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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: 661

AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
  • Oct 5

    Keeping Company Sale Proceeds: Indemnification-Related Provision

    Keeping Company Sale Proceeds: Indemnification-Related Provision
    The indemnification-related provisions are the most important outside of the purchase price itself in a company sale transaction. This post outlines indemnification-related issues when negotiating a company sale.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4386

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Mar 19

    Three Things You Need to Get Right in an Executive Job Search

    Three Things You Need to Get Right in an Executive Job Search
    If you are an executive who has been slogging along at a job search without a strategy, you can feel like you have hit quicksand with no way to get out. Stop wasting time on what doesn’t matter. There are three things you need to get…
  • Feb 21

    Boosting Job Satisfaction (My Two Cents at CNBC.com)

    Boosting Job Satisfaction (My Two Cents at CNBC.com)
    While misery on the job can seem insurmountable at times, breaking down what you can control — and therefore change — can go a long way toward improving your happiness at work before it gets worse. “The biggest problem comes…
  • Feb 3

    What Do You Want Out of Life? (and, by extension, your career?)

    What Do You Want Out of Life? (and, by extension, your career?)
    When I was growing up, I never understood the fascination with celebrities. My mother would take me to the grocery store, and I would see print magazines spilling off the racks, full of minute details about their lives. This was back before…
Rank this Week: 1556

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

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

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia
    It used to be that Georgia took a dim view of employee non-competes, and courts happily threw them out for technical drafting issues the vast majority of the time.  This regime, which persisted up until May of 2011, is now wistfully…
  • Nov 9

    Are you ready for December 1?

    Are you ready for December 1?
    It’s no secret, by now, that December 1 will usher in the application of the “Final Rule” – the increase of the minimum salary payable to “exempt” employees from $455 per week to $913 per week. In addition…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4318

Arizona Business Law Blog

Arizona Business Law Blog

Covers Arizona business law. By The Kelly Law Firm.

http://www.kellylawblog.com
  • May 24

    Facebook Defamation: Woman Must Pay $500,000 For Gossiping Online

    Facebook Defamation: Woman Must Pay $500,000 For Gossiping Online
    A woman must pony up half a million dollars over Facebook gossip.
  • 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: 2772

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Jun 19

    Fear of Losing Control

    Fear of Losing Control
    My job as an estate and elder law attorney brings me into contact with people on a daily basis who have decided to begin their end-of-life planning. As a part of the initial conversation I have with clients, I usually ask what made them…
  • Jun 12

    How to evict someone in Arkansa

    How to evict someone in Arkansa
    Depending on where in the state you live, Arkansas law provides for up to three types of eviction processes. Here we will address the most common and, in our view, the most effective process. Arkansas Unlawful Detainer What is Unlawful…
  • Jun 5

    What is a DRE Officer?

    What is a DRE Officer?
    A DRE is a Drug Recognition Evaluation trained law enforcement officer. This officer has been through specific training to detect signs of intoxication for DWI Drug offenses. The DRE officer follows a DRE manual which defines a drug as…
Rank this Week: 2366

Austin TX Business Law Blog

Austin TX Business Law Blog

By Sanjeev Kumar.

https://thekumarlawfirm.com/lawyer/blog/Austin-TX-Business-Law-Blog.htm
  • Jun 11

    A Look at Some Famous Intellectual Property Case

    A Look at Some Famous Intellectual Property Case
    Why is it so important to protect my business’ intellectual property rights?Intellectual property law is an ever evolving field of law. Since the advent of the internet, a plethora of new intellectual property cases have emerged to…
  • Jun 5

    Dissolving Your Partnership

    Dissolving Your Partnership
    How do I end a business partnership?Business partnerships can fail for many reasons. Perhaps you and your partner no longer agree on the direction of the business or personal problems are affecting your partner’s work ethics. No matter…
  • May 18

    Selecting a Business Entity Under the New Tax Code

    Selecting a Business Entity Under the New Tax Code
    How has the new tax code altered business taxes?The business world is abuzz with talk of how the new tax code may impact numerous critical aspects of a business’ taxes. Selecting a business entity for your new business has long been a…
Rank this Week: 2476

