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October 24, 2018

Ins and Outs of a Business Purchase Agreement

Have you ever thought about buying a business? If you do at some point your going to be asked to sign a purchase agreement. (You will bring it to an attorney for review, correct?) Often first time buyers or sellers are unfamiliar with what is covered in a typical purchase and sale agreement. For most […]

Business Law
June 10, 2018

Why Quitclaim Deeds Stink!

A quitclaim deed (also known as a quick claim deed) is used transfer title on real property. People on their own use them all the time and almost always create future problems. Quitclaim deeds stink, first and foremost because the deed doesn’t even say whether or not the person even owns the property and offers […]

Business Law
February 17, 2018

Should you own real estate through an LLC?

With the economy strong, more and more people are investing in real estate. I am getting plenty of questions about whether those properties should be held through a limited liability company — an LLC. So, should you own real estate through an LLC? Well, there are certainly plenty of advantages (and disadvantages) to setting up […]

Business Law
January 23, 2018

You’re Dead. What about your single member LLC?

Ugly title. I know. No one wants to think about dying, especially when just starting up a new LLC, but succession planning (who gets the business once you die) should actually be part of the startup process. An interest in an LLC is an asset. Even if it is a service business only, over time […]

Business Law
May 3, 2016

4 Steps to Protect Your Business Name

Your brand is everything … your reputation, your recognition value for your customers, your product, image, service, etc. So how do you protect your brand and business if a competitor sets up a company that is similar, or even identical to yours? There are 5 steps you should think about to help ensure that your […]

Business Law
April 26, 2016

Can you get out of a contract?

What happens if you’ve signed a contract for your small business that you probably shouldn’t have? Or if the circumstances have changed and are you are being asked to perform tasks that you didn’t agree to or are grossly unfair? Is there any way to get out of a contract? Review the Contract The first […]

Business Law
April 26, 2016

Succession Planning for Businesses

For business owners, figuring out how to pass a business on to heirs can be a tricky business. We’ve all heard stories about business owners who failed to plan and the family ends up embroiled in endless court battles for control of the company. Let’s look at a hypothetical situation to see some problems that […]

Business Law
April 26, 2016

To sue or not to sue, that is the question.

As a business owner, before you sue someone, you need to figure out what you are trying to accomplish. For instance, is this a one-time situation that is unlikely to be repeated? Will your lawsuit discourage others from doing the same thing? Or is this a larger moral issue where your lawsuit will affect others […]

Business Law
March 1, 2016

10 Tips for Getting Your Business Ready for Sale

If you are thinking of selling your small business you’ve got some work ahead of you. A little hard work now, with the help of a small business lawyer, can save you from plenty of trouble later on. Tip #1: Decide why you are selling Buyers nearly always want to know why you are selling […]

Business Law