Bradley R. Bailyn, Esq., Founder

Think Like A Lawyer Vlog

#ThinkLikeALawyer Vlog

In this daily video podcast series, attorney-entrepreneur Bradley Bailyn educates and inspires New York business owners to turn the law around and enjoy a far better quality of life. Change handicaps into competitive advantages, leverage contracts for maximum growth opportunities and fight back against greedy predators at every turn.

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January 31, 2020

Use Data Processing Agreements To Stay Safer Under CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA, NY SHIELD

by Bradley Bailyn - Data Privacy, Security, Regulatory Compliance Attorney

You probably don't know much about the tidal wave of data privacy and security regulations now washing ashore, including GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, NY's SHIELD Act and others. You better wake up if you have any kind of a digital operation because closing your eyes ain't gonna make this go away.

January 27, 2020

Killer Hiring Strategies That Let Smaller Startups Compete Directly With The Unicorns

by Bradley Bailyn

The hard reality in today's economy is that it's a white hot seller's market when it comes to hiring and retaining experienced, highly skilled employees. You can boost your bargaining power without setting sky-high salaries by using these creative perks that create greater value than they cost.

January 24, 2020

Leverage - The Most Powerful And Underutilized Tool In Contract Negotiation

by Bradley Bailyn

You can find yourself making winning business deals on a regular basis if you discover what are your strengths and the other side's weaknesses and put them together - this is known as leverage. You can get much better deals with employees, vendors, landlords, customers and so much more!

January 9, 2020

Negotiating Good Contracts With Digital Marketing or Internet Advertising Agencies

by NY Business Lawyer Bradley Bailyn

The internet advertising (PPC) and social media marketing industries are so rife with fraud that it's questionable how much value companies are receiving for their thousands of dollars in ad and marketing spend. In this video Internet, technology & social media attorney Bradley Bailyn discusses how companies can protect themselves and their agencies by engaging in proper due diligence.

December 28, 2019

Avoid 70% Of Legal Problems By Doing 15 Minutes Of Due Diligence - Successful Risk Management

by Bradley Bailyn

It's one thing if you get into a solid business relationship and things don't work out, but most people form business relationships with sellers who clearly lack the intention or ability to meet their obligations. Watch this video and find out how you can be smarter than the average Joe and stay out of trouble. #thinklikealawyer vlog / podcast #16 by NYC business lawyer Bradley Bailyn.

December 27, 2019

How To Reverse Your Business Success Overnight And Make Your Lawyer Rich

by Bradley Bailyn

The greatest reward of success is often telling everyone you know how big you made it. But is it worth it? In this Vlog/podcast, I share a few hilariously painful lessons on why you may want to think twice.

December 26, 2019

New York Companies Risk Huge Penalties For Working With California Freelancers - What Is Your Risk Under AB-5?

by Bradley Bailyn

AB-5 turns many, possibly most, freelancers in California into employees using a new "ABC test," unless they qualify for a limited number of exemptions. Anyone in the country working with freelancers in California can be sued or penalized even if they have no other connection to California. Watch this video as close to 01-01-2020 as possible.

December 25, 2019

Entrepreneurs - Negotiate Effectively With Venture Capital Firms - Advice From NYC Business Attorney

by Bradley Bailyn

This is one of the best videos I've put out. Major entrepreneurs have thanked me for this information which you will never hear from an attorney recommended by your VC firm but which may make all the difference for you. It's YOUR company. It's YOUR ideas. It's YOUR vision. Don't blow it! 

December 24, 2019

Avoiding Personal Liability For Small Business Debts In New York

by Bradley Bailyn

Many small business owners live in fear of what might happen if they cannot meet their office lease, litigation, loan and other major expense obligations. In this quick video New York business attorney Bradley Bailyn explains the potential to use Chapter 7 Personal Bankruptcy to get a fresh start.

December 23, 2019

Bust Lying Vendors Red-Handed - 10 Questions You Must Ask!

by Bradley Bailyn

It can be very difficult to do business when every vendor you interview is lying through their teeth about who is going to work on your project, what are their credentials, when they will do it, what results you should expect, by when, what the true cost will be, etc. Here based on many years of experience I lay out my top 10 questions to bust lying vendors red-handed.