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: 3613

Blumberg Blog

Blumberg Blog

Covers corporate formation, legal forms, marketing tools, stationery, and will supplies.

https://www.blumberg.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    LEAP Announces Integration with the Popular Blumberg Legal Form

    LEAP Announces Integration with the Popular Blumberg Legal Form
    Attorneys using LEAP gain unlimited access to signature Blumberg legal forms LEAP Legal Software, the leading cloud-based legal software technology provider, announces a partnership with BlumbergExcelsior Inc. whereby Blumberg legal forms are…
  • Jun 6

    Marketing with Directory Listing

    Marketing with Directory Listing
    By Michael L. Goldblatt  This year marks the 150th anniversary of James Martindale’s first publication of a directory that listed lawyers in every state. Martindale’s Directory continued in print for 140 years until it was…
  • May 9

    An Easy and Efficient Way to Organize Data for Your Heir

    An Easy and Efficient Way to Organize Data for Your Heir
    By Mike Forman COO and VP, Chief Financial Officer, Blumberg In a world of fast paced, online financial data, it has become increasingly difficult to manage and maintain all our information. Paper vs. paperless, websites, user names and…
Rank this Week: 2045

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    Common Tenant Pitfalls in a Commercial Lease

    Common Tenant Pitfalls in a Commercial Lease
    Are you a small business owner entertaining the thought of entering into a commercial lease for your operation? If so, leases can be pretty intimidating (and dreadfully boring), and there are several common pitfalls you should be aware of.…
  • Jun 29

    Copyright Infringement

    Copyright Infringement
    Did you receive a letter from a lawyer, or, heaven forbid, Getty Images, stating that you used an image without permission?  Does that letter also demand an alarming amount of money for this transgression?  “But I didn’t…
  • Mar 22

    Podcast – Legal Talk Network

    Podcast – Legal Talk Network
    Happy to be on the Laurence Colletti’s podcast! The post Podcast – Legal Talk Network appeared first on Bongiovi Law.
Rank this Week: 1168

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    Buy-Sell Agreements in the Articles of Incorporation

    Buy-Sell Agreements in the Articles of Incorporation
    Under the Corporations Code, if there is a suit for involuntary dissolution, or if there is an election to dissolve voluntarily by shareholders representing only 50% of the voting power of the stock, the dissolution of the corporation and the…
  • Oct 12

    Business Law Attorney Richard Burt Helps Draft New Corporate Law

    Business Law Attorney Richard Burt Helps Draft New Corporate Law
    A corporation is typically dissolved when the shareholders holding shares that have 50% or more of the voting power elect to dissolve. When an order for relief has been entered under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, the board ……
  • Mar 10

    LLC Bound by Contract Even Though Contract Was Outside Its Purpose and Signatory Was Technically Not a Manager

    LLC Bound by Contract Even Though Contract Was Outside Its Purpose and Signatory Was Technically Not a Manager
    The following is the text of an e-bulletin that I authored on apparent authority and that was published by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. In  Western Surety Co. v. La Cumbre…
Rank this Week: 1143

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
  • Mar 21

    California Partners Can Lawfully and Ethically Plan and Prepare to Depart from Their Law Firm

    California Partners Can Lawfully and Ethically Plan and Prepare to Depart from Their Law Firm
    In the world of lawyers and law firms, attorney mobility is a continuing reality. Thoughtful lawyers who plan to depart their law firms are prudently getting advice on how to comply with their legal and ethical obligations to the firm and to…
  • Dec 8

    Law Firm’s Non-Solicitation Agreement Restricts Mobility of Departing Partner

    Law Firm’s Non-Solicitation Agreement Restricts Mobility of Departing Partner
    A recent legal ethics opinion from North Carolina provides interesting insight into the ethics of a non-solicitation agreement between law firms that restricts attorney mobility but not necessarily a client’s choice of counsel. The…
  • Jan 19

