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The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 241

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 542

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    The 5 C’s of Business Lending

    The 5 C’s of Business Lending
    Nearly every business will at some point need to obtain financing to start or grow. While many startups and other businesses will look for investors to fund their business by means of equity investment, most businesses will take on debt…
  • Jul 24

    The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Your Busine

    The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Your Busine
    Are you about to launch a new app with youth appeal? Are you hoping that your new game will trend with tweens? Hold on—you might have to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The government isn’t…
  • Jul 22

    Can LLC Members Pay Themselves a Salary?

    Can LLC Members Pay Themselves a Salary?
    As we’ve discussed in previous posts, the limited liability company (LLC) entity offers a ton of flexibility when organizing the management and economic structure of the company. Because of this flexibility, the LLC has quickly become…
Rank this Week: 570

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
  • May 20

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Time again to safeguard the current accredited investor standard.
Rank this Week: 592

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida
    Many people see joint accounts as a cheap and easy way to avoid probate, since joint property passes to the join owner at death, but these accounts can actually be quite risky when it comes to estate planning. Joint ownership of accounts can…
  • Jul 28

    Banker Suicides indicate Stress of the Profession.

    Banker Suicides indicate Stress of the Profession.
    If your family works in a high stress profession is a good idea to make sure you and your family keep their estate plans up to date. The unexpected deaths of finance workers in the past few months by suicide around the world have raised…
  • Jul 18

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?
    Planning an estate can be a difficult process, but also a rewarding one because it helps to ensure that a person's heirs will be provided for after he or she dies. Many assume they should wait until after death to convey assets to their…
Rank this Week: 936

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
  • Jul 28

    Can I Crowdfund in Wisconsin Yet?

    Can I Crowdfund in Wisconsin Yet?
    Wisconsin’s equity crowdfunding law, which was unanimously passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Walker last November, officially took effect on June 1, 2014.  Wisconsin is one of 11 states that has “taken matters into…
  • Jul 9

    Easier Tax-Exempt Status: New IRS Form 1023-EZ

    Easier Tax-Exempt Status: New IRS Form 1023-EZ
    Good news for those of you starting new exempt organizations: the IRS just released a new form, called the 1023-EZ, which will make applying for tax-exempt status for some smaller organizations much easier.  The new form is only three…
  • Jun 17

    The Innocent Owner Defense: Wait! That’s My Car!

    The Innocent Owner Defense: Wait! That’s My Car!
    One of my partners, Eric Raskopf, who practices criminal and traffic defense work, recently posted to his blog, On Legal Ground, an article about someone losing their car as a result of being stopped while involved in criminal…
Rank this Week: 910

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    A DBA is not a Legal Entity

    A DBA is not a Legal Entity
    This post is based on a question that I answered on Avvo. The question illustrates a common misunderstanding concerning DBAs. (DBA is an abbreviation for “doing business as” – i.e., a fictitious business name.) The…
  • Jul 15

    Can I Walk Away from My Suspended LLC?

    Can I Walk Away from My Suspended LLC?
    This post addresses a question that arises frequently from founders of California limited liability companies that have been suspended: Can I walk away from my suspended LLC? A suspended LLC is the result of a founder who has neglected to…
  • Jul 2

    What Does Non-binding Mean and Why Should I Care?

    What Does Non-binding Mean and Why Should I Care?
    This post discusses the meaning of non-binding with respect to a letter of intent (LOI) or a memorandum of understanding (MOU). (Non-binding has a similar meaning in other legal contexts, such as legislation or arbitration, but I will not…
Rank this Week: 1217

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 1130

AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1183

New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business startup law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1448

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

Covers small business law. By Smith Rayl Law Office, LLC.

http://www.indianabusinesslawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    LLCs and Apparent Authority II

    LLCs and Apparent Authority II
    Last week I posted an article about apparent authority of a member or manager of an Indiana limited liability companies to bind the LLC, usually by signing a contract on behalf of the company, including a discussion of a 2013 decision of the…
  • Jul 23

    LLCs and Apparent Authority

    LLCs and Apparent Authority
    Whether a particular person has the authority to execute a contract on behalf of another person or entity is a standard question of agency law. If the principal has expressly or impliedly authorized an agent to execute contracts on behalf of…
  • Jul 21

    Covenant or Condition? Why does it matter?

    Covenant or Condition? Why does it matter?
    I remember a story told by a a business owner who had been involved in the negotiation of a very complicated contract, with both sides represented by high-priced lawyers. In one particularly brutal negotiating session, the lawyers argued at…
Rank this Week: 1536

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

Covers business formation and entity selection issues in Indiana. By Brian V. Powers.

http://bvplegal.com/indianapolis-business-law-blog/
  • Jul 11

    506(c) - Using General Solicitation /Advertising in Reg D Private Offerings.

