Category Archives: Business Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Now Common Business Practice

It seems like every day in the news we hear of a big merger or acquisition. One large company consumes another big company and becomes the big fish in the pond. Recently, Amazon bought Whole Foods, and CVS acquired Aetna. While the larger companies make the headlines, there are several mid-size and smaller companies that

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The Impact of the Gig Economy

A large portion of the U.S. economy relies on independent contractors or freelancers. The reliance on these is growing every day. By 2020, about 43% of the U.S. workforce will include freelancers. So, independent contractors are not going away anytime soon. They play a major role in today’s “gig economy.” The gig economy is a

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Risks in Employee Onboarding

Proper employee onboarding is essential to the success of your business. It helps new employees better understand the mission and culture of your company. A successful employee onboarding experience can boost employee morale, confidence, retention, and productivity, which can improve your bottom line. However, a disorganized and confusing employee onboarding experience can cause legal problems

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Business Entity Names, Domain Names, and Trademarks

New entrepreneurs and business owners are excited about starting their new business ventures, but often become confused by the differences between the domain names, business entity names, and trademarks of their emerging startups. While all three share similarities, there are differences between them. It is important to understand the differences and how they will impact

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Contract-to-Hire Agreements

In today’s ever-changing job market, many companies are starting to embrace contract-to-hire or temporary-to-hire agreements. You can find contact-to-hire workers in many roles such as marketing, sales, public relations, information technology, accounting, and project management. Definition of a Contract-to-Hire Agreement A contract-to-hire agreement is a short-term work relationship that may vary from six months to

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Is Going Public Right for You?

At the beginning of a new year, many companies seek ways to grow their businesses. Some companies may be considering going public in 2018. Going public means a company offers its initial public offering, or IPO, by selling its share of stocks to the public. The shares will be listed on a stock exchange. The

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Companies can Offer and Sell Securities Through Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given companies permission to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding under Title III of the Jobs Act. Companies that want to offer and sell via crowdfunding should speak with a business law attorney who can help them navigate the process. Crowdfunding is a Growing Trend Crowdfunding is a

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Creating a Market Analysis for Your Business Plan

All parts of your business plan are important to your emerging business. One significant part of the plan is understanding your market analysis. Every business needs to be well-versed in their market and realize the potential financial success it can have in that market. Overall, the market analysis should demonstrate your knowledge of the market.

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Legally- Versus Non-Legally-Binding Contracts

With any company, whether a start-up or an established firm, contracts are a major part of the business. A business owner will sign a variety of contracts with a wide variety of entities. A business law attorney can help you draft the appropriate contacts to serve your company and business needs. Legally Binding Contracts A

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Commercial Leasing Agreements

Your business has grown to the point that you need to start looking for office space. Growth is an exciting time for any emerging business because the possibilities can seem limitless. Every small business wants to grow. However, if your startup business needs to relocate from your home garage to a full-fledged office space, you

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