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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: 4258

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: 4700

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Oct 26

    General Counsel and Other Lawyers as Business Partners – Building Vision, Capacity, Judgment and Leadership

    General Counsel and Other Lawyers as Business Partners – Building Vision, Capacity, Judgment and Leadership
    To succeed as General Counsel, you need not only to build relationships and move outside of what may be your comfort zone - a lawyer with excellent substantive legal skills - but also position yourself as a strategic member of the leadership…
  • Sep 19

    Two Book Giveaways on Goodread

    Two Book Giveaways on Goodread
    If you are on Goodreads, here’s a chance for U.S. readers to enter the giveaway for a signed copy of one of my books: Know Yourself, Grow Your Career: The Value Proposition Workbook Master the Interview: A Guide for Working…
  • Sep 18

    Interview Prep: Finding an Authentic Answer to the “Weaknesses” Question

    Interview Prep: Finding an Authentic Answer to the “Weaknesses” Question
    What are your weaknesses? When I prepare clients for interviews, this is almost invariably at the top of people’s lists of questions that they are not prepared to answer. When they do have an answer, it is usually one of the “Top…
Rank this Week: 3493

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: 4618

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: 4384

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Dec 13

    DWI Charges | Traffic Cues for Probable Cause

    DWI Charges | Traffic Cues for Probable Cause
    DWI charges are not routine; many people are stopped by police during their daily commutes, and few of those stops result in DWI charges. Some of these stops result in simply a warning and others may result in some minor traffic violation…
  • Dec 7

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee
    The role of a bankruptcy trustee depends on whether you are filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. What is a Chapter 7 Arkansas bankruptcy? Sometimes we don’t realize how much debt we have collected and don’t know…
  • Dec 7

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee
    The role of a bankruptcy trustee depends on whether you are filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. What is a Chapter 7 Arkansas bankruptcy? Sometimes we don’t realize how much debt we have collected and don’t know…
Rank this Week: 725

Austin TX Business Law Blog

Austin TX Business Law Blog

By Sanjeev Kumar.

https://thekumarlawfirm.com/lawyer/blog/Austin-TX-Business-Law-Blog.htm
  • Nov 24

    Drafting Your Employee Handbook

    Drafting Your Employee Handbook
    What policies should my employee handbook include?All Texas employers should craft an employee handbook that sets out the business’ policies, expectations of employees, procedures, and benefits.  You can use your handbook as a…
  • Nov 20

    Women-owned Businesses On the Rise in Texa

    Women-owned Businesses On the Rise in Texa
    How can the SBA help my woman-owned business succeed?Data recently released by the Texas comptroller reveals that the number of women-owned businesses is at an all-time high in Texas.  Between the years 2007 and 2016, the number of…
  • Oct 27

    The Challenges of Small Business Ownership

    The Challenges of Small Business Ownership
    How will owning a small business impact my life?Running a small business can prove challenging for even the most prepared new business owners.  While most small businesses will survive their first year, many fail to make it in the…
Rank this Week: 1825

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: 2820

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: 2506

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
  • Aug 25

    Proxies & Voting in an Iowa Corporation

    Proxies & Voting in an Iowa Corporation
    Iowa law allows shareholders in a for-profit corporation to vote their shares in one of two ways: (1) in person; or (2) by proxy.  Notably, while the Iowa Code contains very specific requirements governing many shareholder actions, the…
  • Aug 18

    Shareholder Oppression and “Mistreatment” in Iowa Corporations – The Reasonable (And Variable) Expectations Test

    Shareholder Oppression and “Mistreatment” in Iowa Corporations – The Reasonable (And Variable) Expectations Test
    Are the actions that constitute shareholder oppression (i.e. mistreatment) the same across all Iowa businesses? Put differently, are shareholders in ABC, Corp. entitled to the same rights and “reasonable expectations” of…
  • Jul 28

    Open Records Requests – Fees & Policie

    Open Records Requests – Fees & Policie
    Utilizing Iowa’s Open Records laws is often one avenue businesses, news media, and individuals use to obtain information.  On July 19, 2017, the Iowa Court of Appeals reiterated that Iowa law permits public entities to recover…
Rank this Week: 3113

