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One of our very own, Eric Davis, is being nationally recognized for his success in the October issue of The ABA Journal. Eric has long been a leader in entrepreneurial expertise and business law, and is a strong exterior source contributing to our firm, Alerding Castor Hewitt, LLP. The article discusses about how Eric jump-started his career and the many roads on which it has taken him. In the article, Eric considers himself a "hybrid" because he does not necessarily fit in just one firm....
Learning to Pitch Before You Start Raising Capital
By Dr. Tony Ratliff
It only took about six months of deal flow and a handful of “pitches” before I realized that most entrepreneurs are really, really bad at “selling themselves” and “pitching” their ideas and companies to investors.
I cringe every time I listen to a great start-up idea or read a well-written business plan, and then watch in horror as...Read More »
Big hat-tip to Jay Baer for...Read More »
Tooting your own horn, ringing your own bell...We've decided to bang our own gong.
Welcome the newest fixture to the Alerding Castor Hewitt office, the official New Client/Wrapped Mediation Gong.
The litigation and transaction teams didn't have a celebration worthy of new business, so partner Michael Alerding came to me with the idea to buy a ship's bell to ring for each...Read More »
There is a new Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals opinion that is likely to have a significant impact on SaaS providers. In Digitech Computers, Inc. v. Trans-Care, Inc. (link here), the 7th Circuit focuses on a SaaS agreement for Digitech to provide certain management software licensing components for Trans-Care (an ambulance and medical transportation service). The Court ultimately upheld a breach of contract claim in favor of Digitech, significantly reduced Digitech’s damages award, and...Read More »
We'd like to send a big 'Thanks!' to those who donated to the team's efforts and share a special 'Way to go!' with the team members, along with...Read More »
Brian Hewitt received the nod as one of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in the state. This is, of course, a recurring honor for Brian, who has been a Super Lawyer for the past several years. Brian's practice focus is on business and probate litigation and mediation.
The voters...Read More »
Trust me, I am all into the Six Sigma approach of throwing a couple of innovators together, rolling out a v1 product as quickly as possible, and slowly scaling the company from hobby phase to a successful...Read More »
Second caveat is that this post actually has nothing to do with privacy litigation, software litigation or really any other technology law issues. ...Read More »
Indianapolis, IN – Mike Alerding, founding partner of Alerding Castor Hewitt LLP, is slated to teach Business Law at Harrison College this spring. The course combines the understanding of legal theory with the acquaintance of the various forms of contracts. Students will be taught the essentials of the legal environment of business, tort law, contracts, commercial transactions, government relations and property.
“I am teaching because I enjoy the process of observing the improvement and...Read More »
Your friendly neighborhood litigation attorney at Alerding Castor Hewitt, LLP with a final post for the year to all of our business, Indiana internet litigation, and technology law clients. Saturday, December 25th will no doubt be a date of celebration in many homes. As you spend time with your family, remember how special the day is and all of the changes that have taken place in the last 20 years.
Some of you might wonder what I mean exactly. I’m not referring to Christmas. And for those...Read More »
I meet many entrepreneurs who have served as VPs or middle managers before embarking on their entrepreneurial...Read More »
Here at Alerding Castor Hewitt, LLP, one thing that we are called upon to do as business law, SaaS law, and technology counsel for our clients is collect on a judgment. I have previously posted on other topics in the collections world, which you can find here and here. Today’s topic is in answer to the question we sometimes get: how long is my judgment good for?
A decision today by the Indiana Court of Appeals in the estate case of In the Matter of the Unsupervised Estate of Dwight M. Wilson...Read More »
One area that I discussed and have had several questions about is Creative Commons. For those of...Read More »
Your friendly Indianapolis attorney at Alerding Castor Hewitt, LLP here with an overdue update with some possible interest for our business law clients. Back at the end of September, the Indiana Supreme Court decided Bingley v. Bingley, a marriage dissolution case, and concluded that the employer-provided health insurance benefits of a retiree constituted an asset once they had vested and should be included in the marital estate for the distribution of property. You can read the full opinion he...Read More »