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Valuing a Business When Owners Split Up

It’s common for a business to have more than one owner, each with a substantial financial stake in the company. But partnerships don’t always last, either because businesses fail, owners Read More

Common Mistakes That Startup Businesses Should Avoid

Some startup companies become successful businesses, but many more fail because they don’t take the steps necessary to put their companies on a workable basis or they take ill-advised actions Read More

Should You Acquire a Business by Stock Purchase or Asset Purchase?

In the small business arena, companies are usually bought and sold in one of two ways: by stock purchase or by asset purchase. In a stock purchase, the buyer assumes Read More

How to Survive a Business Divorce

Nobody enters into a commercial venture anticipating that the enterprise will fail. Nevertheless, small and start-up businesses are particularly susceptible to dissolution or drastic changes in ownership. Relationships sour, peoples’ Read More

How One Business Can Sue Another for Defamation

Businesses can live and die by their reputations. A commercial enterprise can spend decades building a reputation as a trustworthy provider of quality goods or services. Although robust competition is Read More

How to Serve Legal Process Upon a Foreign Individual or Entity

Correct service of process is a basic and vital part of initiating a lawsuit. In American jurisprudence, courts need to know that defendants have received actual notice of the existence Read More

How to Determine the Strength of Your Company’s Claim for Defamation

Defamation is a common law tort that can be directed at a person, business, a business owner or employees of a company. The defamatory statement can be written (libel) or Read More

The Right of Shareholders to Inspect Corporate Records

Shareholders have common law and statutory rights to inspect and copy the records and books of corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs). These rights exist so that shareholders are able Read More

Understanding Shareholders’ Rights in Derivative Actions

When someone who controls a corporation, such as a CEO or director, engages in conduct that a shareholder believes has harmed the corporation in some way, what can the shareholder Read More

Complying with Corporate Annual Meeting Requirements during the COVID-19 Quarantine

How do you hold a corporate annual meeting when the entire country is in lockdown? On the surface, it might seem like a simple matter of using a favorite video Read More

Key Aspects of the CARES Act Provisions Authorizing Small Business Loans

Small business owners are necessarily prepared for various types of challenges, but what do you do when the government orders you to close for an indefinite amount of time? Unfortunately, Read More

Potential Tax Effects Associated with the CARES Act Stimulus

Since March, federal and state governments have engaged in a variety of methods designed to safeguard Americans’ health and financial security in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. At any Read More

How Will Coronavirus Affect Contractual Relationships and Obligations?

How Will Coronavirus Affect Contractual Relationships and Obligations? The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted practically every aspect of American life. Whether closed by government order or by concerns about public safety, millions Read More

Tips for Defending Your Business Reputation Online

In cyberspace, a single negative review, tweet or Facebook post can inflict damage on a business that is difficult to undo. Effectively defending your company’s online reputation demands taking a Read More

Trademark and Copyright Considerations for Small Businesses

Trademarks and copyrights can be used to prevent your company’s original creations or identifying features from being misappropriated illegally. A trademark can be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Read More

Steps To Help Shield Your Company from Online Doxing

An aggravated consumer, industry rival, former employee or another person who is upset with your company may try to exact revenge by use of “doxing” — the practice of gathering Read More

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