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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.
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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…
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AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
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AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Apr 23

    Martin LLP Welcomes Anne Marie Segal

    Martin LLP Welcomes Anne Marie Segal
    STAMFORD, CT.  April 2014 - Martin LLP is pleased to announce that Anne Marie Segal has joined the firm as a Partner in its Corporate practice.  For over twelve years, Anne Marie has provided legal and business advice in…
  • Mar 24

    Joining Stamford Law Practice – Martin LLP

    Joining Stamford Law Practice – Martin LLP
    Hello blog readers. Time to publicly announce my next stop on the professional journey, hopefully a long and fruitful one: I am joining Martin LLP as a partner in their corporate practice. Located in Stamford, CT, Martin is a bit of an…
  • Feb 2

    10 Essential Employment-Related Agreement

    10 Essential Employment-Related Agreement
    Starting a high-charging company or sorting out the employment landscape as a newly-landed executive? Here are 10 essential employment-related agreements you’ll want to be familiar with. 1) Offer Letter. This is the initial offer…
Rank this Week: 2423

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    On Nancy Grace, Pat McDonough Offers Expert Analysis for Recent Child Hot Car Death Case

    On Nancy Grace, Pat McDonough Offers Expert Analysis for Recent Child Hot Car Death Case
    View Video Both shocking and concerning, the recent incidents of children dying after being left unattended in vehicles is a topic near and dear to many Americans. Tuesday July 15th, Patrick McDonough was asked to join the Nancy Grace Show as…
  • Jun 11

    Congratulations to Matt Smith for Inclusion in the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2015!

    Congratulations to Matt Smith for Inclusion in the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2015!
    Congratulations to Matt Smith for being chosen to be part of the 30th Class of Leadership Gwinnett! Matt will soon join the number of attorneys at ATC that have graduated from the Leadership Gwinnett program over the years, with the skills to…
  • May 6

    United Way 2014 Campaign Progre

    United Way 2014 Campaign Progre
    ATC’s 2014 United Way inititave continues!  We want to thank everyone who has contributed – whether with products, shoeboxes, decorations or online donations – to make this year’s drive another success…
Rank this Week: 1294

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,…
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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: 1817

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: 855

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: 3856

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: 2048

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 7

    Refund of Late-Filing Penalty for Single-Member LLC

    Refund of Late-Filing Penalty for Single-Member LLC
    For income tax purposes, a single-member limited liability company (SMLLC) is treated as a disregarded entity. That means that the income or loss of the entity is reported by an individual taxpayer on Schedule C of the taxpayer’s tax…
  • Feb 7

    Presentation Given to the Santa Cruz County Bar Association on the New LLC Act

    Presentation Given to the Santa Cruz County Bar Association on the New LLC Act
    On February 3, 2014, I gave a presentation to members of the Santa Cruz County Bar Association on the new limited liability company act and how it will affect their clients. I am pleased to report that the presentation was well ……
  • Jan 14

    Bar Talk on the New LLC Act

    Bar Talk on the New LLC Act
    On Monday, February 3, 2014, I will be giving a continuing education seminar to lawyers on “California’s New LLC Act.” Anyone interested can register at the bar’s website: http://www.santacruzbar.org/ .The post…
Rank this Week: 3870

Business Law Counsel

Business Law Counsel

News and comments on Business Law. By Dilworth Paxson L.L.P.

http://www.business-law-counsel.com/
  • Jun 9

    "If It Looks Like a Duck, And Quacks Like A Duck, It Might Be A - Fiduciary?"

    "If It Looks Like a Duck, And Quacks Like A Duck, It Might Be A - Fiduciary?"
    By Jordan M. RandThe law does not require all business partners to place the interests of their jointly-owned company above their own. Unless, of course, you strike out Item Five. Item Five?
  • Mar 18

    New Law Imposes Additional Requirements on Residential Landlords in New Jersey

    New Law Imposes Additional Requirements on Residential Landlords in New Jersey
    By Michael J. FeketeNew Jersey residential landlords have one more issue to consider when deciding whether to commence summary dispossession actions against their Tenants. On January 17, 2014, Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Assembly…
  • Mar 14

    "YOU WILL REGRET THAT TATTOO (AND PIERCING)"

    "YOU WILL REGRET THAT TATTOO (AND PIERCING)"
    By Matthew AzoulayThe primary reason for "incorporation" (in the case of a limited liability company or limited partnership, "formation") is the insulation of shareholders/members/partners from obligations of the corporation/LLC/LP. …
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California Corporate & Business…

California Corporate & Business Law Blog

Reports on California corporations, start-ups, and small businesses. By Soofi Legal Counsel.

http://business.soofilc.com
  • Apr 14

    Cybersecurity Requirements Businesses Should Demand from Vendor

    Cybersecurity Requirements Businesses Should Demand from Vendor
    With massive data breaches that have recently wreaked havoc on privacy concerns among U.S. businesses and consumers, a growing number of companies are now demanding that vendors fill out questionnaires to show proof of cybersecurity measures.…
  • Apr 9

    Disney’s Frozen Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Snowman and Hungry Moose Teaser

