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Tips for Business Meetings with Americans: How to Conduct Yourself

Every culture has its own set of social norms for personal interaction, and while this is not an exhaustive list, we think these are some of the most important tips for conducting yourself during a business meeting with American attorneys . . .

Legal English: Boilerplate

Today’s phrase is “boilerplate,” which is used to describe clauses and provisions in a contract that are considered to be standard and vary little from agreement to agreement. Here are some example sentences that use the phrase...

Tips for Business Meetings with Americans: How to Prepare

Preparation is an important part of ensuring a successful meeting with American attorneys. Whether you need 15 minutes or 15 days to prepare, being prepared helps you feel confident and allows you to meet your client’s objectives.

Legal English: Prima Facie

In the “Legal English” blog post series, we will be examining legal language commonly used by American attorneys that may be unfamiliar to foreign lawyers. Our aim is to assist attorneys from abroad with developing their vocabulary and increasing their comfort when...

21st-Century Dealmakers: International Legal Networks

As globalization continues, attorneys and firms from the United States and countries around the world can increasingly take advantage of an interesting opportunity to grow their businesses: international legal networks...

Tips for Business Meetings with Americans: Scheduling

This is the first in our series of Tips for Business Meetings with Americans. Scheduling meetings is a very important aspect of professional culture in the United States.