    Planning is Key to Successful Attorney Transition

    Planning is Key to Successful Attorney Transition
    Partner or group departures seldom go smoothly – at least that is what we hear in the legal news headlines. However, the transitions that do go well, and there are many of those, tend not to be newsworthy events. Most of us tend to be…
Rank this Week: 785

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: 839

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawarenoncompetelawblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    YOUNG CONAWAY FORMS NEW TRADE SECRET AND EMPLOYEE MOBILITY PRACTICE

    YOUNG CONAWAY FORMS NEW TRADE SECRET AND EMPLOYEE MOBILITY PRACTICE
    Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP recently unveiled the formation of its Trade Secret and Employee Mobility practice.   Our practice is comprised of a team of intellectual property, employment,…
  • May 21

    WHAT LAW APPLIES TO YOUR NONCOMPETE? DELAWARE COURT UPHOLDS PARTIES’ CHOICE OF LAW PROVISION

    WHAT LAW APPLIES TO YOUR NONCOMPETE? DELAWARE COURT UPHOLDS PARTIES’ CHOICE OF LAW PROVISION
    Enforcement of noncompete agreements is typically governed by state law, so knowing which state’s law applies is an important question both for drafting and enforcement purposes.  Knowing what law will apply is particularly…
  • Dec 26

    MITIGATING THE RISKS OF HIRING AN EMPLOYEE WITH A DELAWARE NONCOMPETE

    MITIGATING THE RISKS OF HIRING AN EMPLOYEE WITH A DELAWARE NONCOMPETE
    The use of employee covenants not to compete – once restricted to salespeople and high-level management – has continued to expand into the ranks of ordinary employees. A recent survey suggests that as many as one in five employees…
Rank this Week: 986

Emerging Companies Insider

Emerging Companies Insider

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://emergingcompanies.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 16

    Four Considerations for Advisor Option Grant

    Four Considerations for Advisor Option Grant
    Startup clients often rely on independent contractors and advisors during their early stages but do not have the cash to pay them, so they turn to equity compensation. Stock options are a great incentive tool, but founders should consider the…
  • Apr 3

    Los Angeles Startups: Join Us April 24 for an HR Boot Camp!

    Los Angeles Startups: Join Us April 24 for an HR Boot Camp!
    Attention all Los Angeles area emerging companies! Want to get the most out of your people and your investment? Focus on your company’s HR and corporate governance. Join Fox Rothschild Employment and Corporate attorneys Sahara Pynes and…
  • Mar 27

    A Closer Look: Recent NVCA Form Updates Highlight Discrimination and Harassment Key Issue

    A Closer Look: Recent NVCA Form Updates Highlight Discrimination and Harassment Key Issue
    Recently, we discussed generally the NVCA’s updated model legal documents on this blog. Of particular interest in the new forms is the NVCA’s attention to anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies for emerging companies.…
Rank this Week: 1791

Eric M. Sarver Blog

Eric M. Sarver Blog

Provides information on legal issues that are relevant to startup businesses (including tech startups) and for business owners.

http://www.sarver-law.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2492

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/
  • Jun 11

    Child custody of a minor and guardianship of a minor

    Child custody of a minor and guardianship of a minor
    The difference between obtaining custody of a minor and guardianship of a minor in Jacksonville, Florida? Florida offers several solutions to provide for obtaining custody of a minor and guardianship of a minor children. Two of the best…
  • May 29

    How to stop exploitation of an elderly adult in Jacksonville, Florida?

    How to stop exploitation of an elderly adult in Jacksonville, Florida?
    Exploitation of an elderly adult in Jacksonville, Florida is an all too often occurrence as well as across the entire state of Florida. Until recently, there was not much a person could do to stop it quickly when they suspected their elderly…
  • May 14

    Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, FL

    Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, FL
    If you are a Court Appointed Guardian in  you may be concerned about the Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, Fl. It is  important to understand the rights as well as the responsibilities when acting as a…
Rank this Week: 365

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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2304

