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9 Nov 2012, 7:01 am by Randy Fisher
Find out by checking out my guest post for Rocket Lawyer’s blog Everyday Law, “How Estate Tax Changes Could Affect Your Small Business.” Now that the election is the rearview mirror, we notice that we’ve been driving in the shadow of the looming fiscal cliff. If Congress and the President fail to act, the automatic tax [...] [read post]
1 Jul 2011, 5:10 pm by admin
Building momentum into a small business and expanding a business requires more than great products, services, and employees.  Organizing business entities, engineering business processes, and executing business leadership and decision making requires calibrated business strategies for agility, asset protection, and value growth.  Some important legal and business strategies for company formation include: • Company Formation Structured for Business Tax Advantages • Limited Liability to Protect… [read post]
30 Jul 2012, 4:49 am by Dan Brecher
Business lending is key to both growth and survival. However, as many New York and New Jersey businesses are aware, small business financing is often hard to come by in the current economy. A recent study by the Small Business Administration reveals that overall lending and borrowing by financial depository institutions and small businesses was [...] [read post]
3 Jul 2012, 11:28 am by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.
As a business owner, it is important to separate your personal and business finances. There is a strategy to implementing a good credit score for your company. A business credit score is much like your own personal credit score; it shows the ability to repay its debts. Good business credit will be helpful if you decide in the future to apply for business loans, etc. The Small Business Administration guest blogger and business credit adviser, Marco Carbajo, offers these 10 reasons to start building… [read post]
30 Aug 2010, 5:26 am
I am really pleased to report that we have made significant progress on Brick Gentry's legal Webinars. We hope to have them up and running within the next couple of months. My first Webinar will be on franchise due dligence.  Keep a look out for our new Brick Gentry Web site developed by CreateWowMarketing. With any luck it will be up and running before the end of this coming week. [read post]
15 Nov 2012, 8:10 am
  I recently sat down for an interview with Leisa Fox of the Iowa Association of Business & Industry to discuss wage and hour lawsuits. For a blog post I wrote on the topic see here. Be sure to check out the other Quick Bits videos on a variety of business topics from ABI. [read post]
29 Aug 2011, 11:32 am
This blog post from the Minnesota Business and Real Estate Blog discussing the Fallacy that LLCs require less paperwork is spot on. Many people come to my office wanting to set up an LLC because it is easier to "manage" than a corporation. But even with an LLC, it is important to follow corporate formalities as described in the post including documenting important decisions such as loans, issuance of membership interests, major capital purchases, leases, and the election and removal of… [read post]
1 Sep 2011, 6:43 am
Our new startup company, Notifyworks, Inc. has officially launched its Web site today. You can check it out at www.notifyworks.com. The site also contains a blog which will cover client relations and legal technology issues. Notifyworks is a software system that allow you to set up proactive notifications to clients that are timed to automatically go out in advance of important dates and deadlines. Be sure to check out the video on our home page and whatever you do, "Don't be Dick!" [read post]
18 Nov 2013, 4:00 am by Jennifer Santini
Last week the company Snapchat, and its founders, made headline news when they rejected a $3 billion deal from Facebook. Why did they reject the offer? It has been reported it was because they felt […]The Right Time To Get Out is a post from: Epilawg [read post]
13 Jul 2012, 10:00 am by Randy Fisher
We last wrote about Kate Davies and her battle with the UK department store Debenhams over protection of creativity and the limits of that protection. We detailed her story and noted the ensuing public outcry. The store was bombarded by reprimands from a demographic known more for its fondness for a cup of tea and [...] [read post]
14 Aug 2012, 4:55 am by Kenneth C. Oh
For many new and growing New York and New Jersey businesses, the goal is to eventually become a publicly traded company. Therefore, it may seem curious that electronic retailer Best Buy is seeking to go the other direction. As has been widely reported in the media, Richard Schulze, former chairman of Best Buy, is seeking [...] [read post]
24 Aug 2010, 9:48 am by Raymond McKenzie
If you are a minority-owned business, (at least 51% owned by a member(s) of one or more of the following groups: African American/Black, Female, Asian Pacific, Hispanic, Subcontinent Asian, American Indian/Native American?), and you wish to do business with Montgomery County, the State of Maryland, or the federal government, you should consider filing for MBE/DBE certification. The following is from the Maryland DOT website: The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Minority… [read post]
17 Nov 2010, 7:35 am by admin
Most general and subcontractors understand the need to put a lien on the property where their work was accomplished in order to protect their right to payment for labor and materials from the land owner or the general contractor. North Carolina has some important deadlines which contractors need to be aware of if they [...] [read post]
Despite the particular challenges of running a family business, the successful ones recognize that their longevity depends on keeping customers, employees and shareholders happy. “We don’t like the idea of family business,” Andrew Cornell said. “We like the idea of business family.” [read post]
12 Feb 2010, 3:10 pm by Renee C. Quinn
The federal government knows that small businesses are critical to the economic strength and recovery of our country, especially as the economy stands today. For this very reason, programs have been put into place to assist entrepreneurs in starting their own businesses. [read post]
19 May 2011, 11:02 am by admin
Our Austin business law firm is proud to announce that we will host a Texas business law presentation for the Texas Woman in Business “Beyond 50” Conference which will also feature Texas First Lady Anita Perry as the keynote speaker.  Austin Business Lawyer James Blake will present a lecture titled “Starting a Business, Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profit Organizations.”  This presentation at Austin Community College will discuss the growing role that social responsibility, community… [read post]
15 Jan 2010, 5:45 pm by Salcido
Utah Business Litigation Attorney – Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo Business law suits have been on the rise. The fact is that we live in a very litigious society and businesses are constantly required to defend their rights in court. If you own a company, you should expect that at some point you will be sued. Even if you do everything right to protect yourself and your business, you will likely find yourself in need of a competent Utah business litigation attorney to defend you in court. You may… [read post]
12 Apr 2010, 9:19 am by Raymond McKenzie
In TEKsystems, Inc. v. Bolton, (2010), the Maryland Federal District Court recently reinforced Maryland law on the point that the enforcement of a covenant not to compete is not dependent on whether the competing former employee solicits his former employer’s clients or uses its confidential information, but rather on whether or not the scope of the restrictive covenant is reasonable. The only factors that will determine whether the non-compete is valid are its temporal and geographical limits,… [read post]
19 Nov 2012, 5:13 am by John Tarley
Many small businesses rely upon loans from friends and family for startup funds, for business expansions, or to support existing operations. Many times, these loans are made upon an oral agreement. As we have written previously, although oral agreements can be enforceable, without a writing, the terms of the agreements can be difficult to prove. In this blog post, we will describe other problems with informal lending transactions between family and friends. In a study entitled "Lenders' Blind… [read post]
14 Aug 2012, 4:55 am by Kenneth C. Oh
For many new and growing New York and New Jersey businesses, the goal is to eventually become a publicly traded company. Therefore, it may seem curious that electronic retailer Best Buy is seeking to go the other direction. As has been widely reported in the media, Richard Schulze, former chairman of Best Buy, is seeking [...] [read post]