The GDPR, Small Business, and a New International Paradigm

It’s not a coincidence—all those emails about changes in terms of service (ToS) agreements that you got in May were sent out because of...

7 Legal Issues Your Small Business Should Have Covered

No small business owner likes thinking about their legal needs. But like it or not, the law can have a major impact on your small business. From protecting your creations against copycats to negotiating the best deals with vendors, getting the legal side right is crucial for your business's success.

How to Successfully Hire the Right Attorney for Your Small Biz

Previously, I've written about how professional advisors are an ace in the hole for small businesses. Many of you have responded by inquiring how to choose and work with the right attorney for your small business.
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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:

Why Your Company Needs a Buy-Sell Agreement

Think about a buy-sell agreement as what you need in the event you want to buy out a partner or co-owner. Also, what will happen if a person who is part of the business heads off to what they think are greener pastures?

When Does Your Startup Need a Legal Department?

After years of working with different law firms on a variety of business matters, it was time to stop and ask myself: Just how...

How to Avoid a Weak Brand in a Post-Patent World

Patents. They're great things aren't they? Have you given any thought to the day when that patent runs out? Maybe it seems so far away, that it simply isn't on the radar.

7 Tips for Handling Your First Lawsuit

It was January 26, 2012 and I was having a great morning—until I was abruptly confronted by a joint lawsuit filed by Facebook and the Washington Attorney General for several serious claims against our company.

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)...

5 Startup Legal Shortcuts That Can Be Expensive

Although every startup is unique, there are certain common avoidable mistakes that can lead to legal complications that jeopardize the long-term success of the business. I'm not suggesting that every startup needs a lawyer, but you should definitely pay attention, and not be afraid to consult legal counsel if any of these raise qualms for you.

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