December 22, 2019

Understanding This Dirty Sales Technique Will Make You A Much Stronger Negotiator

by Bradley Bailyn

As an attorney I have had so many clients yell at me to stop making the deal harder and just make the other side's contract "work." It is only after they have signed that they understand just how much they have to lose and just how dishonest most people and companies are.

December 21, 2019

Is It Ethical To Sue For A Broken Contract When You Haven't Lost Money?

by Bradley Bailyn

It happens all the time. You're a wedding planner, a PR person or a photographer. Someone hires you and then calls you to tell you they changed their mind. When do you sue them and when do you let it go?

December 21, 2019

Regulations Covering Free Trials With Recurring Subscriptions: ROSCA Compliance & Best Practices

by Bradley Bailyn

Many online retailers have adopted the successful model of offering a free trial coupled with recurring subscription billing unless the subscriber cancels. This is a hot area for litigation right now which totally takes even sophisticated CEO's by surprise. Here is a very basic intro into what is an evolving, fact and jurisdiction-specific area of law.

December 19, 2019

Is That Business Advisor (Management Consultant) Really Worth The Cost? One Startup Attorney's View

by Bradley Bailyn

People come to me all excited because they found some alleged advisor who specializes in their industry and is going to bring funding, contacts, expertise and whatever else to the table and advance the mission. The unfortunately reality is that the delivery usually falls far short of the promise.

December 18, 2019

"Shocking" Bills From NY's Alternative Energy Suppliers (ESCO's). How has your experience been?

by Bradley Bailyn

Here in NYS you have the right, but certainly not the privilege, of choosing a company other than Con Edison to supply your energy. These suppliers are far less regulated, come up with staggering bills and when Con Edison goes to turn off your power while you're disputing the bill, you'll have a hard time fighting back.

December 17, 2019

Officer, Director & Shareholder Liability When A NY Corporation Is Insolvent

by Bradley Bailyn

When a NY business is in financial distress, the officers, directors and shareholders need to be very careful about what creditors are paid in what order or they could risk becoming personally liable for debts that otherwise would be the exclusive liability of the corporation.

December 16, 2019

Profiting When Customers (Clients) Refuse To Pay

by Bradley Bailyn

In this video New York (NY) business lawyer Bradley Bailyn discusses legal strategies he uses to help struggling companies turn around their financial situation by dealing effectively with people who refuse to pay for their legitimate contractual obligations.

December 15, 2019

Recording Phone Calls In New York State (NY) - Legal, Illegal, Or Somewhere In-between?

by Bradley Bailyn

People ask me all the time if those apps to covertly record your phone calls are legal. In this video podcast I explain generally the NY law, federal law, and how California in collaboration with opportunistic law firms has made a mess of the whole thing across the country.

December 14, 2019

Why Every New York Business Should Have A Code Of Ethics In 2020

by Bradey Bailyn

Sit in the dark car with me for 4 minutes and come out enlightened. Find out what is a code of ethics, how does it help you avoid fines, litigation and bad PR, and how does it make your organization happier and more profitable.

December 13, 2019

Yes You CAN Shorten The Statute of Limitations (Time Someone Has To Sue You) In Your NY Contracts

by Bradley Bailyn

In this Episode #3 of the YCBS! podcast, I discuss how to use your contracts to majorly reduce your risk of being sued by shortening the statute of limitations. I also discuss whether it's possible to lengthen the statute of limitations and under what circumstances.

December 12, 2019

Revenge! Avoiding Business Negligence Liability In New York Using Releases, Waivers, and Disclaimers

by Bradley Bailyn

In this YCBS! Podcast #2, I analyze the case of Rob Tannenbaum who sued the drycleaners for ruining his $160 Paul Smith shirt and won on appeal. The drycleaners had a disclaimer and they denied ripping his shirt.

December 11, 2019

Avoiding Personal Liability (Guarantees) in NYC Office & Retail Lease Agreements

by Bradley Bailyn

I have seen too many people lose everything when their business hits a rough patch due to poor lease negotiation by their attorney. My Closing Time podcast videos discuss how to close on deals to grow your business while avoiding unnecessary legal risks and liabilities.