    506(c) - Using General Solicitation /Advertising in Reg D Private Offerings.
    Yesterday, the SEC took a big step in finally making the JOBS Act (or at least a portion of it) a reality for businesses trying to raise capital.  One of the biggest problems with the private offerings has been the difficulty in finding…
  • Jul 11

    JOBS Act - Using General Solicitation /Advertising in Reg D Private Offerings.

    JOBS Act - Using General Solicitation /Advertising in Reg D Private Offerings.
    Yesterday, the SEC took a big step in finally making the JOBS Act (or at least a portion of it) a reality for businesses trying to raise capital.  One of the biggest problems with the private offerings has been the difficulty in finding…
  • Apr 16

    Your Website Legal Agreements Could Be Useless.

    Your Website Legal Agreements Could Be Useless.
    Did that title get you attention? The post below is an excerpt from a post I have up on PactSafe.com - a venture I am launching to help website owners make sure they are implementing website legal agreements properly.  The whole field is…
Rank this Week: 1549

Emerge

Emerge

Provides information for new and growing businesses. By LeClair Ryan.

http://emergeblog.net/
  • Feb 19

    NDAs Are Easy As MSVEPNFTL

    NDAs Are Easy As MSVEPNFTL
    Nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) are generally straightforward documents and follow a consistent format. People often pull a form off the internet, fill in the blanks and send it off to the other side. Likewise, recipients of NDAs often skim…
  • Jan 15

    5 MPH Over the Speed Limit? More Like Hitting a Hobo on a Dirt Road in West Virginia

    5 MPH Over the Speed Limit? More Like Hitting a Hobo on a Dirt Road in West Virginia
    If you have started a company that needs outside investors, then you have run into someone who offered to raise money for you. [ CONTINUE READING → ]
  • Sep 24

    Why is a PPM like a BLT?

    Why is a PPM like a BLT?
    PPMs (Private Placement Memos for the uninitiated) look pretty complicated. They’re usually thick documents full of run-on sentences, some charts and a few paragraphs in all caps. A client asked me to describe a PPM’s structure. I drew a…
Rank this Week: 1692

a little legal blog

a little legal blog

A eclectic mix of beer, law, legal issues, and what ever strikes John's fancy. By the Law Office of John Szymankiewicz, PLLC.

http://jslawcenter.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 6

    So you want to start a “Non-Profit” business?

    So you want to start a “Non-Profit” business?
    Guest Blog Spot: Kelvin L. Spragley, Ph.D., M.Ed., B.S., A.A. I get a lot of questions about non-profit businesses. So, I decided to turn to an expert. I’ve known Dr. Spragley for several years and he’s my go-to guy when it…
  • Feb 6

    So you want to start a “Non-Profit” business?

    So you want to start a “Non-Profit” business?
    Guest Blog Spot: Kelvin L. Spragley, Ph.D., M.Ed., B.S., A.A. I get a lot of questions about non-profit businesses. So, I decided to turn to an expert. I’ve known Dr. Spragley for several years and he’s my go-to guy when it…
  • Aug 21

    Best of… for the week of August 13, 2012

    Best of… for the week of August 13, 2012
    Here’s my round-up (a couple of days late) of last weeks best stories and articles for Small Business and Beer Business.
Rank this Week: 1719

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

Covers legal issues and public policy issues relating to startup companies. By Joe Wallin.

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    The Ins and Outs of Crowdfunding Your Startup

    The Ins and Outs of Crowdfunding Your Startup
    A new state law signed earlier this year opens crowdfunding to ordinary investors, making it easier for startups to sell shares to raise money. Now you have the opportunity to get the latest updates from the state legislator, regulators,…
  • Jun 29

    Is Title III Equity Crowdfunding Going to Work?

    Is Title III Equity Crowdfunding Going to Work?
    I was invited to appear on HuffPost TV the other day, to talk about crowdfunding. The conversation quickly turned into a discussion of the potential negatives of crowdfunding, and the risks. Then there was this article in Salon, with the…
  • Jun 27

    How to Design for Human

    How to Design for Human
    by Bryce Merrill, SVP Fast Pitch Marketing Team The first SVP Fast Pitch Jumpstart Workshop, “How to Design for Humans” took place at Impact Hub Seattle on Wednesday, June 11. The Jumpstart Workshop series is…
Rank this Week: 1987

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Steps to Creating Bylaw

    Steps to Creating Bylaw
    One of the first things any newly formed corporation should do is draft bylaws. Bylaws are a corporation's operational blueprint. They identify what the business does, how it is run and who is in charge. Here then are five steps to drafting…
  • Jul 11

    3 Steps to Creating a Strategic Alliance

    3 Steps to Creating a Strategic Alliance
    A strategic alliance is a fairly simple concept. Two companies with similar interests join forces to produce favorable outcomes for all involved. An everyday example is the Starbucks inside of Barnes and Noble bookstores. This move helped…
  • Jul 3

