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Expert Panel’s Lessons Learned

Expert Panel’s Lessons Learned

I recently led a negotiation ethics seminar with an expert panel that included: the Dallas Mavericks’ General Manager and President of Basketball Operations, a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judge, and a large law firm partner. Since they collectively have over 150...

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Caitlin Clark’s Leverage and Non-Competes

Caitlin Clark’s Leverage and Non-Competes

WNBA number 1 draft pick and college superstar Caitlin Clark recently agreed to a Nike endorsement deal that pays her $28 million over 8 years plus a signature shoe, according to The Athletic and The Wall Street Journal. And the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just...

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Negotiation Strategies for Divorcing Parties (Part Two)

Negotiation Strategies for Divorcing Parties (Part Two)

I’m told there’s almost nothing more personal and emotionally challenging than a divorce. Even divorces without kids, where the spouses have just grown apart but still want a future relationship, can present significant challenges. So how can parties effectively...

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Negotiation Strategies for Divorcing Parties (Part One)

Negotiation Strategies for Divorcing Parties (Part One)

I’m often asked to identify my most challenging negotiation, and my answer for the last 21 years has always been the same – with my wife! The second most challenging one? With my kids. Most family negotiations have all the elements of extremely tough negotiations....

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Similarities in Poker and Negotiation Strategies

Similarities in Poker and Negotiation Strategies

I’ve always enjoyed poker, in part due to its similarities to negotiation: strategy, bluffing, reading others’ intentions, significant stakes, crucial verbal and non-verbal signals, split-second decisions with immediate consequences and feedback, and the list goes on....

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Real Estate Agents’ Compensation Negotiations (Part Two)

Real Estate Agents’ Compensation Negotiations (Part Two)

How much should a home buyer or seller pay their real estate agent? Historically, the answer was 6% of the home sale price, split equally by the seller’s and buyer’s agents. But that amount was basically set by the National Association of Realtors, real estate agents’...

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What’s Important to You

What’s Important to You

Years ago in law school, I was taught to pay particularly close attention to any inconsistencies I noticed in litigation from our opponents – whether in depositions, motions or at trial. I was told to analyze their words, strategic moves, and tone and body language....

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Evaluating Blue Chips vs Bargaining Chips (Part One)

Evaluating Blue Chips vs Bargaining Chips (Part One)

"Pay extra attention to the minutiae and ensure you fully understand every term and condition,” this senior partner told me when I was a junior associate. “Some lawyers will try to bury critical provisions in the least obvious places. It’s your job to catch and...

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Limited Authority Reponses

Limited Authority Reponses

"I would love to do the deal, but I just don’t have the authority.” I can’t count how many times I have heard this in a negotiation. It’s probably one of the most common statements in all negotiations. It’s also often a smart strategic move, especially if you know the...

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Disadvantages of Taking a Break – Part Two

Disadvantages of Taking a Break – Part Two

The vote to depose Managing Partner Jessica Pearson of Pearson Hardman, the fictitious law firm in USA Network’s legal drama series Suits, was moments away. She was going to lose. But then star associate Mike Ross barged into the meeting, threw a folder onto the...

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Advantages to Taking a Break – Part One

Advantages to Taking a Break – Part One

"I just bought us 48 hours,” star lawyer Harvey Specter told his understudy in the USA Network legal drama series Suits. He said this after getting his incarcerated client to hit him, a shocking move that gave them sufficient time to elicit a confession from the real...

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Ben Franklin’s Masterful Negotiations – Part Two

Ben Franklin’s Masterful Negotiations – Part Two

Founding Father George Washington has his famous cherry tree story about his honesty (which ironically was untrue). But Founding Father Benjamin Franklin has a real story about his very own mulberry tree behind his Philadelphia house – and it relates to his effective...

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