This podcast brings famously experienced business people, lawyers, accountants, and anyone else in the realm of business to the table to share personal experiences that have shaped their business and to talk about how to handle black letter issues in creative ways. Every business is subject to so-called blackletter laws. Blackletter laws are the well-established legal rules that are no longer subject to reasonable dispute. Originally, "blackletter" was the Gothic type-style which was used to set forth the law in England until the mid 18th century. It was originally used so commoners couldn't understand the laws.


December 8, 2023 13 mins

Blackletter Podcast is back once more to demystify law and business, with special guest Aleco Bravo-Greenberg sharing his unique stories. Tune in to hear host Tom Dunlap get the inside scoop from Aleco on his top business ventures, including his recent involvement with Soldier Fuel energy bars!

Today, Soldier Fuel energy bars are sold to military and government agencies worldwide, but this wasn't always the case. Check out the show ...

Mark as Played

In this insightful episode, host Tom Dunlap demystifies the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program—a pivotal federal initiative designed to provide R&D funding to qualifying small businesses. Drawing from his dual expertise as a former biotech startup founder and an attorney, Dunlap sheds light on the three-phase process of obtaining SBIR grants, sharing his firsthand experience with the program's substantial benefit...

Mark as Played

Tune in to this episode of the podcast, where Tom Dunlap is joined by Aleco Bravo-Greenberg, owner of multiple companies with impressive experience in the world of business. Throughout the show, Aleco shares his diverse background, various career shifts, and the risks he took to make his goals a reality.

From landing a full series deal to produce a show for the Weather Channel to turning his late father's thoroughbred breeding farm ...

Mark as Played
November 20, 2023 3 mins

Join Tom Dunlap in an engaging episode as he unravels the intriguing 'Florida Man' phenomenon. This episode delves into the question: are these outlandish and often amusing news stories mere myths or a slice of reality? Tom examines a range of bizarre incidents, from a naked man hugging a tree and assaulting an officer, to a man with a Florida tattoo seeking a 911-assisted ride home, to a thrill-seeker clinging onto a fast-moving t...

Mark as Played
November 10, 2023 13 mins

In this episode, Tom Dunlap is back once more with guest speaker Tracey Pilone, CEO of Element 84. On the show, Tracey chats about the trajectory of Element 84, which makes big data from satellites understandable and manageable for organizations. She shares fascinating insights on the future of big data derived from satellite technology, and its potential to change the world.

Element 84 also recently acquired another satellite data ...

Mark as Played

In this episode of the Blackletter podcast's Monday Morning Minute, host Tom Dunlap discusses international trademarks and underscores the strategic importance of protecting your brand globally and acting swiftly to avoid potential issues. Listen to the episode to get clarity on the misconception of a single "international trademark," a recommendation for efficient multi-country filings, and the significance of working with experie...

Mark as Played

This morning Tom Dunlap discusses the recent ruling by the International Trade Commission (ITC) that has potentially put a damper on many Christmas wish lists. Discover why the Apple Watch might be missing under the tree this year, all because of a light-based technology for reading blood oxygen levels. Navigate the intricate workings of the ITC, its historical precedents, and the special powers that the President holds in these sc...

Mark as Played
October 27, 2023 10 mins

In this episode, Tom Dunlap is joined by special guest Tracey Pilone, CEO of Element 84, to discuss government contract work for NASA and satellite companies. Through Element 84, Tracey works together with a team of engineers, designers, and managers to solve complex geospatial challenges. However, this was not Tracey’s initial career aspiration.

Tune in to hear how Tracey transitioned from a role in construction management to becom...

Mark as Played

In this episode, Tom Dunlap dives into a critical topic that affects every employer: understanding the distinction between exempt and non-exempt employees. With clear explanations and practical insights, Tom breaks down the Fair Labor Standards Act and its implications for overtime pay. Discover who qualifies as exempt and why misclassification can lead to costly legal repercussions. Don't miss this essential guide to ensure your e...

Mark as Played
October 13, 2023 9 mins

In this episode, Tom Dunlap is chatting once more with Dubs Herschlip, an expert in all things involved in estate planning. Dubs uses his experience with transactional law, dispute resolution, and estate and legacy planning as he shares his insights throughout this episode. Listeners can gain a professional's advice on the significant tips and topics people should know about estate planning!