Gussis Law Blog

Gussis Law Blog

Focuses on business law and technology law issues and news relevant to businesses operating in New Jersey and New York. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

https://www.gussislaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 18

    New Jersey CTO Chris Rein to Centralize State IT

    New Jersey CTO Chris Rein to Centralize State IT
    New Jersey CTO Chris Rein will look to centralize State IT assets and hopefully modernize them as well. “New Jersey’s second-ever dedicated chief technology officer, Chris Rein, said he’ll be taking a close look at the…
  • Jun 11

    State Unveils Research with NJ Database to Foster Collaboration

    State Unveils Research with NJ Database to Foster Collaboration
    The new Research with NJ Database promises to be an interesting source of information, and one that may help foster innovation, collaboration and partnerships in STEM and other areas. “New Jersey government, higher education, and…
  • Jun 4

    Navigating Company Culture Key to Climbing the Tech Career Ladder

    Navigating Company Culture Key to Climbing the Tech Career Ladder
    Climbing the tech career ladder is not as simple as some would make it. Sometimes, guidance is needed and fortunately many groups exist that can help you think through the steps you need to take to continue your progress. “Jenna Gaudio…
Rank this Week: 2083

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3283

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

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

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • Sep 1

    Selling stock for a promissory note may be unlawful

    Selling stock for a promissory note may be unlawful
    Did you know that selling stock in exchange for an unsecured promissory note may be unlawful, void or voidable?  In an area like Silicon Valley where stock may be worth a fortune from the second a company is born,…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 3633

IncNow Blog

IncNow Blog

By John L. Williams/ Provides insights on mechanics of Delaware LLC formation, incorporating in Delaware and state law compliance.

https://www.incnow.com/blog
  • Jun 7

    “Converting” a Corporation to a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation

    “Converting” a Corporation to a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation
    A conversion from a corporation to a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation has many advantages for existing Delaware corporate directors. A Delaware public benefit corporation is a for-profit corporation “that is intended to produce a…
  • Apr 16

    Why This IncNow Incorporation Consultant Gets Up at 4:15 A.M.

    Why This IncNow Incorporation Consultant Gets Up at 4:15 A.M.
    Austin Craig is currently an Incorporation Consultant at IncNow. After graduating from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Marine Science, he was searching for employment while finishing a research project involving forage fish and…
  • Apr 4

    Your Principal Place of Business is Not Your Delaware Registered Agent Office

    Your Principal Place of Business is Not Your Delaware Registered Agent Office
    When you incorporate in Delaware, where is your principal place of business? When should you list your registered agent’s address as your office address? Since most businesses filed in Delaware operate outside the state, this is a…
Rank this Week: 2486

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

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

https://businesslaw.smithrayl.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Business Contact Basics: Preamble

    Business Contact Basics: Preamble
    The first in an occasional series of basic principles of business contracts, beginning with a discussion of preamble clauses. The post Business Contact Basics: Preambles appeared first on Indiana Business Law Blog.
  • Mar 3

    Indiana Business Entity Harmonization: Postscript

    Indiana Business Entity Harmonization: Postscript
    A description of amendments to the Uniform Business Organizations Code and the Uniform Business Organizations Transactions Code. The post Indiana Business Entity Harmonization: Postscript appeared first on Indiana Business Law Blog.
  • Feb 28

    That Time When the Indiana Government Nearly Came Apart at the Seam

    That Time When the Indiana Government Nearly Came Apart at the Seam
    Thomas R. MarshallGovernor of Indiana, 1909-1913Vice President of the United States, 1913-1921 In that remote and despotic period, when the sovereign king chartered rights and liberties to his subjects–the people–all governmental…
Rank this Week: 3541

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/
  • Jun 18

    SEC says cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ether are not securitie

    SEC says cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ether are not securitie
    SEC officer says cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ether are not securities, and offers guidance on why most ICOs will still be sales of securities.... Read More The post SEC says cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ether are not securities appeared…
  • Feb 22

    Ask a CPA: How the Recent Tax Reform Affects Small Businesse

    Ask a CPA: How the Recent Tax Reform Affects Small Businesse
    Since Congress passed the new tax bill at the end of 2017, many business owners have been trying to determine just how the legislation will affect them going forward. We took a few of the top questions our clients are asking and posed them to…
  • Feb 21

