Dana Zakarian

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The Most Overlooked Key to Good Contracts

There is a saying in building, “measure twice, cut once.”  This same principle applies when drafting and negotiating contracts.  Too often, businesspeople and corporate lawyers draft dispute resolution clauses without fully appreciating their implications – – because they are not the ones enforcing or defending them in court.  As a trial lawyer, I have exploited contract provisions that the other side thought were bullet proof.  I also have had to break the bad news to clients that their contract doesn’t protect them on certain issues.  Based on these experiences, I advise all my clients to have a litigator review their contracts before they are signed.  Let me give you a few examples of how doing this can save you a lot of time and money if a dispute arises.

Dana Zakarian Elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates

NBP is pleased to announce that Dana Zakarian has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates.  ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only – – extended to attorneys with honorable reputations and significant jury trial experience.  To learn more about ABOTA, please visit their website.

Dairy Farmers Pursue Antitrust Violations

On May 13, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Vermont (Reiss, J.) will conduct a fairness hearing on the 2015 proposed class action settlement in the matter of Allen, et. al. v. Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., et. al., 5:09-cv-230.