by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 21, 2014

Business and Banking; A Partnership History

I had never really thought about the symbiosis between business and banking, but here’s an interesting tidbit by Shaun Parker on the history of how it came about.  According to Parker, banks themselves owe their standing in the economic world due to the entrepreneurship of middle age traders.  The first to take advantage of the […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 20, 2014

The Legal Implications of Bookkeeping

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Aside from the “two sets of books” scenario that provides the fodder for tabloid headlines and old movies, I tend to think of bookkeeping as, well, mundane (apologies to bookkeepers nationwide as well as to my own, Debbie, who’s a real firecracker). Not something sexy, just something that has to get done. Like brushing your […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 19, 2014

Employment Eligibility Form

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As you may have heard, there’s a lot of hand-wringing going on in Congress and the courts about how to deal with illegal immigration. Your responsibility, as an employer, is to make sure that you get some form of verification from your employees that they are legally allowed to work in the United States. (Note, […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 18, 2014

Police and Paramedics in Partnership

Police and paramedics . . . riding together.  The cadence reminded me of Bill Murray’s line from Ghostbusters–” . . . dogs and cats living together . . .“–but we’re not facing a disaster of Biblical proportions.  Rather, it seems to be a smart alliance to conserve resources. As reported in This is Local London, paramedics will […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 17, 2014

Business Crackdown on Immigration Halted . . . For Now

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As reported in the San Francisco Sentinel, the U.S. government will suspend its legal defense of a new rule issued in August to penalize employers who hire illegal immigrants, according to government papers filed late Friday in federal court. Court papers asked the judge to delay the case until March 24 or until a new […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 16, 2014

How a Crisis Becomes a Cauldron

Mid-crisis is probably not the best time to wonder whether your business partner is the best for the job.  I came across a story of two entrepreneurs who were trying to start a music festival in San Antonio, Texas.  Three weeks before the festival (a crazy, heady time in the most ideal of event planning […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 15, 2014

Making It Legal Makes the Grade for Young Entrepreneurs

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Whether Gen X’ers like it or not, Gen Y is nipping at their heels — entrepreneurially, that is. So I’m pleased to announce that Making It Legal made the grade  of 50 Best Blogs for Young Entrepreneurs! At No. 6, we’re in the Top 10!  (Pay no attention to the fact that our Tools and Resources category was mentioned […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 14, 2014

Partnership Q&A: Partner resignations and lease liabilities

Q.: When a partner resigns from an LLC, what can that partner do to remove liability from the lease?  I started an LLC in the state of Arizona with two partners. After a year in business I am choosing to take another path and I am attempting to separate my legal liabilities. We initially signed […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 13, 2014

3 Online Business Mistakes to Avoid

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Despite the popular myth, cyberspace isn’t the Wild West. Know the rules and protect yourself. You have a brilliant idea at 3 a.m on a Saturday. You turn on the computer, access the internet and register your domain name. Over the next 24 hours, you set up a PayPal account, get a template website, slap up […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 12, 2014

Did You Hear the One about the Business Partner . . . ?

After yesterday’s steam pipe explosion in midtown Manhattan (just a few blocks from my office — too close for comfort), I figured a little levity was in order today.  Here’s a joke about father and son-in-law business partners that gave me a chuckle.  Enjoy! 

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