    Initial Coin Offerings in SEC Spotlight

    Initial Coin Offerings in SEC Spotlight
    This month, Telegram reported raising $850,000,000 in a cryptocurrency offering. As companies like Telegram are demonstrating, initial coin offerings (sometimes called ICOs) are a viable way to raise capital. As ICOs become increasingly…
Rank this Week: 830

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

http://irvinebusinesslawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    City of Los Angeles - Mandatory Paid Sick Leave (Potholes and Pitfalls)

    City of Los Angeles - Mandatory Paid Sick Leave (Potholes and Pitfalls)
    The City of Los Angeles has a mandatory paid sick leave (PSL) law which is part of its minimum wage ordinance and which has been in effect since July 1, 2016 for employers with 26 or more employees.  The Los Angeles PSL…
  • Apr 1

    New California Laws Effecting California Businesses in 2017

    New California Laws Effecting California Businesses in 2017
    LAW AND FORUM CHOICE IN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTSLaw: SB1241Employees who primarily work and reside in California cannot be required by employers to enter agreements that would put their claims in a non-California forum or generally litigate…
  • Jun 22

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement
    In California the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) adjudicates wage claims on behalf of workers who file claims for nonpayment of wages, overtime, or vacation pay, pursuant to California Labor Code sections 96 and 98. DLSE…
Rank this Week: 1187

Jurado & Farshchian Blog

Jurado & Farshchian Blog

Covers business law, real estate and business immigration.

https://jflawfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2501

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/
Rank this Week: 2270

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: 2821

Mexican Law Blog

Mexican Law Blog

Covers businesses and opportunities in Mexico. By Alberto Esenaro.

http://mexicanlawblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Please review changes on our Disclaimer.

    Please review changes on our Disclaimer.
    The post Please review changes on our Disclaimer. appeared first on MEXICAN LAW BLOG.
  • Aug 4

    Why old lawyers get shift done? [Infographic]

    Why old lawyers get shift done? [Infographic]
    Today, Lydia DePillis wrote on the Washington Post “Baby boomers are taking on ageism – and losing”. It tells the story of a senior GC failing to land a job in modern economy. Apparently, “Old Economy Steve” is…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3979

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Covers Canadian business, real estate, family, employment and estate law.

https://www.millsandmills.ca/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Understanding Indemnity Provisions in Commercial Agreement

    Understanding Indemnity Provisions in Commercial Agreement
    Indemnity provisions are an essential tool in the allocation of risk in commercial agreements. Often, indemnity provisions can be overlooked or misunderstood which can belay the effect of any intended risk allocation and also give rise to…
  • Jun 15

    Have you sued a Ford, lately?

    Have you sued a Ford, lately?
    It’s been about a week since Doug Ford won the provincial election. Yet it’s not all good news for Mr. Ford. In fact, on the eve of the election, Renata Ford, the spouse of the late Rob Ford, commenced a civil action against our…
  • Jun 13

    What do you do when the Children’s Aid Society knocks on your door?

    What do you do when the Children’s Aid Society knocks on your door?
    This may be the most terrifying prospect as a parent – the Children’s Aid Society (“Society”) shows up at your door unannounced to investigate whether your children are safe in your care. As emotional and unnerving as…
Rank this Week: 991

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Dental Partnership (2018 Checklist)

    The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Dental Partnership (2018 Checklist)
    You may have heard that entering into a dental partnership is like entering into a marriage. Unfortunately, it is not… It is harder. Both are gigantic commitments that change the course of ones life. They both require trust, respect,…
  • Jan 5

    New Federal Estate Tax Exemption Amount | 2018 Update

    New Federal Estate Tax Exemption Amount | 2018 Update
    What is the New Federal Estate Tax Exemption Amount in 2018? In 2018 the federal Estate Tax Exemption is 11.2 million for an individual or 22.4 million for a married couple. The federal estate tax exemption rate roughly doubled from 2017…
  • Oct 18

    The Importance of Not Commingling fund

    The Importance of Not Commingling fund
    Set Boundaries between your Business and Personal Finances to Avoid Commingling Funds. No matter whether you have used your asset as the capital investment for your startup or personal credit score to get a startup loan, creating a clear…
Rank this Week: 1957

