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Alisha R. Bloom to present “Negotiate Your Way to an HEA” at NECRWA

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, attorney and author Alisha R. Bloom, Esq. presented a well-received workshop titled “Negotiate Your Way to an HEA: Using Negotiation Archetypes to Intensify Your Novel’s Conflict” at the March chapter meeting of the New England Chapter of the Romance Writers of America.

The session uses basic negotiation theory and dispute resolution principles to create a framework for intensifying your novel’s conflict. Alisha starts off with an explanation of the six archetypal approaches to negotiation. Then the discussion shifts focus to the characters and situations where each of these approaches can be most effectively and realistically deployed. Last, specific examples from popular fiction illustrate how certain negotiating styles and combinations can prolong and heighten conflicts between your characters, while others can help bring about a satisfying resolution.

Alisha will reprise this workshop at NECRWA’s annual conference on Friday, April 27, 2018. The conference will be held in Burlington, Massachusetts at the Boston Marriott (Burlington) hotel. Find out more or register for the 2018 NECRWA conference on NECRWA’s website.

Alisha R. Bloom to co-present “Integration and Spin-Off of Health Divisions” at the BBA

On October 20, 2017, healthcare IT lawyer Alisha R. Bloom will co-present a workshop at the Boston Bar Association titled “Integration and Spin-Off of Health Divisions – Legal Considerations for Operational M&A Solutions.” The workshop is co-sponsored by the BBA’s Health Law Section, Business Transactions Section, and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee.

Integrating and spinning off operating divisions through M&A presents a whole host of practical and operational challenges. The challenges are further complicated in the healthcare industry. For example, HIPAA and state laws governing privacy and security will need to be taken into consideration throughout the diligence, acquisition, and transition process; and can further complicate the extraction and sale of an integrated division. The speakers will discuss real world challenges they faced as both in-house and outside transaction counsel, and provide practical tips for addressing operational issues in healthcare M&A.

More information about the workshop is available on the BBA’s website.


Alisha R. Bloom to present “Legalese for Authors” workshop

On Friday, April 7, 2017, attorney and author Alisha R. Bloom, Esq. will be presenting a fast-paced workshop on “Legalese for Authors: What You Should Know about Sweepstakes and Giveaways, Image Licenses, and Affiliate Programs” at the 2017 conference of the New England Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. The conference will be held in Burlington, Massachusetts at the Boston Marriott (Burlington) hotel.

You can find out more or register for the 2017 NECRWA conference on the New England Chapter’s website.

Versant Legal is open!

Alisha R. Bloom, Esq. is pleased to announce the opening of her law firm, Versant Legal, located in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. Versant Legal provides business-oriented legal services with an entrepreneurial mindset. Our specialties include:

  • outside general counsel services;
  • litigation management and support;
  • mediation and dispute resolution;
  • healthcare, regulatory, and corporate compliance; and
  • literary and publishing law.

We help companies of all sizes with their day-to-day legal work. We provide continuing support to companies and organizations without their own in-house counsel. We also assist in-house legal departments that need additional legal resources on a part-time or temporary basis.

We help lawyers with litigation management and support. We have particular expertise in writing briefs, taking and defending depositions, and preparing experts.

We help individuals and small businesses with their legal needs. We interpret and negotiate contracts (and explain them to you in plain English!), help you resolve disputes, and create high-quality templates and forms tailored for you.

Let us help your business grow!