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THE IMPORTANCE OF STARTUPS

“The private sector economy has a life blood, and it is startups.” –James Rosebush, Business Insider These powerful words, written by James Rosebush from Business Insider, correctly encompass the private sector’s growing need for new and flourishing companies. Rosebush expresses the private sector’s deep need for innovation and ideas, but...

2015 SAN DIEGO RISING STAR LIST SELECTIONS NAMED

Congratulations to our own Pete Potente! Pete has been selected to the 2015 San Diego Rising Stars list for his work in the area of Business/Corporate Law. Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” recognizes top up-and-coming lawyers who are 40 years old or younger. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of...

COLONEL MUSTARD, IN THE CONSERVATORY, WITH A ROPE

If the title of this article appears familiar to you, you surely recognize the very popular murder/mystery board game, Clue. In this context, it is rather fun and exciting to solve a mystery; however, your fiduciaries may not feel quite the same if they are forced to solve a puzzle...

WHY PROCRASTINATE? BELIEVE IT OR NOT, YOU WILL DIE. DON’T TRY TO CONTROL IT.

People desire control. What they eat; whom they date; their clothes; and where they live. Hell, people even attempt to control what others think about them (something that is really out of one’s control). The list of potential examples is boundless. After handling over a thousand different legal projects, we...

DIGITAL DETOX

We’re all guilty of it. Whether we use our smartphones as an alarm clock or not, we wake up in the morning and reach for our phones. Because we live in a digital age, it seems efficient and vital to immediately tackle the day with your fingertips. However, living your...

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION = EFFECTIVE LAWYERING

Excellent lawyering is something all law students and lawyers alike strive to achieve. Even if the motivation is based purely on making money, it is a widely agreed-upon fact that to become that rainmaker, the proper legal skills must exist as the most basic prerequisite. Law schools and continuing legal...

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS

When the average person thinks of estate planning, they usually think that it either only applies to “wealthy” people or the elderly. This could not be further from the truth. In addition to the average, middle-class family, another demographic that overlooks the need for an estate plan is the small...

FINDING A TRUE PROFESSIONAL

As much as we attempt to create a sustainable culture from an environmental standpoint, many of our actions continue to exhibit a free-spirited “throw-away” mentality. We see this a lot with legal advice and tax advice. As great as the Internet is, it has caused a lot of these problems....

BE PASSIONATE AND OBSESSIVE

There is only one way to live your life: be passionate and be obsessive. Sustainable success exhibits these traits. As we look at our roster of successful business clients, these are the traits that we see universally with all of them. While we can’t ethically share names, we enjoy sharing...

ANNOUNCING, NEW POTENTE TEAM MEMBER!

Everyone at TEAM POTENTE is excited to welcome and announce our newest attorney, Victoria Chinsee. Victoria has been a part of our team for almost a year, but she was recently admitted into the California Bar after passing the July 2013 exam. Victoria is not only extremely talented, but an...

COMMON THEMES

Our law firm represents several hundred companies on a daily basis. Our clients range in size (employee and revenue wise), however, we see some common themes with our financially prosperous and growing clients. We thought that we would share some of these characteristics so that you could apply to your...

DON’T MESS AROUND WITH EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

For some reason, everyday throughout this country, businesses make mistakes when they hire employees. Unfortunately, these mistakes are extremely costly and could have been avoided from the start either (a) when the company was created; or (2) when the employee was hired. Listening to an expert who understands these issues...