“There are various attributes of life – such as… awareness, growth, autonomy, will.  It is possible to kill or attempt to kill one of these attributes without actually destroying the body.  Thus, we may “break” a horse or even a child without harming a hair.”  M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie    BORN TO […]Continue reading

“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.”   St. Francis of Assisi  Pro bono Publico – a Latin phrase for professional work undertaken for the public good without charge, especially legal work for a client with a low income. Charitable care –  health care provided for free or at reduced prices […]Continue reading

“The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.” R. Brault THE FAMILY RECIPE Family businesses are the backbone of the United States economy – comprising 80 to 90 percent of all business enterprises, 64% of gross domestic product, 62% of employment, and 78% of new job creation. By […]Continue reading

United States immigration law is one of the most complicated and difficult fields in the legal profession to navigate. In relation to the challenges immigration law brings, one federal judge in the Southern District of New York noted the following: “The statutory scheme defining and delimiting the rights of aliens is exceedingly complex. Courts and […]Continue reading

Luis first entered the United States without inspection when he was just twelve years old. Ever since his arrival in 2005, Luis has been hopeful that Congress would pass comprehensive immigration reform allowing individuals like himself a pathway to United States citizenship.  Unfortunately for Luis and millions of others like him, Congress has failed to […]Continue reading

“Cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.”   ~Franklin D. Roosevelt In 2005, the Tennessee Supreme Court declared the non-competition agreement between internist Dr. David Udom and his former employer Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (“MMC”) invalid. In ending a two and a half year legal battle, the court ruled that a […]Continue reading

MISSISSIPPI BECOMES DOMESTIC ASSET PROTECTION TRUST JURISDICTION (And Beats Louisiana In The Trust Business Game) BY THEUS LAW OFFICES "MOST PEOPLE WANT SECURITY IN THIS WORLD, NOT LIBERTY." H.L. Mencken OLD RIVALS Mississippi and Louisiana are close competitors on many fronts, such as football, education and diabetes.  However, Mississippi has surged ahead of Louisiana  with the recent [...]Continue reading