by on May 5, 2019

Get the Lowdown on Insurance

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6 smart ways to ensure your peace of mind and your company’s protection against loss. Few things in business–or in life–provide you with an ironclad guarantee. There’s no assurance of 100 percent success or 100 percent protection. That’s something to consider when it comes to the potential for lawsuits. There’s no way to absolutely, positively […]

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Q: For how long are employee non-compete agreements normally valid?  If a person signs such an agreement, leaves the company for a period of time and then comes back to the company, is he/she still bound by such an agreement even if he did not sign it again?  Is such an agreement valid for customers […]

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From Scotland, a cautionary story that is relevant to millions of business partnerships over here:  What happens when a key person in your business, such as your business partner, becomes seriously ill, disabled, or dies?  Do you have a Plan B?  A contingency plan to ensure that your company can continuing functioning? In this reported case, […]

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Workshak’s post on limited liability partnerships (which pulls from Taxgirl’s post on ProBlogger) is right about one thing:  that limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are pass-through entities. What the post doesn’t address is that the LLP statutes in many states make the form less-than-ideal for many multiple-owner businesses.  For example, in some states, LLPs can be […]

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Last week, BusinessWeek.com announced that it entered into key partnerships with LinkedIn in order to expand services to business professionals.   Under the partnership, LinkedIn’s Company Profile feature will contain information about that company, supplied by BusinessWeek.com and Capital IQ.  In turn, through BusinessWeek.com’s Company Insider feature, users can view their professional contacts on LinkedIn at companies featured in […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on April 14, 2019

Some industry greats talk about pushing through breakdowns…

Tell us your story Breakthrough story at: https://www.facebook.com/AskTheBusinessLawyer    

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Q.:  I’ve invested money into our business and I feel like my partner is trying to cheat me out of my money. I have not said anything because I do not have proof. So I need help to figure out what I can do to guard my back. Our paper work is on the way, […]

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From the Department of Nightmares comes this story of a David-and Goliath lawsuit. Apparently, online perfume retailer Perfume Bay has been embroiled in litigation with online auction site eBay (also spelled ebaY in its logo) for about the past three years. According to the Orange County Register, which profiled the case last month, Perfume Bay […]

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There’s nothing like an editorial calendar to get you to focus on writing. Beginning in the next few weeks, I’ll be reading and commenting on the book Buy-Sell Agreements: Ticking Time Bombs or Reasonable Resolutions?by Z. Christopher Mercer.  Chris approaches the subject from a valuation point of view (no surprise, as you’ll learn he’s the […]

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Lest my previous post be construed as just a plug to pay lawyer fees for no reason, here’s the primary reason that kind of corporate housekeeping is so important: You risk exposing your personal assets to creditors if you don’t do them. What? Wasn’t protecting your personal assets the whole point of forming an LLC […]

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