October 25, 2018

Due to the increasing popularity of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat, lots of questions have arisen about the extent to which employers can monitor and regulate the social media use of their employees. Social media can be a great w...

July 30, 2018

What is a trademark?

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.  A trademark typically protects brand names and logos used on goods and services...

June 12, 2018

A lot of entrepreneurs have multiple ideas for starting different types of businesses.  There are several ways these separate businesses can be structured.  It is very important to form these businesses correctly from the start to maximize liability protection.

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Who should have an Operating Agreement?

All LLCs, even single member LLCs, should have an operating agreement. An operating agreement is a document which describes the operations of the LLC and sets forth the agreement between the members (owners) of the business. An op...

It is a good idea to have both limited liability protection and liability insurance for your business.  Both liability insurance and limited liability protections help to minimize the risk of financial losses as a result of a lawsuit.   It has been said that one in thr...

Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs), also known as confidentiality agreements, are critical for many startup companies. A non-disclosure agreement is a legally binding contract between parties who agree to keep certain information confidential. “Confidential information”...

April 17, 2018

Do you have a valid contract?

Written contracts provide legal documentation detailing the expectations of both parties and how negative situations can be solved. To have a valid contract, there has to be an offer, an acceptance of the offer and consideration.  An offer...

March 27, 2018

A worker’s employment status affects many issues such as employment benefits, tax implications, and liability.  Many small businesses prefer to hire independent contractors due to flexibility, costs and less regulations.  Employers have more financial obligations if th...

March 19, 2018

A privacy policy is required if you are collecting personally identifiable information from the people visiting your website, blogs, e-commerce stores, mobile app, etc.  Personally identifiable information is any kind of data that can identify an individual, such as th...

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