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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: 4961

AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
  • May 24

    Company Sale Structure Consideration

    Company Sale Structure Consideration
    In this AlphaTakes video, Matt Storms discusses the common considerations that drive the decision on how to structure a company sale transaction. Here are the key takeaways from this video: The most common considerations that affect the…
  • May 10

    Software Deals Using the Customer’s Form

    Software Deals Using the Customer’s Form
    Ever try to license software or provide SaaS to a Fortune 500 company or some other high profile company? Did they insist on working from “their paper”? You know enough not to simply hope for the best and sign whatever contract…
  • Apr 26

    AlphaTakes – Structures for a Company Sale Transaction

    AlphaTakes – Structures for a Company Sale Transaction
    In this AlphaTakes video, Matt Storms discusses the most common types of deal structures for a company sale transaction.
Rank this Week: 4155

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

Covers business law, employment agreements, and start-up considerations. By Anne Marie Segal.

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • May 23

    Nine LinkedIn Strategies: Which One Matches Your Goals?

    Nine LinkedIn Strategies: Which One Matches Your Goals?
    LinkedIn® is a lightening rod, charging up diverse opinions about the best way to approach it. At one end of the spectrum, you hear that being on LinkedIn is a waste of time or, worse yet, only for those who wish to commoditize…
  • Mar 18

    Five Cures to Resume Writer’s Block

    Five Cures to Resume Writer’s Block
    Why is it that so many of us sit at our desks, writing away, deleting, rewriting and generally getting stuck on where to start, where to end and what to put in the middle? A blank page is a great source of anxiety and writer's block for the…
  • Mar 18

    Five Cures to Resume Writer’s Block

    Five Cures to Resume Writer’s Block
    Why is it that so many of us sit at our desks, writing away, deleting, rewriting and generally getting stuck on where to start, where to end and what to put in the middle? A blank page is a great source of anxiety and writer's block for the…
Rank this Week: 3608

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
Rank this Week: 4085

Arizona Business Law Blog

Arizona Business Law Blog

Covers Arizona business law. By The Kelly Law Firm.

http://www.kellylawblog.com
  • Sep 16

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4512

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Apr 5

    How Can I Terminate Parental Rights?

    How Can I Terminate Parental Rights?
    I have discussed it before, but it’s worth repeating: Family Law has a strange mythology. One of those myths is the myth of terminating your parental rights (or “signing your rights away”). I don’t know where it comes…
  • Mar 15

    Do I Have to Take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests?
    One of the most common questions I get is whether one should take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests given by police officers. The answer is no. We can all agree, I think, that drunk driving is bad. Buzzed driving is bad. What we don’t…
  • Mar 9

    SCOTUS: Have Same-Sex Adoption, Can Travel

    SCOTUS: Have Same-Sex Adoption, Can Travel
    As I have discussed before, same-sex relationships, particularly same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption, pose many, many questions to a family lawyer, for which there (usually) is no answer. I tend to overstate things as a rule, but I…
Rank this Week: 1973

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

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

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy
    Almost every web page has a “click-wrap agreement” style of disclaimer, terms of use (TOU), or terms and conditions of service. This is true even for sites that are not business or e-commerce websites. Software, application, and…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development
    Intellectual property development for technology startup companies comes hand-in-hand with the opportunity to fall into a number of legal and strategic pitfalls. Some are obvious, while others can present counter-intuitive opportunities for…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost
    Real estate insurance policies often include replacement insurance terms for the reconstruction costs of repairing or rebuilding real estate property after a catastrophic event such as a fire or flood. But many commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 3288

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 30

    What to Do with Contract

    What to Do with Contract
    I know when I see not one, but two self-assigned tasks regarding contract stuff I deal with daily and now take for granted, it’s time for a blog post. In recent weeks, I’ve met with far too many clients who 1) haven’t…
  • Mar 28

    Tiropeta (Spanakopita)

    Tiropeta (Spanakopita)
    I used to make these every New Year’s Eve, because they’re great for morning-after breakfast with the butter and cheese.  No, it’s not a traditional Spanakopita because it doesn’t have spinach.  I find the…
  • Dec 15

    Nevada Wage Claim

    Nevada Wage Claim
    First, what is a wage claim?  Any person who has previously worked for you, in any capacity, can file a wage claim with the Nevada Labor Commissioner for money they claim they earned but that you didn’t pay. The important thing to…
Rank this Week: 2576

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
  • Apr 17

    Iowa’s Open Records Law – Who, What, When, and Why?

