Negotiation Book Study

For readers who are members of the Negotiation Study Group on Facebook, I invite you to join me in a bit of self-study. One thing I would like to do with this group is to select books to study and share comments on FB. As the administrator of the group, I am going to...

Why a Trust is a Must for Middle Class Couples

Most of us middle class types, endangered species though we may be, love our heirs but may not understand that if we spend a few hundred dollars on estate planning, we can save our heirs thousands. How? One simple method is by using trusts as strategic tools to: (1)...

Advanced Negotiation Skills Workshop (2018)

    I am proud to announce that the ADR and Collaborative Law Sections of the Dallas Bar Association have invited me to facilitate an Advanced Negotiation Skills Workshop on June 11, 2018 at Belo Mansion from noon until 1:00 p.m. This will be an interactive...

Asserting Privileges: Impact on Negotiations

As a litigator since 1980 and a mediator since 1991, I have consistently noticed that many of my colleagues do not appreciate how litigation tactics and negotiation tactics interrelate. Master negotiators understand that litigation and negotiation intertwine. Indeed,...

Why Limit Jurisprudence?

    Almost 40 years, I’ve been practicing law in Texas. A natural right, if not inclination, to pontificate follows. Eldering does that. Before I digress into subjects as fascinating as the wisdom obtained by school crossing guards who have been escorting...

Why Can’t I See My Grandchildren?

    I have represented grandparents seeking rights to see their grandchildren for many years. It was not until I became a grandparent, however, that I began to appreciate the effect of our current laws and how: they marginalize grandparents completely out of...