    Gross Lease vs. Net Lease

    Gross Lease vs. Net Lease
    Whether you're starting a business or looking to expand, chances are you'll encounter some kind of lease. The most common are the gross lease and the net lease. In this blog post we'll take a look at the differences between the two and the…
Rank this Week: 2059

Business and Corporate Disputes

Business and Corporate Disputes

Features litigation information and insight for business owners, corporate management, directors, officers, members, managers, and shareholders. By Matt McKinney.

http://corporatedispute.com
  • Jul 5

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Sole Proprietorships in Iowa

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Sole Proprietorships in Iowa
    A frequent issue that entrepreneurs face – and one they should seriously consider – is whether to create a formal legal entity, such as a limited liability company (L.L.C.), or remain a “sole proprietor.”  This…
  • Apr 22

    Can I Force My Iowa Corporation to Buy My Stock?

    Can I Force My Iowa Corporation to Buy My Stock?
    Minority shareholders seeking to exit an Iowa corporation frequently ask, “can I force my closely-held Iowa corporation to purchase my stock.”  A great question, but one that is frequently met with a variety of…
  • Apr 13

    Iowa Legislation Signed into Law in 2014 (so far…)

    Iowa Legislation Signed into Law in 2014 (so far…)
    Our readers frequently inquire about what new legislation Iowa’s legislature is passing and Iowa’s Governor, Terry E. Branstad, is signing into law.  While the 2014 legislative session has not yet…
Rank this Week: 2275

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawarenoncompetelawblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Noncompetition Agreements in Business Transaction

    Noncompetition Agreements in Business Transaction
    Unlike the employer-employee situation, a business merger or acquisition is likely to involve the sale of assets which includes the goodwill of the business. Noncompetition agreements entered into as part of a sale of a business are designed…
  • Jan 29

    Survey of Chancery Court Cases Shows Most Litigants Obtain Expedited Relief

    Survey of Chancery Court Cases Shows Most Litigants Obtain Expedited Relief
    A recent survey conducted by several of my colleagues demonstrates the speed in which litigants can obtain preliminary relief from the Court of Chancery. The survey included a sampling and analysis of approximately 200 cases between 2009 and…
  • Jan 16

    Young Conaway Publishes Bloomberg BNA Series on Noncompete

    Young Conaway Publishes Bloomberg BNA Series on Noncompete
    Partners Scott Holt, Barry Willoughby, and William Bowser recently co-authored Bloomberg BNA's Corporate Practice Series on Noncompetition Agreements. The publication provides an in-depth review of the use and enforcement of noncompetition…
Rank this Week: 2176

Arizona Business Law Blog

Arizona Business Law Blog

Covers Arizona business law. By The Kelly Law Firm.

http://www.kellylawblog.com
  • Dec 17

    Youku Tudou & The State Of Online Copyright Infringement

    Youku Tudou & The State Of Online Copyright Infringement
    Copyright infringement here; copyright infringement there; copyright infringement everywhere! But fear not 20th century hold-outs, for the U.S.A.’s very own Motion Picture Association of America is at the vanguard of another…
  • May 24

    Online Copyright Infringement Question: Can You Blog About Something Before It Airs In Your Time Zone?

    Online Copyright Infringement Question: Can You Blog About Something Before It Airs In Your Time Zone?
    For the most part, the Manti Te’O girlfriend scandal is long-forgotten fodder. But Dr. Phil McGraw’s people don’t want to let the scandal slide. The pop-psychology pioneer is suing Gawker Media for allegedly spoiling his…
  • Apr 12

    Tesla Motor’s Defamation Saga

    Tesla Motor’s Defamation Saga
    In certain circles, Tesla Motors is the new darling of the automotive industry – and those circles don’t take kindly when detractors trash their “Great Battery Hope.” So when New York Times reporter, John Broder,…
Rank this Week: 2282

Unincorporated Business Entities…

Unincorporated Business Entities Law

Edited by Professors Gary S. Rosin, Bradley T. Borden, Thomas E. Geu, Elizabeth Miller, Douglas K. Moll and Donald Scotten.

http://uberlaw.net
  • May 10

    Delaware, Charging Orders and SMLLC

    Delaware, Charging Orders and SMLLC
    House Bill No. 126, introduced in the Delaware legislature on May 9, 2013, would make two amendments to the Delaware LLC Act that would affect the rights of creditors. First, Section 6 of the Bill would Section 18-703(d) of the Delaware LLC…
  • May 10

    Delaware Default Fiduciary Fix

    Delaware Default Fiduciary Fix
    In its per curiam opinion in Gatz Properties, LLC v. Auriga Capital Corporation, 59 A.3d 1223 (Del. 2012)(en banc) (slip opinion), the Delaware Supreme Court called on the Delaware legislature to settle the questions of whether,…
  • Mar 12

    Manesh on Dictum & Default Dutie

    Manesh on Dictum & Default Dutie
      Mohsen Manesh (Oreg.) has a working paper with the alliterative title Damning Dictum: The Default Duty Debate in Delaware” (February 21, 2013)(SSRN). The paper reacts to the Delaware Supreme Court’s opinion in…
Rank this Week: 2183

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Covers business law, contracts, business litigation and intellectual property issues.