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2277

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
  • 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…
  • 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: 2366

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: 1636

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawarenoncompetelawblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    DON’T LET THE METER RUN ON YOUR NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT

    DON’T LET THE METER RUN ON YOUR NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT
    When a key employee resigns, the question always asked is “what are your plans?” If the employee is subject to a non-compete agreement, the answer may not always be truthful, particularly if the employee plans to work for a…
  • Jun 12

    IS THE STIPULATED IRREPARABLE HARM CLAUSE IN YOUR COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE WORTH THE PAPER IT IS WRITTEN ON?

    IS THE STIPULATED IRREPARABLE HARM CLAUSE IN YOUR COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE WORTH THE PAPER IT IS WRITTEN ON?
    Business agreements often contain a provision that provides the parties agree that a breach constitutes irreparable harm entitling the non-breaching party to injunctive relief to enforce the agreement.  These provisions are designed to…
  • May 18

    USING NONCOMPETITION AGREEMENTS EFFECTIVELY: KNOW YOUR LIMITS IN DELAWARE

    USING NONCOMPETITION AGREEMENTS EFFECTIVELY: KNOW YOUR LIMITS IN DELAWARE
    The proliferation of the use of non-compete agreements was highlighted in a recent article in the New York Times (see, “How Noncompete Clauses Keep Workers Locked In”, May 13, 2017).  The article referenced a survey which…
Rank this Week: 4357

Emerging Companies Insider

Emerging Companies Insider

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://emergingcompanies.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 13

    If You Operate a Website, Don’t Miss the 12/31 Deadline to Update Your DMCA Notice

    If You Operate a Website, Don’t Miss the 12/31 Deadline to Update Your DMCA Notice
    On Fox’s Franchise Law Update blog, partner John Gotaskie recently discussed an important upcoming deadline for businesses, including emerging companies, and entrepreneurs that operate websites that accept user-generated content:…
  • Oct 31

    Despite Legal Uncertainties, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) Attract Startup Attention

    Despite Legal Uncertainties, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) Attract Startup Attention
    Over $1.5 billion has been raised by token offerings – also known as initial coin offerings or ICOs – so far in 2017. Not surprisingly, many startups are eager to capitalize on this possible funding source. Although ICOs can be a…
  • Oct 31

    M&A Market Outlook Strong for Emerging and Growth Stage Companie

    M&A Market Outlook Strong for Emerging and Growth Stage Companie
    In a recent study polling more than 400 business owners, founders and leaders across the U.S., Harris Williams reports that despite mixed positions on the nation’s general political climate, interest in M&A among middle market…
Rank this Week: 2180

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: 1919

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/
  • Sep 29

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement
    Are you getting close to retirement? Do you want to develop an effective estate plan but you are not sure how to start? If your answer to one of these two questions is affirmative, you have come to the right resource. We are all aware how…
  • Jul 10

    Probate and Long Term Health Care

    Probate and Long Term Health Care
    Most seniors do their best to prepare for the unfortunate, inevitable, outcome that one day they will pass away.  They create their will, and with painstaking detail allocate their hard-earned money and assets to spouses, children,…
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
Rank this Week: 474

Gettins' Law

Gettins' Law

Covers business and franchising law. By Mary Beth Gettins.

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

    How you can make your online job applications better

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

    How you can make your online job applications better

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

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective
    Last week I attended a Continuing Learning Education presentation at the Northern Kentucky Chase College of Law. One of the presenters, Alan Datri, resident of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation and former senior consultant with the World…
Rank this Week: 3438

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

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

    BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend

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

    Chances Are, Your Startup Advisor Agreement Form is Farkakte

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

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”
    This is one of the best things I have ever read about the mindset of a builder. The post “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur” appeared first on Hyndman Law.
Rank this Week: 2842

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: 2874

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
  • Nov 8

    What Does LLC, Inc, Co, Corp, and Ltd Mean?

