Author Archives: Aimee Davis

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About Aimee Davis

Aimee B. Davis is a business attorney and the owner of Aimee B. Davis Law P.C. in Brooklyn, New York.
EMAIL: aimeebdavis@gmail.com
BIO: About Aimee
PHONE: 917-617-2243

Are You Leveraging Your Network?
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Are You Leveraging Your Network? | Aimee Davis

{3:54 minutes to read} At a recent networking event, several successful and highly-educated women told me that women habitually fail to effectively capitalize on their professional network. In 2015, the importance of networking has become ingrained in our professional psyches. But, if you diligently attend monthly business development meetings and the occasional cocktail party without following up and developing meaningful and trusting relationships with the professionals you meet, then you are missing out on valuable opportunities. Here’s a good example of how I recently leveraged my professional network in order to provide the best possible legal services to my client.

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Attorney Engagement With Social Media
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Attorney Engagement With Social Media | Aimee Davis

{4:12 minutes to read} Social media has changed communication in both our personal and professional lives. When I worked in “Big Law,” appropriate law firm response to social media was still being debated. IT professionals expressed concern over data security and confidentiality breaches; Marketing people feared that a firm’s image would be compromised or misused; Typical responses included blocking social media websites, such as Facebook, and; Blogs were viewed with suspicion.

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Don’t Be Your Own Attorney, Especially If You Aren’t One
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Don’t Be Your Own Attorney, Especially If You Aren’t One | Aimee Davis

{3:50 minutes to read} From the perspective of a corporate attorney with expertise in international M&A, financing, and private equity transactions and general commercial contracts, and a litigator with commercial, business and securities litigation experience. Since the Plain Writing Act of 2010, SEC disclosures, consumer and commercial contracts have become shorter and simpler to read. In the digital age, forms of complex legal documents and agreements are more accessible to everyone. Combine this accessibility with the fact that, at the inception of a deal, business people are often (un-cautiously) optimistic and don’t want to focus on the potential disintegration of the very project into which they are investing time, energy and money.  Contracting parties are often lulled into a false sense of complacency when entering into transactions, because they believe that all parties desire the same end result.

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Shifting the Risk of an Unanticipated Sales Tax Liability
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Shifting the Risk of an Unanticipated Sales Tax Liability | Aimee Davis

{3:55 minutes to read}  Since the inception of sales over the Internet, retailers and otheronline distributors of goods and services have faced the question of whether to collect sales tax on their transactions. Divergent state sales tax laws remain at the root of the confusion. The issue is especially troublesome for websites selling goods to buyers in multiple states. The Issue: States lose over $20 billion a year in uncollected sales tax from web retailers. Nevertheless, online retailers such as Amazon take issue with New York State’s over-reaching attempt to recoup this loss.

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The Battle of the Forms
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The Battle of the Forms | Aimee Davis

I recently waited a month and a half for comments from opposing counsel to a draft contract. It was finally returned to me in a different form, restating everything that was in the original draft and proposing certain changes to the deal. I call this creating an unnecessary “battle of the forms.” It’s annoying because it increases my client’s transaction costs and slows down the deal, since in addition to reviewing and understanding the proposed changes to the business terms, it takes extra time to make sure that:

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The Importance of Listening to Clients
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The Importance of Listening to Clients | Aimee Davis

As a solo practitioner, I have a greater personal investment than when I worked for someone else. All of the clients I work with are MY clients. There’s no longer the buffer of a large law firm in the middle of my client interactions. I’m not looking to impress the partners with my drafting skills. I am able to focus more clearly on listening to and understanding my client’s business concerns.

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A New Perspective on Business Law
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A New Perspective on Business Law | Aimee Davis

Becoming a business owner helped me become more sensitive to the expense side of transactions. This experience continues to inform and change the way I negotiate contracts and represent clients in general. One of my first transactions as a solo corporate and transactional attorney proved to be an excellent reminder of the importance of taking initiative on behalf of my clients in terms of cost savings.

Shortly after opening my own legal practice I represented a client in a joint venture, which included the acquisition of real estate located in Nevada. However, there was a gap period between funding and closing the deal. The parties were ready to close, so the decision was made to do so in escrow.

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