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Action Items for the Estate When a Solo Physician or Dentist Dies

  September 22, 2017     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
When a solo physician or dentist dies, the doctor’s estate must figure out what to do with the practice. Because the doctor practiced solo,...
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Licensing and Fees Guidelines for New Mobile Operator in Bangladesh

  September 22, 2017     By Jural Acuity
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is in the process of issuing 4G Licenses to existing Mobile Operators. BTRC is also...

Important Things to Know when Serving on a Board of Directors

  September 22, 2017     By HG.org
Serving on the board of directors for a company is usually filled with responsibility, tasks and decisions to make with the other board members....

Understanding the Purchase and Sale Agreement in Australia

  September 21, 2017     By Carter Capner Law
Purchase and sale agreement bids a buyer purchase and a seller to sell services or products. Companies use the legal document to finalize the...

Legal Considerations when Purchasing a Franchise

  September 21, 2017     By HG.org
When considering launching a business project, someone may decide to purchase a franchise. However, it is important to understand the legal...

Hacking and Duping: Legal Risks in Do-It-Yourself Crafting and Alterations

  September 20, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Someone recently asked about the legal implications of altering something yourself, such as piece of furniture, of selling the altered furniture...

Pre-pack Bankruptcy: The Transition of an Enterprise in Terms of Employment Law in the EU

  September 20, 2017     By AMS Advocaten
The 22 June 2017 verdict by the European Court of Justice qualifies a pre-pack as the transition of an enterprise in terms of employment law....

The Process of Internationalization: How, Where and Why – UK

  September 20, 2017     By Babino, Falcone & Falcone
The lawyer’s advice is significant to develop management strategies, draw up suitable contracts, accomplish incisive participations, and adopt...

Electronic Discovery in Civil Law: Considerations for Business Owners

  September 20, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Texas enacted electronic discovery laws in 1999, and these laws allowed discovery in civil suits to include information stored electronically,...

Most Common Ways of Piercing Corporate Veil and Impose Personal Liability

  September 20, 2017     By HG.org
Piercing the corporate veil is important when certain issues arise where the individual has been harmed by the owner or manager of a company....

Guide to Purchasing an Existing Business

  September 20, 2017     By HG.org
When someone has considered buying an already established business, there are various factors that must be researched, understood and put into...

Equifax, Should I Sign Their Waiver?

  September 20, 2017     By HG.org
The need for consumers to sign a waiver before providing information and monitoring services may be legal, but this could prevent someone from...

Critical Provisions All Business Owners Should Clearly Understand

  September 19, 2017     By HG.org
There are many stipulations, conditions and provisions necessary to run a successful business. Of these, it is important to understand how they...

Debt Collection for a Foreign Company which Works with Italian and Foreign Companies in Italy

  September 18, 2017     By Studio Legale Marzorati
A foreign company, which imports products from Italy (import) as well as the foreign company, which works bringing products in Italy (export) or...

Foreign LLCs Doing Business in California

  September 18, 2017     By Fassonaki Law Firm, LLP
Foreign LLCs should qualify and register with the California Secretary of State before conducting business in California. Failure to do so may...

Avoiding Unwanted Liabilities when Purchasing a Business

  September 18, 2017     By HG.org
It is possible to prevent the acquisition of liabilities when buying a business from someone else, but this may only be possible through certain...

Alternative Dispute Resolution Options for Business Disputes

  September 15, 2017     By HG.org
Resolving disputes for arguments in business is both important and may keep the company from being split apart or sold. This means that the...

OSHA Rolls Back Safety Rule Relating to Beryllium

  September 15, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The safety rollback will create more exposure to beryllium to industrial workers and may lead to more beryllium lawsuits.

Can You Terminate a Contract for Breach of Contract in English Law?

  September 14, 2017     By Summerfield Browne Solicitors
Are you aware that in English Law you can in certain circumstances terminate a contract for breach where there is no express clause in the...

Two Days after Buying a Used Car, the Transmission Failed. Can I Return It and Get My Money Back?

  September 14, 2017     By HG.org
When purchasing a car, the stipulations that provide for returning it are very specific in most contracts. If the individual obtained the...

China's SAIC Issues Second Draft of Proposed Amendments to its Law Against Unfair Competition

  September 13, 2017     By MMLC Group
On 5 September 2017, the National People’s Congress (NPC) issued a Second Draft for Review of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (Second Draft for...

Newest Technological Sensation: Drones and Their Regulation in the EU

  September 13, 2017     By Serap Zuvin Law Offices
In the last decade, the world has experienced new highs in technological developments. Fast growing technology throwing new devices into...

Overview of Business Development Company (BDC) Investments

  September 13, 2017     By The White Law Group, LLC
A Business Development Company (“BDC”) is a form of investment company that invests in small and mid-sized businesses. Investors can buy shares...

