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On Monday I discussed the importance of including your social media accounts in your estate and business succession plans (watch here).
On Tuesday I shared a concept called the “corporate veil” and why you never want to commingle your personal and business assets and liabilities (watch here).
On Wednesday, attorney Joey Vitale and I answered your questions about the above on our weekly live video show (watch here).
Today I share a device called a written assignment of rights that may allow you to easily transfer your individual ownership interests into the name of your business.
As always, check with a qualified lawyer in your state should you have any questions. Also feel free to stay connected with me right here at the Streaming.Lawyer blog and also on Twitter @MitchJackson 😉
Are your social media and other digital platforms part of your business? If so, are they in your name or in the name of your business?
Do you know what a corporate veil is? Do you know how creditors can pierce a corporate veil?
Today on The LegalHour.live, my co-host, Joey Vitale and I answered these questions and more with the intent of keeping you and your business safe and sound on the digital platforms. Click here to watch this week’s episode and also please share and join us each Wednesday at 2 pm ET.
Have a question, share it with us here and we’ll do our best to answer it on the next show!
If you’re doing business online, then I’ll bet you dollars to donuts that you’re making this BIG mistake…
Hopefully, you’re doing business online as a corporation or LLC. That’s a good thing.
But let me ask you this question: Are 100% of your business assets in the name of your corporation or LLC?
Is the title to each of your SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS and DIGITAL PLATFORMS in the name of your company or, in your individual name?
Because you NEVER want to commingle personal assets with your business, this can be a HUGE problem. In less than three minutes I show you exactly what you need to do.
For a good article about piercing the corporate veil, read, “Piercing the Corporate Veil: When LLCs and Corporations May be at Risk”
What’s going to happen to your social media platforms and online business assets upon your incapacity or death?
The new Apple Watch allows lawyers to communicate easier and faster. Being able to take and make phone calls without your smartphone is a powerful tool.
Receiving and responding to text messages without having your phone also keeps things simple and fast. Setting up quick pre-typed text replies that you can send with a quick tap like, “I’m in court and can’t text right now. I’ll follow up when I get back to the office” keeps everyone happy and satisfies the real-time needs of today’s client.
To check my calendar, all I need to do is look at my watch. I use PracticePanther to run my practice (I’m a Brand Ambassador for the company), and because it syncs with Google Calendar, everything ends up on my watch and wrist.
Apple Watch compatible apps like “Voice Record Pro” by Dayana Networks lets you record quick reminders. It also lets you record conversations, hearings, and almost anything else, and then download or forward the audio using many options like text, email, Dropbox, and Google Docs.
Our overflow and after hours incoming phone calls are all handled by Ruby Receptionists (full disclosure, I’m also a Brand Ambassador for Ruby). What happens is when our live Ruby assistants take a message, they immediately send a text and email to our firm. Now, calls and messages specifically for me are immediately pushed to my Apple Watch. By simply looking down at my wrist, I’m better able to keep better track of my incoming messages and the overall heartbeat of our firm.
I’m speaking at the upcoming Maximum Lawyer Conference in St. Louis and will be using the Keynote or PowerPoint app to navigate my presentation. Many other powerful apps that you and I use on our smartphones are now just a tap or two away on our wrists.
Another benefit I’ve noticed with wearable technology is that it’s a great conversation starter. People will see you using your Apple Watch and ask you about it. What you do and say in response to this question might just be the start of a new long-term client or referral source.
These are just a few of the reasons why I believe the Apple Watch Series 3 is technology that most lawyers should embrace and use. There are also plenty of recreational benefits that I think are pretty cool, but I’ll save those for another post. Right now it’s time to go for a nice long run while listening to The Doobie Brothers through my Apple Air Pods and via my watch. I’ll be leaving my phone in the car.
Mitch Jackson enjoys combining law, social media, and digital to disrupt, hack, and improve his clients’ companies, causes, and professional relationships. He’s an award-winning 2013 California “Litigation Lawyer of the Year” who speaks around the country about law and technology.