francisco
18 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Universtiy of San Francisco

I am a Silicon Valley tech lawyer with over 13 years of in-house experience and additional years in BigLaw. I provide tech licensing, data privacy, employment, international expansion, go to market, and other corporate and commercial legal services to clients in software, SaaS, bio-tech, cryptocurrency, financing, and construction business. I currently run my own practice concentrating on transactional, commercial, corporate or employment matters. Prior to starting my own practice, I joined as the first in-house counsel to lead the global legal strategy to bring tech products to market, increase revenue, decrease exposure to risk, and raise venture funding for HashiCorp Inc., currently an unicorn technology company with evaluation over $5 billion and venture funding over $350 million; Sysdig Inc., a technology company with venture funding of $195 million; and Anaplan Inc., currently a publicly traded company on the US Stock Market. Furthermore, I acted as in-house counsel advising leading technology enterprise companies such as HP, VMware, and Genentech and currently act as member of strategic advisory boards to several technology companies located globally

Andrew R. on ContractsCounsel
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November 28, 2023

Andrew R.

Staff Attorney
Free Consultation
New York, NY
2 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

I'm a tenants rights attorney based (and licensed) in New York. My expertise includes filing complaints and responsive pleadings as well as reviewing leases and contracts and motion practice.

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Employer Legal Questions and Answers

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Noncompete Agreement

Florida

Asked on Jul 6, 2023

How to draft a noncompete agreement?

I am a business owner who is looking to hire a new employee and I want to ensure that my business does not suffer from any competition that the employee might bring in the future. I need to know how to draft a noncompete agreement so that I can protect my business from any potential risks.

Daniel D.

Answered Jul 21, 2023

Some things that would be relevant to know are: what industry are you in? What specific competition are you worried about? Are you going to include non-disclosure provisions, no-solicitation provisions or non-circumvention provisions? What risks are you specifically worried about?

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Noncompete Agreement

Connecticut

Asked on Jul 13, 2023

Can a noncompete agreement be waived?

I am a small business owner in the retail industry and I am looking to hire a new employee. The employee has a noncompete agreement with their previous employer that I am concerned about. I want to know if it's possible for the agreement to be waived so that I can be sure I'm making the right decision in hiring this employee.

Thomas L.

Answered Jul 21, 2023

Yes, the parties to contracts can always agree to amendments and waivers. However, the former employer may have no interest in waiving the contract in this particular situation.

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General Partnership

California

Asked on Apr 14, 2023

Can partners hire employees in a general partnership?

I am a small business owner considering setting up a general partnership with another business owner. We are both looking to maximize our resources and capabilities by hiring employees, but I am unsure of the legal implications. Can partners in a general partnership hire employees, and what are the legal requirements for doing so?

Michael S.

Answered May 12, 2023

Partners in a general partnership have apparent authority to take any action on behalf of the partnership, including hiring employees. This is true even if the partners have agreed between themselves that one a partner does not have the authority to hire employees. A partnership that limits the authority of one partner would give rise to a claim by one partner against the other, but third parties can rely on the apparent authority of a partner to make hiring decisions.

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