    What Does LLC, Inc, Co, Corp, and Ltd Mean?
    You may be asking “Which entity should I choose”?, “What is Inc.”?, “What does Co. mean?”, “What is LLC”? or “Ltd vs. LLC”? Before you incorporate, you need to choose which type of…
  • Jul 31

    Delaware Blockchain Legislation to Revolutionize Corporate Record Keeping

    Delaware Blockchain Legislation to Revolutionize Corporate Record Keeping
    Delaware corporations are now able to store corporate records on a blockchain, thanks to legislation passed this week by the Delaware General Assembly and signed by Governor John Carney. This innovative legislation allows Delaware companies…
  • May 10

    IncNow’s William Purman Competes in the Piediluco International Regatta

    IncNow’s William Purman Competes in the Piediluco International Regatta
    IncNow’s Technology Director, William Conesa Purman (University of Delaware ’13), has been with IncNow since 2011, while also training often twice a day as a high-performance rower at Pennsylvania Athletic Club and Malta Boat Club…
Rank this Week: 1920

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/
  • Feb 8

    Electronic Signatures - What are they?

    Electronic Signatures - What are they?
    Using electronic signatures as part of any business process that requires the use of contracts can provide immense value in terms of speed and efficiency to any business.  Even though electronic signatures are nothing new, I talk to…
  • 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…
  • 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: 4553

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

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

https://businesslaw.smithrayl.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    The Effects of Tax Reform on Charitable Organization

    The Effects of Tax Reform on Charitable Organization
    Section 501(c)(3) organizations that rely on contributions from individuals should plan for the possibility of decreased revenues. Those that rely heavily on contributions from middle-income individuals should expect the greatest impact. The…
  • Jun 10

    In Praise of Serviceberrie

    In Praise of Serviceberrie
    This post has nothing to do with business law but rather with one of my extracurricular interests, plants native to Indiana.  Specifically, it’s about service berries, of which there are several species in the genus…
  • Mar 15

    Business Lawyers, Accountants, and Insurance Brokers — and the 1908 Chicago Cub

    Business Lawyers, Accountants, and Insurance Brokers — and the 1908 Chicago Cub
    Small business owners need at least three professional advisors: a business lawyer, an accountant, and an insurance broker. The post Business Lawyers, Accountants, and Insurance Brokers — and the 1908 Chicago Cubs appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 1317

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/
  • Oct 9

    Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave

    Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave
    Washington State has passed a bill that grants paid family and medical leave to eligible employees. We explain how it works, how it will be funded, and how it will affect small businesses.... Read More The post Washington State Paid Family…
  • Sep 13

    Intrastate Securities Offerings Under 3(a)(11) and Rule 147 & 147a

    Intrastate Securities Offerings Under 3(a)(11) and Rule 147 & 147a
    As we’ve discussed previously, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the governmental body responsible for the regulation and enforcement of federal securities laws that govern both interstate securities offerings and…
  • Jul 18

    Friends and family financing round: Raising capital from non accredited investor

    Friends and family financing round: Raising capital from non accredited investor
    Is the family and friends round worth the costs and risks? After discussing the pros and cons with us, entrepreneurs often decide against raising money from family and friends. In today's post we'll talk about six different ways you could…
Rank this Week: 3628

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: 2426

Jurado & Farshchian Blog

Jurado & Farshchian Blog

Covers business law, real estate and business immigration.

https://jflawfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1856

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/
  • Nov 7

    Should I Incorporate my Business in California?

