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British Investment Still Growing in Spain Despite Brexit Fears and Political Tensions

  February 19, 2018     By Del Canto Chambers
Spain is the most attractive European country for British investment according to the III Barometer on Climate and Outlook for British...
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Responsibility for Defects and/or Variations in Construction Works in Italy

  February 19, 2018     By SMAF & Associati, Studio Legale
Under Italian law, if there are visible defects, the client should not accept the works otherwise he will lose the right to his guarantee. In...

Basic Guide to Real Estate Investment in Italy

  February 19, 2018     By SMAF & Associati, Studio Legale
A basic guidance to Italian legal system of real estate law. In any case, it is advisable to not sign any purchase contract before having the...

In the Wake of Harvey Federal Money to Pay for Water Projects in Texas

  February 16, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The National Hurricane Center has concluded that Hurricane Harvey, which flooded the Texas Gulf Coast last August, was the worst rain storm ever...

SpaceX Wants $5 Million More for the Boca Chica Spaceport in Texas

  February 16, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
SpaceX, which has been building a spaceport at Boca Chica near Brownsville, is asking the state of Texas for $5 million more to help pay for...

5+5 Things Affecting How Much You Pay for an EU GDPR Breach

  February 16, 2018     By SMARTLEGAL Schmidt & Partners
Data protection authorities can impose administrative fines up to 20 Million Euro based on the EU GDPR. But what affects the actual amount that...

Proposed Geo-Blocking Regulation by European Parliament Faces Backlash

  February 13, 2018     By GVZH Advocates
Following a proposal which was put forward by the Commission in May 2016, on the 6th February, 2018, the European Parliament voted in favour of...

Gross Negligence in Real Estate Property Contracts

  February 13, 2018     By HG.org
When a lawyer’s hire is necessary for real estate property contracts, the issues with gross negligence may arise where there is an issue with...

Small Businesses and Disposal of Hazardous Waste

  February 13, 2018     By HG.org
While working under the United States Environmental Protection Agency and ensuring that all guidelines are in adherence, the small business...

How to Manage Business Succession - Passing the Torch

  February 13, 2018     By Giambrone Law
Succession is a tricky area for most businesses, especially so for family businesses and for businesses where the founder has a close...

The Basics of Franchise Tax Board Penalties

  February 13, 2018     By HG.org
Tax returns with a franchise could lead to severe consequences when the paperwork contains errors or falsifications for yearly income and other...

At What Point Does an Email Become a Binding Contract?

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
Massachusetts, as well as other jurisdictions, have allowed emails to form the basis of a binding contract.

Indiana Hotel Charges a Customer for Posting a Negative Online Review

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
In March of 2016, Katrina Arthur and her husband were guests at the Abbey Inn in Nashville, Indiana. In statements made to the press and to the...

Substantial Misstatements and Franchise Tax Board Penalties

  February 12, 2018     By HG.org
The penalties for mistakes and misstatements in tax documents are costly and may lead to severe consequences for those involved. However, when...

How to Draft a Consumer Protection Demand Letter under Massachusetts G.L.C.93A, Sec. 9

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
Litigation involving claims of unfair or deceptive business practices under Chapter 93A is, to say the least, a frequent occurrence in...

Impact of Non-Conforming Use on Commercial Real Estate Contract

  February 9, 2018     By HG.org
When an owner of land or property has made changes or improvements to the land before current zoning laws are in effect, he or she has taken...

Texas Governor Proposes New Property Tax Reform Measure

  February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
One of the vexing problems that the Texas Legislature has failed to address is the tendency of property taxes to increase every year, often...

Policies Governing Employees' Use of Computer Equipment

  February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Have you ever walked up on an employee using Facebook on the clock or standing at the copier with a stack of personal documents?

Employment Agreements Such as Severance, Non-Compete, etc.

  February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
There are a variety of agreements that should be considered for your company's employment documents, depending on the complexity and nature of...

Small Business' Need for Defending Size Protests

  February 9, 2018     By HG.org
Small businesses need to defend and appeal protests against the size of the company when acquiring certain government and other agency...

Disaster Losses and Gains for Businesses

  February 9, 2018     By HG.org
Disaster losses occur with frequency when a natural disaster occurs in the area which affects the possible gains in profits and revenue. The...

Legal Developments and Recent Trends for the New Cayman LLC

  February 9, 2018     By Loeb Smith Attorneys
What impact has the introduction of the new Cayman LLC had since it was introduced in 2016?

Top Ten Risks for the Crypto-Currency Investor: A View from the Cayman Islands

  February 8, 2018     By Loeb Smith Attorneys
The rise of the financial technology businesses in recent years brings new legal issues, requiring entrepreneurs, investors and professional...

