The Consultant's Legal Guide: A Business of Consulting Resource / Edition 1

The Consultant's Legal Guide: A Business of Consulting Resource / Edition 1

by Elaine Biech, Linda Byars Swindling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787947636

ISBN-13: 9780787947637

Pub. Date: 10/15/1999

Publisher: Wiley

Avoid costly litgation!

You'll want to keep this user-friendly overview of legal issues on your desk at all times! This is the only complete "how-to" guide and overview of legal issues you face as a consultant. You'll learn how to make sense of legal jargon and a variety of contracts as well as learn when to seek out the advice of legal counsel and when to walk

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Avoid costly litgation!

You'll want to keep this user-friendly overview of legal issues on your desk at all times! This is the only complete "how-to" guide and overview of legal issues you face as a consultant. You'll learn how to make sense of legal jargon and a variety of contracts as well as learn when to seek out the advice of legal counsel and when to walk away from losing relationships. This book isn't intended to replace competent legal advice-rather it is a time- and cost-effective means to understand legal issues before pursuing legal.

Includes a diskette with useful tools, sample forms, checklists, and links to technology-based resources.

"I beg you, do not start your own consulting business without first reading The Consultant's Legal Guide. And if you already have, read it now! I assure you that when you put into practice the sound advice of Elaine Biech and Linda Byars Swindling you will save yourself the heartache and headache of needless legal hassels...The Consultant's Legal Guide will help you every day of your business life."
—James M. Kouzes, chairman, Tom Peters Group/Learning Systems, co-author of The Leadership Challenge and Encouraging the Heart

"A great flight plan to avoid turbulence...Whether you are a consultant or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, this book should be on your desk for a reference in so many areas."
—Howard Putnam, Former CEO, Southwest Airlines and Braniff International, author of The Winds of Turbulence

"A well thought out, practical approach to dealing effectively with lawyers and other consultants. If followed, it should help all parties be better prepared and do a better job."
—Rita Reuss, attorney, former vice president, Land O' Lakes

"The Consultant's Legal Guide is better than an MBA in business relationships. Clear, concise, thoughtful and thorough. . .after reading this book, consultants will sleep better at night!"
—Pamela J. Schmidt, vic

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787947637
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/15/1999
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
995,270
Product dimensions:
8.19(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits.

Ackowledgements.

Introduction.

Selecting an Attorney.

The Relationship of Ethics and the Law.

Setting up a Consulting Practice.

Starting Your Office.

Contracts and the Law.

Employment Issues.

Working with Other Consultants.

Client Issues.

Clients Outside the Corporate Arena.

Unique Consulting Situations.

Protecting Work Product, Trade Secrets, and Intellectual Property.

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due.

Protecting Assets Through Insurance.

Buying or Selling a Consulting Practice.

Avoiding Legal Problems.

What to Do When You Have a Legal Problem.

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