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation
    We are proud to announce two new business law presentations in the month of May. For the third year in a row, we are hosting a presentation with the RISE Entrepreneurship Conference. We are also hosting a business law presentation ……
  • Oct 8

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement
    Non-compete agreements in employment contracts are often misunderstood by both employers and employees. Texas employment law generally protects employees, and Texas is known as a right to work state, often construing employment contracts and…
  • Oct 2

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale
    Selling a corporation is generally achieved by either an asset sale or by selling all company stock. When selling a business in Texas, selling the stock of a C-corporation rather than just selling the company assets often results in better…
Rank this Week: 2064

Chris B Law

Chris B Law

Covers Iowa business law. By Christine Branstad.

http://chrisblaw.com
  • Nov 11

    Business blockbusters from the Iowa Supreme Court

    Business blockbusters from the Iowa Supreme Court
    My last post discussed Summer Reads for Iowa Businesses. Viewers may again watch arguments in front of the Iowa Supreme Court. In case you missed reading Iowa Supreme Court cases this summer, this post reviews some of the summer’s…
  • Aug 23

    Summer Reads For Businesses in Iowa

    Summer Reads For Businesses in Iowa
    Summer Reading for business leaders often includes motivational books. Classics include: Good to Great – Jim Collins Getting to Yes – Roger Fisher and William Ury How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie If you read my…
  • May 13

    The Gift That Keeps on Giving…Until Expirationby

    The Gift That Keeps on Giving…Until Expirationby
    This week, I spoke to merchants from the Historic East Village and answered questions about gift cards. Gift cards, or gift certificates, are subject to state and federal restrictions – some overlapping, some conflicting and some…
Rank this Week: 2229

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business transactions and international small business law. By Daniel H. Erskine.

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Importing into the US; Made sure to exercise "Reasonable Care"

    Importing into the US; Made sure to exercise "Reasonable Care"
    If your small business is importing goods into the United States check out the US Customs and Broader Protection's Reasonable Care Checklist to help meet your regulatory burden of ensuring reasonable care is exercised when importing…
  • Jul 22

    Small Business Cyber Security for UK Small Businesse

    Small Business Cyber Security for UK Small Businesse
    With the explosion of cloud computing and general internet online activity (think social media) small businesses need to assess their security from business and compliance perspectives. Small businesses in the UK need to be extra vigilant…
  • Jun 26

    Check Out The Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool

    Check Out The Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office hosts an Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool that covers the following categories: "IP Strategies & Best Practices[;] International IP Rights[;] IP Asset Tracking[;] Licensing…
Rank this Week: 2511

Mexican Law Blog

Mexican Law Blog

Covers businesses and opportunities in Mexico. By Alberto Esenaro.

http://mexicanlawblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    The Mexican Eagle Ford

    The Mexican Eagle Ford
    The Mexican Eagle Ford The Eagle Ford Shale is consider […] The post The Mexican Eagle Ford appeared first on MEXICAN LAW BLOG.
  • Jul 24

    An Update on the Mexico Energy Market Liberalization

    An Update on the Mexico Energy Market Liberalization
    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has revolutionized […] The post An Update on the Mexico Energy Market Liberalization appeared first on MEXICAN LAW BLOG.
  • Jul 17

    ABA Nominations for Blawgs 100 open through Aug. 8

    ABA Nominations for Blawgs 100 open through Aug. 8
    Photo credit by: Blog With Authenticity Without Getting […] The post ABA Nominations for Blawgs 100 open through Aug. 8 appeared first on MEXICAN LAW BLOG.
Rank this Week: 2845

Long Island Small Business Law…

Long Island Small Business Law Blog

Covers business entities, small business and startups. By Ellen A. Victor.

http://longislandbusinesslawyer.com
  • Jun 5

    Do I Own a Business, or Do I Own a Job?

    Do I Own a Business, or Do I Own a Job?
    I’d like to draw your attention to the concepts of two authors: Robert Kiyosaki (the author of the famous book Rich Dad, Poor Dad) in his book The Cash Flow Quadrant, and Michael Gerber in his book The E-Myth Revisited. ……
  • May 29

    The Dangers of Interns, and of Not Paying Your Friends to Help Your Busine

    The Dangers of Interns, and of Not Paying Your Friends to Help Your Busine
    Linda has just formed an LLC.  She has a great new idea for a business.  She has no money as she has no clients yet, but her friends love her and want to volunteer their services. She has vaguely promised … Continue reading…
  • May 22

    Employee or Independent Contractor? You Don’t Get to Choose.