Understanding a Personal Guarantee in a Commercial Lease

  September 13, 2017     By HG.org
When buying or leasing property, there are several conditions that must be met to include finances in order to pay the monthly amounts. When the...

Three Deal-Breakers in Franchise Agreements

  September 12, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
A franchise may be the perfect way for budding entrepreneurs with little capital and/or little experience in operating a business to get started...

Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Defense in Real Estate Contracts

  September 12, 2017     By HG.org
For a bona fide prospective purchaser to be in compliance, he or she must have satisfied obligations with land restrictions for use and not...

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know about California Commercial Law

  September 11, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
For the new California entrepreneur, one consistent piece of advice you are likely to hear is to retain the services of an experienced...

Legal Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions

  September 11, 2017     By HG.org
There are various legal considerations when deciding to merge a company or when an acquisition is possible for buying out another business....

Commercial Agency Law of Egypt

  September 11, 2017     By Youssry Saleh Law Firm
Foreign companies or establishments may not establish scientific, technical, consulting or other services unless they have a commercial agent in...

Guidelines for Protecting Proprietary Information

  September 8, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Proprietary information is business information that has independent economic value from not being disclosed to competitive businesses or the...

When a Limited Liability Corporation Does Not Limit Liability

  September 8, 2017     By HG.org
While the primary goal for some in creating a Limited Liability Company is keeping personal liability for assets and property away from...

How Businesses Must Properly Label Food Items

  September 6, 2017     By HG.org
Businesses are accountable for how products are processed, canned, bottled, distributed and labeled. This means that each step in these...

Differences in Asset Sales or Equity Sales when Selling a Business

  September 5, 2017     By HG.org
Selling a business is complicated, and determining which type of sales to consider may increase the difficulty on the owner. There are documents...

Conditions and Covenants to Include in a Business Acquisition Agreement

  September 4, 2017     By HG.org
There are certain conditions that should be included when acquiring a new business. These agreements often necessitate covenants or promises...

Personal Liability for LLC Owners

  September 4, 2017     By Fassonaki Law Firm, LLP
Limited liability companies (or LLCs) offer protections against personal liability, similar to corporations, and provide advantageous...

Do LLCs Have to Follow Certain Corporate Formalities

  September 1, 2017     By HG.org
Even though a Limited Liability Company is not necessarily a corporation, it may be executed and run like one. This would mean that operating...

Are You Ready to Exit Your Business? But Is Your Business Ready?

  September 1, 2017     By NM Law, APC
Let’s say that a buyer came to you and offered you plenty of cash for your business that would give you total financial security…would you sell?

Planning for Technological Disruption in Small Business

  August 31, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Technological disruptions are already changing the face of American business. We can assume that things are going to become more chaotic, rather...

Using the Federal Acquisition Regulation when Contracting with the United States Government

  August 30, 2017     By HG.org
When a company has been contracted to the United States Government, there are often various regulatory hurdles to jump through by the owners or...

Privacy and the GDPR in Your Company in Belgium - It Is Time to Take Action

  August 30, 2017     By Peeters Advocaten-Avocats
In less than a year before the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is time to take action.

Can Victims of Infringements of Competition Law Take Action for Damages in Belgium and the EU?

  August 29, 2017     By Peeters Advocaten-Avocats
The law of 6 June 2017 facilitates the action for damages for victims of infringements of competition law.

Corporations in Costa Rica: Get to Know the Percentages for the Payment of Taxes Defined by Law

  August 29, 2017     By ERP Lawyers & Associates
The new law 9428 that establishes the new taxes on corporations is already into force. This law defines the tax amounts that the corporations...

Crowdfunding in Belgium - Update

  August 29, 2017     By Peeters Advocaten-Avocats
Since 1 February 2017 Crowdfunding finally has a legal framework, so, from now on, crowdfunding platforms must obtain permission from the...

The Testamentary Trust in Costa Rica

  August 29, 2017     By ERP Lawyers & Associates
The Costa Rican Commerce Code is one of the most evolved regulations in our Civil Law. For this reason, trade in Costa Rica has received a large...

When Can I Legally Have My Children Work in the Family Business?

  August 29, 2017     By HG.org
It is important to know when children are legally able to join and work in a family business. This is often determined by age, the amount of...

Saving Private Practice: Preserving Income after Departure

  August 28, 2017     By NM Law, APC
A professional practice (dental, medical, legal, etc.) is unlike any other type of business in that it is not freely transferable and it cannot...

New Credit Card Law Pits Texas against Merchants and Financial Companies

  August 28, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
During the regular session, the Texas Legislature passed a law allowing merchants to ask to see a photo ID when processing a credit card or...

Retirement Planning and Exit Strategies for the Sole Proprietor

  August 28, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Opportunities continue to grow for creative and hard working Americans to succeed with freelance and small business opportunities. As the...

