The Harvard Business Review talks about how innovators like Uber and AirBnb became successful and disrupted global markets by ignoring laws and regulations that rapidly became obsolete in contrast to the newest societal needs, creating the so-called “spontaneous deregulation”. Cutting corners gave them a huge, but extremely risky competitive advantage over their precursors from the transportation and hotel industries, which couldn’t afford to do that even if they wanted to.

A Legal Approach to Business Innovation

Now, if a competitor ”enters the market and ignores key regulations, it is natural to seek legal assistance—perhaps through private litigation or by urging a regulator to take action. When violations are clear-cut, this strategy can be effective, if the incumbents and those protected by the regulations unite behind it” and we can help you build a case to protect your business.

However, there are many drawbacks to filing a lawsuit in this scenario, as courts are skeptical of competitors looking to “restore justice” and the process can get lengthy and over-complicated depending on the volatility of the political climate and how a market’s stakeholders can influence lawmakers.

On the other hand, if you are inspired to innovate your area of business, navigating the best course of action within the current legal framework is something we can help you with, while also mitigating for regulations which would reflect the new reality that your innovative service or product is creating. For some people it is easier to ask for forgiveness than to get permission, but we believe we can help you grow your business the right way.

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We received a letter from an attorney representing an ex employee from years ago. This letter couldn’t have come at a worse time for our family. Although the ex-employee had no substance in their case and this was mostly a nuisance, we felt very vulnerable and unprepared. I reached out to a few lawyers for a quote and their retainer fees alone were deal breakers. When I reached Thomas Gallagher, he approached my case from a completely different angle and walked me through the many small steps we would take to get through this issue. Within the first conversation I felt like I had a plan of attack, an attorney I could trust, and that our family was protected. Our case ended up never going to court. In fact, Thomas was able to resolve the entire issue within a week. I am extremely happy with the results from this potential lawsuit, but even happier knowing my family and business is now protected by a lawyer than can get the job done.


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