Special Legal Rights Enjoyed by Teachers

  February 8, 2018     By HG.org
Teachers are provided special legal rights through employment contracts, prohibition of instances of discrimination, protections from dismissal...

Ground Leases to Retain Family Ownership Interests

  February 7, 2018     By HG.org
Leases are necessary to ensure that a person owns a parcel of land for the period of the lease agreement which is a legal binding contract. In...

Pitfalls Related to Renewing a Lease

  February 7, 2018     By HG.org
Renewing a lease is complicated when the tenant does not know what to look out for in clauses and conditions that are added or changed with the...

Online Gaming Trading Cards: Do U.S. States' Laws Regarding Abandoned Property Apply?

  February 2, 2018     By HG.org
Online gaming may present various problems to litigation and criminal violations depending on numerous factors that may occur with certain...

How to Register a Company in Azerbaijan

  February 2, 2018     By Caspian Legal Center
To foster the investment attraction, special emphasis has been put on easiness of the registration of businesses (company) in Azerbaijan. As a...

Does the “First Sale Doctrine” Protect Me if I Create Saleable Items Using Existing Products?

  February 1, 2018     By HG.org
Selling of products that are originally one or more different items is difficult based on certain factors that could negatively affect the...

San Diego Independent Contractor Agreements

  January 31, 2018     By Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is one of the highest priorities of federal agencies such as the Internal Revenue...

Problems with General Assignments on Leases

  January 31, 2018     By HG.org
An assignment within a lease document may permit someone to let another individual take over the rental payments and other responsibilities when...

Finding an Attorney to Help Negotiate Your Commercial Lease in San Diego

  January 31, 2018     By Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Your corporate office space, warehouse or manufacturing facilities play a crucial role in the success of your business. An effective commercial...

Protecting the Rights of Minority Shareholders and Dissenting Shareholders in San Diego

  January 31, 2018     By Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
What should you know about protecting the rights of minority shareholders and dissenting shareholders in San Diego California? California has...

Important Limitations on Subcontracting You Need to Know

  January 26, 2018     By HG.org
Subcontractors to a company, contracting agency or working with an individual have limitations in what work may be completed based on the...

Determining Whether Net Lease or Gross Lease Is Best for You

  January 26, 2018     By HG.org
There are several commercial real estate conditions and terms, but the net or gross lease could contain the most significant for the tenant...

Do Home Businesses Need to Use a Business Entity?

  January 26, 2018     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
There are lots of people who work from home, and many of them could use a business lawyer for home businesses. In 1995, audiences thought it was...

Why Your Music Band May Need an LLC in California

  January 26, 2018     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
In the beginning, things are great with your band, spending long afternoons jamming in your living room. The last thing you ever think about is...

Deal Breakers in Franchising in Egypt

  January 26, 2018     By Youssry Saleh Law Firm
Franchise is a practice of the right to run a Company’s business system and brand for a certain period of time. Therefore, when concluding...

Arbitration Agreements: Nursing Homes May Soon Be Allowed to Force Seniors to Sign

  January 25, 2018     By Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Rules may soon be overturned that were created to prevent nursing homes from limiting the rights of abuse victims to sue. Our California and...

Top 3 Legal Pitfalls Small Businesses Encounter

  January 23, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
With an industrial spirit, and enviable ambition, many small business owners leave no stone unturned in the marketplace. They see opportunity at...

Employee Handbooks

  January 23, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Every business has different processes, applicable standards and regulations, and values; therefore a proper employee handbook for your staff...

Sales Tax Surge to Help Texas to Keep Its Books in Balance

  January 22, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Keeping the books of the state of Texas balanced can be something of a challenge. The past session of the Texas Legislature balanced the 2018-19...

Proactive Steps to Prepare Your Business for Sale

  By HG.org
A business can be a solid investment for many individuals. However, investors may turn away from a prospective sale if the proper prep work has...

Avoiding Common Problems in Subcontracting

  January 16, 2018     By HG.org
Subcontracting business to another individual or agency is important for small businesses and certain contractors for various tasks. However, it...

Making an Easement on Real Property

  January 15, 2018     By HG.org
Easements grant certain rights to a person’s land even when the property is not owned by the individual, and making an easement often requires...

Bill-Pay Service Withdrew Funds Ahead of Schedule and It Affected My Credit

  January 12, 2018     By HG.org
Autopayment to bills and other services, when taken too early, could cause severe problems to the owner of an account. However, certain terms...

Protect Assets From Creditors in California

  January 12, 2018     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Everyone who opens a business does so with the intention of making a profit, so why do so many businesses in Fremont, Livermore, and elsewhere...

Does a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) Policy Violate Antitrust Laws in the United States?

  January 11, 2018     By Bona Law PC
We see many antitrust issues in the distribution world—and from all business perspectives: supplier, wholesale distributor, authorized retailer,...

