Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund

In the legal system, there are a lot of different specializations that attorneys can enter to have an indentifiable position on what type of clients they are better at representing. In other words, lawyers and group of legal professionals can choose to specialize in one main area and dedicate their entire career on that. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-lacey-5b0159145/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

This is a great move because being a lawyer requires a lot of commitment to managing and understanding all the different laws and rights of citizens, corporations and the international law. By being specific in one kind of customer only, these representatives are able to dedicate their carreers entirely to them.

One of the most typical and obvious specializations is the choice to advocate for human and civil rights. This is the area that we will talk about today.

In the legal field, human rights attorneys are responsible for representing clients who have been victims of legal abuse, agression, be it physical or verbal, censure, and any aspect that directly or indirectly hinders their rights of being a civilian of that particular nation.

In the U.S., for example, it is strictly prohibited to be racist, and it can lead the individual to a few days in jail. It is the job of the human rights lawyer to represent their clients who have been the target of this kind of unjustifiable verbal abuse.

At the same time, advocating for migrants’ rights, against religious preconception and censure, defending gay people and other types of agression still defines a lawyer of human and civil rights. It is a very wide specialization with many branching types of clients, and it can be really hard to start if you do not have a sub-specialization.

Luckily, human rights attorneys have a few more benefits that other types of lawyers do not have. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, have the contribution of investors and donors, who do philanthropical donations in order to keep new partners, who advocate for human rights, up and running.

By directly funding these groups, the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund is one of the primary capacitators of human rights legal partners all around the U.S.

Created by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, formerly also known as the two co-founders of the company Phoenix New Times, which is a news office in Phoenix, U.S., the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund was created with the very specific intention of funding new and old groups of attorneys who advocate for civil, human, and migrants’ rights.

The last specialization is the most important one for them, because Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were victims of censure against migrants at their time of new citizens of the U.S.

By utilizing a settlement money of more than $3,7 million, they have allowes hundreds of offices to advocate for their clients while not having to worry about a sudden bankruptcy.

They Frontera Fund organization understands how hard it is to start their own business in the legal system, abd there are much easier professions in the legal system, like advocating for the elderly.

With the help of the Frontera Fund, clients now have a much wider option of lawyers to represent them.

Nathaniel Ru: Innovating the Food Industry Through Healthy Options

One restaurant is changing the way in which the food is served. They managed to balance all the aspects of a good restaurant in today’s food industry – they offer fresh, healthy, organic and locally made food! The restaurant and fast food giants could learn something from this growing food business, and these multinational companies would possibly want to go back to stage one just to be like Sweetgreen – a chain of high end salad restaurant that has attracted big time investors. The restaurant became popular in a short amount of time, with queues forming outside their 40 strong locations. The restaurant, established in 2007, is currently being managed by three chief executive officers; all of them were the original founders – Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru. They were classmates from the Georgetown University, and the idea of opening a salad restaurant came in when they were still in college and they found out that their university does not have that much healthy eating option because only a few students tend to eat healthy foods. This became their inspiration in opening Sweetgreen right after graduating from college, and this idea became an instant hit. Nathaniel Ru stated that they created the brand in order to stand out among the rest, while providing people with better food and healthy options. They have also transformed the way they transact with customers, as they developed an app and a website where people could directly order, and these digital transactions made up 30% of their total sales. They wanted to showcase the future of the food industry by intertwining technology with traditional food service.

 

 

Aside from combining technology with food service, Nathaniel Ru and his colleagues are also thinking about overhauling their management strategies and become closer to their customers. Sweetgreen has been shutting down its corporate office a couple of times per year, in order for the upper management, including the CEOs, to work at the restaurant. They wanted to oversee what’s going on inside the restaurant, so that they could think of new ideas on how they can improve customer service. The company also does not have any headquarters, and the CEOs are working from coast to coast. Nathaniel Ru believes that by decentralizing their company, their reach could be greater, opening up a lot of opportunities for them. Sweetgreen is expected to grow more and new stores would be opened in the future, as the demand for healthy food increases.

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Madison Street Capital offers Investment Advisory Services to DCG Software Value

Madison Street Capital is a firm that is renowned for providing outstanding investment banking solution to businesses across the world. The company focuses on serving middle market businesses, and it was recently hired to act as the exclusive financial advisor of DCG Software Value. DCG is an international company that has specialized in the provision of services such as analysis of function points, software worth control, and valuation of software. MSC acted as a lead consultant during the creation of a merger between DCG Software Valuation and a top business and technology advisory enterprise that is called the Spitfire Group. He headquarters of Spitfire are located in Denver. Jay Rodgers was appointed to head the merger deal.

 

The current CEO of MSC, Charles Botchway, believes that the two technology-based enterprises are managed by competent professionals. Mark Richtermeyer and Mike Harris are the CEOs of the Spitfire Group and DCG Software Value respectively. According to Mr. Botchway, his company greatly appreciates being offered an opportunity to handle the merger between the two technology-based corporations. The employees of the investment banking firm committed themselves to providing excellent insights and analysis, which ensured that the transaction was successful. The administration of Spitfire and DCG has been coordinating with Madison Street Capital to ensure a rise in the value the clients’ products.