    Should I Incorporate my Business in California?
    Forming a new business venture is an exciting time for small business owners. The possibilities that may develop from the business venture seem endless, and it is easy for business owners to envision positive outcomes. Despite the positive…
  • Oct 9

    Developing Effective (and Legal) Hiring Practice

    Developing Effective (and Legal) Hiring Practice
    Hiring new employees is an essential process for any startup looking to continue its growth. Startups seek to fill their employment needs by hiring the best and brightest employees, but hiring process can be long and cumbersome, diverting…
  • Aug 18

    Some things to Consider Before Signing a Commercial Lease

    Some things to Consider Before Signing a Commercial Lease
    Startup owners may become overwhelmed in their search for commercial office space. Most often, entrepreneurs will need to lease office space because they neither own nor have the finances for purchasing the space they require. As a result,…
Rank this Week: 2673

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: 4354

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: 3385

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/
  • Dec 12

    YouTube and broadcasting: Applying Libel and Slander Act to Internet

    YouTube and broadcasting: Applying Libel and Slander Act to Internet
    The Internet has been in common use for over 25 years now and for nearly all of that time, people have been complaining about things that are written about them on the Internet and going to their lawyers demanding relief. Despite the passage…
  • Nov 7

    What’s Mine is Ours? Not if it’s a Resulting Trust…

    What’s Mine is Ours? Not if it’s a Resulting Trust…
    Chechui v Nieman is a recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal which deals with the often contentious matter of whether certain transfers constitute a gift or a resulting trust. Ian and Victoria were in a common law relationship…
  • Oct 19

    Execution of Wills in Ontario

    Execution of Wills in Ontario
    Pursuant to section 3 of the Succession Law Reform Act (Ontario) (the “SLRA”), for a Will to be valid it must be in writing. The SLRA sets out certain requirements regarding the execution of a Will, including information on…
Rank this Week: 2075

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: 3276

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 11

    Things to Know About Health Care Power of Attorney in California

    Things to Know About Health Care Power of Attorney in California
    What is a Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) Making health care power of attorney means designating someone as your spokesperson for your health care decisions; if you are not in a position to make communicative decisions about aspects of…
  • May 1

    What is a HIPAA Authorization?

    What is a HIPAA Authorization?
    HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is an ordinance that protects and provides rights to individuals over their health information. This rule restricts physicians and the business associates to disclose the health…
Rank this Week: 1790

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    An Important Employee Joins a Competitor: What to Do Next.

    An Important Employee Joins a Competitor: What to Do Next.
    Depending on your business and number of workers, it may be common for employees to leave for opportunities elsewhere. You may be disappointed to see a valued colleague and genuinely good person leave, you may actually be happy if the person…
  • Oct 18

    When a Good Relationship Turn Bad: Suing a Supplier

    When a Good Relationship Turn Bad: Suing a Supplier
    No business is an island. Without trusted suppliers businesses would close shop. What happens when that trust is breached and you’re left holding the bag? If disagreements can’t be worked out and your company is facing or may face…
  • Oct 18

    Trademark Law: You Snooze You May Lose

    Trademark Law: You Snooze You May Lose
    Whether you’re starting a new business, launching a new product or service or just haven’t gotten around to getting trademark protection for your logo, the names of your company or what you provide your customers, acting sooner is…
Rank this Week: 1655

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: 1205

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Estate tax to stay or go? Who cares?

    Estate tax to stay or go? Who cares?
    As of this morning, the word out of Washington is that the Republicans in the House and the Senate have agreed on a deal for tax reform.  We should know more details in the coming days.  The fate of the estate tax is still among the…
  • Dec 12

    Should you get your own captive insurance company?

    Should you get your own captive insurance company?
    Captive insurance has been around for a while, but micro-captive insurance structures are more recent in their invention and application.  As with any other financial planning vehicle generally, and insurance product in particular,…
  • Dec 11

    Pharos Law Podcast–is a single member LLC required to have an operating agreement?