    Disney’s Frozen Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Snowman and Hungry Moose Teaser
    Disney’s Frozen is at the center of another copyright lawsuit.  Certainly, allegations of theft in Hollywood are common, but this one is unique in that it alleges a dispute with Frozen’s film teaser — not the film…
  • Apr 9

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment
    Kay Jewelers (Photo credit: JeepersMedia) Sterling Jewelers, the parent company of Kay Jewelers, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry has been sued for massive gender discrimination and sexual harassment spanning nearly 15 years.  According…
Rank this Week: 3493

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: 3964

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: 1780

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: 3067

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: 2097

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: 4588

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 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…
  • Jul 17

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?
    A recent ruling by the Fifth Florida Appellate Court on Friday allows surviving spouses to claim loss of consortium separately from others claims after the spouse dies. The surviving spouse Margaret Randall filed the case, Randall v. Walt…
  • Jul 16

    The Benefits of Creating a TAP Trust for Protecting Retirement Asset

    The Benefits of Creating a TAP Trust for Protecting Retirement Asset
    A TAP trust is an extremely versatile trust designed to hold a variety of assets. This type of trust helps the grantor avoid needless estate taxes without the restrictions of other trusts. The TAP trust can hold a variety of assets that…
Rank this Week: 674

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: 3251

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: 2507

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: 3798

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jun 12

    Breaking the time barrier

    Breaking the time barrier
    My mesh partner and Freshbooks CEO Mike McDerment has written a book on unlocking earning potential in the service industry. The download is here. It’s next on my list, but anything Mike writes is awesome.The post Breaking the time…
Rank this Week: 2888

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: 2025

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

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

http://www.indianabusinesslawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 17

    Anticipatory Breach and Mitigation of Damages revisited: The Indiana Supreme Court Clears the Minefield

    Anticipatory Breach and Mitigation of Damages revisited: The Indiana Supreme Court Clears the Minefield
    Last year we wrote about a decision of the Indiana Court of Appeals, Fisher v. Heyman, that addressed the amount of damages owed to the seller of a condominium after the buyers refused to go through with the sale unless the seller corrected a…
  • Jul 9

    Office Lease: No signature, no personal guaranty

    Office Lease: No signature, no personal guaranty
    BJ Thompson Associates, Inc. leased an office from Jubilee Investment Corp. The lease included the following language: Guaranty of Performance In consideration of the making of the above Lease by LANDLORD with TENANT at the request of the…
Rank this Week: 2067

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: 1731

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 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…
  • Jul 15

    Why Investors Require IP Assignments from Founder

    Why Investors Require IP Assignments from Founder
    One of the first requests that investors make before investing in a company is that the founders (and all key employees) execute written intellectual property assignment agreements. These agreements make it so any intellectual property that…
Rank this Week: 1585

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

http://irvinebusinesslawyers.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 28

    What is a California Corporation?

    What is a California Corporation?
         A California corporation is a distinct legal entity separate and apart from its officers, directors and shareholders. As a result, a shareholder, officer or director is not the employer of those working for the …
Rank this Week: 3840

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 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…
  • Jun 30

    Trademarking your Business Name

    Trademarking your Business Name
    A business’s identity is among its most important assets. Fortunately, legal mechanisms exist that allow a business to be able to protect its name and other identifying characteristics from being misappropriated or used by others. A…
Rank this Week: 3650

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: 2406

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: 2758

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: 4631

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: 2290

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: 3963

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: 3878

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: 1726

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/
  • 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…
  • May 30

    California-Based Space Transport Company Sues U.S. Government Over Anticompetitive Contract Bidding Proce

    California-Based Space Transport Company Sues U.S. Government Over Anticompetitive Contract Bidding Proce
    Space Exploration Technologies Corp., commonly known as SpaceX, filed a bid protest in the Court of Federal Claims accusing the U.S. government of anticompetitive practices in its procedures for awarding launch contracts. Space Exploration…
Rank this Week: 2559

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 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…
  • Jul 23

    What Disclosures Am I Entitled to When I Consider Buying a Franchise?

    What Disclosures Am I Entitled to When I Consider Buying a Franchise?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. If you are looking to buy a franchise, you should receive something called a Franchise Disclosure Document. That is going to be a big document. Usually it comes in a 3-ring binder, almost…Read more…
  • Jul 22

    What Are Some Advantages and Disadvantages to Franchising?

    What Are Some Advantages and Disadvantages to Franchising?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. There are a lot of advantages and disadvantages to franchising. Some of the advantages include that you are buying a box, something that has already been proven–a strategy, a brand, a system.…
Rank this Week: 3799

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: 1640

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: 1437

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 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…
  • Jun 9

    BusinessUSA Exporting Wizard

    BusinessUSA Exporting Wizard
    If your small business is looking to enter the export market or your small business seeks to expand its export capabilities, then try out BusinessUSA's, a government-run website with resources for small business, Export Wizards to gain…
Rank this Week: 2187

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: 663

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: 2581

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: 4836

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

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

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 19

    Come Meet Dan Levitan of Maveron

    Come Meet Dan Levitan of Maveron
    Seattle is privileged to have a number of outstanding VCs. In the select group that have put our community on the national/global map for venture capital is Dan Levitan. If you are not familiar with Dan, he’s the guy who ……
Rank this Week: 2065