I have been following a lot of the thought leaders in the legal industry lately. People talk about lawyers needing to be personable, to have social skills, to be innovative, etc. Having been a lawyer (a very unhappy one) myself, and having worked with in-house and outside counsels all these years from the business side, what do people really want when it comes to business law?

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Knowledgeable

Let’s never lose sight of the fundamentals. People seek advice from lawyers because they lack the knowledge themselves and need professional advice. That’s why they pay top dollar for legal services. If a lawyer…


The Question is not Whether, it’s How to Provide Legal Services Digitally.

The old way of thinking is over. No one, in this day and age, can claim safely that their law firm does not need digital marketing. With Covid-19 and everything changing from in-person to online, the question is no longer whether you need digital marketing, it’s how. Getting referrals is nice, but as a lot of the digital marketing gurus pointed out, consumers are buying legal services the same as they buy everything else, online. All law firms must do digital marketing, here and now.

The Best Lawyers Put Users First.

We have talked about this multiple times: we have to put users first, the clients…


In a virtual world where technology is rapidly evolving and expanding, it is critical for lawyers to not only recognize the growing trend of legal digital marketing but also actively engage in it. It is time to abandon the old, traditional marketing tactics of seeking clients and jump ship to join the ever-growing online marketing trend to remain competitive in the market and grow your practice. Let’s take a look at some helpful tips on how to get started:

Construct a Well-Designed Website

Your website is the first stop that a potential client makes when they seek help from you. It needs to be…


As the chaotic, and somewhat scandalous 2020 came to an end, we wanted to pause and meditate on what we have accomplished, and what we aspire to do in 2021.

1. Gratitude

First, we want to thank the setbacks. Where did we come from? How did we come up with Sleegal AI? We get asked a lot by investors, potential customers, and candidates that want to work for our team. We really started thinking about Sleegal AI after a series of somewhat funny sequences of events. Granted, some of us have been in the legal world and have lived through the pain…


1. Not choosing the right legal entity.

Sole proprietorship? Usually not the best recommended entity if you want to shield your personal property. LLC? Quick, easy and tax pass through, but has its limitations. S corp can be a great choice if you have a limited number of shareholders and they are not foreigners. C corp is the “golden” form if you want to raise capital and plan to grow a great deal, but be ready to pay for the tax bills. Think it through and better even, consult with a company formation lawyer.

2. Not seeking the right copyright and trademark.

The worst you can do is to create a brand, spend money on…


We have been asked frequently how to distinguish an independent contractor from a company employee. From the company’s perspective, it matters because the company does not need to provide benefits such as insurance and 401k plans for independent contractors, nor does the company need to pay for taxes such as social security and unemployment taxes. Further more, the independent contractors are much less regulated than regular employees, where the companies need to abide by multiple layers of rules and regulations regarding hiring and firing, vacation policy, etc.

So what are the factors to distinguish employees from independent contractors? What makes…


People ask us frequently about how two persons can hold title to a piece of property. They wonder about the respective pros and cons and the recommended property ownership methods. They tend to be amazed of how complicated it gets. The answer is, of course, it depends.

Say, for example, you wish to pass the property on without needing to write a will or having the property go through probate, maybe joint tenancy or tenancy by entirety (if you and the other owner are married) is the way to go. …


“My last boss made me sign a nondisclosure agreement.”

When we started to pitch to potential investors for our seed round, the question immediately became very real: do we want them to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement, also known as “NDA”? Under what circumstances? Why? How does that protect us? If so, what kind of NDA?

If you are working on a startup and when you are thinking through the necessary legal documents you need for your business, this should be on the top of your list.

Why a NDA?

This is not a new topic for any one who has engaged with…


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Yesterday was opening day at Heavenly. So after a lot of shenanigans about not being able to find our ski clothes (thus we needed to buy new ones), renting the ski gear for my younger daughter, and waiting in line to pick up our season pass (which was supposed to be mailed to us but they were not, and this is the only way to get in : P), we are finally skiing. It was a blast! Worth all the hoops we had to jump through. …


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Why can’t you just google?

When we are talking to prospective member lawyers and clients, we frequently get asked: why can’t one just google for legal help? what’s your value add?

Well, that’s a great question. That’s precisely why we built Sleegal.ai.

Granted, google is a wonderful marketing and informational tool. That is, assuming you know what you want. But when you don’t, you can quickly go down a rabbit hole.

It’s not that easy.

We have found that finding lawyers can be very complex. If you are a sophisticated hedge fund or large corporation, with an army of in-house counsel and institutional knowledge, you may find that much…

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