Legal Issues

Jeremy Goldstein: Growing Legal Business

Jeremy Goldstein is a partner at his own firm, Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates. His law firm hosts an array of corporate clients, including compensation committees, CEOs, management teams, and corporations. They specialize in advising their clients on matters of executive compensation and corporate governance. Many of these issues involve sensitive situations. Jeremy Goldstein also sits as Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Subcommittee of the Executive Compensation Committee of the American Bar Association Business Section. Needless to say, he’s an authority on matters involving executive compensation. He’s even listed as a leading executive compensation lawyer by The Legal 500, a law-based publication. Lately, the New York State Bar Association has updated many of its divisions. One division, in particular, the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS), has seen numerous improvements. Last year, the entire LRIS staff was trained to handle over 10,000 phones calls from the public. The LRIS…


Sweetgreen’s founders focus on healthy, affordable food options

Fast food chain Sweetgreen serves unique salads for a healthy alternative to burgers for lunch. Its founders, Nicholas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru, lamented the lack of healthy options near their alma mater, Georgetown University, so they did something about it. Learn more:   When their first location remained packed through winter break, they knew they had something special. The concept grew from that single restaurant in 2007 to 40 locations at present. Each Sweetgreen uses fresh, organic, local produce. Its founders meet with local farmers before deciding to site a location to ensure an adequate supply chain exists.   “We want to feed more people better food,” Ru told Fortune.   Some well known investors agree there’s a need for its niche. Daniel Boulud, Steve Case and Danny Meyer each invested in the chain.   Sweetgreen doesn’t just serve up different food. It conducts business differently, too. No…

Business Woman

Whitney Wolfe Making Waves With New App

Whitney Wolfe, co-founder of the dating app Tinder, has just announced plans to expand upon her newest app Bumble. A unique dating app centered around giving women greater security and control over who they interact with in online spaces (in general, women must initiate a conversation with potential matches first), it will soon branch out into a physical location meant as a communal space for meetups. Known as the Hive as a reference to the beehive theme of the app and decor, Wolfe is currently working to open the space for a month in New York. During its month of operations, the Hive plans to host many different events and activities for those who visit. Whitney Wolfe herself is slated to appear on a panel with theSkimm founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin. Additionally, merchandise and refreshments will be available for sale, proceeds from the former going to charity. Bumble…

Business Leader

The Making Of OSI Group CEO And President Sheldon Lavin

More than four decades ago, Sheldon Lavin left his promising career in the banking hall to venture into the meat processing industry. Although he had a great career as a banker, Sheldon was ready to leave his comfort zone and venture into a path he had not trekked before. Although there were a lot of criticism from colleagues and friends alike, Lavin wasn’t ready to look back. Sheldon Lavin venture into the meat industry began in 1970 when he arranged for financing for Otto & Sons, the forerunner enterprise of OSI industries. Otto & Sons had started as a hamburger supplier to McDonald’s in 1970. At that time, Lavin was more of a consultant than a partner. After five years of doing business, Otto retired and left his sons to run the business, and they partnered with Sheldon. As years went by, Sheldon learned new tricks of doing business, and…

DAMAC Properties

Hussain Sajwani: A Success Story

Hussain Sajwani is a name you may have heard if you are involved at all in the real estate market. Sajwani has made a name for himself through the creation of DAMAC Properties, headquartered in Dubai. With this company, Sajwani has built over 16,800 homes and 44,000 apartment and condo units catering to everyone from the resident to the elite. Sajwani started his entrepreneurial conquests through the creation of a food catering and service company early in his career. This company quickly grew and started to service accounts such as the giant Bechtel and the United State Military. Sajwani even earned recognition for his service to the U.S. Military campaigns in the Middle East throughout the 1990s. When the housing market started to pick up in the early twenty-first century, Sajwani decided that he wanted more from his investments. That is when he founded DAMAC Properties. DAMAC Properties was a…


Brad Reifler Sets New Paths For Investment Executives

In the business world there are generally two types of executives. One type follows what others have done and the second type creates new ways of doing things. Both ways can produce great success for the executives. Regarding the two types, most executives usually fall into the category of being a follower. They simply determine what has worked for others than they attempt to replicate or incorporate what others have done into what they want to accomplish. Learn more about Brad Reifler: For people who create new paths and ways of doing things, the category has a much smaller number of people in the group. There are a lot of reasons for the smaller number in this group. A major reason is because it is much harder to be an innovator and creator than to follow others. Another major reason is because it is safer to follow than to…

Tech Leader

Jason Hope, Visionary Leader On The Internet Of Everything

Jason hope is a well-known American entrepreneur, investor, futurist, and philanthropist. A native of Arizona, Jason, has deep roots in Tempe and its surrounding communities. He earned his degree in Finance from the Arizona State University and went on to receive an MBA at the university’s W.P Carey School of Business. Over the span of his career, Jason has made a name as a savvy investor and entrepreneur, and for his writings and commentating on the latest technology trends. He is particularly interested in the Internet of Things, most recently noted for his thoughts on the subject. His articles on the subject have propelled him to be regarded as one of the preeminent experts on the new technology. Simply put, the Internet of Things is a type of technology that allows numerous types of devices – from phones to cars and other electronic appliances – to connect with each other….