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Before Listing on Vacation Rental Site, Consult with a Real Estate Lawyer

  November 20, 2017     By HG.org
Placing real estate properties on websites, in listings and in print is often complicated, and the very act could draw in negative publicity. It...
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Airbnb Is Asking for User Verification - Is this a Violation of My Privacy?

  November 20, 2017     By HG.org
The ability to authenticate an account is important for many businesses, and this could involve possible complications when a mass of members...

Unlicensed Construction Contractors in California - Their Hiring, Non-Payment, and Liability Risks

  November 20, 2017     By HG.org
California has a strict law that prohibits using an unlicensed contractor to complete construction work. Property owners face consequences of...

Employee or Independent Contractor?

  November 20, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The Federal District Court for the District of Maryland recently determined in Braxton v. El Dorado Lounge, ELH-15-3661 (Oct. 27, 2017), that...

Construction Delays - Are Damages Available?

  November 17, 2017     By HG.org
Construction contracts usually provide a date, materials used, amount needed to finish the project and similar factors that could affect the...

The Problem with Minors Signing Contracts

  November 16, 2017     By HG.org
A minor is not permitted to enter into a legal contract for any reason, and this causes severe complications for a business owner when the...

Can a Minor Start a Non-Profit Organization Legally?

  November 16, 2017     By HG.org
Minors have taken part in creating businesses, organizations and churches, and starting a non-profit is not much of a reach for someone under...

7 Legal Loopholes that Actually Exist

  November 15, 2017     By Blackford & Flohr, LLC
The law is the law, and there is no getting around that. Right? Well, not technically. In the law, several loopholes exist that really don’t...

Domestic Products Preferred in Contracts with the Federal Government

  November 14, 2017     By HG.org
During certain Presidential Administrations, there are certain preferences in domestic products for contracts awarded to businesses that work...

Medical Marijuana: A Growing Industry

  November 13, 2017     By HG.org
For states where marijuana is legal as a medicinal alternative or the only necessary drug, the industry is growing far past what was estimated...

Modeling Contract Basics

  November 10, 2017     By HG.org
Modeling contracts are what bind an individual person in the modeling industry to a client or company, and this comes with the usual terms and...

Minors Which May Legally Sign a Contract

  November 10, 2017     By HG.org
Minors sign contracts occasionally, but these situations cause severe complications for a business if the employer is not family. However, there...

Sports Contracts: Minor League Versus Foreign League

  November 10, 2017     By HG.org
Minor league sports contracts are for those that love the game but are not paid as much as major league players, and foreign leagues could offer...

Mandatory Arbitration Clause in a Real Estate Agreement - Should I Sign?

  November 8, 2017     By HG.org
When a person is buying commercial or residential real estate, he or she may sign a lot of papers. Often, the person may not know the substance...

Selling or Licensing a Recipe

  November 7, 2017     By HG.org
When attempting to build a company or business through intellectual property, it is important to know if the invention or process should be...

Federal and State Agency Hearing Defense for San Diego Employers

  November 6, 2017     By Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Employers in San Diego and across California face an ever-increasing landscape of employee based claims and litigation. Federal cases with the...

Why Is Texas an Attractive State to Set Up a Business?

  November 3, 2017     By HG.org
The attraction to Texas is often due to the size of the state, the variation of businesses and the possibility of numerous venues. There are...

Small Business Financial Assistance Following Disasters

  November 3, 2017     By HG.org
When a disaster like a hurricane, earthquake, forest fire or tornado strikes, small businesses are often hit hard. They may not have a disaster...

The Attachment of Bank Accounts in Cross-Border Cases According to the European Regulation 655/2014

  November 3, 2017     By Dafni Siopi & Associates
The new European Regulation 655/2014 which establishes a European Account Preservation Order procedure to facilitate cross-border debt recovery...

Ins and Outs of Buy Sell Agreements

  November 2, 2017     By HG.org
Buy-sell agreements establish important rules regarding when co-owners are able to buy each other out, when an owner can sell an interest, when...

Earned Commissions: Getting Paid after Termination

  November 2, 2017     By HG.org
Many employees expect to be paid their final wages on their last day of work or at their regular pay period. However, commission payments are...

Mandatory Arbitration Clause in a Real Estate Agreements - Should You Sign?

  November 2, 2017     By HG.org
When a person is buying commercial or residential real estate, he or she may sign a lot of papers. Often, the person may not know the substance...

Buying or Selling a Business: The Importance of Using a Lawyer and an Accountant

  November 2, 2017     By HG.org
When buying or selling a company, it is important to have experts to back up the owner during these transactions. A lawyer is needed for...

