by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 7, 2015

Where to Sue Regarding Online Purchases

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Much as I swore I would not begin Chanukah/Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving (I am blessed with Jewish family and Catholic in-laws, so I get it from all sides), I did. The lure of the catalogs I received in the mail, and avoiding the lines, the stress and the rush, were too great. After sifting through […]

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I used to get so angry when things wouldn’t work out with a client. You know the type: they get themselves into a mess well before they even come to you and then expect you to clean up the mess, set the world aright on its axis, and realign the constellations . . . all […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 5, 2015

Why Business Formation is a Key to Your Success

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I was recently contacted by an entrepreneur (“Marie”) for a “rush job”: She had formed an S-Corporation about a year ago, and now a couple of investors were waiting in the wings to take an equity piece of her company. She needed the deal signed, sealed and delivered within two weeks. Now I won’t say that’s […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 4, 2015

If I Push Too Hard To Get Paid, Will I Lose My Client?

Are you having trouble getting paid? Afraid to push too hard to collect on this debt?  It’s a common scenario for small business owners.  And as I’ve said in my program, “How to Train Your Clients to Pay You,” the only thing worse than having no clients is working like a dog and not getting paid. […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 3, 2015

Partnership Q&A: Using life insurance for buyouts

Q.: Can a partnership use a partner’s family term life insurance policy as a business expense, with the intention of using the policy as a way to buy out the spouse’s interest in the business?   Read on to find out . . . .

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 2, 2015

The Hard Truth about Preventable Data Privacy Breaches

It’s tempting to think that firewalls are the only security protection your computer data needs. But increasingly, data gets into the wrong hands for more prosaic reasons. It’s not the lone hacker, toiling away through lines of code in a basement, or the foreign virus that gets uploaded through an attachment–although vigilance is needed there, […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 1, 2015

Help! My Business Partner Is Driving Me Crazy! Teleseminar

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Are you at odds with your partner because your partnership agreement can’t help you avoid disputes? Are you gung-ho on sales but your partner takes more of a wait-and-see attitude? Do you feel like you’re talking to your business partners until you’re blue in the face but no one seems to understand your position? Well, […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 30, 2015

Is Your Clients’ Privacy Secure?

If you collect customer data, you have to comply with a growing batch of laws addressing privacy and security. What information do you collect from your clients and customers? Full names? Social Security numbers? Driver’s license numbers? Credit card numbers? IP addresses? Birthdays? Congratulations–your business is now subject to the new and growing batch of […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 29, 2015

Celebrity Strategic Alliances

Hot off the press — security company and long-time golf supporter ADT announced yesterday that it was forming a strategic alliance with golf legend Greg Norman, a World Golf Hall of Fame member, and winner of 91 international golf titles.  Through the alliance, Norman will help with promotions and advertising, as well as give public […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 28, 2015

Basic Training: Will Cybersquatting Apply to Twitter Names?

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Courts have already come down hard on people who snap up domain names that belong to well-known corporations, and then try to ransom them back for large sums of money.  Does that apply to Twitter names as well? Q: Does cybersquatting also apply to sites such as twitter.com/trademark and facebook.com/trademark ? A: Not just cyberquatting, […]

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