 

DCG Software Value has been in business since 1994, and its services are currently available in different countries across the globe. The firm’s United States corporate premises are located in Malvern. It has also has another corporate office in the United Kingdom, and it serves the whole of Europe. Serval software-based firms across the world have sought the services of the enterprise in the creation excellent strategies that help them in making decisions and resource management.

 

The Spitfire Group is recognized as a top enterprise that has specialized in the provision of advisory services to business-based technology companies. The firm’s employees are proficient in offering excellent guidance services that ensure it clients’ technology plans and business strategies are aligned. The workforce of the enterprise is highly knowledgeable and experienced in providing consultancy solutions that can guarantee the success of its clients. The enterprise is always determined to utilize the latest technology is addressing different glitches that affect customers. Madison Street Capital is has been operational for the past 12 years, and it has specialized in merger and acquisitions, financial opinion, estimating the worth of business, and corporate financial guidance. The outstanding Madison Street Capital reputation has been built due to its professionalism when serving clients.

 

End Citizens United Members Made a Contribution of Over $200,000 for Rob Quest

End Citizens United, a popular PAC is known for its fights against money politics and cash flow into the election process, made sure that Rob Quest is getting more than $200,000 from its members’ contributions. The small donations which averaged at $16 will help Quest in his campaign as the PAC decided to endorse his campaign last month. “Grass root level contributions are making a difference, and people wanted to have an independent and different voice for Montana,” said Tiffany Muller, the Executive Director of the PAC. In contrast, Greg Gianforte, the opponent of Quest is getting the support of the large donors and looking for secret money from specific interest groups. Gianforte also found to be speaking something to people and something different to his large donors, per Muller.

 

Recently, a significant momentum is being created around the campaign of Quist. Gianforte recently found talking in private that he would vote to remove the healthcare which is benefitting more than 24 million Americans, and within few days, Quist raised more than $550,000. End Citizens United has more than 14,000 volunteers in Montana, and they would support Quist in his campaigns with local supporters, and its national network of more than 330,000 small-dollar donors would ensure the money supply and defend any deceptive attacks by Gianforte and his followers, PAC confirmed. Last week, End Citizens United made an FEC complaint regarding the violation of law in terms of fundraising against Gianforte. The complaint also mentioned that he even broke the pledge made to Montanans that he wouldn’t accept any corporate PAC funds. It also claimed that he has the history of violating campaign finance laws of Montana and pulling down the reform efforts of the state.

 

End Citizens United is known for raising huge sums from small-amount donors considering its vast number of supporters. In the initial three months of 2017, the PAC has collected at least $4 million, and it is planning to raise $35 million in total before the 2018 midterm elections for Congress. Considering the fact that the PAC has collected $25 million in the 2016 Presidential Election, this is going to be a great feat. By raising the amount, the PAC is planning to send maximum pro-reform campaigners to Congress and Senate. Earlier last month, End Citizens United came up to support the Democrat Jon Ossoff from Georgia.

 

The PAC is founded in the year 2015 to fight against the ill effects of 2010 Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court that gave unlimited and unaccounted access of cash into election campaign process. Since then, Super PACs and unions could support the candidates by pumping money in return for help for their business interests. Over the course of time, the verdict spoiled the concept of democracy – the voice of the people.

 

Omar Yunes Wins International Franchise Award

Omar Yunes owns 13 franchise locations in Mexico that are in the cities of Mexico City, Varacruz, and Puebla. He started his first franchise when he was just 21 years old. The franchises he owns, a Japanese restaurant chain called Sushi Itto, comprises 10% of the total amount of restaurants that the chain has. His accomplishment earned him the Best Franchise of the World (BFW) award which was presented to him at a ceremony in Florence, Italy.
When accepting his reward, Omar Yunes thanked the 400 employees that work for him as well as the management team and brand that all played a large role in his success. The BFW picks the best franchise owner from among 34 countries around the world including Mexico, Italy, France, and Portugal. The criteria for winning the award includes items such as influence, knowledge contributions to their brand, cost efficiencies, and how motivated employees are.
The Chief Executive Officer of Sushi Itto, Benjamin Cancelmo, talked about Omar Yunes win. He said that his win was a result of his company and Omar partnering on providing excellent customer service and great tasting food. Also credited was Omar’s drive to make important improvements to the franchising-franchisee relationship.
Omar Yunes grew up with a strong desire to be an entrepreneur. He also had a strong interest in food so both of these loves were combined when he established his first Sushi Itto franchise. He grew up in an area that had a Sushi Itto so he was very familiar with the food they served which he thought tasted great. The location proved to be very popular which led to him being able to soon establish a second franchise location.
As a successful businessman, Omar Yunes puts a premium on providing his customers with excellent customer service while providing great food at reasonable prices.