Why People Don’t Seek Legal Counsel

Many people who are in a situation where they could really use legal counsel choose not to get it. There are a number of reasons for this, including personality, intimidation, and cost concerns. Managing these issues will help you determine whether you need to seek outside help.

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5 Year Anniversary of Healthcare Reform: 5 Things You Should Know About the ACA

It has been five years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the ACA) was signed into law. Here are 5 things you should know about some of the key ACA requirements for businesses in 2015:

After LLC Formation, What’s the Next Step?

After you form a limited liability company, the first thing you should do is draft an operating agreement. And if you've already formed a limited liability company or you've already formed any kind of entity, you want to draft the equivalent of an operating agreement, as an internal document among co-owners.

5 Ways to Keep Your Business Trade Secrets from the Competition

A trade secret is information that is valuable and unique to a business, and it is not accessible to people outside of the business. Federal and state law protects trade secrets, but business owners must follow a few rules to legally protect their documents.

Patent Litigation Can Kill the Small Guy

When you think of patents, you think of added value to the corporation in the form of protection of its intellectual property. In fact,...

Getting the Right Legal Service

Like doctors, lawyers are specialists. The key to getting great legal service is finding the right lawyer from the beginning. The attorney you know who specializes in criminal defense might not be the best option for business agreements and contracts.

Using an Attorney in Negotiations

Negotiations are an area where small businesses often call for help from an attorney, but the decision to let an attorney handle negotiations can be tricky. So how do you know whether to let your attorney negotiate on your behalf or just be a sounding board to provide you with guidance?

Business Formation: A Crucial Component for Entrepreneurs

We’ve all seen advice from the Internet that looks far from credible. There are the questionable websites promising countless get rich quick schemes. Weight...

The 6 Worst Legal Mistakes Businesses Can Make

Being a business owner requires making many important decisions. Making the wrong choice in certain cases could land your company in legal hot water. Below are six of the worst legal mistakes any business can make.

Product Liability Law in Additive Manufacturing: 4 Tips to Make Sure You’re Covered

Additive manufacturing, a.k.a. 3D printing, is one of the most important advances in manufacturing, period. And with 3D printers becoming more available (and affordable)...

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