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We Become Experts in Your Business
While different processes have been created to solve business problems in a proactive and informed manner, a general outline of an effective process employed by Vested follows:
Define business risks.
Estimate the likelihood of a business risk resulting in negative consequences.
Estimate the impact of those negative consequences.
Understand the costs and benefits of those business decisions.
Decide whether to accept the risk or to attempt to mitigate the risk.
Managing risks both involves and informs the business decision-making process. New risks will constantly arise as a business moves forward due to changing business, technology, and legal environments.
Many of these risks cannot be completely avoided. Indeed, Vested believes that attempting to avoid all risks is not a worthy endeavor. Doing so often leads to paralysis. Reasonable risks are often completely acceptable in view of associated opportunities. Properly managed risks often can be turned into new business opportunities. Therefore, a process for managing risks is essential to a business’ success.
Many effective processes have been created to manage risks. Different processes are better suited to different businesses and market spaces. All of these processes involve taking the following actions:
Effective and ongoing risk management is a competitive advantage for any business. This advantage is particularly powerful for small and mid-size technology based businesses.
We help our clients manage their business risks.
Businesses need to create and protect wealth to survive and prosper. We focus on the law and how the law can be applied to help you create and protect wealth.
Wealth takes many forms and includes financial capital, human capital and intellectual capital. Intellectual property including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights are valuable assets. Indeed, by many accounts, almost 75% of the value of publicly traded companies in the U.S. comes from intellectual property assets.
Business strategy and relationships can be wealth-generating assets in their own right. Likewise, institutional knowledge is a form of wealth that should be leveraged and protected.
We take the time to understand your business and what factors help you generate wealth. Vested helps you understand and develop the sources of wealth at your disposal. We also help you protect your wealth from adversaries and competitors, whether via intellectual property protection, negotiation, contracts, or litigation.
Our Core Values
Definition: Something transparent, especially a picture, design, or the like on glass or some translucent substance, made visible by light shining through from behind
In practice: A commitment to share relevant information with the firm’s constituencies. We embrace an open decision-making process where input is sought from all on important decisions. We keep the client informed as to the process employed to handle its matter. Our billing practices and communications do not hide charges or expenses.
Definition: Cooperative interaction among colleagues.
In practice: Hiring and working with people who seek out opportunities to work with and learn from others. Firm personnel understand that a client’s issues do not always fit into neat subject area boxes. We look for situations where the varied expertise of other attorneys within Vested Law can provide a superior work product to the client.
Definition: The act of innovating; introduction of new things or methods.
In practice: Hiring and working with people who seek out new ways of doing things, new business models and new products. Firm personnel will advise in many cases on taking calculated risks in order to improve a process, service or outcome.
Definition: The fact or state of excelling; superiority; eminence.
In practice: Counselors at Vested Law share a commitment to the highest quality work product and ethical standards. We are dedicated to a continuous improvement of our skills. People who are open to learning about a better way to perform a task or provide a service even if they are experienced.