    Pharos Law Podcast–is a single member LLC required to have an operating agreement?
    No blog post gets more views than the one about whether a single member LLC is required to have an operating agreement.  CLICK HERE to access that blog post.  It’s a valid question, and one could reasonably conclude that a…
Rank this Week: 1826

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: 1561

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/
  • Nov 14

    Seeking to Repeal the Federal Estate Tax – The Sequel

    Seeking to Repeal the Federal Estate Tax – The Sequel
    In 2001 President George W. Bush tried to repeal the federal estate tax. He was successful — but only for one year, 2010.  Then during the administration of President Obama the federal estate tax returned.  Under the new…
  • Oct 31

    Federal Estate Tax Inflation-Adjustments for 2018

    Federal Estate Tax Inflation-Adjustments for 2018
    Throughout the federal tax code there are figures which are inflation-adjusted – meaning they go up when there is inflation and they go up more when there is more inflation.  The adjusted figures for the coming year are generally…
  • Oct 23

    IRS Withdraws Regulations Which Could Have Eliminated Valuation Discount

    IRS Withdraws Regulations Which Could Have Eliminated Valuation Discount
    The IRS has never been a fan of valuation discounts.  These discounts allow the owner of a closely-held business to transfer an interest in the business to family members and others and, for gift and estate tax purposes, take a discount…
Rank this Week: 1997

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/
  • Nov 29

    SSA Updates Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2018

    SSA Updates Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2018
    By Joshua A. Diveley In October, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced an adjustment to the Social Security taxable wage base to take effect in January based on an increase in average wages. Based on the wage data Social Security…
  • Nov 21

    Age Discrimination Complaints Must Be Specific

    Age Discrimination Complaints Must Be Specific
    Discrimination Protection: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act forbids age discrimination against employees who are age 40 or older. Discrimination based on age involves treatment by an employer when an employee is treated less favorably…
  • Nov 3

    Court Ruling Sheds Light on Estate’s Ability to Access Digital Information

    Court Ruling Sheds Light on Estate’s Ability to Access Digital Information
    By Monte Schatz The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts issued a ruling on October 16, 2017 that empowers administrators of estates to access digital content of deceased persons. Federal statutes 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701 through 2712…
Rank this Week: 843

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

Covers business and employment law.

http://www.sacattorneys.com/san-jose-business-lawyer
  • Nov 24

    Can Partnership Disputes Be Avoided?

    Can Partnership Disputes Be Avoided?
    Even some of the biggest and most successful companies have faced their share of internal struggles and disputes among those who were there from the beginning. Some are able to overcome their disputes after a period of disagreement, while…
  • Oct 20

    California is Now a Sanctuary State for Undocumented Immigrant

    California is Now a Sanctuary State for Undocumented Immigrant
    When the state of California enacted new laws designed at protecting undocumented immigrants, it prompted a stern response from federal authorities. Now, neighborhoods and workplaces face the threat of more frequent raids by Immigration and…
  • Sep 15

    DACA and Your Busine

    DACA and Your Busine
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy has become a hot-button issue lately for politicians, immigration activists and business owners. The primary concern for business owners is that employees who obtain work…
Rank this Week: 2159

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: 4580

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/
  • Dec 8

    Liens: What are They and Why are They Important?

    Liens: What are They and Why are They Important?
    Businesses are subject to many types of liens, such as civil judgments, tax liens, and mechanic’s liens.  These liens, and many others, can impair your company’s ability to turn a profit.  Protect your business assets by…
  • Dec 1

    Stock Purchase Agreement For A California Corporation

    Stock Purchase Agreement For A California Corporation
    There are a variety of ways for a corporation to sell its assets without compromising its structural integrity or otherwise damaging the business.  One common method by which California corporations can sell assets is a stock purchase…
  • Nov 24

    What Are The Stages Of Business Litigation?

    What Are The Stages Of Business Litigation?
    CA business litigation is a long and complicated process. It is important to have an experienced litigator assess your case and review your lawsuit complaint to ensure that the process is done correctly from the start. This blog post goes…
Rank this Week: 3217

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
Rank this Week: 2028

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 10

    Starting & Growing Business in New York State

    Starting & Growing Business in New York State
    The New York Empire State Development’s Small Business Division has put together a unified website collecting various New York State programs/services offered to New York small business to start-up or expand their small businesses. The…
  • Apr 21

    Technological Innovation Government Program

    Technological Innovation Government Program
    For small businesses looking to conduct research and development, while needing funds to realize their small business technology, check out The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR "is a highly competitive program that…
Rank this Week: 4046

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: 2472

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: 4016