    Iowa’s Open Records Law – Who, What, When, and Why?
    Iowa’s Open Records laws permit Iowans and Iowa businesses to obtain numerous types of records and communications from government bodies and officials (e.g. state departments, cities, and schools). Frequently, Iowans and Iowa…
  • Jan 17

    Single Taxation Versus Double Taxation and the Iowa LLC

    Single Taxation Versus Double Taxation and the Iowa LLC
    As discussed in this prior post, Iowa Limited Liability Companies have the benefit of electing to have a single layer of tax. When an LLC chooses a single layer of tax, LLCs are taxed as pass-through entities, meaning all earnings…
  • Jan 17

    Single Taxation Versus Double Taxation and the Iowa LLC

    Single Taxation Versus Double Taxation and the Iowa LLC
    As discussed in this prior post, Iowa Limited Liability Companies have the benefit of electing to have a single layer of tax. When an LLC chooses a single layer of tax, LLCs are taxed as pass-through entities, meaning all earnings…
Rank this Week: 4500

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!
    California charges a minimum franchise tax of $800 each year. This is a tax on the privilege of being a corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the corporation is profitable or even if it has any revenue. The state wants its ……
  • Mar 31

    FTB Tax Clearance Certificate

    FTB Tax Clearance Certificate
    When a business is required to deduct and withhold taxes and remit them to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), a successor to the business can be responsible for paying the amount owing to the FTB  if the business does not pay ……
  • Mar 3

    Officer Liable for Restitution of Corporation’s Gains in Violation of FTC Act

    Officer Liable for Restitution of Corporation’s Gains in Violation of FTC Act
    In Federal Trade Commission v. Commerce Planet, Inc. (9th Cir. March 3, 2016) 16 C.D.O.S. 2355, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Commerce Planet, Inc., and three of its top officers for violating § 5(a) of the FTC Act, which…
Rank this Week: 288

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O\'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1067

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: 452

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: 4865

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawarenoncompetelawblog.com/
  • Mar 8

    Court Applies Delaware Law to Noncompete Agreement and Refuses to Enforce Under “Employee Choice” Doctrine

    Court Applies Delaware Law to Noncompete Agreement and Refuses to Enforce Under “Employee Choice” Doctrine
    Most agreements not to compete provide for injunctive relief as the primary remedy against a departing employee who joins a competitor.  In some cases, however, companies will condition the payment of post-employment or…
  • Feb 9

    What Should Be in Your Noncompete Agreement?

    What Should Be in Your Noncompete Agreement?
    Covenants not to compete, or noncompete agreements, can play a key role in helping a business entity protect its confidential information,  prevent unfair competition and the raiding of its workforce.  A poorly drafted…
  • Nov 20

    PROTECTING CUSTOMER LISTS UNDER DELAWARE LAW

    PROTECTING CUSTOMER LISTS UNDER DELAWARE LAW
    All businesses have customers. Many maintain an electronic database of their customers that includes such things as contact information, pricing and purchasing information, and other data that has been collected through time and expense. This…
Rank this Week: 4470

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/
  • May 27

    Remarriage Protection

    Remarriage Protection
    Remarriage Protection Many lawyers proclaim to have remarriage protection in their estate planning documents, but few estate plans deal with these issues completely. A traditional trust that deals with remarriage will include language that…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
Rank this Week: 1093

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: 4642

Gettins' Law

Gettins' Law

Covers business and franchising law. By Mary Beth Gettins.

http://gettinslaw.com/articles/
  • Apr 1

    How you can make your online job applications better

    How you can make your online job applications better
      Restaurants, retail, and countless industries now use online job applications.  But did you ever wonder if online applications are hindering the recruiting and hiring process?    A national survey conducted by PEAT…
  • Apr 1

    How you can make your online job applications better

    How you can make your online job applications better
      Restaurants, retail, and countless industries now use online job applications.  But did you ever wonder if online applications are hindering the recruiting and hiring process?    A national survey conducted by PEAT…
  • Jun 16

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective
    Last week I attended a Continuing Learning Education presentation at the Northern Kentucky Chase College of Law. One of the presenters, Alan Datri, resident of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation and former senior consultant with the World…
Rank this Week: 3557

