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Law Firm Social Media Strategy

I am speaking at the Iowa Bar Association’s Bridge the Gap seminar on May 9, 2013 on The Lessons I’ve Learned From Seven Years of Legal Blogging. I am excited about the presentation as it is the first time I’ve spoken on legal blogging for a couple of years. I’ve given numerous presentations about social … Continue Reading

Iowa Business Law Services: Rush on Business Companion Web Site

 I am very happy to announce my new companion Web site to go along with this blog at www.iowabusinesslawservices.com. The site will feature information on my legal practice areas, a simple way to submit information for formation of a new corporation or LLC and also a video resources section with tips on business and franchise … Continue Reading

Employers Should Consider Policies on Ownership of Social Media Accounts

Daniel Burnick of the Alabama Employment Law Report has an interesting post on a case involving a disputed Twitter account where the employee left his employment, changed his Twitter account name and then kept all the followers he had with his former employer. In Kravitz v. PhoneDog, Kravitz used @phonedog for his Twitter account while … Continue Reading

Rush Nigut to Speak at ABI Social Media Roundtable

Rush Nigut of Brick Gentry, P.C. will be one of the featured speakers at the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s Social Media Roundtable on November 14, 2012 at the Honey Creek Lodge Resort. Rush will deliver the keynote general session presentation on New Developments and the Future of Social Media. He will also lead … Continue Reading

Iowa Creativity Summit March 1st at Drake University

Lawyers are not immediately recognized as the most creative souls on the planet but some of the best lawyers I know definitely have the the creative spark. I have seen many who were classic doodlers, photographers and painters. Some of them were also the most creative in the courtroom and ultimately very successful in winning cases. That’s why I am … Continue Reading

Social Media: From Hiring to Firing Seminar

Join me for a webinar this coming Wednesday, February 15, 2012 through MyEntreNet entitled Social Media: From Hiring to Firing. We will discuss strategies to manage social media in the workplace including discussion of recent cases, the NLRB report on social media and discussion of social media policies. Here’s some interesting stats on social media and why it’s so … Continue Reading

Rush on Business You Tube Channel on the Air!

I am pleased to announce that I now have a Rush on Business You Tube Channel where I’ll post short videos on various aspects of business and franchise law. I have a few videos posted so far and I’ll add content weekly. New videos include: Should You Include Your Spouse When Forming a Small Business LLC? … Continue Reading

Employers & Social Media: NLRB 2nd Report Concerning Social Media

Jon Hyman wrote on his Ohio Employer’s Law Blog that the NLRB has issued a 2nd report on social media as protected concerted activity.  If you are an employer considering discipline or termination of an employee resulting from social media activity you need to be very careful. Jon points out: This report underscores that employees’ use of social media … Continue Reading

Tips on Negotiating Franchise Agreements

I saw an interesting post from franchise attorney Michael Webster on the BlueMauMau site on Negotiating Your Franchisee Rights. Some of his helpful nuggets: Review the FDD to see if they are using franchise brokers – you may be able to knock something off the franchise fee by asking for the broker’s rebate. Budget for professional advice. Hire an … Continue Reading

Social Media Legal Policies & Training Workshops

One of the things I love the most is providing proactive educational workshops to companies and other organizations.  Due to the ever-growing interest in the topic, I am pleased to announce that I am now offering a new legal training workshop for businesses, large and small, regarding social media. A custom workshop will be designed for your business to cover the following topics: Overview of Social Media, … Continue Reading

Today’s Lawyers Must Be Mindful of Social Media and Pretrial Publicity

Des Moines attorney Charles Kenville has a great post on the need for lawyers to be mindful of the new media exposure in their cases.  Chuck has a criminal law bent to his post but his reminder is just as true for civil cases. I know from experience that savvy businesses are acutely aware of … Continue Reading
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