Lawyer thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jax Teller, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. wes tegg

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    We’re building out a new space right now. Really shitty timing, because there’s no doubt that we’ll be paying a lot more than we would have if we’d signed the lease six months later.
     
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  2. colonel_forbin

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    My mom owns a commercial real estate management company and they're worried. Thankfully they have most of their buildings under lease.
     
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  3. dome foam

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    I guess having current leases is better than the alternative, but a lease doesn't mean shit when the tenant cannot pay.
    It's gonna be a Chapter 11 bonanza in the fall.
     
  4. AHebrewToo

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    A friend of mine is going through a pretty insane divorce. Looking for some confirmation from folks that practice in this space that my intuition that she's shooting herself in the foot

    10+ year marriage. No physical violence. A few weeks ago during a verbal argument W spits on H. H slaps W. 12 hours later (during which time H was in the family home and directly caring for children), after "going to the store" (assume an attorney), W tells H he needs to leave or she'll call the police. W did call police, who interviewed all parties and report is mutual battery. No physical marks on W. W forum shops and gets a chiropractor to say she has a concussion and a "dislocated neck." W requests and receives a PO. H has not seen or spoken to his children in 3+ weeks as of today.

    W sends multiple written communications and calls various family and friends to tell them H is violent and they should be aware he is a threat to her, her children, to himself, and possibly the friends/family. For example, H stayed with our family for a few days to help him gain some perspective on next steps. Upon hearing he was doing this, W called to discourage us from inviting him and, if we still were, to remove all weapons from our home. H hired an attorney and files for divorce. Sends a preliminary term sheet for how to deal with kids/house/assets/etc during the course of the divorce suit. W, after her attorney suggests she take the offer, fires her attorney. She files pro se for a continuance of the PO hearing, which is contested and denied. She is supposed to be deposed tomorrow in advance of the PO hearing and H's lawyer thinks it is likely she doesn't show for the deposition.

    Based on folks experience - she's make terrible choices all over the place, right? That's my judgment as a reasonable person with a JD but having no experience in family law.
     
  5. El Tiburon

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  6. Gallant Knight

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    50-1 W is a stay at home mom
     
  7. colonel_forbin

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    That's true, but we thankfully live in a city (Huntsville, AL) that's basically funded by the Department of Defense, so there's a bit of a safety net
     
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  8. Big Meech

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    Your friend is trash.
     
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  9. RJF-GUMP

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    I mean the way this story is told make it sounds pretty biased again W. Not sure what her side of the story is or what other facts are out there. But if all of that is true then yah that doesn't sound good. Doesn't even take a lawyer to tell you that. Especially if she fired her lawyer simply because he recommended a temporary agreed order. Judges definitely don't like parents withholding custody absent a really good reason , which, according to your version of the facts, she does not have. So that could bite her in the ass. If I was her I'd retain a good lawyer, stop withholding the children from the father, and just go through the litigation process. Also unless he has tons of assets they will both end up spending more money on lawyers than it is worth and would be better served coming to child custody and property settlement agreement. Egos, pride, and emotions are the impediments to an agreement.
     
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  10. Gallant Knight

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    Insurance defense hacks, does this seem high for one double level facet injection? 78CFCA17-23CC-44BF-BFFA-47281DFE9ACF.jpeg
     
  11. Gallant Knight

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    $93k and that doesn’t include facility or anesthesia

    lol they’re trying to have a $150k facet injection. Jesus Christ
     
  12. BamaNug

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    Yes that's absurd.
     
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  13. El Tiburon

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    Before I opine, I need to make sure it’s not a client I represent .
     
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  14. Ray McKigney

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    You may want to scrub the name of your firm from that post (assuming that’s you).
     
  15. Gallant Knight

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    My name is all over this website
     
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  16. Ray McKigney

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    fair enough
     
  17. 941Gator

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    I can only answer the question as if it is restitution to a victim in criminal: We’ll give you half.
     
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  18. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    You can work for me.
     
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  19. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    :roll:

    That’s about 10 times above what I consider to be at the high end of reasonable in my venue.
     
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  20. RJF-GUMP

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    I'm looking at a life care plan right now. Cervical medial branch block: $2070-$4140.
     
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  21. bro

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    I could also dig one up for comparison, but that is an absurd number
     
  22. BamaNug

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    I am serious. I will do that.

    Do I need to be licensed in TX? Should expand your practice to the PNW
     
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  23. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    Bring me FedEx and we can talk.
     
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  24. Sammy Meatballs

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    seems fair for south Florida

    Brian Bauer and his band of merry misfits grabbing up a ton of outrageous LOP accounts receivable and then refusing to negotiate them whatsoever.
     
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  25. Bricktop the white

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    that's absolutely insane.

    in florida, injections are like 2-3k total.
     
  26. colonel_forbin

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    Who is it that does employment law in here?
     
  27. Ray McKigney

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    Think there may be others, but I fit the bill
     
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  28. Gallant Knight

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    just gave my associate a $7,500 bonus and my legal assistants and receptionist $2,500 each for working hard at home during the quarantine.

    office opens back up on monday.
     
  29. El Tiburon

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    You know, I’ve stepped up my posting game quite a bit here during the quarantine, in pet for your entertainment. A bonus to acknowledge these efforts is warranted IMO.
     
  30. wes tegg

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    I guess it's a good time for me to send you my bill for all of that consulting work I've been doing for you.
     
  31. Gallant Knight

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    PM me your venmo
     
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  32. Gallant Knight

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    ha that is fair
     
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  33. colonel_forbin

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    Yes hello I would like to apply for a job at Gallant Knight Attorney at Law, LLC.
     
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  34. RJF-GUMP

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    I can do some contract work on the side. A good faith pre employment bonus would be a nice start. Thanks in advance.
     
  35. Bricktop the white

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    have two final interviews for different plaintiff's side gigs.

    our long national insurance defense nightmare is almost over :blessed:
     
  36. Ray McKigney

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    congrats man. I’m about fed up with defense work myself.
     
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