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Covers wills & estates, real estate and corporate law.

http://www.grrlaw.ca/law-blog.html
Rank this Week: 2787

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 24

    BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend

    BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend
    A very powerful piece on EBC, NRC-IRAP, and SR&ED. The post BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend appeared first on Hyndman Law.
  • Sep 24

    Chances Are, Your Startup Advisor Agreement Form is Farkakte

    Chances Are, Your Startup Advisor Agreement Form is Farkakte
    For some reason, lately I’ve seen a lot of so-called “advisor agreement” forms that don’t make a lot of sense from a business perspective. So here is quick post to help you think about the main concepts that should…
  • Nov 29

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”
    This is one of the best things I have ever read about the mindset of a builder. The post “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur” appeared first on Hyndman Law.
Rank this Week: 2917

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

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

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • May 13

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?
    Did you know that your company or the one that you represent may not have the right to enter into contracts, sue or defend itself against a lawsuit in California?  Well-settled law, ignored by many businesses and even lawyers…
  • May 13

    Dress Your App Smartly

    Dress Your App Smartly
    As evidenced by the recent hype about the new Instagram smart app icon, companies invest a lot of time and money to develop the look and feel of a smart device application (“app”) in order to promote brand recognition.…
  • May 12

    New I.P. Ammo and Worker Rights – The Federalization of Civil Trade Secrets Law

    New I.P. Ammo and Worker Rights – The Federalization of Civil Trade Secrets Law
    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”), creating a new federal civil claim for misappropriation of trade secrets and adding measures beyond those available…
Rank this Week: 3362

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

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

http://www.michaelsmithlaw.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Indiana’s New Series LLC Statute

    Indiana’s New Series LLC Statute
    In general, I think it's a good thing that Indiana has joined the dozen or more other states (plus D.C. and Puerto Rico) with series limited liability companies. The post Indiana’s New Series LLC Statute appeared first on Indiana…
  • Mar 2

    LLC Interests and a Member’s Bankuptcy, Part VII

    LLC Interests and a Member’s Bankuptcy, Part VII
    [The last in a seve-part series. The other articles in the series are here:  Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI.] With the bankruptcy courts’ inconsistent treatment of a debtor’s LLC membership…
  • Mar 1

    LLC Interests and a Member’s Bankruptcy, Part VI

    LLC Interests and a Member’s Bankruptcy, Part VI
    [The other articles in this seven-part series are here:  Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VII.] In the last installment of this series, we discussed a few of the bankruptcy cases in which the court, faced with a…
Rank this Week: 928

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: 4005

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/
  • May 31

    Employee Equity Explained: Stock Options, Restricted Stock, and Restricted Stock Unit

    Employee Equity Explained: Stock Options, Restricted Stock, and Restricted Stock Unit
    Issuing equity to employees in a startup, or any business, is a great way to compensate and incentivize employees. However, employers and employees are often confused about the various types of equity compensation available and the pros and…
  • May 24

    New Law Makes Resale of Private Stock Easier

    New Law Makes Resale of Private Stock Easier
    Congress recently passed a new securities law exemption (Section 4(a)(7) of the Securities Act of 1933) that eases the limitations and restrictions surrounding the resale of private stock.  Prior to the new law, there were several…
  • May 17

    Entity Conversion in Washington

    Entity Conversion in Washington
    In a previous post, we discussed how the entity conversion bill passed by the Washington State Legislature in 2014 allowed companies to complete a conversion (instead of going through a merger) to change a company’s entity structure.…
Rank this Week: 3010

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

http://irvinebusinesslawyers.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    California Hourly Wage and Effect on "Exempt Employees"

    California Hourly Wage and Effect on "Exempt Employees"
    On January 1, 2016, California’s minimum wage increased to $10.00 per hour.California’s overtime laws require employers to compensate “non-exempt” employees who work in excess of eight hours in one workday or in excess…
  • May 19

    The Importance of Employee Handbooks in California

    The Importance of Employee Handbooks in California
    Although there are many advantages to utilizing an employee handbook, from a purely legal perspective, the employer is usually hoping to establish ground rules of acceptable conduct and prevent the company from being subjected to legal…
  • May 4

