What to Do if Your Employee is Convicted of a Crime

Having an employee who is convicted of a crime affects your business adversely, regardless of the circumstances. If the employee has committed a crime...

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...

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.

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.

Buying a Franchise: How to Legally Protect Yourself

Purchasing a franchise is not only a large investment, but there are also several aspects of running a business that open you up to...

Common Legal Mistakes for Small Businesses

Regardless of the size of your company, the legal aspects of your business are critically important. Unfortunately, many small businesses fail to heed this salient fact, leaving them dangerously vulnerable and subject to serious legal exposure.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Company’s Legal Fees

Whether you just need help drawing up policies to help reduce liability, setting up plans for how to handle any potential litigation, or determining...

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?

Top 3 Legal Mistakes of Beginning Entrepreneurs

You're an entrepreneur about to launch your new idea and form your own company. You've done your homework and you're ready to go into...

Can Your Lawyer Destroy a Good Business Deal?

Over the years in business and as a member of over forty boards, I have received good advice from corporate attorneys and on occasion...

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