Listen in on this interview to expand you...

Mark as Played

Join Tom Dunlap as he unravels the world of cybersquatting through compelling real-life cases. From PETA's clash with Michael Doughney to Sting's battle for, Tom explores the legal intricacies and outcomes. Discover the cost-effective Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) and gain insights on navigating domain disputes. Don't miss this enlightening Monday Morning Minute!

Mark as Played
September 29, 2023 11 mins

In this episode, Tom Dunlap is joined by Dubs Herschlip, a seasoned expert in estate planning, with over two decades of experience. Dubs brings a unique blend of legal expertise and personal understanding, having navigated the estate planning process firsthand. He shares practical insights and invaluable advice illustrating the importance of careful estate planning.

Discover the five key tests to determine whether a living trust or ...

Mark as Played

In this episode, Tom Dunlap offers valuable insights for aspiring business owners looking to make a strategic move. Delving into the pivotal decision of whether to opt for an equity or asset purchase, Tom breaks down the advantages and potential pitfalls of each option. Discover why, more often than not, an asset purchase might be the wiser choice, providing a clean slate and protecting you from inheriting the seller's historical l...

Mark as Played

In this episode, Tom Dunlap takes us on a fascinating journey into the world of de-extinction. Exploring the controversial realm of bringing extinct species back to life through genetic material, Tom raises thought-provoking questions about the legal and ethical implications surrounding this cutting-edge science. Tom also touches on biopiracy and bioprospecting, addressing the rights to genetic material from both the original sourc...

Mark as Played
September 15, 2023 11 mins

Join the Blackletter podcast this week, where host Tom Dunlap explores how personal life-changing experiences can lead to intense lessons in life and law. Tom sits down with his law partner and special guest Dubs Herschlip, a partner of Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig who offers a unique perspective on end of life law.

The passing of a loved one can be an intense experience, where peacefulness and compassion is of the utmost importance....

Mark as Played

In an age where our digital footprints linger indefinitely, discover how this right, rooted in the EU's GDPR, allows individuals to request the removal of inaccurate or irrelevant information from search engines and websites. Tom Dunlap explores the delicate balance between personal privacy and the public's right to information, as well as the challenges faced by data controllers. Join us as we navigate the complexities of this evo...

Mark as Played
September 4, 2023 5 mins

In this episode, host Tom Dunlap explores the intricate world of underwater salvage law. He discusses the conventions guiding salvage efforts, the complexities of balancing salvor rights with the interests of nations and original owners, and highlights the famous "ship of gold" case involving the SS Central America. The case showcases the legal battles over ownership of treasures found in sunken ships and underscores the multifacet...

Mark as Played
September 1, 2023 11 mins

Step into the world of intellectual property and patent monetization with the Blackletter Podcast. In this episode, host Thomas Dunlap welcomes back Anthony Brown, an expert from Tech Search, to delve into the intricacies of patent ownership and enforcement.

Throughout the conversation, Anthony shares his wealth of experience in the field, recounting tales from the early '80s when computer technology was at its nascent stage. He bri...

Mark as Played

Join host Tom Dunlap in another enlightening episode as he discusses the intriguing topics of bioprospecting and biopiracy. He explores the distinction between these practices, with bioprospecting involving the ethical search for beneficial biological resources and biopiracy encompassing the unauthorized exploitation of such resources without proper credit or consent. Tom shares prominent examples like the basmati rice patent dispu...

Mark as Played

Join Tom Dunlap as he delves into the fascinating world of micronations—tiny, self-declared independent countries often existing in legal gray areas. Exploring the concept of micronations as symbolic gestures, protests, or declarations of sovereignty, Tom introduces listeners to notable examples like the Republic of Molossia, Hutt River Province, and the Conch Republic.

However, the highlight of this episode is the riveting tale of ...

Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    The Dan Bongino Show

    He’s a former Secret Service Agent, former NYPD officer, and New York Times best-selling author. Join Dan Bongino each weekday as he tackles the hottest political issues, debunking both liberal and Republican establishment rhetoric.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    The Bobby Bones Show

    Listen to 'The Bobby Bones Show' by downloading the daily full replay.

Advertise With Us
Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.


© 2023 iHeartMedia, Inc.