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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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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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

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

  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...

Rules Regarding Breaks and Businesses in Employment Law

  By HG.org
Laws regarding breaks, lunches and other time off of standard job duties vary from one state to another. There are no usual laws in place...

Resolving Commercial Construction Disputes

  July 28, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
While commencement of commercial construction projects is typically (or, at the very least, should be) preceded by the execution of a...

Reasons Why You Need Legal Advice When Setting Up a Business

  July 28, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Anyone looking to set up a business within Austin (or anywhere in Texas for that matter) will need legal information on business formation,...

Finding Funding and Angel Investors for Your Business

  By HG.org
Finding funds when initiating the processes of building and creating a new business is often difficult work and may lead many to lose hope of...

Danger of Using Standard Form Contracts in Your Business

  By HG.org
Contracts in business settings are standard and often necessary to protect the management, owner, employers and sometimes the customer. These...

Florida Franchise Law: Do I Want to Be Part of a Franchise?

There are a number of good reasons to be part of a franchise relationship. For prospective franchisees (the person buying on a franchise), one...

Blocking a Competitor from Using a Similar Name

  By HG.org
The name of a company is often one of the most important aspects of building a brand, a business and something to remember. The best...

Legal Consequences of Broker's License Suspension When Assisting with Real Estate Dealings

  By HG.org
Having a broker’s license is important to real estate dealings. Without these, it is not legal for the individual to handle the processes that...

Can Multiple Properties be Split into Additional 501c3’s?

  By HG.org
There are numerous non-profit organizations with property where meetings, fund-raisers and conferences are held. These buildings are usually tax...

Unjustified Suspension of Payment of Shares in the Netherlands: What Are the Consequences?

A debtor whose claim has become due and payable to his creditor is authorised to suspend compliance with his commitment – e.g. payment – until...

Benefits of Implementing a Joint Venture

  By HG.org
Companies often work together through forming relationships such as supplier and distributor. However, there are other relationships that are...

Issuing Equity to Employees in a Startup

  By HG.org
Startup companies often look for a certain type of employee that will remain loyal as all the kinks are worked out of the initial problems. This...

The Silent Partnership under German Law

German law provides for a large number of different financing instruments which have in common that they allow for straight forward financing...

A Guide to an Agreement to Purchase Real Estate Form in Queensland

If you are a real estate agent who is helping someone buy a property in Queensland, you should know what needs to go into an agreement to...

3 Reasons Why You Need Attorney Advice for Your Business

Many times, businesses make the mistake of waiting until they are in deep legal troubles before hiring an attorney. Usually, when you find...

How "Red Penciling" and “Blue Penciling” Affects Covenants Not to Compete?

  By HG.org
Many businesses choose to have employees sign covenants not to compete in order to protect their proprietary information. However, simply...

Deciding between an LLC and a C Corporation

  By HG.org
There are many considerations when determining which type of company to create initially. Some of these factors revolve around liability versus...

Big Businesses Litigating Against Each Other

  By HG.org
Litigation is often the last path taken when negotiation, mediation or arbitration become undesirable or infeasible based on the opposing party....

Converting an LLC to a C Corporation

  By HG.org
In many situations where the owner of a new company does not have the resources to create a corporation, he or she may opt for a limited...

Steps an Employer Can Take when an Employee Violates a Non-Compete Agreement

  By HG.org
In order to protect certain business interests, some employers may choose to have employees sign a non-compete agreement. This agreement can...

LLC or a C Corporation?

  By HG.org
When first considering starting a new business, there are various factors and elements of the company to consider including taxes, how many...

Mandatory Mediation in Labor Disputes in Turkey

Mediation, as one of the alternative dispute resolution methods, has been introduced into the Turkish Law system with the Law on Mediation in...

Major Pitfalls for Foreign Entrepreneurs in Thailand

Thailand is a popular destination for entrepreneurs from other countries who wish to start a business and a new life. The cost of doing business...

Chief Financial Officers Can Be Held Liable

CFO and corporate accountants must be aware that the improprieties of their superiors could lead to their own personal liabilities. This is...

Buyers: Make Sure You're Getting What You Bargained For

Businesses often buy equipment, supplies, and other materials on a contract basis. The contract itself often is not standard, but instead, is...

Noncompetitive Contracts in Place for Trade Secret Reveals

  By HG.org
Trade secrets are vital intellectual property for certain businesses that employ them. These ingredients, methods, processes or recipes are...

What to Look for in a Business Start Up Law Firm

Along with your investors and startup management team, you will want to have the services of an experienced and knowledgeable California...

Watch Out for These Pitfalls of Minority Ownership

  By HG.org
Many individuals dream of owning a business during some point in their life. Some invest a small percentage into a business while leaving...

The Business Judgment Rule and Liability

  By HG.org
Many business rules apply to employee, management or both. Some of these regulations affect what is permitted, which circumstances are allowed...

What Happens in a Legal Mediation Proceeding?

There are several ways that a California business dispute can be resolved, but litigation is usually not the preferred method for doing so.

Start-Ups in Switzerland: Do's and Don'ts from a Tax Point of View

The founders of a start-up company will inevitably be confronted, sooner or later, with tax questions. The situation which gives rise to such...

The “One Mandatory Holiday and One Non-Mandatory Holiday” Policy in Taiwan

The newly enacted Labor Standard Act in Taiwan is confusing every employer with regard to its "one mandatory holiday and one non-mandatory...

Setting Up a Company in Italy: Advantages for Foreign Investors

Italy represents a very attractive Country for foreign investors who want to set up a company. This is due to the great success of the "made in...

Necessary Documents for Opening of Liquidation Procedure of Company in Bulgaria

Before starting the company's liquidation, the manager of the company or his proxy must notify the relevant Tax Office for the liquidation.

Transfer of Company Shares in Bulgaria

Transferring the whole company to another person is the cheaper way for transfer of the property in Bulgaria when the company has been...

As an Independent Contractor, Can I Work for More than One Client?

  By HG.org
Independent contractors are a different classification of workers than employees. The distinctions between these two groups of workers are...

Looking at Anti-Bribery Legislation in Turkey and Beyond

Corruption is a widespread phenomenon in international business transactions all over the World. In accordance with corruption perception index...

Business Litigation: Don’t Wait after Getting Court Papers

  By HG.org
When a person gets court papers, it is important that they quickly take certain steps. These steps can help preserve a person’s rights and...

What to Accomplish in the First 90 Days of Your Business

  By HG.org
When creating a new business, the first 90 days are often critical in order to ensure revenue starts so that it is possible to retain customers,...

When Do I Need a Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement?

  By HG.org
Many commercial leases for business owners or management have subordination, non-disturbance and attornment types of agreements in the...

Misrepresentation of Tax Procedures and Complications for Real Estate Dealings

  By HG.org
Real estate dealings often require exact documentation that specifies certain terms, conditions and details about the buyer, seller and...

5 Steps to Forming a Virginia Limited Liability Company (LLC)

So you want to start a business and you don't know where to start. Well this may help get you headed in the right direction, "5 steps to forming...


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