Business Law

Starting a new small business can be overwhelming. One of the top reasons potential entrepreneurs hesitate to get started is the idea that they must spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a lawyer right out of the gate. In today’s litigious society, going it alone legally...

If your small business is on the brink of a growth spurt, it may be time to consider becoming a C-Corp. You likely started out as a sole proprietorship or LLC, which was perfect at the time. But as your business starts to scale up...

Chasing down payment on invoices is no one’s favorite aspect of running a business. But, as a business owner, you have to collect receivables. And, sometimes clients will make collecting more difficult. So, when should you hire a collection agency? The longer an account is past...

Immigration has been a hot topic lately. However, it’s always been important for U.S. employers to understand the law with regard to hiring immigrants. As an employer, you are required to ensure that anyone you hire, immigrant or citizen, is eligible to work in the...

As social media becomes more and more prominent in our daily lives – nearly two-thirds of Americans now regularly utilize social-media sites, according to a Pew Research Center study – courts and laws have adapted to integrate its use as evidence in legal cases. Information from...

Hydraulic fracturing, typically referred to as “fracking,” is a contemporary drilling technique that allows miners to access natural gas deposits deep underneath the earth. The process involves sand, water and chemicals being injected into the ground to release gas trapped in shale deposits. Much of...

Passing your family business on to the next generation. It’s a rite of passage that might bring warm feelings to mind. Maybe you picture a scene painted a la Norman Rockwell, or perhaps an episode of the Andy Griffith Show. It sounds simple enough, too....

You're probably already aware that your business can be liable for any injuries or property damage that happens on premises. That also includes the full exterior of your business, including your parking lot. In fact, depending on your business, the parking lot could be the most dangerous...

What do Donna Karan, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, Charlie Rose and P Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc. have in common? If your answer is that they have all been sued by former interns...