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Mini-MBA course teaches business litigation to law students

A “mini-MBA” course intended to help law school students better understand business litigation and finance was held last week in New York, sponsored by the Brooklyn Law School.

The Business Boot Camp, held in partnership with Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory (Deloitte) and John P. Oswald, President and CEO of Capital Trust Group and a member of the Law School’s Board of Trustees, was designed to help the law school’s students better prepare for practicing in the global business litigation marketplace, the Brooklyn Eagle reported.

It takes a hypothetical business from beginning to end, covering topics like initial capitalization, going public and acquiring another company

The Boot Camp has graduated more than 500 students since the course began four years ago. It is taught by corporate and business law faculty at the school, and law school graduates.

Students learn about business litigation topics that developing a business plan, reading financial statements, valuing assets, raising capital and meeting business goals while complying with the law, per the Eagle. Students receive credit for the course. The Boot Camp is designed to complement the school’s corporate, commercial and tax law courses.

Boot Camp attendees also hear from experts on topics like cybersecurity to how to buy and sell a business.

Nick Allard, the president and dean at Brooklyn Law School, said having business skills better prepares students to practice law both for corporations and entrepreneurial businesses.

The workshop also exposes students to new technology being used in business litigation, and gives them an advantage in a tight job market where having business acumen and understanding the budgeting process businesses go through could be a job-seeking advantage.

Anthony Campanelli, a Deloitte risk and financial advisory partner who helped develop the Boot Camp curriculum, said, “Developing business acumen and becoming financially literate are critical to success in today’s globally connected world.”

8 ways to fight employee stress

The holidays can be a stressful time for some people. But if you are a business owner, there are some things that you can do to make this time of year — and all year round — a little more calm for your employees. offers these suggestions for reducing employee stress:

Focus on open communication — Don’t take for granted that you know what employees want or need. Make sure they know you are open to comments, questions and suggestions.

  • Listen to them — Stop and really focus on what your employees are saying. Don’t just hear what they are saying; really listen.
  • Encourage them to ask for what they need — This should include working from home when the babysitter doesn’t show up, or other situations that require flexibility.
  • Build community — Encourage team members to support each other.
  • Allow a personal touch — Let them show a little creativity in their jobs, and to decorate their workspace in a way that reflects their personal style.
  • Be transparent — Let them know how you feel about challenges on the job, and that you’re aware everything isn’t always perfect.
  • Be authentic — Don’t try to be someone you aren’t; it will only alienate people.
  • Check your intentions — Are you keeping in mind that your employees are fellow human beings and not just a means for you to increase your bottom line?
  • Provide mental health days — The hope is that employees will feel comfortable enough to share whether their stress is work related so you can fix the cause.

The Miami law firm Pollack, Pollack & Kogans LLC represents clients in all areas of business law. The business litigation firm acts as local counsel for out-of-state and foreign attorneys, in the fields of complex civil and commercial litigation, probate litigation, injunctive relief, judgment and debt collection, contract litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, legal ethics dilemmas, securities arbitrations, and all business concerns and disputes.

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Goldman Sachs Stops Work On IPO For Chinese Conglomerate

Goldman Sachs has suspended work for a Chinese conglomerate outsourcing their U.S. initial public offering (IPO)…”Reuters reported in July that HNA had tapped Goldman to work on the U.S. IPO of Pactera, a Beijing-based firm it bought from Blackstone last year for $675 million in cash. The unit was renamed HNA Ecotech Panorama Cayman Co this year…” [ Read more here ]

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What Do You Need To Know About Hurricane Irma?

Hurricane Irma is set to cause havoc across Florida and potential the Carolina’s in the next few days, and is being hailed as one of the most powerful storms in recent history, with some even calling for new classifications for Category 6 and 7 designations. So what should you know about this historic storm? “Irma has quickly become one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricanes ever recorded, with wind speeds of 185 miles per hour. As this monster churns through the Caribbean and heads toward Florida, here is the lowdown…” [ Read more here ]

An Intellectual Property Guide For Entrepreneurs

How are you protecting your business assets and intellectual property rights – the backbone of your business? The team at Miami Business Litigation has you covered, and check out these guidelines for the basics behind filing property protections and how it impacts your rights…

“Intellectual property is any invention or piece of original work you’ve personally developed, such as your business’s name, logo, products, marketing materials and designs. Protecting your intellectual property helps prevent others from using or copying it, and if someone does copy it, you have recourse…” [ Read more here ]

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Global Antitrust Attack Targeting Intellectual Property Rights

global antitrust attacking intellectual property Are your intellectual property rights under attack? There’s an ongoing dispute regarding the future of antitrust laws and how the international community should be policing, as reported on by Forbes:

“There is a disturbing trend among international antitrust authorities: using antitrust laws to devalue intellectual property rights, to intervene in favor of one side or another in licensing disputes, and to impose unwarranted extra-jurisdictional remedies on patent licensing (i.e., foreign governments telling U.S. companies how to price U.S. and other foreign patents). This trend is a serious problem for innovation, economic growth, and consumers…” [ Read more here ]

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Aims To Tackle Intellectual Property

Intellectual property crime has been plaguing businesses around the world for years, and it’s a problem that doesn’t seem to have an end in sight. The property being stolen can sink a business, and it’s innovations in a heartbeat. Protect your business interests with the professional legal assistance from Pollack, Pollack & Kogan.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is gearing up for a briefing, where they are expected to announce plans to crack down on international intellectual property theft crimes… “Nearly 600 participants from more than 60 countries will focus on evolving crime trends in areas such as illicit trafficking on the Internet, as well as on protecting the public from potentially harmful products…” [ Read more here ]

From Large To Small, Why You Business Needs A Legal Advisor

The size of your business is irrelevant, if you’re planning on building a successful platform, there will undoubtedly be legal needs in today’s world. Trust in the experts at Pollack, Pollack & Kogan to protect your interests…

“You can download legal forms from the internet or Google topics about a potential lawsuit, but any small business is one lawsuit away from being out of business. Instead of putting your legal future in the hands of search engine hire an expert, who know small business law…” [ Read more here ]