Thomas William Hartmann’s Guides

Thomas William Hartmann

Plainfield Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Helpful Guidance in Drafting Transaction Documents

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, 3 months ago.

    It has been said that the best business transaction contract is the one the parties put in a drawer and never review again – because the deal goes so well and the parties get along. Few are so lucky

  2. Parties to a Dispute Have a Duty to Preserve Evidence Once Litigation is Reasonably Anticipated.

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, 3 months ago.

    Litigation obligations begin well before a law suit is filed, particularly with regard to preserving evidence. Once a party reasonably anticipates litigation, a duty to preserve evidence arises. Thi

  3. New Jersey Courts Enforce Mandatory, Unambiguous Arbitration Clauses

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, 4 months ago.

    One of the options that contracting parties may consider in deciding how to resolve potential disputes is arbitration. Some believe that arbitration is a faster, less expensive and less costly way to

  4. The New Jersey Oppressed Minority Shareholder Act

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, 4 months ago.

    The New Jersey Oppressed Minority Shareholder Act, N.J.S.A. 14A-7, enables minority shareholders to protect themselves from harmful actions by majority shareholders. This issue often arises in small

  5. Business Owners Can be Sued Personally Under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, 5 months ago.

    The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”) may be the most powerful consumer protection act in the country. It protects consumers against fraud, misrepresentations, omissions and unconscionable commer

  6. Parties to a Dispute Have a Duty to Preserve Evidence Once Litigation is Reasonably Anticipated.

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, 5 months ago.

    Litigation obligations begin well before a law suit is filed, particularly with regard to preserving evidence. Once a party reasonably anticipates litigation, a duty to preserve evidence arises. Thi

  7. Can I Recover My Legal Fees?

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, over 2 years ago.

    Legal disputes, litigation, trials, business fights, threats these are the great risks of running a business today. There is no doubt that business owners and leaders will face disputes and that they can be gut wrenching. Indeed, contract disputes are the most commonly filed law...

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  8. Ways for Businesses to Avoid Lawsuits

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, over 2 years ago.

    1. Contracts Should be in Writing. We often think that initially friendly and positive business relations will stay that way. Unfortunately, this is not always so, and when trouble begins, the absence of a written contract only causes confusion. Also, memories fade and versions ...

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  9. New Trade Secrets Act Helps Protect Confidential Business Information

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, over 2 years ago.

    The recently enacted New Jersey Trade Secrets Act offers a solid statutory footing to protect critical business information and allows New Jersey to join 46 other states and the District of Columbia that have adopted similar legislation. The new law clarifies the definition of tr...

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  10. IRS Offers Help for Companies with Employee Misclassification Issues

    Written by attorney Thomas Hartmann, almost 3 years ago.

    In our last newsletter, I discussed the pitfalls associated with misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor even though a business leader might initially think that the independent contractor designation will save money. While the IRS and Department of Labor have b...

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