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Is Your Business Ready to Sell? (Part I of VI) with Vijay Rawat

PREPPING THE PRINCESS FOR THE PARTY: IS YOUR BUSINESS READY TO SELL? (PART I OF VI): THE RIGHT INVESTMENT BANKER IS KEY; GROWTHPOINT TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS (SILICON VALLEY) This week on “In Process: Conversations about Business in the 21st Century,” we begin our third annual series of podcast episodes dedicated to the topic of preparing and

Legal Landmines Savvy Entrepreneurs Can Dodge

In this episode of In Process Podcast: Conversations about Business in the 21st Century, Trusted Counsel’s John Monahon talks with Trusted Counsel colleagues Allen Bradley and Valerie Barton about some of the most common legal landmines often encountered by clients and their thoughts on how to sidestep them. In Monahon’s view, entrepreneurs are usually so

Hobby Apps Can Lead to For Profit Enterprises

In this episode of In Process Podcast: Conversations about Business in the 21st Century, Trusted Counsel’s John Monahon speaks with Marty Schultz, a successful technology entrepreneur with a background in software engineering, about Blindfold Games, an app development company he founded in 2014. “The idea was a result of the App Club, an after-school program

California Here We Come! Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act

In this episode of In Process Podcast: Conversations about Business in the 21st Century, Trusted Counsel’s Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon speak with Michael Jones, Attorney at Trusted Counsel  who has a strong background in business-oriented technology. Michael previously spearheaded Trusted Counsel’s initiative to help clients understand and comply with the European Union’s General Data

The Nuts and Bolts of Selling your Business: Due Diligence

In this episode of In Process Podcast: Conversations about Business in the 21st Century, Trusted Counsel’s John Monahon and Valerie Barton (filling in for Evelyn Ashley) speak to Dan Bradbary, Founder and Managing Partner of PMI Advisors. An accomplished entrepreneur, speaker and author, Bradbary has extensive experience with founding and selling various businesses. He founded

New Podcast Series: Episode Four

In this fourth episode of our podcast series titled “Pithy Conversations with CEOs,” Trusted Counsel’s Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon speak to Erik Bush, CEO and Founder of Demand Driven Technologies (DD Tech). Founded in 2011, DD Tech specializes in cloud-based supply chain software solutions. With over 80 enterprises, today DD Tech has a global

Happy New Year! Your Business Guide to Speed up Innovation and Dump the Junk

In this episode of In Process: Conversations about Business in the 21st Century, hosts Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel speak with strategist Susan Reed about innovation. Reed is the founder and CEO of EdgeDweller, which for 30 years has transformed organizations and individuals through front-end innovation practices that are powerful, practical and

Trusted Counsel Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary with Exciting Move!

After several years at Colony Square in midtown Atlanta, we are moving effective Friday, January 11th, 2019 to a larger space to accommodate our law firm growth! The new office is located a few blocks away in Two Midtown Plaza. Overseeing the office move is Chief Operating Officer Jon Lassiter. He states, “Over the past

ServiceCentral Technologies, Inc. – Growth Through Acquisition

In this episode, Trusted Counsel’s Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon spoke to Steve Teel, President and CEO of ServiceCentral Technologies, Inc. ServiceCentral was founded in 1991 and is a private company headquartered in Atlanta, GA. The company provides web-based reverse logistics, service and repair management software solutions to companies to transform the after-sales service of

Growth Through Acquisition

A key component of Accusoft’s strategy for growth has been through acquisition. In this episode, Trusted Counsel’s Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon spoke to Jack Berlin, CEO of Accusoft. Accusoft is a leading document and imaging software company based in Tampa, Florida. Founded in 1991 as Pegasus Imaging Corporation, it’s a privately held company that

How I Did It: I Bought a Failing Business and Turned it Around in 60 Days

In this episode, Trusted Counsel’s Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon speak to Senior Counsel, Tom Wardell who joined the firm in early 2018. If you missed the press release on Tom’s joining Trusted Counsel, you can read it here. Additionally, Tom was president and CEO of Versyss from 1988 to 1993. Versyss was a provider

New Podcast Series: Episode 3

In this episode, the third of a new series titled “Pithy Conversations with CEOs,” Trusted Counsel’s Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon speak to Susan Grossinger of Rainlight, a boutique product design studio in London and Los Angeles. Rainlight’s talented team of industrial designers create products in all areas of architecture and design that include,; carpeting,

Trade Dress

In addition to trademarks, trade dress is another way for a company to protect its reputation. While a trademark addresses the company’s brand, the trade dress refers to the characteristics of the visual appearance of a product or the product’s packaging. Many companies use distinctive packaging to distinguish their product from their competitor’s. Frequently, consumers

New Podcast Series: Episode 2

In this episode, second of a new series titled “Pithy Conversations with CEOs,” Trusted Counsel’s Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon speak to Liz Harvey, CEO of Island Windjammers. Island Windjammers provides cruises in the Eastern Caribbean to seasoned travelers, the kind who’d likely turn their back on overcrowded massive impersonal cruise lines. Liz’s guests cruise

GDPR Update: Your Questions Answered About GDPR and Data Privacy

In this episode of podcast In Process: Conversations About Businesses in the 21st Century, Trusted Counsel’s Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon speak to Michael Jones, Attorney at Trusted Counsel, whose practice specializes in privacy, compliance and technology licensing. Michael discusses the latest developments regarding the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy

New Podcast Series

In this first episode of a new series titled “Pithy Conversations with CEOs,” Trusted Counsel’s Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon spoke to Moira Vetter, CEO and Founder of Modo Modo Agency, an award winning creative marketing firm with deep experience in B2B and complex go-to-market challenges. Moira’s business career began when she entered the corporate

Press Release

Trusted Counsel teams up with Open Legal Community (OLC), a leading Japanese IP Professional community to present a webinar on “Expanding Worldwide Brand Protection Through the Use of Intellectual Property” “I learned the importance of combining different kinds of intellectual property protections to strengthen the company brand” Live webinar attendee comment Missed the event? Watch

Building Resilient Brands for Harsh Business Environments

This week on In Process: Conversations about Business in the 21st Century, (Trusted Counsel’s bi-weekly podcast show) hosts Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel revisit a previously aired podcast from July 2017. They were joined by Jonathan David Lewis, a branding and strategist expert and the author of Brand VS Wild: Building Resilient

California Enacts Groundbreaking Privacy Law

What is the CCPA? On June 28, 2018, the California State Legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which imposes sweeping new requirements on companies that transact business in California. The CCPA becomes effective on January 1, 2020. The text of the CCPA can be found here. Hard on the heels of the EU’s

Get Your Team into “Flow” and Increase Revenues & Success

Dr. Judith Glick-Smith has been studying flow-based decision making and flow-based leadership for several years. It was during a conversation with her brother-in-law, (a former battalion chief  of a Virginia fire rescue department) when she realized that he had all of the characteristics of flow in his decision-making in his line of work. In 2011,