Importance of Maintaining a Business’ LLC or Corporate Status

  August 28, 2017     By HG.org
The status of a company is often one of the most important business-related items for the owner or upper echelon. This means that registration...

Developing an Export Control Plan

  August 25, 2017     By HG.org
When businesses have products that need to be exported to other countries, it is imperative that a proper control plan is developed for exports.

When Your California LLC Ceases to Exist

  August 24, 2017     By Fassonaki Law Firm, LLP
There are many legal ramifications that stem from a non- active California LLC. It is important to understand what the different status types of...

Challenges to Effective Business Succession Planning

  August 24, 2017     By NM Law, APC
A business exit strategy, or a succession plan, requires a strong organized plan for the unexpected. That includes preparing for contingencies...

The Constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - Reinforced by Historical Precedent

  August 24, 2017     By Fassonaki Law Firm, LLP
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act [12 U.S.C. §...

Common Myths Business Owners Have about Copyrighted Material

  August 23, 2017     By HG.org
Many persons that use and reproduce copyright material believe that there are several instances where it is fine to include the exact...

How to Protect Your Romanian Company against Managerial Abuse

  August 23, 2017     By Brisc Legal
While management errors and abuse are one of the main causes of insolvency, company owners have limited means to mitigate such risks as long as...

New Management and Overtime Rules Released by the Department of Labor

  By HG.org
Rules and regulations regarding workers’ time, overtime and benefits change often and may vary based on the state the employee works in, even if...

Know Important Specifics When Seeking General Legal Services in Texas

  August 21, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
From corporate formation and organizational structure for start-ups through growth stages, including periods of significant hiring (and...

Risks in Boards of Directors’ Work in Israel

  August 21, 2017     By Barnea & Co. Law Offices
“How did the board approve this?” Headlines like this pop up each time it is announced the Israel Securities Authority is investigating a public...

Special Economic Zone- Open Doors for Foreign Investors

  August 18, 2017     By Jural Acuity
Special Economic Zones will provide secured & financially viable environment for Foreign Investors.

New OSHA Rules Regarding Anti-Retaliation Measures

  By HG.org
Retaliation in the workplace is not uncommon. When someone has contacted a supervisor or management of something that needs to be corrected, and...

Legal Checkups Every Business Needs

  August 18, 2017     By HG.org
When businesses are progressing forward from the beginning, it is important to ensure legal matters are set correctly and up to date. This means...

Guide for Employers on Drafting and Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements

  August 18, 2017     By HG.org
Non-compete agreements are becoming increasingly common in today’s competitive marketplace. These agreements provide greater protections for...

Options for LLCs to Break a Deadlock

  August 18, 2017     By HG.org
When a limited liability company partners or co-owners are unable to decide on a court of action, a deadlock occurs. There are procedures in the...

Why the UN's Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) Matters in Mexico

  August 17, 2017     By Osuna Gonzalez
It has been over twenty-five years since the United Nation’s Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG” or...

Can My Employee Say That?

  August 17, 2017     By Fassonaki Law Firm, LLP
With the recent “Google memo” fiasco in the news, many employers are questioning whether Google was permitted to fire one of its engineers over...

Dangers of Having an Independent Contractor Sign a Non-Compete Agreement

  August 17, 2017     By HG.org
Having an independent contractor sign a non-compete agreement is an option that some businesses consider because they want to protect their...

Former Supplier Kept a Wire Transfer, How do We Get the Money Back?

  By HG.org
Payments to suppliers, contractors and vendors are usually accomplished periodically when items or services have been supplied to the business....

Can Closely Held Businesses Have an Advisory Board?

  By HG.org
Closely held companies are often kept to a higher standard than many other businesses to produce more and accrue greater amounts of revenue....

How Self-Driving Cars Might Affect Business Laws

  By HG.org
With the increase in the need for safety on the roads for the various different incidents and accidents, the self-driving cars may be the answer...

The "Detailed Description" of an Invention

  August 16, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
As a basic requirement, the Detailed Description provides an enabling disclosure of the invention sufficiently adequate for an ordinary person...

Getting an Injunction against a Competitor

  August 16, 2017     By HG.org
When a company has been involved in certain types of conduct, it may be possible to seek legal action against it. However, there are specific...

Conflict of Interest Issues Involved in Business

  August 15, 2017     By HG.org
In the scope of business dealings, there may be any number of conflict of interests that arise. Some of these interests may have the potential...

Dangers of Offering Stock in Your Business to Friends and Family

  By HG.org
When someone who owns a business wants to get his or her family and friends involved, this should usually not include stock, interest or shares...

Contract with a Funeral Home went Against My Wishes, Employer gave Decision, I Don’t Understand Why

  August 15, 2017     By HG.org
When someone dies, it is important to understand what wishes must be adhered to, and who is responsible for final rights and preparations. This...

