Tips for New Lawyers on Starting a Law Firm

BigLaw is not for everyone. Chicago attorney Matthew Willens offers steps for new attorneys on how to start a law firm practice. Tip No 1: Don’t Listen to Naysayers


First, you have to deal with the naysayers. Friends, families, and peers may try to talk you out of it. And it may not feel that way, but they have the best intentions.

Here’s the best advice you can get at this stage: Don’t listen to anyone who hasn’t started their own firm. Their discouragement is a form of protection, but unless they’ve done what you’re considering, they can’t know what they’re protecting you from. They can’t really know the dangers.

Regardless of where you are in your career, you can start your own law firm. Even if you’re straight out of law school, it’s possible. It’ll be easier when you have some type of favorable reputation, but many people have started successful firms at this stage. Continue reading “Tips for New Lawyers on Starting a Law Firm”

Housing Stability and Tenant Protection act of 2019

New and Revised Notices to Tenants

We will begin to upload these forms at blumberglegalforms.com shortly

Blumberg Legal Form  119, formerly a 3-day notice, will be a 14-day notice. Rent demands required by law must be in writing, sent certified mail, and allow tenants 14 days to pay (RPL 711(2), 7-19

A new Blumberg Legal Form 309, will be an omnibus notice for 30, 60 and 90 day periods, 7-19

A new Blumberg Legal Form 304 will be a 5-day notice sent certified mail, RPL §235-E(d), 7-19

Blumberg Legal Form 307, 30-day notice, will be available for situations not affected by the Act, 7-19

Notices of Petition for Non-Payment or Holdover
Legal Forms 207b, 207d, 211, 445, 449, 511, 1407 and 1411 are under review. Continue reading “Housing Stability and Tenant Protection act of 2019”

What is Typography?

Looking Good in Print

Typography is the style and appearance of words on paper, computer screens, and other media. It has evolved from primitive drawings on cave walls in ancient times to stunning websites in the digital era. The elements of typography include alignment, color, consistency, contrast, hierarchy, and typeface. Good typography makes writing more effective just like good speaking makes oral arguments more persuasive. 
What is typography?
Read on for tips to enhance the appearance of your correspondence, pleadings, and other legal documents. Continue reading “What is Typography?”

What is a Registered Agent?

Registed Agent Service

A registered agent, a resident agent or a statutory agent (the three terms are interchangeable) is defined by United States business law as a business, or person, designated to receive service of process on behalf of a company against whom a legal action is brought.  To put it another way, when you appoint a registered agent, you are providing the public with an indirect but efficient means of contacting you about a legal issue. The agent then makes sure that you receive the document within a reasonable timeframe.

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Blumberg now offers S corporation IRS filings for New Jersey corporations

New Jersey S CorporationBlumbergExcelsior Corporate Services, Inc. is now offering to file S-corporation status filings for corporations formed in the state of New Jersey.  Previously, Blumberg only offered this service for corporations formed in the state of New York.

Corporations can opt for subsection “S” status treatment by the IRS after formation if they meet certain IRS requirements.

To find out more, contact a Blumberg corporate services rep today! Continue reading “Blumberg now offers S corporation IRS filings for New Jersey corporations”

LeaseFiller

Introducing a New Partner For Residential Lease Management and Distribution for Blumberg Stabilized Lease #327 and the Blumberg Sublease #193.

LeaseFiller a lease writing program which helps property managers and leasing agents easily and efficiently draft leases with their accompanying forms and riders.   Continue reading “LeaseFiller”

Tips on Jump-Starting Your Small Business

Tips on Jump Starting Your Small BusinessOriginally posted on hicharlie.com

Are you daydreaming of being your own boss? Whether entrepreneurs are manifesting their business plans by securing financing, drumming up marketing plans, and expanding their network by meeting colleagues at professional mixers, these hustlers are pursuing their passions — and making bank at the same time. Continue reading “Tips on Jump-Starting Your Small Business”

What a Portal Can Do for You

Blumberg's Web Portal - Julius®
Blumberg’s Web Portal – Julius®

A web portal is a means of accessing multiple websites via the main website.  

It is, essentially, a “gateway” to other related (and sometimes unrelated) sites.  Web portals were created to enable a user to easily locate and access services, functions, and information that would otherwise be more cumbersome and time-consuming to find.  By branching into various sites through a portal system, a user can find information in a more organized fashion. It would also create a simpler way to engage in that websites various functions without leaving the home website. Continue reading “What a Portal Can Do for You”

Using Checklists to Avoid Problems

The deadly crash of a Boeing B-171 during a 1935 test flight gave birth to the use of checklists by pilots, flight attendants, and ground crews. The crash occurred when the aircraft stalled shortly after takeoff. After the crash, an investigation revealed that the pilot failed to release an elevator lock before takeoff making the plane unresponsive to pitch2 control. To prevent future failures, it was suggested that B-17 pilots use a pre-flight checklist to assure that all systems were operational before takeoff.  Checklists have since spread beyond aviation to construction, education, healthcare, and manufacturing. This article provides tips and resources for lawyers who want to use legal checklists to avoid problems. Continue reading “Using Checklists to Avoid Problems”