Tuk's Rules: Practical Legal and Policy Commentary

In any commercial transaction, letters of intent are a key part of the process.  There are some important points that you should know in order to limit your legal liability and put yourself in the strongest bargaining position possible. 

In almost 20 years of closing deals for clients, I've learned a few key rules about making the sale of your business as smooth as possible.  This video update shot at TLO Pittsburgh provides three critical rules to follow. 


Ep 1: Introduction

Welcome to the beginning of a new video project of Tuk Law Offices, Tuk's Rules! This is a periodic video series designed to help explain current events, the courts and public policy in a non-partisan, rational way. Right now, the fringe elements of our country are defining the discussion. In order to have the country we want - the thoughtful people in the middle have to assert themselves. This is YOUR place.

Ep 2: Free Speech, SCOTUS and Chinatown Rock

This is a case about a rock band, a dubious and inflammatory stage name, and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It's also a matter of free speech, and the concept that speech - including offensive speech - is Constitutionally protected. There are a lot of hot button issues in this case. 

Ep 3: The Risks of Social Media & Defamation

Social media enables us to learn everything that's ever been written and published. It also provides a great risk when people use it irresponsibly. In this episode, we talk about what defamation law is, and what steps you can take to stay out of trouble.

Ep 4: Retaining Control Over Your Creative Work

When is your creative work no longer yours? This is an issue that directly impacts the livelihoods of filmmakers, video production houses, writers, software engineers, musicians and a host of other creatives.

Ep 5: Copyright Law Update & Viewer Mail

On this episode, I provide a Copyright Law Update, talk about the GRAMMY District Advocate program, and answer a viewer question from the last episode.  

If you have any questions about entertainment law, startups, entrepreneurial issues or nonprofit organizations, please email me for more information.