A wonderful piece in the Wall Street Journal here called “The Logic of Our Fear of Flying” does a great job explaining our irrational fear of flying using concepts from math. We all know that our chances of dying in a plane crash are much lower than dying in a car accident, and yet many

We recently came across this news article about the business of selling citizenship and passports in the Caribbean, particularly in St. Kitts and Nevis.  Increasingly, in several island states, people are able to buy pasPassport Image.jpgsports simply by investing large amounts of money in those islands.  Most of these passports don’t reflect the holder’s place

We have been asked in recent months to look at an uncommonly large number of expert witnesses, both for clients thinking of hiring experts and by people checking out the other side’s experts.expert witness due diligence.jpg

What an eye-opener. Nearly half of these people turned out to have something in their backgrounds that would give someone pause before

The new immigration reform bill approved by the Senate last week mandates that employers check a government database called E-Verify to confirm that all of their new hires are legally eligible to work in the U.S. First launched in 1996, E-Verify compares employees’ names, social security numbers, and passport photographs with Department of Homeland Security

One of the biggest misconceptions about due diligence is that it is a one-way street. People assume that either they are scrutinized or doing the scrutinizing, but never the twain shall meet. But this shouldn’t always be the case. In some instances, the person under the microscope also has a responsibility to make sure that they subject the other party to thorough due diligence.
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