    Mediation vs. Arbitration

    Mediation vs. Arbitration
    In a perfect world there would be no business lawsuits because the parties involved would resolve their differences without resorting to court action.   At Jacobs & Dodds each of our lawyers has been trying cases for…
Rank this Week: 2778

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/
  • May 31

    The New Federal Overtime Rules – What you Need to Know

    The New Federal Overtime Rules – What you Need to Know
    Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced a new overtime rule that make millions of workers eligible for overtime pay. The current rule, implemented more than a decade ago, exempts executive, administrative, or professional…
  • Apr 14

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee
    If you are a business owner in California and you employ at least one person, you should be aware of the federal and state laws that mandate how your employees must be treated. There are many different laws that relate to employees that…
  • Mar 10

    Can I Use a Non-Disparagement Clause to Prevent Negative Reviews of my Startup?

    Can I Use a Non-Disparagement Clause to Prevent Negative Reviews of my Startup?
    Many startups gain success through word-of-mouth and by building a reputation for reliability and for providing high-quality products or services. Customers can leave reviews on websites such as Facebook or Yelp detailing their positive…
Rank this Week: 1865

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: 4476

Mexican Law Blog

Mexican Law Blog

Covers businesses and opportunities in Mexico. By Alberto Esenaro.

http://mexicanlawblog.com/
  • Jan 14

    It´s not TV, it´s OTT: Dish lauched HBO Go in Mexico

    It´s not TV, it´s OTT: Dish lauched HBO Go in Mexico
    If you ever have the opportunity to ask Reed Hastings (@reedhastings), Netflix CEO: “What keeps you awake at night?” Most probably, the answer would be “TV Everywhere”. These days, TV business is trying to figure out…
  • Jan 14

    A few Statistitcs from 2015

    A few Statistitcs from 2015
    The business year ended a couple of weeks ago. A fair year for business in Mexico with the traction provoked by the opening markets (telecom, energy, transport, etc.) Numbers on this blog were good too. Here are some statistics I would like…
  • Oct 20

    IFTMX said OTT and PaidTV were not created equal

    IFTMX said OTT and PaidTV were not created equal
    Last week IFT, telecom antitrust and regulator in Mexico, issued a resolution declaring that Televisa is not dominant in paidTV. The resolution was controversial to many, of course. However, it threw some legal precedents on OTT, for…
Rank this Week: 3460

My Mississippi Tax Lawyer

My Mississippi Tax Lawyer

Covers Mississippi taxes, estate planning, and business formation issues. By David Lynch.

http://www.mymstaxlawyer.com/
  • Jan 2

    What is in the new Tax Relief Act passed by Congress?

    What is in the new Tax Relief Act passed by Congress?
    We finally got a new tax bill and now everybody wants to know what’s in it. I’m still working on digesting it myself, but if you want to get ahead of the curve, I recommend taking a look at the … Continue reading →
  • Dec 20

    Do you think we’re going over the “fiscal cliff”?

    Do you think we’re going over the “fiscal cliff”?
    Apparently in response to my post yesterday, I received a couple of questions from people as to whether or not I think Congress will let us go over the “fiscal cliff.” First let me say that I really do not … Continue…
  • Dec 19

    What happens if we go over the “fiscal cliff”?

    What happens if we go over the “fiscal cliff”?
    The American Institute of CPAs has released a Fiscal Cliff Series that provides a brief, objective  and non-partisan fact sheet on each of the following tax topics: Alternative Minimum Tax Individual Income Tax Rates Estate Tax…
Rank this Week: 3476

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/
  • May 19

    Congress Passes Federal Trade Secret Protection Law

    Congress Passes Federal Trade Secret Protection Law
    The protection of trade secrets is a critical component of building a competitive business. Companies must safeguard proprietary information against misappropriation by employees and others, typically through nondisclosure agreements. State…
  • May 5

    Company with First-to-Market Product Settles Antitrust Claims with Federal Government

    Company with First-to-Market Product Settles Antitrust Claims with Federal Government
    One of the key features of capitalism, as the concept is generally understood in our society, is competition. Consumers benefit from a competitive marketplace, and they suffer when businesses use anticompetitive practices. Congress began…
  • Apr 21