Arbitration of Business Disputes: Ins and Outs

  November 2, 2017     By HG.org
Arbitration is often a better alternative to litigation for those that lack the funding or time necessary for a long drawn out lawsuit. This...

A Letter of Guarantee: An Insight into Egyptian Law

  November 1, 2017     By Youssry Saleh Law Firm
A letter of guarantee is a type of a contract issued by a bank on behalf of a customer who has entered into a contract to purchase goods from a...

Return on Investment Did Not Materialize. Can I Sue?

  By HG.org
When someone has invested in a high-end property such as a luxury hotel, there are many factors to consider before progressing to litigation....

Logging Company Destroyed Land While Exceeding Scope of Contract. Can It Be Prosecuted or Just Sued?

  October 30, 2017     By HG.org
When a person or entity has been wronged, the victim may consider criminal as well as civil remedies. In many cases, there may be criminal...

What Are the Benefits of Franchising a Business?

  October 27, 2017     By HG.org
Purchasing a franchise over launching a new business has many benefits, but there are some drawbacks as well. For the person considering this...

Due Diligence in Italy: What It Is and What It Is About

  October 27, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
The concept of due diligence derives from the Anglo-American experience. It has to be intended as an investigation procedure aimed at...

Company Formation in Armenia: 6 Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes

  October 26, 2017     By Vardanyan & Partners
Company formation in Armenia can seem straightforward but inadequate preparation and poor choices of corporate form, name and local partners can...

How to Protect Business Websites from Liability

  October 25, 2017     By HG.org
Business websites could be the target of a user that has been harmed by the site or through the use while another has hacked or when a glitch...

Expanding into Global E-Commerce: Legal Considerations

  October 25, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The rise of global e-commerce is changing the face of business around the world. The US share of that global e-commerce is steadily dropping,...

Do Family Businesses Need an Operating Agreement?

  October 25, 2017     By HG.org
The need for an operations agreement in business arrangements is crucial to ensure transactions are able to continue even when disagreements and...

Potential Liabilities When Purchasing a Business

  October 24, 2017     By HG.org
Purchasing a business poses several risks to the person buying. There are various liabilities that could affect the new owner based on certain...

How Can I Legally Protect My Business’ Catchphrase?

  October 24, 2017     By HG.org
Protecting the catchphrase of a business is usually handled through a trademark protection that is registered based on the state, national or...

What Types of Environmental Checks Do I Need to Perform when Purchasing a Business?

  October 23, 2017     By HG.org
Purchasing a business takes more than just buying the assets, equity or interest. There are many checks to perform including environmental...

How to Start a Business on Sound and Steady Footing

  October 20, 2017     By HG.org
In order for a business to become successful, it generally must start on sound and steady footing before it has a chance to catch up in the...

What Is Business Succession Planning?

  October 20, 2017     By HG.org
When someone has a company, small business or an organization that accrues revenue, he or she may be able to transfer the ownership of the...

What to Expect from a Commercial Real Estate Loan Sale

  October 20, 2017     By HG.org
Commercial real estate loan sales could be complicated, full of difficulty and problems may be encountered, but there are many of these...

Small Businesses and the Use of the Federal Acquisition Regulation

  October 19, 2017     By HG.org
Small companies are in the same boat as larger corporations when it applies to the Federal Acquisition Regulation System. This process governs...

Songwriters Legal Guide

  October 18, 2017     By Simons Rodkin Solicitors LLP
Introductory Legal Guide for Songwriters.

What Rights Do I Have as a Shareholder Against the Directors and Officers of a Corporation?

  October 18, 2017     By HG.org
Shareholders in a corporation have rights just as any other member of the company does. It is important to understand what rights are afforded,...

Understanding Key Terms in a Commercial Lease

  October 18, 2017     By HG.org
A commercial lease is often used when a business rents a space out to operate its business, whether this is a retail store, restaurant or...

Personal Criminal Liability in Cyprus when Issuing a Cheque on Behalf of the Company

  October 17, 2017     By Soteris Pittas & Co LLC
A bouncing cheque (see Art. 305A Criminal Code - Chapter 154) is an offence of strict liability for its issuer.

Overview of Various Business Structures

  October 17, 2017     By HG.org
The type of business structure chosen may depend on various factors the owner has taken into consideration. Of these elements for the company,...

3D Printing Technology: Impact on Intellectual Property Protection

  October 16, 2017     By Law Office of Vasilios Peros, P.C.
As each decade passes, new technologies are brought to the marketplace and change our way of life. Over the past decade or so, we have seen the...

How Can I Legally Pass My Business to My Heirs?