Confronting the Future of Your Family Business

  By HG.org
Thinking about succession planning for any business can be difficult for any business owner. However, the topic can be particularly difficult...

What California Real Estate Investors Should Know about Commercial Leases

  August 14, 2017     By Bona Law PC
Real estate investment can take many forms and offers many ways to obtain a return on one’s investment.

The JOBS Act and What it Means for Your Startup

  August 14, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
The Securities and Exchange Commission has been issuing new regulations to define the details of what the JOBS Act really means. Some new rules...

4 Crowdfunding Models Your Startup Can Use to Raise Capital

  August 11, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Have you been thinking about using a crowdfunding model to launch your startup? Then you may want to understand the 4 basic types of...

LGBTQ Protections in the Workplace

  By HG.org
Protection at work for gay, lesbian and other persons with similar lives is not always available. This is highly dependent on state legislation,...

Equity Crowdfunding for Startps

  August 11, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Equity crowdfunding has only recently become available to startups in the United States.

Finding an Honest Attorney for Startups

  August 10, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Finding an experienced, honest start-up attorney really shouldn’t be so difficult. If you know the right places to look and the questions to ask...

Cyprus as a Jurisdiction for Holding Assets and Investments

  August 10, 2017     By Antoniou McCollum & Co.
Cyprus provides an established, stable and solid legislative framework under which Cyprus companies can be formed for intermediary or ultimate...

U.S. Tax Court Monumental Ruling Will Impact Foreigners with U.S. Businesses or Investments

  August 10, 2017     By Silver & Co., U.S. Tax Attorneys
A precedent-setting ruling recently issued by the U.S. Tax Court changes the way foreigners are taxed in the United States. The ruling states...

What Does a Commercial Lawyer Do?

  August 10, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
New entrepreneurs and small business owners may view commercial lawyers with some amount of suspicion and may hesitate to employ the services of...

A Ransomware Infection Risks Business Health

  August 10, 2017     By Alice M. Porch, P.A.
Ransomware is a menacing cyber threat because it exposes a business to cyber extortion. A ransomware infection can harm a business by opening up...

Keeping Digital Data Safe

  By HG.org
Keeping digital data protected and safe from others is not always easy or possible. However, there are various methods that are employed by...

Questions to Pose for Your LLC Agreement

  August 9, 2017     By HG.org
When creating a Limited Liability Company, there are many questions that need to be answered before progressing too far into the contracts,...

Ins and Outs of the Defend Trade Secrets Acts

  August 9, 2017     By HG.org
The Defend Trade Secrets Act was initially implemented as law in 2016. It provides for a federal, private, civil cause of action for any...

Patent Attorneys Protect Your Company’s Investments

  August 9, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
When you acquire a new headquarters for your business or a valuable, tangible asset to help your company grow, you naturally (and wisely) take...

Get Financing but Don’t Lose Control of Your Company

  August 9, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
How you choose to finance your new business venture can have a dramatic impact on the type of entity you use for the venture, the structure of...

Get Financing but Don’t Lose Control of Your Company

  August 8, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
How you choose to finance your new business venture can have a dramatic impact on the type of entity you use for the venture, the structure of...

Situations that Require a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

  By HG.org
Nondisclosure agreements are crucial in keeping business secrets from others, competitors and the public. When there are practices, processes,...

France Investors’ Program: The New Competitive Stream Among EU States

  August 3, 2017     By Harvey Law Group
France is becoming more competitive both immigration and business wise. On November 15th, 2016, we announced you that the French Investor...

Do You Need to Register Your Business Name?

  By HG.org
When starting a business, the name is often one of the most important aspects to consider. This could become the brand of the company, and it is...

The Detailed Description of an Invention for a Patent Application

  August 2, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
As a basic requirement, the Detailed Description provides an enabling disclosure of the invention sufficiently adequate for an ordinary person...

Reasons why You May Prefer an LLC over a Sole Proprietorship

  August 2, 2017     By HG.org
There are a variety of choices when building or creating a new business. When the individual has researched the topic extensively, he or she may...

Business Sale: Anti-Assignment and Change of Control Contract Provisions

  August 1, 2017     By HG.org
When buying and selling a business, there are many provisions, conditions or covenants added to the contracts between the buyer and seller. Some...

Effect of Equitable Price Adjustments in International Contracts

  August 1, 2017     By HG.org
International contracts may be full of various stipulations based on the countries included in the arrangements. This means that those involved...

Legally Splitting up Business Owners

  By HG.org
Splitting up a business when there are multiple owners is often both difficult and complicated for each individual as well as collectively. This...

3 Reasons to Write a Demand Letter with Your Attorney

  August 1, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
There is a great spirit of commerce in which companies and individuals trade goods and services for money and everyone gets what they want from...


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