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About Michael M. Wechsler

Michael M. Wechsler
Michael M. Wechsler is an experienced attorney, founder of, A. Research Scholar at Columbia Business School and of-counsel to Kaplan, Williams & Graffeo, LLC. He was also an SVP and chief Internet strategist at and legal consultant at Kroll Ontrack, a leading service e-discovery and computer forensics service provider.
  1. Copyright Copyright Basics: Registration, Protection & Notice

    A basic primer on copyright essentials, what kind of creative work is protected, who owns a copyright, the benefits of registration, how long the protection lasts and more.
  2. Living Will Medical Power of Attorney FAQ

    What a medical power of attorney is, what it contains, the available options, how it differs from a living will, termination, appointments and forms.
  3. Domestic Violence Expungement of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

    It is important to clear your record of a domestic violence restraining order. This article will explain why and how to expunge your record from the harmful effects of a restraining order.
  4. Domestic Violence How to Get a Domestic Violence Restraining Order

    Information on how to get a domestic violence restraining order, what happens when you go to court, testifying in court, criminal charges against the abuser and more.
  5. Libel & Slander Defenses to Defamation: Libel and Slander

    Information about defenses to libel and slander claims, legal actions for defamatory conduct, as well as elements required to make a claim to start a case in court.
  6. Disability, Leave The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) & Employment Law

    An understanding of the important parts of the ADA, who is covered, what is covered, which employers are required to comply with the ADA, what they must provide employees.
  7. Domestic Violence What is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

    This article will explain all you need to know if you've been involved in an incident involving domestic violence, including service of restraining orders, court appearances and more.
  8. Pretrial Process Bail Hearings and Release From Jail or Police Custody

    An explanation of bail and bail hearings and list of requirements things you can do to increase your chances of being released on bail, list of reasons why bail might be denied, and more.
  9. Living Will Living Will, Medical Power of Attorney FAQ

    How to create a living will, medical power of attorney & health care proxy to make important medical decisions should you be incapacitated.
  10. Sentencing Criminal Sentencing: Probation & Community Service Facts

    Understanding the sentencing process in criminal court, differences between parole and probation, hearings, early releases, community service, revocation of probation.
  11. Laws & Penalties DUI & DWI Penalties: Chart of US State Laws

    State law chart for DWI and DUI penalties, whether you can drive if your license is suspended, alternatives to license suspension, ALR suspension and vehicle forfeiture.
  12. Presence Tests State Law Chart for Blood Alcohol Content and Level

    State chart of all blood alcohol content/level laws, including implied consent and administrative license revocation where an automatic suspension of your license occurs.
  13. Formation, LLC, Corps Why to Incorporate and Managing Taxes & Formalities

    Corporations 101 is a basic introduction to corporations, why people incorporate, how to incorporate, how to maintain limited liability and how to file taxes.
  14. Formation, LLC, Corps Creating a Sole Proprietorship, the Simplest Business Entity

    The easiest business form to create is the sole proprietorship. It requires no formalities and easy to maintain, but it comes with the risk of unlimited personal liability.
  15. Chapter 11 Business Bankruptcy Basics: Chapter 11 & Chapter 13

    Understanding business bankruptcy under Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 of Title 11, choosing one over the other, bankruptcy reform and more.