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The Four Questions to Ask for a Successful M&A
By Rob Reid | April 05, 2018

Successful M&A happens when buyers and sellers research compatibility in meaningful ways.

Understanding Religion in the Workplace
By Justin O. Walker | March 05, 2018

Learn about the accommodations your business needs to make.

Making Sense of Trademarks: What, When, Why and How
By Andrei Mincov | March 02, 2018

Should you trademark your intellectual property?

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By Clayton Miller | March 02, 2018

Help others stay focused, productive and positive during periods of personal difficulties.

Why Offering Paid Leave Is Good for Your Business
By Adam Uzialko | February 16, 2018

It's more of an investment than a simple expense.

How CEO Scott Fischer Turned Dippin' Dots Fortune Around
By Chad Brooks | January 31, 2018

It's no simple thing to turn around a company facing financial ruin.

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Workers' Comp Insurance: How Much Do You Need?
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 29, 2018

Here are five factors in figuring out how much workers' comp insurance you need.

Age Discrimination in the Workplace: What Your Business Needs to Know
By Justin O. Walker | December 28, 2017

Learn about ageism and the steps your business can take to prevent it.

A Guide to Foreign Business Entities and Their U.S. Tax Classification
By Joshua Ashman Ephraim Moss | December 12, 2017

Learn more about the U.S tax classification of foreign business entities.

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Workplace Bullying: What It Looks Like and How to Stop It
By Justin O. Walker | November 29, 2017

Learn what workplace bullying is and how you can create frameworks to prevent it.

Should Your Business Use Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts?
By Justin O. Walker | October 31, 2017

Let's explore the pros and cons of arbitration clauses for your business.

3 Marks of a Bad Legal Blog Post – and 8 Marks of a Good One
By Qamar Zaman | October 09, 2017

It's better for a law firm not to blog at all than to have a bad blog. Here are some tips.

Corporate Wellness Programs: Health Benefits With Some Legal Risks
By Justin O. Walker | October 02, 2017

Learn the risks associated with creating a corporate wellness program at your business.

Are trademarks worth the time and money?
By Barbara Ciosek | 14 Answers | Last Activity on September 23, 2017

I know they are not too expensive, but is getting an official Trademark really worth it or do you have sufficient rights by simply using a name or mark?

I'm looking to partner with an app development company to create a prototype. How should I protect myself?
By Andre Tehrani | 19 Answers | Last Activity on May 20, 2017
Do I owe money if I leave my start up? I own 20% of the company but only contributed 5% of capital.
By Priam Stratos | 6 Answers | Last Activity on November 17, 2016

My partners and I started a company earlier this year, there are a total of 4 equity partners. We're all Canadians and the company is based in Ontario, Canada if that affects anything. The company...

Do I need to buy out my partner upon dissolution of a LLC?
By Michael Muller | 13 Answers | Last Activity on September 30, 2016

I started an LLC 5 years ago in Pennsylvania. I brought a partner on board and his share is 49%. We never had a formal Partnership agreement. He never took a salary and just paid expenses. We never...

International Business Law 101: 5 International Business and Trade Law “Gotchas”
By John Morabito | September 23, 2016

Doing business internationally? Here are five things international business lawyers want you to know before doing business abroad.

Covering Your Bases: Key Legal Considerations for Startups
By Fred Cohen | September 20, 2016

Launching a new business can be both fun and exciting, but be sure to consider these legal issues that are often overlooked.

Do I need to have a DBA and can I register it in two states?
By Pamela Lozoff | 6 Answers | Last Activity on August 18, 2016

I have a small yoga business offering workshops, trainings, and 1-on-1/small group sessions. I'm getting ready to move from California to Michigan and have not yet registered the D.B.A to be a sole...

Keeping People Upright: Protecting Your Business from Premises Liability Lawsuits
By Fred Cohen | July 28, 2016

Neglecting upkeep on your premises can be a major risk to your company's bottom line.

I have been offered profit share in a business in exchange for my expertise ? How much should I ask for?
By Paul Maplesden | 7 Answers | Last Activity on May 26, 2016

Hi there, I?m in need of some advice as I?ve been offered a profit share in a business and don?t know where to start when it comes to negotiating rates and what would be considered fair. Here is...

Top 5 Web Development Nightmares: How to Avoid Calling a Lawyer
By Daliah Saper | May 23, 2016

Here is a list of some of the problems that can arise when outsourcing your web development and how you can avoid them.

Divorce Is a Business Threat: Protecting Your Company With a Prenup
By Erik Episcopo | April 01, 2016

Discussing whether your business should be separate or marital property with your partner may not be romantic, but is absolutely necessary.

Fake E-Book Reviews: A Legal Guide to Understanding & Navigating
By Dan Warner | February 08, 2016

We review the legality of fake Amazon e-book reviews and ancillary practices. How to spot one and what not to do.

I am considering becoming an S corp, but not sure the benefits vs currently being an LLC?
By Daniel Mitchell | 14 Answers | Last Activity on January 14, 2016

I am considering switching from an LLC to an S corp before years end. I have spoken to my tax guy, he thinks its feasible, but still have some hesitation on the idea.

Protecting Your Baby: 10 Reasons to Hire An Attorney for Your Business
By Larry Alton | January 12, 2016

Having a good attorney can provide incredible value to your business, namely in helping to protect you from legal implications.

Who, What, "Wear": Breaking Down the Basics of Trade Dress
By Daliah Saper | January 05, 2016

Learn the consequences of copying trade dress, and how to avoid the situation as a business with product design.

Do I need a lawyer to incorporate?
By Bryan C. | 40 Answers | Last Activity on December 13, 2015

We are in the early development stage still for our mobile app. I've hired a lawyer to draw up contracts, mainly for taxes purposes, but I'm wondering now if this is something I could do myself OR if...

All The Rage: Is Your Business Going to Be In Trouble With the EEOC?
By Brett McIntyre | December 01, 2015

The Top 5 Litigation Trends For The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission