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Whether you are just getting your business started or a seasoned business owner, Francine’s 27 years of experience in business and intellectual property law will provide the expertise necessary to give you peace of mind by protecting your content, your brand, your business structure, and your estate.

Francine is Of Counsel at Monty White, LLP, a full service law firm in San Rafael, CA. She heads its Business and Intellectual Property Law Group, as well as managing its Palm Desert, CA office. Francine is a 1989 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and admitted to practice in California, New York, and the District of Columbia.

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Whether you are just getting your business started or a seasoned business owner, Francine’s 27 years of experience in business and intellectual property law will provide the expertise necessary to give you peace of mind by protecting your content, your brand, your business structure, and your estate.

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A professional speaker since 1995, Francine has engaged audiences large and small with her compelling story of triumph over insurmountable odds. Her authentic, impassioned message motivates and inspires audiences no matter what industry or background. Francine is also the author of two Esteemable Acts self-help books.

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A professional speaker since 1995, Francine has engaged audiences large and small with her compelling story of triumph over insurmountable odds. Her authentic, impassioned message motivates and inspires audiences no matter what industry or background. Francine is also the author of two Esteemable Acts self-help books.

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Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. In this month of April, people everywhere will celebrate recovery from the deadly disease of alcoholism and engage in events, which educate the public about the consequences of alcohol misuse.

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Transfer of Copyright

The United States Copyright Act provides, in relevant part, that 35-years after the transfer of a copyright, the creator may—if they choose—terminate that transfer. There are a number of factors that will determine if this is true, the least of which is if you signed a contract that can hold up in court.

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Book Contracts: How to Get Published

If you find a publisher without an agent, have a book attorney or book lawyer review the agreement BEFORE you sign it … Leverage is the key to getting what you want (think about what you bring to the table B/4 you agree to anything)

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