    Congress Overhauls Rules for Tax Audits of Partnership

    Congress Overhauls Rules for Tax Audits of Partnership
    Tax treatment is one of the key factors a business owner must consider when choosing a business form. Business partnerships can exist in several multiple forms, differing mainly in the extent of liability protection offered to the owners. As…
Rank this Week: 2994

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • May 23

    Nonprofits’ Use Legal Action to Protect Copyrights a Double Edged Sword

    Nonprofits’ Use Legal Action to Protect Copyrights a Double Edged Sword
    Nonprofits in some ways are much like businesses. They need to raise revenues, control costs, have client bases they need to satisfy and they must create and defend their brands. Just like for profit businesses a nonprofit organization can…
  • May 16

    Starting 2016 California Franchisees Have More Right

    Starting 2016 California Franchisees Have More Right
    A new state franchise law goes into effect on January 1 which is much more favorable to franchisees. It makes it more costly for franchisors to pull out of agreements and gives franchisees more time to correct any alleged breach of a…
  • May 9

    Man Defrauds Investors With Fake Hedge Fund, Tries to Get Away with it By Faking His Own Death

    Man Defrauds Investors With Fake Hedge Fund, Tries to Get Away with it By Faking His Own Death
    A New York resident has been sentenced to five to fifteen years in prison for defrauding investors of about $800,000. Moazzam Ifzal Malik, a.k.a. Mark Malik, 33, of Lahore, Pakistan was a very busy and ambitious guy. Instead of honestly…
Rank this Week: 2624

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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1202

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/
  • May 31

    Federal Law Now Allows Private Causes of Action to Protect Trade Secret

    Federal Law Now Allows Private Causes of Action to Protect Trade Secret
    Businesses must take great care to protect their intellectual property from various types of infringement. With intellectual property that is subject to copyright, trademark, or patent protection, businesses want to protect their exclusive…
  • May 16

    FTC Accuses First-to-Market Manufacturer of Anticompetitive Practice

    FTC Accuses First-to-Market Manufacturer of Anticompetitive Practice
    Federal antitrust law is intended to protect the competitiveness of the marketplace, based in part on the idea that competition benefits consumers. In a genuinely competitive market, consumers give their business to the company that best…
  • Apr 29

    Delaware Supreme Court Ruling Changes Personal Jurisdiction Rules for Out-of-State Businesse

    Delaware Supreme Court Ruling Changes Personal Jurisdiction Rules for Out-of-State Businesse
    Doing business across state lines can potentially empower courts in other states to exercise jurisdiction over your business. The legal doctrine of personal jurisdiction determines when a court in a particular state may exercise its authority…
Rank this Week: 2804

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/
  • May 31

    NEW POLICY ALLOWS EEOC TO DISCLOSE EMPLOYER PROVIDED POSITION STATEMENTS

    NEW POLICY ALLOWS EEOC TO DISCLOSE EMPLOYER PROVIDED POSITION STATEMENTS
    by M. Tom Langan, II The EEOC recently released new procedures that permit an employer’s position statement to be released to the charging party.  A position statement is typically the employer’s first opportunity to respond…
  • May 11

    100% Exclusion for Qualified Small Business Stock Held for Five Year

    100% Exclusion for Qualified Small Business Stock Held for Five Year
    Starting a small business is full of challenges and an entrepreneur will have many concerns, especially with ensuring adequate operating capital and meeting funding requirements. The federal government does recognize the importance of small…
  • May 10

    As Small Business Week Ends, A Reminder of a Few Resources Available to Entrepreneur

    As Small Business Week Ends, A Reminder of a Few Resources Available to Entrepreneur
    As small business week comes to a close, including special resources and webinars available at various federal government entities only during the week, a variety of different resources remain available for the entrepreneur from the federal…
Rank this Week: 2768

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/
  • Aug 10

    Percentage Rent in Commercial Leasing

    Percentage Rent in Commercial Leasing
    Percentage rent allows a retail landlord to benefit from a tenant's success.  In addition to the base rent, tenants will pay an additional rent based on some percentage of the tenant's gross sales typically triggered by what is…
  • Aug 6

    Stock Purchase Agreement

    Stock Purchase Agreement
    Because of the inherent risk of fraudulent activity, the sale of stock is a highly regulated transaction by both state and federal authorities. Unfortunately, many corporate shareholders erroneously believe that privately held corporations do…
  • Aug 3

