Force Majeure: Will COVID-19 excuse performance of your contract?

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Added to to stressors faced by business owners or operators during this pandemic is whether they will be able to meet contractual commitments or expect return performance by counter parties.  Looking past the current disruption in every corner of the economy, businesses are going to increasingly confront questions about force majeure and related contract concepts of impracticability of performance or frustration of purpose.

Seven pitfalls to avoid during a divorce.

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Strauss Troy’s Family Law Department has handled many divorce and dissolution cases, and over the years we have gained knowledge that can make a client’s divorce experience less difficult. Read on for a few pointers that we have put together for our clients who are going through a divorce.

Strauss Troy names Amy L. Hunt as Shareholder

Strauss Troy Attorney Amy Hunt

Strauss Troy congratulates attorney Amy L. Hunt, who was recently named Shareholder of the firm. Amy concentrates her practice in complex civil litigation, including shareholder derivative actions and consumer class actions, asserting unfair business practices, false and deceptive advertising, and improper sales and claims handling practices by large life and property & casualty insurance carriers.

How to Work With a Lawyer: A User’s Manual

You may have noticed that, unlike major appliances, lawyers don’t come with warnings or instructions. Whether you need a lawyer regularly for your business or only for specific tasks, the principles of this article should be helpful to you.