    Employee or Independent Contractor? You Don’t Get to Choose.
    My client, Marylou, has just started a small business.  In this case, we formed a corporation for her dry cleaning business.  Marylou is the new president of ABC Startup Dry Cleaning, Inc.  She barely has enough money to pay…
Rank this Week: 2572

A View from the Valley

A View from the Valley

Covers issues affecting founders, startups and investors. By Matt Bartus.

http://www.mattbartus.com
  • Jul 9

    Unpaid Interns in Internships: Legal Risks Highlighted by New Court Decision

    Unpaid Interns in Internships: Legal Risks Highlighted by New Court Decision
    This is a really important topic for startups about the risks of having unpaid interns and internships, so I have pasted below the full text of a recent Cooley LLP legal alert. * * * A recent case in the U.S. District Court for the Southern…
  • Apr 8

    There is no such thing as Founder Stock (legally speaking)

    There is no such thing as Founder Stock (legally speaking)
    I often have a discussion that goes like this: New employee:  “I want Founder Stock” Me:  “I see, you want to buy Common Stock” New employee:  “No, I want Founder Stock, just like the founders…
  • Apr 7

    Cooley Venture Capital Financing Report – 2012 Year in Review

    Cooley Venture Capital Financing Report – 2012 Year in Review
    Cooley LLP recently released a report on venture financings for 2012. The report provides a summary of data reflecting our experience in venture capital financing terms and trends. Information is taken from transactions in which Cooley served…
Rank this Week: 2685

VC Research Network

VC Research Network

Venture Capital blawg by Boalt Hall Law School Law Professors Jesse M. Fried, Ken Taymor, and Robert Bartlett, III

http://vc.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 5

    Carrots & Sticks: How VCs Induce Entrepreneurial Teams to Sell Startup

    Carrots & Sticks: How VCs Induce Entrepreneurial Teams to Sell Startup
    [Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Jesse Fried and Brian Broughman] Venture capitalists (VCs) play a significant role in the financing of high-risk, technology-based business ventures. VC exits usually take one of…
  • Mar 26

    Delaware Law as Lingua Franca: Theory and Evidence

    Delaware Law as Lingua Franca: Theory and Evidence
    [Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Jesse Fried, Brian Broughman and Darian Ibrahim) Delaware dominates the corporate chartering market in the U.S—it is the only state that attracts a significant number of…
  • Feb 27

    The Dynamics of Venture Capital Contract

    The Dynamics of Venture Capital Contract
    (Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Carsten Bienz and Julia Hirsch).
Rank this Week: 2725

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • Nov 8

    Let Your Lawyer Do The Talking — It’s A Snap!

    Let Your Lawyer Do The Talking — It’s A Snap!
    In today’s sophisticated, fast-paced and costly world of commerce, some people believe they can deal with legal matters on their own by working directly with an opposing party or lawyer. Presumably, the idea is that a matter might be…
  • Jul 20

    FEDERAL FA$TRACK

    FEDERAL FA$TRACK
    FEDERAL FA$TRACK:  Saving Time and Money in the Northern District
  • Jul 12

    Using symbols and punctuation in naming

    Using symbols and punctuation in naming
    Using symbols and punctuation in naming your company: http://ow.ly/5CCiZ
Rank this Week: 2705

Startup Company Lawyer

Startup Company Lawyer

Covers venture capital, seed financings, convertible note bridge debt, M&A, option vesting and other matters. By Yokum Taku.

http://www.startupcompanylawyer.com
  • Aug 31

    What is convertible equity (or a convertible security)?

    What is convertible equity (or a convertible security)?
    Quick answer: convertible equity (or a convertible security) is convertible debt without the repayment feature at maturity or interest. Background
  • May 26

    Is crowdfunding legal?

    Is crowdfunding legal?
    Below is an article that I wrote for Business Law Today, a publication for the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. Crowdfunding: Its Practical Effect May Be Unclear Until SEC Rulemaking is Complete
  • Jan 31

    What are the terms of Yuri Milner/SV Angel’s Start Fund $150K investment into Y Combinator companies?

    What are the terms of Yuri Milner/SV Angel’s Start Fund $150K investment into Y Combinator companies?
    On January 28, 2011, Yuri Milner and SV Angel announced that their Start Fund would offer all Y Combinator companies $150K in convertible debt.  Reactions are mixed, from “no big deal,” to “disrupting angel investing” to “
Rank this Week: 2448

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
  • Oct 22

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case
    PKJ’s Timothy Cornell scored a significant victory Friday, when U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns dismissed a multimillion case against an Internet company, finding that the plaintiff was bound by his contract’s forum selection…
Rank this Week: 2587

FranchisingLaw.com

FranchisingLaw.com

Covers franchise law for franchisors and franchisees. Edited by Garth Snider.

http://franchisinglaw.com/
  • Jan 27

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his “unexpected” economic legacy.

