by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 22, 2019

The Problem All Small Businesses Have

In my law practice, I have worked with thousands of small business owners and entrepreneurs who consistently struggle with a huge problem: how to get more customers. Recently, at the New York Times Small Business Summit, I interviewed Wendi Caplan-Carroll, of the popular e-mail marketing service Constant Contact. I asked Wendi questions that are on […]

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by on June 19, 2019

Investing in the Right Investor

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Last week, I interviewed Robert Bertsch, Esq., on Entrepreneur’s Daily Dose about legal issues involved with attracting investors online.  Some of the most frequently-asked questions concern confidentiality and staying in line with state and federal securities laws–aparticularly thorny if you’re going to post your Next Great Idea online. There are other issues, too, in choosing […]

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The latest scuttlebutt in the media world is that CBS and CNN may be considering some form of joint venture.  As reported by Tim Arango of the New York Times, CBS may outsource some of its news-gathering operations to CNN.  The advantage to the two companies, as Arango points out: For CNN, a deal with a […]

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Q.:  What is sweat equity and how does it work? My husband has recently started a new job where the salary is $50,000; however, he only takes home $25,000. The other half is going into sweat equity. Is this a normal practice and how might my husband benefit from this?   Read on to find […]

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Make sure you dot all your i’s and cross all your t’s before signing on the dotted line. Make no bones about it; buying a business is a big deal. Depending on whether you buy all or part of a business, your investment will likely result in the largest single asset you ever own. Don’t […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 7, 2019

Common Small Biz Legal Issues

Business law has become so complicated – how can you keep it all straight? Add to that the mountain of tasks that a small business needs to take care of – legal duties that you, as the business owner, may not even be aware of! That’s where an attorney can help, to ensure that your […]

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It’s so easy to get sucked into an awkward spot when doing business with friends. It can start out as an exchange of expertise (a barter of the minds, if you will). Add in a dollop of friendly advice and MasterMinding. Mix together in a bowl . . . and watch the uglies emerge. One […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 29, 2019

How would you handle The Honey Cake Fiasco?

Last week, my rabbi, Frank Tamburello, shared his recipe for honey cake: Put a bunch of ingredients into a bowl. Mix. Pour into a greased pan. Bake. How difficult can it be? I thought. I, who have probably used my oven a grand total of 7 times in the past 20 years. Eager to play, […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 23, 2019

How to change company ownership for a single-member LLC?

Q.:  What document do I need to change who the sole member of an LLC is? A.:  The sole owner of an LLC owns 100% of the membership interests of that LLC.  What you require is called an assignment, which is a document that transfers the membership interests (company ownership) to you and states the […]

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Yes, they’re cumbersome, but don’t ignore the corporate formalities if you don’t want creditors poking into your personal assets. Congratulations! You’ve taken the important step of protecting your personal assets by forming a corporation or limited liability company. But just as giving birth is only the beginning of your responsibilities of caring for a baby, […]

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