What to Look for in Planning and Zoning when Purchasing Property

  January 11, 2018     By HG.org
Purchasing property requires various details explained and understood before the contract is signed by the buyer. Then, the individual must...

Thailand Joins the Madrid System on Trademark Registration and Protection

  January 10, 2018     By Harvey Law Group
The Madrid system, established in 1891 under the Madrid Agreement, is a protocol which offers an efficient and cost-effective solution for the...

Can You Back Out of a Deal if You have not Signed the Agreement?

  By HG.org
Real estate deals between the buyer and seller are complicated, full of paperwork and several processes must be completed before the closing is...

Who Pays to Replace HVAC Systems in Commercial Leases?

  January 9, 2018     By HG.org
Commercial leases have various clauses, conditions and terms that affect both the tenant and the landlord with what is paid, how the lease works...

Is It Necessary to Liquidate My Business If I File for Bankruptcy?

  January 8, 2018     By HG.org
Bankruptcy could affect how a business operates after the process has finalized, and the owner may need to liquidate the company based on which...

Stockholders’ Agreements: Plan Ahead for Owner Exits

  January 8, 2018     By Law Office of Vasilios Peros, P.C.
Owners of small and mid-sized businesses can spend nearly all of their time running their business, and many times, they do not make time to...

Breach of Contract Legal Issues Involving Teachers

  January 5, 2018     By HG.org
Contracts for employment bind teachers to an administration and a school district. Equally, these educators are provided the benefits and...

Co-Branding in Saudi Arabia

  January 3, 2018     By Hazim Al Madani Law Firm
Today in the market world, there are endless choices of products and services provided for consumers. In this sense, brands face a great...

Teaching Contracts: Minimum Amount of Notice Requirement If Contract Does Not Specify

  January 2, 2018     By HG.org
Teaching jobs and other jobs in schools often work differently than other types of jobs. Teachers are usually provided with a contract for a...

How Will My SBA Disaster Loan Affect My Taxes?

  December 29, 2017     By HG.org
Someone requires a Small Business Administration loan with low-interest for disasters such as the California wildfires and floods in Louisiana...

Freezing Orders in UK Maritime Case: Third Party Creditors

  December 29, 2017     By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
The courts will be sympathetic to third parties who are seeking to enforce their security in respect of property subject to a freezing order.

Is It Legal for a School Not to Renew My Teaching Contract if I Reasonably Expected It to Continue?

  December 28, 2017     By HG.org
When a teacher is contracted to work at a specific school, it is often reasonable to expect that his or her continued working relationship will...

What Are the Laws Involved in Employment Tips?

  December 27, 2017     By HG.org
Employees that work as servers or wait staff earn a meager amount per hour and the rest is compensated through tips provided by customers....

Is It Impossible to Break a Lease before It Begins?

  December 22, 2017     By HG.org
In the matters of real estate, leasing and renting become complicated with the lease or renter’s agreement between tenant and landlord. It is...

My Business Is Losing Significant Deals Because of Online Defamation

  December 21, 2017     By HG.org
Defamation is a serious problem, and it is even worse when it affects a business due to the cost to revenue, the problems in negative feedback...

Legal Structure for a Group Medical Practice

  December 18, 2017     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
A group practice is not a bunch of solo practices sharing the same office. A group practice is a single entity, usually a corporation, that owns...

Home Equity Lost Because Seller/Mortgager Misclassified the Type of Home

  December 13, 2017     By HG.org
There are various complications that may arise when attempting to acquire or secure home equity in a sale or purchase based on the actions of...

Trademark According to Saudi Law

The Saudi trademark law punishes anyone who forges a registered trademark or imitates or uses it without the consent of its owner.

Understand the REIQ Contract for Real Estate Transactions in Queensland, Australia

  December 12, 2017     By Carter Capner Law
Contracts, paperwork, and attention to the small print are universal necessities no matter where you buy or sell property. For most people, real...

Evictions Based on Matters Other than Non-Payment

  December 11, 2017     By HG.org
There are additional matters that could lead to eviction other than non-payment of rent, and these issues could cause the tenant to lose out on...

Losing Business Because of Online Defamation: Fake Accounts

  December 11, 2017     By HG.org
The loss of business interactions, clients, accounts and revenue is all possible when someone creates a fake social media account and issues...

Filing a Small Claim When the Subject Matter Is in a Different State

  December 11, 2017     By HG.org
Small claims courts provide an abbreviated version of litigating a case when parties are involved in a dispute. However, there are limitations...

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...

LGBTQ Protections in U.S. Workplaces

  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,...

What Is an Estoppel Letter in a Real Estate Contract?