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his “unexpected” economic legacy.
    Monday, January 17th, 2011 was the day we as Americans were called upon to remember the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Some Americans had the day off. Others did not. It is likely that some Americans gave not much more than a…
  • Oct 22

    Franchise Trade Secret

    Franchise Trade Secret
    There has been a lot of ink spilled recently about the plight of the small businessman in the recession. In particular, there has been a great deal of discussion as to whether franchising as a business model has done relatively better or…
  • Aug 10

    Franchising’s Future

    Franchising’s Future
    It is a documented fact that between the years 2002-2008 a lot of franchises were sold. Not coincidentally this was also the time when the franchise lead generation portals began to proliferate. And so, one could argue, 2002-2008 could be…
Rank this Week: 2787

Unincorporated Business Law Prof…

Unincorporated Business Law Prof Blog

Official blog of the AALS Section on Agency, Partnership, LLCs, and Unincorporated Business Associations. By University of Tulsa Professor Gregory M. Duhl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/unincorporated_business/
  • Aug 11

    About This Blog

    About This Blog
    The Law Professor Blogs Network has ceased publication of this blog. See Gary Rosin's new blog, Unincorporated Business Entities Law.
  • Aug 11

    About This Blog

    About This Blog
    The Law Professor Blogs Network has ceased publication of this blog. See Gary Rosin's new blog, Unincorporated Business Entities Law.
  • Jul 10

    Deductibility of LLC Tax Losses. Garnett v. Commissioner (Tax Ct. 2009)

    Deductibility of LLC Tax Losses. Garnett v. Commissioner (Tax Ct. 2009)
    Over on Tax Prof, Paul Caron notes the recent opinion in Garnett v. Commissioner, 132 T.C. No. 19 (June 30, 2009), that allows LLC members to apply its losses to offset other income. posted by Gary Rosin
Rank this Week: 2352

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Free Templates for Great Startup Board Decks, Direct from VC

    Free Templates for Great Startup Board Decks, Direct from VC
    This is a terrific resource for founders. The post Free Templates for Great Startup Board Decks, Direct from VCs appeared first on Hyndman Law.
  • Jun 30

    A Venture SLA

    A Venture SLA
    I wish the world could be more like this for startups, but it isn’t, at least not in Canada. The Venture SLA has some interesting insights into terms, and is apropos of a conversation over at the StartupNorth Facebook page. Paul…
  • Jun 25

    Unpaid Intern Scams Continue to Flourish in Ontario. What Can be Done?

    Unpaid Intern Scams Continue to Flourish in Ontario. What Can be Done?
    The unpaid interns issue is getting increasing attention, as this Prof David Doorey post illustrates. We are seeing more and more lawsuits on this issue, it seems, with every passing month.The post Unpaid Intern Scams Continue to Flourish in…
Rank this Week: 2881

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Jul 21

    The Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce

    The Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce
    Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce I talk to a lot of people who need divorces. Everyone wants them to be quick and easy, and most want them to be cheap. To that end, many of these people don’t have much money and want advice about…
  • Jul 15

    Grandparent Visitation in Arkansa

    Grandparent Visitation in Arkansa
    Grandparent Visitation If you want to understand the law, you have to understand this: It’s about striking a balance between competing interests (or rights, as the case may be). The law surrounding grandparent visitation in Arkansas is…
  • Jun 18

    July 2014 MEE Subject

    July 2014 MEE Subject
    In the spirit of ongoing generosity (and remembering how incredibly stressful that studying for the Bar was), here are my predictions for the MEE section of the July 2014 Bar: 1) a Civ Pro question (surprise there always is); 2)…
Rank this Week: 3056

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Use of a DMCA Takedown Notice to Enforce a Trademark Could Expose California Business to Sanction

    Use of a DMCA Takedown Notice to Enforce a Trademark Could Expose California Business to Sanction
    A California business, alleging that a Facebook page infringed its trademark, sent a takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to Facebook. It then filed suit in federal court against the blogger who created and…
  • Jun 30

    Liability for Cybersecurity Breaches Still Uncertain for Many Businesse

    Liability for Cybersecurity Breaches Still Uncertain for Many Businesse
    Many businesses routinely make use of customers' personally identifiable information (PII), such as names, dates of birth, addresses, and credit card numbers. Now that nearly all business financial activities are computerized and networked,…
  • Jun 16

    Shareholder in S Corporation Must Pay Tax Despite Exclusion from Management

    Shareholder in S Corporation Must Pay Tax Despite Exclusion from Management
    The minority shareholder in an S corporation argued that he was not liable for federal tax on the corporation's income because the majority shareholder had shut him out of management, and the corporation had not paid him any salary or…
Rank this Week: 3042

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Is Your Business Being Sued?

