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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...
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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 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

  October 11, 2017     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?

  October 10, 2017     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

  September 27, 2017     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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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...


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