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: 327

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Deadlock among business owners: Part 2

    Deadlock among business owners: Part 2
    Deadlock among business owners can be an awful thing for the individuals involved and for the company. In the prior post, we began this discussion by noting this reality and how deadlocks can come about in unintended ways.  In this post,…
  • Jan 17

    Deadlock among business owners: things to consider and avoid

    Deadlock among business owners: things to consider and avoid
    dead·lock ˈdedˌläk/ noun noun: deadlock; plural noun: deadlocks a situation, typically one involving opposing parties, in which no progress can be made. “an attempt to break the deadlock”…
  • Jan 3

    Estate planning mistakes to avoid (U.S. News article)

    Estate planning mistakes to avoid (U.S. News article)
    It is always better to learn from the mistakes of others than to make the same mistakes yourself. This is certainly true when it comes to estate planning–wise folks will learn from and avoid very common mistakes made by far too many…
Rank this Week: 2482

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/
Rank this Week: 1196

Private Business Counsel

Private Business Counsel

Covers private company management, business succession, formation, capital venture funding, tax structuring, startup counseling, and operations. By Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP.

https://corporateblog.mmwr.com/
  • Jun 4

    New Law Incentivizes Investments in Delaware-based Small Businesses by Offering Refundable Tax Credit to Angel Investor

    New Law Incentivizes Investments in Delaware-based Small Businesses by Offering Refundable Tax Credit to Angel Investor
    On May 24, 2018, Delaware Governor John Carney signed the Angel Investor Job Creation and Innovation Act (the “Act”) into law, amending Titles 29 and 30 of the Delaware Code in an effort to spur job creation and innovation within…
  • Apr 23

    Charitable Pledge Binding Upon Corporate Donor

    Charitable Pledge Binding Upon Corporate Donor
    Prior to May 29, 2015, Foremost Industries (“Foremost”) signed a “Gift Agreement” promising to pay to Appalachian Bible College (“ABC”) the sum of $4,000,000 in five equal annual installments.  The…
  • Jan 22

    Estate and Gift Tax Planning Opportunities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Estate and Gift Tax Planning Opportunities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    In my January 12, 2018 blog, in which I addressed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act[1] which became effective January 1, 2018, I reviewed some of the changes affecting the federal estate and gift tax – primarily the doubling of the exemption to…
Rank this Week: 2100

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/
  • Jun 11

    IRS Issues Notice on State and Local Tax Deduction

    IRS Issues Notice on State and Local Tax Deduction
    On May 23, 2018 the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2018-54, which announced new  proposed regulations addressing state and local tax payment deductions for federal income tax purposes. The 2017…
  • Jun 6

    FIRPTA: United States Resident, Foreign Person or “Disregarded Entity”?

    FIRPTA: United States Resident, Foreign Person or “Disregarded Entity”?
    Upon arriving at a piece of real property, a prospective buyer or real estate agent is usually on the look-out for hidden liabilities. One hidden tax liability could involve the Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act (“FIRPTA”).…
  • May 18

    #METOO: An Employer’s Response to Sexual Harassment Allegation

    #METOO: An Employer’s Response to Sexual Harassment Allegation
    Charles Swindoll once said, “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” Employers must prepare and react appropriately to sexual harassment in the workplace, and the failure of which may…
Rank this Week: 1193

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

Covers business and employment law.

http://www.sacattorneys.com/san-jose-business-lawyer
  • Jun 19

    3 Reasons to Convert Your Business into a Limited Liability Company

    3 Reasons to Convert Your Business into a Limited Liability Company
    Many people begin a tech start-up or other small business as a sole proprietorship or simple partnership. But as a business grows, you may begin to wonder whether it is time to think about a more formal business structure, such as a limited…
  • Jun 11

    EB-5 Visa Program Extended Through September 2018, But Reform Expected

    EB-5 Visa Program Extended Through September 2018, But Reform Expected
    For foreign nationals with substantial assets, the EB-5 investor visa program can provide one of the quickest paths to United States permanent residency and citizenship. This EB-5 visa--also known as the “golden visa”--is…
  • Jun 4

