Clear Focus Law

Legal advice for entrepreneurs.

Serving clients throughout the Tri-Cities, Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, Washington metropolitan area, Clear Focus Law is a new breed of law firm catering specifically to the unique needs of the entrepreneur, small business and startup community in the digital age.

Whether you are launching your first business, want to make sure your existing business is on track legally or need help resolving a business dispute or making sure a major transaction goes right, Clear Focus Law is your legal success partner!

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Reflection: Why I Do What I Do

"This is the way I've always done it is a poor reason to be doing the things you are doing now, the way you are doing it."

I believe that it is good to take some time every once in awhile to re-examine why you of what you do and whether your current trajectory is one you would choose if you have the choice.  I also believe that when unique opportunities knock, you'd better open the door.  Recently these two beliefs intersected in a really cool way that resulted in a great video profile in the I am Small Business Proud ™ project, an article featured in Forbes.com about my law practice and best of all the opportunity for me to dig deep, be introspective, and explain why I do what I do. The entire experience was just too cool not to share. 

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Rewards and Risks of Corporate Board Membership

Have you been asked by your favorite nonprofit or for-profit corporation to sit on their Board of Directors? Or, have you been toying around with the idea of putting your name in the hat for such a position?

Great! Sitting on a Board is a great opportunity to follow your passions, invest in what you love and... depending on the corporation it can be pretty interesting too!

That being said, Board membership is not something to be taken lightly.  There are significant responsibilities and even some risks associated with Board membership and, as with any similar decision, a good understanding of these risks, the law, and the role you would play as a Board member, is always a good idea.

I recently wrote an article about the Roles, Responsibilities and Risks of corporate Board membership which you may want to read if this topic interests you.  The short version of the article is: Pay attention to what's going on, be informed, make the best decisions you can and make sure the corporation carries up-to-date Directors' and Officers' liability insurance and you should be fine.  For the longer version, you'll want to read the article.

Hope any forays you take into corporate Board membership are fulfilling and fruitful!

The contents of this website are intended for general reference and educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice.  No attorney-client privilege is established between you and Clear Focus Law or attorney Eric Hsu absent a fully executed legal services agreement.