  By HG.org
When someone is properly performing due diligence in real estate deals before a contract is signed, an estoppel may be discovered at some point....

Backing Out of a Real Estate Deal

  December 7, 2017     By HG.org
When the buyer or seller is faced with certain circumstances, it is necessary that the deal is rescinded and the buyer or seller backs out of...

Financial Investment Lapsed and I Lost the Total Value – Who Was Responsible, Me or My Financial Planner?

  December 6, 2017     By HG.org
Sometimes when someone has hired a financial planner to invest in certain items, real estate or other holdings, the entire value if lost based...

Dealership Added Unpaid Parking Tickets to my Lease Contract – Can They Do That?

  December 6, 2017     By HG.org
When a person that has entered into a deal to obtain a vehicle through a dealership has his or her unpaid parking tickets added to the amount of...

State Funded Network of Sensors Begins to Track Fracking Related Earthquakes in Texas

  December 5, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Houston Public Media is reporting that a network of seismology sensors, partly funded by the state of Texas, is up and running. The TexNet...

E-Payment in Jordan law

  December 4, 2017     By Abdullah & Partners Law Firm
The human being, since the outset of history, resorted to various means of exchange in his commercial transactions, and invented several ways to...

Legal Considerations for Launching a Business

  By HG.org
When getting started on a new business, the owner must consider various legal issues, and these considerations are part of permitting him or her...

Importance of Signing Properly for Your LLC

  By HG.org
Signing documents properly is essential to ensure they are legal and valid. Without following through and checking this concern, the owner or...

LLC Implementation – What To Consider in Business Entities

  December 4, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Part of the excitement of startups is that you and your partners are building something from scratch. For many of your dealings in the early...

Pros and Cons of an LLC Designation in California

  December 4, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
As your LLC designation law firm can more fully inform you, starting your business as a limited liability company (LLC) can provide you and your...

Guide to Purchasing a Business

  By HG.org
If you are interested in buying a business, you may consider purchasing an existing business rather than starting from scratch. There are...

Selling a Business: Finding a Buyer and Informing Employees

  By HG.org
Preparing to sell a business is a long and complicated process that may start the moment the company begins. Getting matters together, filing...

Importance of Business Succession Planning at the Beginning

  By HG.org
Business succession planning is the process of deciding what will happen to your business when you no longer are able to or desire to run it....

Tax Benefits of Using an LLC in Real Estate Transactions

  November 30, 2017     By HG.org
Real estate transactions are often complicated when attempting to avoid taxation, and using a limited liability company could assist the owner...

Bitcoin - Facts, Mining, and Investment Safety in Turkey

  November 30, 2017     By Serap Zuvin Law Offices
Bitcoin is created by the alias Satoshi Nakamoto, which is claimed to be Mr. Craig Wright, in 2008. Its informal currency code is BTC. Although...

Australian Unfair Contract Terms Guidance

  November 28, 2017     By Carter Capner Law
Australian law protects consumers from being impacted by unfair contract terms. In November 2016, those protections were extended to small...

What Steps Should I Take to Open My Own Business?

  By HG.org
When establishing your own business, there are many important steps that you will need to take. These steps help you stay compliant with various...

How to Incorporate Your Startup Business in Serbia

  November 28, 2017     By Petrovic Mojsic & Partners
The best way to go further in developing your ideas is actually to start your business and to incorporate the company. The most common company...

Trademark Infringement in the Netherlands: Assess Your Chances of Success in a Lawsuit!

  November 28, 2017     By AMS Advocaten
Recently, a trademark owner in the Netherlands stood up against an (alleged) trademark infringement.

Debt Collection in Texas

  November 27, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The Texas Tribune, in conjunction with NerdWallet, recently reported on the debt collection practices of rent-to-own businesses in Texas and...

How to Open Company in Italy

Italy is one of the EU countries attracting foreign investors. The most profitable sectors are: tourism, food industry, agriculture,...

ASEAN and Hong Kong Sign Free Trade & Investment Agreements

On November 12, Hong Kong signed free trade and investment agreements with the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in a...

What Is a Registered Agent for a Business?

  By HG.org
A registered agent for a business plays many fundamental roles in the business. Additionally, state law may require a registered agent in order...

Planning for Setting Up a Franchise?

  By HG.org
Many small businesses consider setting up their business as a franchise. There are several advantages to this model, including the ability to...

Cherry Picking the Governing Law in Turkey

Legal system probably has the biggest say in one’s life, as it governs almost everything from daily life of a person to his business...

Problems Business Owners May Face and Their Legal Remedies

  By HG.org
Many individuals who start their own businesses do so because they want to be in business for themselves, have a great idea they want to share...

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

  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...

Airbnb Is Asking for User Verification - Is this a Violation of My Privacy?

  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...


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