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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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Be Still

For many years, I diligently and faithfully read my daily meditations. I took my time while reading and digesting every single word, … But over the years, I became lazy and careless in my approach to my readings.

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Online Reputation

Every day, at least one of my clients comes to me wanting to know how to handle bad things said about them online—reputation management. You have several choices as to how you handle “statements made against your interest” or statements, which defame your company reputation and/or online reputation:

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Great Leaders Take Responsibility for Their Actions

A good leader uses failure as a teaching tool. How? When we learn to use our failures as stepping stones to our successes, we are building our self-esteem through overcoming choices. As a leader, you are responsible for how your business, your department, or your group of subordinates succeed. Blaming others is quite ridiculous when you’re the person in charge.

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