  October 16, 2017     By HG.org
Passing a business to family members or dependents is possible depending on how it is accomplished. This means there are legal means to ensure...

Uncertainties Associated with Series LLCs

  October 16, 2017     By HG.org
Some states permit businesses to have numerous company organizations built and managed under one entity called a series LLC. This limited...

How to Convert an LLC into a Corporation

  October 16, 2017     By HG.org
When the owner or partners in a limited liability company feel the need to convert the LLC into a corporation, there are various factors that...

Legal Provisions to Consider in Restaurant Leases

  October 13, 2017     By HG.org
When leasing a restaurant or commercial property, it is important to consider what legal provisions may be in place or are required for the...

Problem with Using Fill in the Blank Legal Forms

  October 13, 2017     By HG.org
Legal forms that are only filled with standard clauses and terms are often the least beneficial for anyone seeking specific conditions or that...

Startup Mistakes that Can Tank Your Business

  October 13, 2017     By HG.org
When creating a new business, there are many different mistakes that could be completed before the company doors ever open. In order to avoid...

Romanian Insolvency Law

  October 13, 2017     By Hammond, Minciu and Associates
What do you do when the company with whom you have been trading goes into insolvency. The first reaction is to blame someone.

What Do I Need to Know before Buying an Existing Business?

  October 12, 2017     By HG.org
Buying a company requires various processes before the documentation has been finalized and the ownership papers exchange hands. This means due...

Outsourcing Innovation and Ideas: Legal Considerations for Crowdsourcing and Freelancing

  October 12, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Commerce that involves knowledge is rapidly growing, along with new models for businesses that are emerging as thought leaders in their fields....

Types of Insurance Products that Can Protect Your Business

  October 12, 2017     By HG.org
There are many types of insurance needed to protect the company that has been built, but many individuals are unaware they are even needed. To...

Common Legal Fee Structures for Establishing a Business Entity

  October 12, 2017     By HG.org
When establishing a new business entity, it is important for the owner to understand how the legal fee structures work and why this is important...

Tips for Dealing with Digital Assets

  October 11, 2017     By HG.org
Digital assets are still a relatively new item for many business owners and individuals with monetary and property assets. However, it is...

Resolving Disputes between Business Partners

  By HG.org
When business partners are unable to resolve an argument, a dispute may fester and lead to various complications. This means finding a...

Primer on Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act

  October 10, 2017     By HG.org
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act or PATH was implemented to assist individuals and exempt organizations from Internal Revenue Service...

The Transfer of Technology Contract in the Egyptian Law: The Governing Rules

  October 10, 2017     By Youssry Saleh Law Firm
The Transfer of Technology Contract is one of the contracts which are included in the Egyptian Commercial Law No. 17/1999, due to the new era of...

Enforcement in Italy of Sentences Issued by European Courts

  October 10, 2017     By SMAF & Associati, studio legale
The EC Regulation No. 44/2001 of Dec. 22, 2000 (which substituted Brussel Convention of 27th September 1968) allows the recognition and...

What Does a Commercial Lawyer Do?

  By HG.org
Commercial lawyers are those that deal with commercial and business legal matters. They assist heavily with transactions, documentation and...

California Labor Law: Checklist for Determining an Independent Contractor vs. an Employee

  By HG.org
According to California labor law, the IRS has developed a checklist to distinguish between an independent contractor vs. full time. Understand...

Ride-Sharing App Assigned Me a Passenger with a Fare Exceeding the Cap. Now I Can't Get Paid

  October 6, 2017     By HG.org
Employment and labor laws apply to companies within the United States. This means that every state within the country is required to ensure that...

Adding a Member to Your LLC

  October 6, 2017     By HG.org
When the current owner or co-owners in a limited liability company have considered adding a new person, there are various factors to consider....

Notices to Patients When a Physician Leaves a Group Practice

  October 5, 2017     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
When a physician leaves a group practice, the physician has a duty and a right to notify his or her patients. BUT, the practice has a right to...

Common Legal Mistakes to Avoid in Your Business

  October 5, 2017     By HG.org
When attempting to keep a business on track, it is essential to avoid various legal mistakes that could bring the entire company down. This...

Can HOA Covenants Prohibit Energy–Efficient Improvements Like Solar Panels?

  October 5, 2017     By HG.org
The installation of solar panels on a home is important to reduce energy costs, become part of the green movement and ensure there is always at...

When Making a Movie Is Not Considered an Exercise of Free Speech

  October 5, 2017     By HG.org
Movies are a form of intellectual property because they embody the ideas of someone or a group of persons in video format. However, making...

What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Franchising a Business?

  October 4, 2017     By HG.org
When considering buying or building a business, many individuals may feel the better option is through a franchise. However, while there are...

