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Tom Sharbaugh is currently a Professor of Practice at Penn State Law and the Director of the law school’s Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic.  He was a partner of a global law firm for many years, serving as firm-wide managing partner for his most recent 15 years with that firm.

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A timely reminder on the value of time, from my carpenter.


Large firm lawyers spend a lot of time debating the pros and cons of so-called “alternative fee arrangements,” but hourly billing is still their sweet spot.  It is much nicer to focus on the legal work than to worry about being efficient or pursuing


Public Service Announcement related to COVID-19.


The Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic (the “EAC”) of Penn State Law, based in central Pennsylvania in a startup incubator next to Penn State’s largest campus, has served over 1,000 new startup and early-stage clients in the past several years as it expanded to serve all of Pennsylvania through in-person