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April 2017 Archives

Myth Busters: Why Everyone NEEDS an Estate Plan

As an estate planning attorney, I am always surprised by the number of friends and family who have not yet completed their estate planning. For me, it seems like such an important and natural part of adulthood. One evening as I watched MythBusters, I began to think of some of the myths I encounter in my profession. For the first episode of MythBusters: Estate Planning Edition, I decided to discuss some of the most common excuses I hear to prove why everyone needs an estate plan.

Inadvertent Disclosure of Confidential Information: Does File Sharing Waive Legal Privileges and Protections?

Cloud computing services offer unprecedented convenience. File sharing has changed the way we do business, allowing us to share documents across our own devices or even with others. But how can sharing files affect a company's legal position in a lawsuit? Does file sharing waive the attorney-client privilege or attorney work product protection?

Defining Your Goals and Starting the Business Succession Planning Process

If you want to know more about business succession planning, you've come to the right place. This blog is the second in a set of six designed to help small business owners understand the importance of the succession planning process. If you missed it, read the first in the series: "Business Succession Planning: The Key to Your Future."

MORE WEST VIRGINIA EMPLOYEES MAY SOON BE DRUG TESTED

Employers in West Virginia may soon get more freedom to drug test their employees. That is the intent of the "West Virginia Safer Workplaces Act," which passed the House of Delegates on March 23, 2017, and is now awaiting action in the Senate.