Former Independent Contractors Breach of Non-Solicitation Clause

  October 4, 2017     By HG.org
When a business owner or manager has independent contractors, he or she often has them sign certain contracts that bind them to terms and...

Thailand Parliament Makes Business More Friendly

  October 4, 2017     By Harvey Law Group
This year Thailand was ranked 46th in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report, which is three spots higher than last year, and is ranked...

Human Resource Areas Strengthened by Having a Commercial Lawyer

  October 4, 2017     By HG.org
Commercial lawyers are needed to assist all manner of business transactions to include human resource issues that arise. With the assistance of...

Utilizing the Federal Acquisition Regulation when Contracting with the Federal Government

  October 3, 2017     By HG.org
Federal government contracts require several provisions with small and larger companies that have an arrangement for business transactions....

Gypsy Brewers: Contract or Alternating Proprietorship?

  October 3, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
It's an exciting time for craft beer in Texas, and the industry is growing like wildfire. One of the benefits of being a brewer in Texas is that...

Issuing Equity to Employees in Exchange for Compensation in a Startup

  October 2, 2017     By HG.org
Equity may be issued to employees as a form of compensation when a startup company is initially opening for business. The shares, stock or...

Key Considerations in International Business Dealings

  October 2, 2017     By HG.org
International business dealings require ore consideration than when only handling matters with one country. This means that the culture, legal...

Does Moderating Your Website Make You Liable for Copyright Infringement?

  September 29, 2017     By Patterson Legal
Online platform providers are increasingly looking for ways to curate user generated content, both to promote good content and filter bad...

Discovery and Document Review in Business Litigation

  September 28, 2017     By Williams Montgomery & John Ltd.
Businesses can find discover requests unsettling. A good business litigation attorney will be able to educate businesses on what information...

Key Components of a Physician’s Non-Compete Agreement

  September 28, 2017     By Larry "Max" Maxwell Law Practice
Also known as a restrictive covenant, a noncompetition clause, or covenant not to compete, a physician non-compete agreement is a clause in the...

How do I get my Business Ready for Sale?

  September 27, 2017     By HG.org
When the owner of a company is ready to sell his or her business, there are certain actions and steps he or she needs to take in preparation....

The Fiscal System in the UAE

  September 27, 2017     By Eptalex
Following the issuance of the UAE VAT law at the end of August 2017, and the simultaneous launch of the UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) website,...

Foreign Investors: How to Incorporate/Register a Limited Company in Bangladesh

  September 27, 2017     By Jural Acuity
Bangladesh is considered a key investment destination due to its geo location, cheap labour and competitive production costs. Incorporating a...

Compensation upon Termination of Agency & Distributorship Agreements in Egypt

  September 27, 2017     By Youssry Saleh Law Firm
Foreigners’ business activities are frequently conducted in Egypt by appointing an intermediate commercial agent or an authorized distributor by...

Definition and Benefits of a Limited Liability Company

  By HG.org
A limited liability company is often what is chosen by those that are just starting out in the business world. However, knowing what these are...

Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) REGISTRATION IN GHANA

  September 26, 2017     By AB LexMall & Associates
For foreigners who seek to trade in Ghana, the law governing foreign trade is the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act, 1994, Act 478.

Why You Need Condominium Association Documents

  September 26, 2017     By HG.org
In order to ensure ownership and management of condominiums are legal, legitimate and valid, association documents are often necessary. Some of...

What Is Power of Attorney? How to Prepare a Power of Attorney in UAE

  September 26, 2017     By HHS Lawyers & Legal Consultants
There can be a lot of use for a Power of Attorney, and it is especially handy when it comes to having someone else do tasks for you when you are...

Who's the Actual "Party" to this Contract?

  September 25, 2017     By NM Law, APC
Legally, the term “party” means an individual or entity that agrees to be bound contractually to one or more other individuals or entities. All...

Is an Anticompetitive Contract Clause an Ancillary Restraint that Will Survive Antitrust Scrutiny?

  September 25, 2017     By Bona Law PC
Setting prices or allocating markets with your competitor is a terrible idea. Doing so is likely to lead to civil litigation and perhaps even...

How Does Business Mediation Work?

  September 25, 2017     By HG.org
When business partners or co-owners are unable to agree upon a decision, it is important to seek a resolution so a deadlock or other problems do...

The Requirements of an HSR Antitrust Filing for a Merger or Acquisition in the United States

  September 25, 2017     By Bona Law PC
In the United States, mergers and acquisitions involving companies of a certain size must be reviewed by one of the competition authorities—the...

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,...

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

  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

  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....


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