    Is Your Business Being Sued?
    Being served with a lawsuit can be one of the worst things that can happen to any business.  The specter of long drawn out litigation causes immediate anxiety and young and inexperienced owners worry that their business may…
  • Jun 9

    Negotiating Tenant Improvement Allowance

    Negotiating Tenant Improvement Allowance
    A Tenant Improvement Allowance (TIA) is a landlord incentive designed to assist new tenants with the build-out of their space. Build-outs are improvements to leased space to make the space usable for a particular tenant's needs. Whether or…
  • May 26

    The Pros and Cons of Guerrilla Discovery

    The Pros and Cons of Guerrilla Discovery
    Litigation can be divided into three relatively distinct phases: the pleading phase , the discovery phase and trial. While the distinction can sometimes be blurred, there is no doubt about these three significant areas of litigation. The…
Rank this Week: 3268

Cases and Materials on Business…

Cases and Materials on Business Entities

Covers new developments in business entity law. By Seattle University School of Law Professor Eric A. Chiappinelli.

http://businessentitiesonline.typepad.com/new_developments/
  • Mar 25

    Delaware Supreme Court on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting

    Delaware Supreme Court on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting
    The Delaware Supreme Court, sitting en banc, has held that the Court of Chancery erred when it ruled that liability for breach of the duty of loyalty in a bad faith context could be imposed without a showing of intent.  
  • Sep 15

    South Dakota Supreme Court on LLC dissolution

    South Dakota Supreme Court on LLC dissolution
    The Supreme Court of South Dakota has held that an LLC may be dissolved when two of four members refuse to renegotiate the terms of an agreement between the LLC and those two members.   In Kirksey v. Grohmann, four sisters were left equal…
  • Sep 2

    Delaware Court of Chancery on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting again

    Delaware Court of Chancery on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting again
    The Delaware Court of Chancery has erroneously held that it was correct in its earlier decision to permit a case to survive summary judgment under Stone v. Ritter without facts indicating that the defendants intended to violate a known duty.…
Rank this Week: 3099

Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

For Wisconsin and Illinois startups. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://startupblawg.com/
  • May 20

    How to Close a Startup LLC

    How to Close a Startup LLC
    In the excitement of starting a business, no one wants to think about ending it, but knowing how to make a safe exit, as well as a grand entrance, is a skill every startup founder should have.  Most startup founders … Continue…
  • Feb 27

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form
    Startup founders often wonder if they should use online legal documentation services, rather than hiring an attorney. There are many online providers out there, and the temptation to save on legal fees by using this seemingly low-cost…
  • Feb 13

    When to Incorporate or Organize an LLC for Your Startup

    When to Incorporate or Organize an LLC for Your Startup
    If you are thinking about launching a startup, or have already done so, you may be grappling with the question of whether, and when, you should create a corporation, LLC or other limited liability entity for your business. Perhaps you…
Rank this Week: 3619

Gettins' Law

Gettins' Law

Covers business and franchising law. By Mary Beth Gettins.

http://gettinslaw.com/articles/
  • Feb 4

    FAQ: Malware and Viru

    FAQ: Malware and Viru
    As part HIPAA compliance and health care records security, you want to protect your computers and other devises against viruses and malware.  However, you may ask yourself what are virus?  What is malware?  And, what is the…
  • Dec 13

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter
    The internet is the new Wild West. Courts have repeatedly refused to enter into the fray of arbitrating disputes involving the internet. If entities secure a URL address or domain name using your name, you may be left without a remedy. This…
  • Dec 13

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter
    The internet is the new Wild West. Courts have repeatedly refused to enter into the fray of arbitrating disputes involving the internet. If entities secure a URL address or domain name using your name, you may be left without a remedy. This…
Rank this Week: 3620

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

Covers legal and regulatory developments in startup, securities law and regulation. By Joe Wallin.

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    The Ins and Outs of Crowdfunding Your Startup

    The Ins and Outs of Crowdfunding Your Startup
    A new state law signed earlier this year opens crowdfunding to ordinary investors, making it easier for startups to sell shares to raise money. Now you have the opportunity to get the latest updates from the state legislator, regulators,…
  • Jun 29

    Is Title III Equity Crowdfunding Going to Work?

    Is Title III Equity Crowdfunding Going to Work?
    I was invited to appear on HuffPost TV the other day, to talk about crowdfunding. The conversation quickly turned into a discussion of the potential negatives of crowdfunding, and the risks. Then there was this article in Salon, with the…
  • Jun 27

    How to Design for Human

    How to Design for Human
    by Bryce Merrill, SVP Fast Pitch Marketing Team The first SVP Fast Pitch Jumpstart Workshop, “How to Design for Humans” took place at Impact Hub Seattle on Wednesday, June 11. The Jumpstart Workshop series is…
Rank this Week: 4939

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 28

    What Royalties Are Owed to a Franchisor?

