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Customer Contracts That Are Enforceable

In recent years, state and federal governments have renewed their focus on consumer protection, implementing a range of new laws and regulations targeting unscrupulous business practices. While well-intended, these laws also directly impact the relationships between ethical businesses and their customers. This is particularly true of contractual relationships.

So, what steps do Ohio businesses need to take to ensure that their customer contracts meet their own business needs and comply fully with existing consumer protection laws?

To find out more about B2B and B2C contracts, please read here.

-Louis J. Licata, Esq.


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Laws of Leadership

Life lessons and leadership lessons need to stay top of mind. Our brains aren’t wired for photographic memory, and those of us with ADHD (which is most entrepreneurs I know) need reminders even more.

I handle this learning with daily checklists. I believe that every daily checklist for leaders should point your attention to inspiring and resourceful messages of learning and growth. (Here’s what mine looks like).

Today’s personal growth lesson for me was a refamiliarization with John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

  1. The Law of the LidLeadership Ability Determines An Employee’s Level of Effectiveness
  2. The Law of InfluenceThe True Measure of Leadership Is Influence – Nothing More Nothing Less
  3. The Law of Process Leadership Develops Daily, Not in a Day
  4. The Law of Navigation – Anyone can Steer the Ship, but It Takes a Leader to Chart the Course
  5. The Law of Addition – Leaders Add Value by Serving Others
  6. The Law of Solid Ground – Trust Is the Foundation of Leadership
  7. The Law of Respect – People Naturally Follow Leaders Stronger Than Themselves
  8. The Law of Intuition – Leaders Evaluate Everything with a Leadership Bias
  9. The Law of Magnetism – Who You Are Is Who You Attract
  10. The Law of Connection – Leaders Touch a Heart Before They Ask for a Hand
  11. The Law of Inner Circle – A Leader’s Potential Is Determined by Those Closest to Him
  12. The Law of Empowerment – Only Secure Leaders Give Powers to Others
  13. The Law of the Picture – People Do What People See
  14. The Law of Buy-In – People Buy into the Leader, Then the Vision
  15. The Law of Victory – Leaders Find a Way for the Team to Win
  16. The Law of Big Mo – Momentum Is a Leader’s Best Friend
  17. The Law of Priorities – Leaders Understand That Activity Is Not Necessarily Accomplishment
  18. The Law of Sacrifice – A Leader Must Give Up to Go Up
  19. The Law of Timing – When to Lead Is As Important As What to Do and Where to Go
  20. The Law of Explosive Growth – To Add Growth, Lead Followers – To Multiply Lead Leaders
  21. The Law of Legacy – A Leader’s Lasting Value Is Measured by Succession

-Alex Gertsburg, Esq. 


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Gertsburg Licata is recruiting for multiple new positions within our company. Join our collaborative team to help support businesses on their growth journey!

Open positions include:

– Litigation Attorney
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Stay On Top of Your Emails

One of my favorite apps / plug-ins is Boomerang. Anyone who delegates should have this. I use it daily. Here’s how it works: You send an email to someone, tell Boomerang when you want that e-mail to come back to you if that person hasn’t responded to it (or even when they do respond, if you want a touch base reminder for yourself regardless), and Boomerang sends that email back to you when you want that reminder. It’s a great way to keep projects moving, and to prevent things from falling through the cracks. It’s available as a plug-in for both Outlook and G-mail. 

(Non-disclaimer:  I make no money from touting Boomerang. It’s just a super-useful tool.)

-Alex Gertsburg, Esq.

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