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Texas Construction Defects Lawyer
Marc Gravely, leading Texas Construction Defects Lawyer, renowned speaker, and author of the new book, “Reframing America’s Infrastructure,” offers unique insight into the state of American infrastructure, the role infrastructure played in the collapse of leading civilizations, and the players responsible for ensuring we don’t meet the same fate.
Poor quality construction materials pose a significant threat to building lifespans, the economy, and human lives. Construction of substandard buildings can lead to numerous repercussions, including premature building component failure, accelerated building deterioration, even building collapse.
Why then do we use substandard materials in construction? How does the use of substandard...
Other sources suggest that a healthy building also factors in the three pillars of sustainability: social, environmental, and economical. Regardless, integrating all these points into a new build would yield an ideal outcome - but how is this possible?
For starters, the discourse around construction needs to shift from erecting a building as quickly as possible to taking the time, necessary...
Despite California often being one of the pinnacles of America, the state isn't all sunshine and beaches, as it is currently in the midst of one of the country's longest-standing energy crises'.
According to the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), California has been in an energy crisis since the turn of the century.
It began as a result of the deregulation in 1998...
As the nation’s infrastructure is crumbling, and we are not putting nearly enough resources into fixing the problem. In 2007, Robert W. Clark, P.E., M.ASCE began to sound the alarm about two bridges in Stuyvesant, New York that were “extreme examples of neglect.” Built in 1924, the bridges were “both so rusted that large pieces have separated from flanges, webs, and...
New York Celebrity Divorce Lawyer
Considered by many to be New York’s best divorce trial lawyer, Dror Bikel is a legal commentator, four-time author, and founder of the divorce law firm Bikel & Schanfield. Focusing on high-conflict cases, he’s one of the few celebrity divorce lawyers in New York that public figures, CEOs, socialites, and Wall Street billionaires trust when their separations get...
More on The Memorandum
Interview by Kelley McLean
What is The Memorandum?
The Memorandum is a book about the internal smoking gun documents that we find when we litigate against Corporate America — evidence that these multi-national conglomerates put profit over people's safety and welfare.
How do you find these?
It's not easy. They are almost never turned over to us knowingly. We face multiple objections by teams of...
Veterans Disability Appeals Lawyer
Lawyer Eric Gang
Your book’s title, "Betrayal of Valor" suggests we’re failing our veterans in very big ways. What do you see as the Veterans Administration’s and other inadequacies in this arena?
We let these heroes down in important ways falling primarily in these categories: healthcare failures, veteran housing - homelessness, psychiatric care particularly in the PTSD area, lack of...
California Criminal Defense & Civil Rights Lawyer
CA Criminal Attorney Joseph Tully
You make some pretty strong charges in your book, "California: State of Collusion." Isn’t it a bit extreme to claim California law enforcement and courts are peopled with psychopaths?
It sounds troubling and extreme but I see it every week as a criminal defense lawyer practicing criminal law in California: psychopaths in law enforcement – and they’re not the outliers!...
Oil & Gas Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer
Lawyer Jimmy Vallee
The title of your book, Giant Shifts suggests we’re headed for big energy-driven changes. What do you see for the oil and gas industry in the next decade?
We’re already in the midst of significant and fundamental shifts in the oil and gas industry. We've recently completed one of the longest energy bull markets in a generation - the "shale revolution." Starting in 2000 and...
New York Divorce & Matrimonial Attorney
Staff: As one of New York City’s top tier divorce lawyers you’re often involved in “celebrity” dissolutions and your book, Soon To Be Ex, uses many high profile breakups as case studies; what’s different in those cases?
Jacqueline Newman: You’re right, in New York we have more than our share of celebrity divorces and they are definitely handled...
Whistleblower Lawyer & Fraud Recovery Attorney
Your 16 billion dollar whistleblower win against Bank of America makes you somewhat of a John Grisham-style hero for the little guy. How does that feel?
It’s great to finally see some justice in the mortgage mess that hurt all of us but the real heroes are the whistleblowers who risked their jobs, career and reputations to stand up against corruption and fraud. The thousands of special...
PR & Branding Strategist for Professionals
After your "Fame 101" book, what sparked your interest in writing about high visibility lawyers?
It was long before Fame 101. I was a new lawyer, clueless about the business of law practice and how lawyer PR worked, when I was introduced to Melvin Belli, San Francisco’s most flamboyant lawyer. He was one of the first lawyers to intuitively understand what Hollywood had known for years...
Cannabis Consultant and Quigley’s Formula CEO
Why did you write your book "Pot Inc." and who is it for?
I wrote Pot Inc. for both veteran cannabis entrepreneurs and those looking for a guide through the minefield of the cannabis industry. Pot Inc. is for anyone looking to profit from the recent cannabis boom.
What do you hope to accomplish with Pot Inc.?
I hope to illuminate an industry that is still emerging from the...
Travel Writer & Businesswoman
What inspired you to write Luxury Globetrotting on a Staycation Budget?
So many friends, family and acquaintances asked me questions about the “how to’s” of the global house swapping (home exchange) I was doing that I decided to write a very practical book about how anyone can go about it; Luxury Globetrotting on a Staycation Budget is the result. The FAQs in the book are...
New Haven Based Criminal Defense Lawyer
Defense Attorney Norman Pattis New Book Interview
You are a trial lawyer. How do you find the time to compose the essays compiled in your most recent book, In the Trenches?
Finding time to write is never an issue. Writing is a form of therapy. The conflicts and controversies that drive people into a courtroom almost always represent a significant crisis, or turning point, in the lives of the litigants. A good lawyer is simply a storyteller....
School Sports & Recreation Injury Lawyer
IP: Why are you writing Perilous Pastimes?
Chris Faiella: As a personal injury – sports injuries attorney I see firsthand the life altering injuries suffered as a result of inept coaches for student athletes, inadequate medical treatment, and defective sports and recreational equipment like ATVs, Jet Skis and the rest. Some injury in sports and recreation are just part of life, but...
Social Entrepreneur & Tix4Cause Founder-CEO
Tell us about your Tix4Cause revolution
Tix4Cause is an Illinois-based company that developed technology for consumers to buy sports and event tickets online at the same price they would elsewhere and select which of more than 850 nonprofits receives a substantial portion of our revenue. Consumers who already have tickets are able to donate them to a cause and receive a tax receipt. In...
Criminal Tax Defense Trial Lawyer
Staff - Why did you write The New IRS Hit List?
Michael Minns - As a criminal tax defense lawyer I see firsthand the outrages against personal liberty perpetrated by the Internal Revenue Service; an IRS grown bloated and uncaring about the U.S. Constitution. Their army of enforcement agents operates with the self restraint of a Mexican cartel and there is no oversight. That’s a...
The New Terrorism: Cyber Wars
IP: Why did you write CyberPeril?
Neil Rerup: What I’ve found in a dozen years in CyberSecurity is most books on the subject are written at a very technical level but unfortunately, IT Security jargon is lost on the real decision makers of an Organization. I wrote CyberPeril in a format that Business Leaders can use to understand CyberSecurity risks.
IP: What are the top threats...