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Is Your Business at Risk for a Determination That Your Independent Contractors Are Actually Employees?

Written By: Scott R. Thomas You’ve built your business on the model that people doing work are independent contractors rather than employees.  Everything has been going fine until one day when you sit down at your desk to find a letter from a federal or state agency.  It might be the Internal Revenue Service, the… Read More »

Top Ten Things To Think About When Drafting A Non-Compete

Written By: Scott R. Thomas You started your business on a shoe-string but you’ve worked hard and built it up.  Now you’re at the point where you’re ready to take on other people to help shoulder the work.  You’ve interviewed several candidates you think have the potential to become true partners as you take your… Read More »

Your Commercial Tenant Stiffs You on the Rent. Now What?

Written By: Justin Whittaker What happens when your previously reliable commercial tenant stiffs you on the rent?  If you are a commercial landlord in Kentucky, you’ve likely had to grapple with this question.  If you are a commercial landlord who has not yet faced this issue, give it time; you’re up next.  All landlords have… Read More »

Has Your Practice Done a HIPAA Risk Analysis Lately? Indiana Provider Pays $750,000 Settlement for HIPAA Violations.

Written By: Matthew T. Cheeks Has your practice done a HIPAA Risk Analysis lately?  Indiana provider pays $750,000 settlement for HIPAA violations. Hacking and data breach incidences are increasingly common and have become a fact of life in modern business.  Regardless of the sector or industry, individuals rarely have to wait long before the next… Read More »

Navigating the Uncertainty of Divorce

Written By: Justin Whittaker Divorce can be a stressful and uncertain time.  This blog is intended to help give you an idea of what to expect if you or your spouse is contemplating a divorce.  I hope this blog will help you navigate the critical process that will directly impact your property rights, time spent… Read More »

LLC Members: Appreciate the Legal Formalities Associated With Your LLC to Ensure Protection From Liability

Written By: Kyle M. Winslow Limited liability companies (“LLCs”) have become a popular business entity for individuals in Kentucky. One of the main reasons that Kentucky small business owners choose the LLC is because of the protection offered by Kentucky Revised Statute 275.150 – “no member…of a limited liability company…shall be personally liable by reason… Read More »

Kentucky’s Mechanic’s Lien Notice Requirements Simplified

Written By: Kyle M. Winslow The construction industry is on the rebound in Kentucky and throughout the rest of the country. In northern Kentucky, our river cities are booming with various development projects. Nevertheless, in a good or bad economy, contractors and subcontractors encounter payment problems. Kentucky’s mechanic’s lien statutes, found in Kentucky Revised Statutes… Read More »

Duties Among Members in Member-Managed LLCs

Written By: Todd V. McMurtry Over the years I have practiced law, one of the most common complaints that I have encountered is when business partners encounter difficulty in their relationships.  For example, one member may believe another has acted selfishly, diverted a valuable business opportunity or not disclosed significant expenditures.  This article will focus… Read More »

The County has increased your Ohio property’s value! Now what?

Written By: Scott R. Thomas It’s a nice fall day and you sit down with a cup of coffee to go through your mail.  You see you’ve got a letter from the County Auditor and you hold your breath.  You open the letter and breathe a sigh of relief when you see the bold words… Read More »


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