    Radius Restrictions in Commercial Leasing

    Radius Restrictions in Commercial Leasing
    Landlords desire radius restrictions in commercial leases for two main reasons: where the landlord is entitled to percentage rent, a competing business within the restricted radius may dilute the landlord's income; and more generally a…
Rank this Week: 4026

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/
Rank this Week: 3170

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Social Media and Employee

    Social Media and Employee
    Chances are your small business utilizes social media to connect with its customers and employees on a daily basis. Your small business may want to check out the Federal Trade Commission's ("FTC") Endorsement Guides: What People Are Asking,…
  • Feb 1

    UK Tariff Tool Classify Imports and Export

    UK Tariff Tool Classify Imports and Export
    Is your UK small and medium sized business (SME) involved in import or export? If so, check out the UK Trade Tariff tool and accompanying guidance document "Classify imports and exports using the UK Trade Tariff" outlining the use of the tool…
  • Dec 17

    Looking to Enter New Top Export Market

    Looking to Enter New Top Export Market
    If your a small business or a medium sized business looking to access new export markets look to the International Trade Administration's Top Markets Series. The Top Market Series analyzes future export opportunities across various…
Rank this Week: 1063

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: 768

Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

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

http://startupblawg.com/
  • Aug 3

    What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Securities Law

    What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Securities Law
    When you were pacing your room at midnight dreaming up the idea that would be the next big thing, you probably were not thinking about the securities laws, and, honestly, who can blame you?  Now that you want to make … Continue…
  • Aug 3

    Why the Securities Laws Matter to Your Startup

    Why the Securities Laws Matter to Your Startup
    When you were pacing your room at midnight dreaming up the idea that would be the next big thing, you probably were not thinking about the securities laws, and, honestly, who can blame you?  Now that you want to make … Continue…
  • Dec 27

    How to Choose a State of Incorporation or Organization for Your Startup

    How to Choose a State of Incorporation or Organization for Your Startup
    Wisconsin? Illinois? Delaware? Nevada?  Which State Is Best for Your Startup Entity?  
Rank this Week: 2663

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: 1426

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

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

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?

    Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?
    October 1 is right around the corner. Merchants, retailers, hotels and restaurants: are you ready for what’s in your customers’ wallets? Starting next month, the payment card industry’s transition to chip-and-PIN (also known…
  • Apr 27

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday
    Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s next session. This quarter’s program features Port of Seattle CEO, Ted J. Fick, who will discuss how the Port contributes to our region’s economy. We look forward to…
  • Dec 18

    Revenue Lending

    Revenue Lending
    I recently had the chance to sit down with BJ Lackland, the CEO of Lighter Capital, to talk about life, revenue loans, and Lighter Capital. Below is a transcript of most of our talk. – JW: BJ, what’s the first … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3603

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

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

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?

    Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?
    October 1 is right around the corner. Merchants, retailers, hotels and restaurants: are you ready for what’s in your customers’ wallets? Starting next month, the payment card industry’s transition to chip-and-PIN (also known…
  • Apr 27

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday
    Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s next session. This quarter’s program features Port of Seattle CEO, Ted J. Fick, who will discuss how the Port contributes to our region’s economy. We look forward to…
  • Dec 18

    Revenue Lending

    Revenue Lending
    I recently had the chance to sit down with BJ Lackland, the CEO of Lighter Capital, to talk about life, revenue loans, and Lighter Capital. Below is a transcript of most of our talk. – JW: BJ, what’s the first … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3111

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: 340

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
  • May 31

    Moonlighting Employees Protected by California Labor Code

    Moonlighting Employees Protected by California Labor Code
    Moonlighting employees in California have a right to hold down their second jobs (or to work on startups in their spare time). The right to moonlight – and to engage in other activities on one’s own time – is expressed…
  • May 12

    DTSA (Defend Trade Secrets Act) Requires Notice to Employee

    DTSA (Defend Trade Secrets Act) Requires Notice to Employee
    Until recently, trade secrets were solely a matter of state law.  However, on May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the DTSA, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Because of the DTSA, trade secret misappropriation suits with an…
  • Apr 13

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?
    This post is about dissolution and cancellation of limited liability companies (LLCs) in California. It is based on an Avvo question that I answered. Please see What is the difference between a canceling or dissolving LLC? Dissolution…
Rank this Week: 4176

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: 4475

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 4874