    What Royalties Are Owed to a Franchisor?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. A franchisor is only owed the royalties that are set forth in your franchise agreement. Typically those royalties are going to be a percentage of sales (gross sales that you make). If you…Read more…
  • Jul 28

    Nebraska Secretary of State’s Office Will Now Accept Amended Biennial Reports at Any Time

    Nebraska Secretary of State’s Office Will Now Accept Amended Biennial Reports at Any Time
    Effective July 18, the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office will allow Nebraska LLCs to correct or amend their biennial reports at any time. As a result, LLCs will be able to update public records containing their business addresses…
  • Jul 23

    What Happens When My Franchise Agreement Terminates?

    What Happens When My Franchise Agreement Terminates?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. When your franchise agreement terminates you have to stop doing business. That is the first and foremost thing. Whatever the brand or system that came with that franchise, you need to stop doing…Read…
Rank this Week: 4109

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Jul 24

    How to Get Your Federal EIN and California Payroll Tax ID Number

    How to Get Your Federal EIN and California Payroll Tax ID Number
    When starting a new business, most people are excited to get out and sell and market their product or service as soon as possible. While this excitement is understandable, it is important for entrepreneurs to ensure that they are complying…
  • Jul 10

    How to File a Patent

    How to File a Patent
    If you have invented something, chances are high that you want to implement protections to ensure that no one else misappropriates or wrongfully takes credit for your idea. The best way to protect your invention is to obtain a patent. A…
  • Jul 3

    Difference between Copyrights, Trademarks and Patent

    Difference between Copyrights, Trademarks and Patent
    Business owners create things. Whether you created a new invention to sell, an artistic work to publish, or a brand for your company, creations of the mind are highly important to business owners. Under the law, such creations of the mind are…
Rank this Week: 4414

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    More Chinese Citizens Calling Southern California Home

    More Chinese Citizens Calling Southern California Home
    The growing wealth of China and its citizens is resulting in more demand for residential properties in Southern California, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times which cites a report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).…
  • Jul 17

    Whole Foods in Hot Water Due to Violations of False Advertising and Unfair Competition Law

    Whole Foods in Hot Water Due to Violations of False Advertising and Unfair Competition Law
    One explanation why the supermarket chain nicknamed “Whole Paycheck” has such high prices is illegal practices. Whole Foods will pay about $800,000 in penalties and fees after an investigation found the grocery retailer was…
  • Jul 10

    When it Comes to Advertising, Truth May be in the Eye of the Beholder

    When it Comes to Advertising, Truth May be in the Eye of the Beholder
    Though there are laws against false advertising, businesses still have a fair amount of leeway in how to describe their products (short of being false and deceptive). Food labelling is a good example. What would you think of a product…
Rank this Week: 4017

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 9

    How to Choose a Distinctive Trademark

    How to Choose a Distinctive Trademark
    Your company’s trademark or service mark is the core of your brand identity in the marketplace. As such, it is one of your most valuable business assets and deserves to be developed with a great deal of forethought and creativity. Once…
  • Apr 24

    Nevada Emerging Small Business Certification

    Nevada Emerging Small Business Certification
    Are you a Nevada business interested in doing business with state and local government agencies?  Are you already certified as a minority, woman, or veteran owned business?  Do you not qualify for one of those certifications?…
  • Apr 15

    Nevada DETR Audits – What You Need to Know

    Nevada DETR Audits – What You Need to Know
    Have you received an audit notice from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR)?  Try not to panic.  Here’s what you should know: The purpose of the audit is to verify that the numbers…
Rank this Week: 4134

One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

Covers business and finance law in Brooklyn, NY. By Michalczak PLLC.

http://www.onelawyersmission.com/
  • Jun 26

    Day 37 of the Bodhisattva (in Lent): Dispelling Suffering

    Day 37 of the Bodhisattva (in Lent): Dispelling Suffering
    These are not trivial matters that we have discussed… they are a collection of infinite possibilities of how and why we choose to live!  During the course of the past few months, I have explored a wealth of readings, philosophies,…
  • Apr 22

    Day 36 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: The State of the Mind

    Day 36 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: The State of the Mind
    At times during the harried existence of life, I have felt my days filled with speed races in which my brain attempts to process and analyze so much information and varied detail.  What I have found to be most rewarding and fruitful:…
  • Apr 19

    Day 35 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Antidotes and Mindful Vigilance

    Day 35 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Antidotes and Mindful Vigilance
    Even at our most mindful, could we ever possibly think that we could really watch the watchmen? 35 When accustomed to afflictive emotions, it will be difficult to stop them through antidotes, Therefore the person of mindfulness and vigilance,…
Rank this Week: 4019