Articles

June 19, 2017

Ellie Vilendrer’s Radio Interview With The Johnny Mandolin Show

Corporate Attorney and Tech Entrepreneur, Ellie K. Vilendrer, gives tips for successful entrepreneurship and dispute resolution.
May 23, 2017

Ellie Vilendrer Featured in The Hennepin Lawyer Magazine

Ellie Vilendrer was asked to be part of The Hennepin Lawyer Magazine’s Profiles in Practice – a showcase of nine Hennepin County attorneys with diverse and distinguished careers. […]
May 23, 2017

TECHdotMN Features Ellie Vilendrer and Iman Khabazian

As siblings and co-founders of the AI Analytics Platform, Hitsfu, Ellie Vilendrer and Iman Khabazian, are making an impression on the gaming development industry. They were […]
October 17, 2016
Ellie Vilendrer

Ellie Vilendrer to Present “Essential Negotiation Strategies to Optimize Outcomes” for Clear Law Institute

On February 14, 2007, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET, Ellie Vilendrer will present the webinar: Essential Negotiation Strategies to Optimize Outcomes. In this webinar […]
December 21, 2015
Litigation

The Most Important Lesson I Learned as a Litigator

I practiced civil litigation, representing clients on both sides of the v., for many years. As attorneys our job is to act in the best interest of our clients. In litigation, that responsibility is at odds with the traditional hourly payment model. A litigator who is paid on an hourly basis to litigate is not financially incentivized to resolve your case quickly. While approximately 90% of cases do settle before trial, most settle only after considerable time and expense have been spent.
December 18, 2015
Conflict Prevention

The Three Best Strategies to Prevent Conflict at Your Holiday Gathering

Here is my advice for keeping negative emotions at bay to prevent conflict during your holiday gathering: 1. Spin the Confirmation Bias
December 15, 2015
business lawyer

Year-End Business Checklist

The end of the year is a busy time and businesses should be mindful to not overlook some important to dos: Keep Your Business in Good Standing You invested the time and expense of incorporating your company to benefit from the corporate structure, so keep your business in good standing. Make sure to file any necessary statements of information or annual business renewals with the Secretary of State in the state in which you incorporated and states in which you have qualified to do business.
November 9, 2015
Negotiation Strategy Webinar

American Law Institute CLE interview with Ellie Vilendrer on Negotiation Strategy

Negotiating on behalf of a client is part of everyday business for attorneys in every type of law practice. Each negotiation presents a unique set of challenges. How should attorneys prepare for negotiations to get the best outcome for their clients?
October 16, 2015
Become a Better Negotiator in 60 Minutes

Ellie Vilendrer to present “Become a Better Negotiator in 60 Minutes” webinar for ALI

Ellie Vilendrer has been invited to present a webinar on negotiation strategy for American Law Institute on November 16, 2015 at 1:00 Eastern time.
October 14, 2015
Closely Held Business Conference

2015 Minnesota Closely Held Business Conference

Ellie Vilendrer participated as a planning committee member of the 2015 Minnesota Closely Held Business Conference. The conference will take place on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015. The all-day conference will feature a complete update including how to advise your current LLC clients and draft an operating agreement under the new LLC statute, new fundraising opportunities under MNvest, cybersecurity planning and preparedness, addressing issues and risks that arise when conducting business online, and more. Attendees will be able to choose from among 19 small-group choices on topics every lawyer should know:
October 12, 2015
business ethics

Making Ethical Decisions: Why Businesses Should Avoid Taking Short Cuts

As self-interested, wealth maximizers, the impact of our actions on others is not the first thing that comes to mind when contemplating a decision. And for for-profit businesses whose primary concern is a maximized bottom-line, such considerations may be given even less weight if at all. Because people are self-interested and don’t naturally choose the good of the people over their own best interest, we have a complex judicial system that relies on laws to promote justice, fairness, and compensate those who have been treated unfairly. Regardless of the threat of an adverse legal or financial consequence, both businesses and individuals should hold their decisions to high ethical standards—because people matter more than profits.
October 12, 2015
Negotiation

Ellie Vilendrer Selected to Attend Harvard’s Advanced Negotiation Master Class

Ellie Vilendrer has been selected as 1 of 60 professional negotiators to attend this year's Advanced Negotiation Master Class at Harvard University. The three-day in-depth negotiation training is taught by the world’s most distinguished negotiators – the people who invented modern dealmaking.