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By Janelle M. Lewis, Attorney, Business & Legal Strategic Consultant Strategizing in Uncertainty  During the start of the pandemic in early 2020, the impact of uncertainty on business strategy was prevalent. No one knew what to expect, which made engaging in business strategic planning and analysis difficult at best. On March 20, 2020, I published an article on using legal based scenario planning to address uncertainties that could impact strategic growth during a disruptive event.…
By Janelle M. Lewis, Attorney, Business & Legal Strategic Consultant What does it mean to bridge the gap between law and business strategy? It means to see the law as a proactive tool in helping an organization create value unique to its business strategy, while mitigating risk (and potential costs). It also means to consider the law as an important factor that is necessary to the development of business strategy.  How to bridge the gap…
By Janelle M. Lewis, Attorney, Business & Legal Strategic Consultant When it Comes to Regulations, No Business is Immune No business is immune from the impact of regulations. Whether they relate to data protection & privacy, cybersecurity, the environment, employment or the  pandemic, no business is immune from regulatory impact because the impact of regulations directly effect business strategy. Whether the strategic focus is on business activities, business operations, the value chain or marketing &…
By Janelle M. Lewis, Attorney, Business & Legal Strategic Consultant When it comes to commercial contracts during this time of economic crisis spurred by the global pandemic, the conversations usually revolve around whether to perform (or continue to perform) under the terms of the contract. Legal terms such as force majeure, doctrine of impossibility, and frustration of purpose – which provide defenses to non-performance – have been thrown around a great deal as businesses comes…
By Janelle M. Lewis, Attorney, Business & Legal Strategic Consultant Disruptive Events and Business Growth Strategy Disruptive events, such as the current Covid-19 global pandemic, cause a great deal of uncertainty for businesses who have to think about their next steps when their growth strategy has been disrupted. Thinking strategically during a disruption is critical to determine the next steps for a business’ direction amidst the event. Scenario planning is a business growth strategy tool…