Robin Lewis of Mandelbaum Salsburg
An Inspiring Thought for the Week
" Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. "
- Gilda Radner -
Dealing with Uncertainty
B y: Robin Lewis

When I first met my husband, I was a young lawyer, and he was an actor, trying to carve out a living. He resembled a young Gene Wilder, and one of the things that attracted me to him was his wild curly hair. 
B y: Jack Buchanan

“Well, what another fine mess you’ve gotten us into again, Stanley.” Don’t you sometimes feel that you are watching a Laurel and Hardy skit when you see all the bungling politicians trying to explain how they got us into this fine mess? 
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The Primerus Optimistic Index
Primerus is at a 4 or a cautious 5. See the Blindsided article in this issue for an analysis. The pessimistic perspective is based upon a very serious leadership crises in this country with little chance for improvement in the near future.
How Optimistic Are You?
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These Three Questions Will Lead to Better Communication
B y: Nick Kacher

Good communication is at the root of all good relationships. The more effectively one communicates, the more success they will find in every aspect of their lives.  
Zoom Fatigue
B y: Sheila Buchanan

Video meetings are how most of us have been gathering recently. Sometimes we are on several videos a day, enough to appreciate the term “Zoom fatigue” – our eyes and our brains need a rest. 
Good People Doing Good Things
B y: Chad Sluss

Each week our team reviews our members websites and social media posts to find updates that fall into the category of “Good People Doing Good Things.” Below are examples of Primerus members giving back to their local community. 
Tuesday, July 14th - Tools to Survive the Pandemic - Bankruptcy and Restructuring Options in Canada

The global pandemic has brought on a recent surge in reliance on bankruptcy and insolvency legislation by businesses hit hardest by the on-going crisis. The program will discuss bankruptcy and insolvency topics including but not limited to the following:

  • Survey of bankruptcy and insolvency laws in Canada 
  • How to make a claim in a bankruptcy as a creditor 
  • What are the consequences of a restructuring? 
  • How to choose between filing for bankruptcy, CCAA, or a proposal
July 21: To Trace or Not to Trace?: Compliance in the Era of COVID-19 and Remote Surveillance

A few of the topics that will be discussed are as follows:
  • In this environment of increased scrutiny of data privacy compliance on the second year anniversary of GDPR, and enforcement of CCPA beginning officially on July 1, 2020 in addition to new privacy directives in New York and Brazil among other jurisdictions, focus on privacy enforcement is high.
  • As offices open post COVID-19, contact tracking and remote access surveillance apps sound attractive but may expose the company to state and national data protection violations, and business morale and reputation risks.
  • What are the right questions to ask concerning uses of these apps, and to ask the private vendors who provide them?
  • Questions and considerations for technical and legal guidance for making decisions in this rapidly changing environment, a framework for analysis of the challenge and risks, and whether these apps are a good idea at all, will be discussed.
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Morning Coffee with Friends

Join us next week for Coffee and Conversation. We are honored and pleased that Marc Dedman of Barton LLP in Nashville, Tennessee will be hosting our next C&C. In order to keep the conversation manageable, we must limit it to 15 attendees so that everyone can participate. We will do this on a first come basis. If you cannot do it this week, then please put your name in for a future “Coffee and Conversation.”

Monday, July 20th - 10:00 AM EDT/2:00 PM GMT

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