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COMMENTARY: Cross-examining financial experts - A trial lawyer's perspective

March 27, 2015

By Kenneth F. Neuman If you are going to engage in complex commercial trial work, one of the key issues that you will likely face is the cross-examination of the opponent's financial experts. Throughout my 28-year career as a complex commercial law trial ...

ADR SPOTLIGHT: Crafting an effective mediation summary: Tips for written mediation advocacy

March 27, 2015

By Sheldon J. Stark Introduction Your written mediation summary is a crucial communication. To your mediator it shows your talents, expertise and preparation. To your client it shows your persuasive powers, serving as a reminder of all the reasons they hired ...

COMMENTARY: It takes two ... no wait ... three to tango?

March 27, 2015

By Marie E. Matyjaszek It is said that it takes two to tango but if England's House of Lords votes in favor of new legislation it will take three in some cases when it comes to procreation. And no, this is not anything of the kinky sort it's strictly scientific, ...

TAKING STOCK: Twitter stock

March 27, 2015

Dear Mr. Berko: I had a good year in the market in 2014. My portfolio improved by 32 percent and ended the year with a value of $388,000. Everything I picked went up except my December 2013 purchase of Twitter at $72. In 2014, I bought Facebook, Baidu, Google, ...

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER: The inspiration of March Madness

March 27, 2015

By Fred Cavaiani March Madness is upon us. Youthful enthusiasm and energy pours out of many basketball courts throughout our nation and through television. Colleges rally around their teams. Excitement on college campuses becomes intense. Publicity about various ...

TAKING STOCK: Take a bite out of Apple

March 27, 2015

Dear Mr. Berko: I recall a column of yours from a couple of years ago that was negative on Apple because Steve Jobs died. Apple has gone up a lot since that column, so I wonder whether it has gone up too much to buy for a three- to five-year investment. Also, ...