    New California Law Defines “National Origin” Employment Discrimination

    New California Law Defines “National Origin” Employment Discrimination
    California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) requires employers to prevent harassment in the workplace and avoid discrimination in employee hiring, promotions, and compensation on the basis of: Ancestry, color, national origin,…
Rank this Week: 1800

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 10

    Setting Aside Default Judgment

    Setting Aside Default Judgment
    As an experienced San Diego litigation attorney, this writer knows just how devastating it is when someone learns that a court judgment has been entered against them without their knowledge. This usually occurs via what is called a default…
  • Feb 16

    California Default Judgment

    California Default Judgment
    Simply put, a default judgment is a judgment against a defendant who fails to answer a lawsuit. If a person or entity is sued and ignores the lawsuit entirely, the person or entity suing has the ability to get a judgment upon meeting certain…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Landlords’ Duty to Mitigate Damage

    Commercial Landlords’ Duty to Mitigate Damage
    There are numerous challenges facing San Diego business owners especially in today’s economic climate. Fighting for a share in an ever tightening market makes it difficult to keep up with monthly outlays not the least of which are lease…
Rank this Week: 4227

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/
  • Jun 15

    Protecting My Intellectual Property

    Protecting My Intellectual Property
    Palo Alto business owners are faced with heavy competition in the Silicon Valley, all of which are looking for the best practices, methods, and trade secrets. Some of a company’s most valuable assets can be found in your intellectual…
  • May 25

    What Can I Do if a Lis Pendens is Wrongfully filed?

    What Can I Do if a Lis Pendens is Wrongfully filed?
    If you have reached this page, it is likely that you have recently received a lis pendens notice and are unsure of what to do next. This area of law can be complicated, but at a minimum, it is important to understand that a lis pendens action…
  • May 18

    Foreign Corporations in California

    Foreign Corporations in California
    Many companies conduct business in California without having incorporated under the laws of this state. While this is entirely lawful, it does expose such businesses to civil liability. This risk can be mitigated by filing a Certificate of…
Rank this Week: 3512

Seize Your Business

Seize Your Business

Interviews successful business owners to discuss strategies that can immediately be incorporated. By Kevin O'Flaherty and Jim Waszak.

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/seize-your-business
  • Jun 15

    Chamber630: 2018 Scholorship Award

    Chamber630: 2018 Scholorship Award
    Chamber630 presents their 2018 Scholarship Awards to students who have showed above and beyond dedication to academic, community and personal leadership. Congratulations to all the students and their families!
  • Jun 13

    Making Real Estate Fun #25: Outtakes, Music, and Teases for the Future

    Making Real Estate Fun #25: Outtakes, Music, and Teases for the Future
    In this special episode of Making Real Estate Fun, we look back at the footage from recent episodes that didn't make the cut - and tease the future of guests and topics for the podcast. Let us know in the comments what topics you hope to see…
  • Jun 13

    Logical Logistics: Shipping, Cargo and Airport Stories with Wally Devereaux

    Logical Logistics: Shipping, Cargo and Airport Stories with Wally Devereaux
    In this audio episode of Logical Logistics, host Joe Becht talks with Wally Devereaux of SouthWest Airlines. They discuss shipping and cargo, as well as life as an airport employee.
Rank this Week: 2007

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 9

    The NIS Directive EU Cybersecurity

    The NIS Directive EU Cybersecurity
    The Directive on security of network and information systems (the NIS Directive) requires transposition into European Union Member's domestic law by May 9, 2018 (definition of an EU Directive). The NIS Directive, adopted in July 2016,…
  • Dec 13

    Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) maintains a web guide to prepare for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect throughout the UK in 2018.  The guide provides links to relevant GDPR…
  • Dec 13

    Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) maintains a web guide to prepare for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect throughout the UK in 2018.  The guide provides links to relevant GDPR…
Rank this Week: 4067

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

    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…
Rank this Week: 1094

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: 4112

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: 3543

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: 1546