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Why Your LLC Agreement Must Be Customized To Consider The End, Before You Even Start

Starting a business is exciting, but it can quickly become a stressful situation if the owners can’t agree. This is especially true when it comes to closely held businesses, such as LLCs, with two equal owners. In these situations, it’s ideal for key agreements, such as LLC operating agreements, bylaws, or buy-sell agreements to have […]

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4 Essential Legal Agreements No Business Should Be Without

When starting a new business, putting the right legal agreements in place is crucial for protecting your assets and relationships. Yet far too many new business owners put off—or even entirely overlook—creating these vital documents. You might not even know which agreements you need. The following 4 agreements are among the most essential legal documents […]

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10 Pitfalls To Avoid With Your Company’s Legal Agreements—Part 2

Agreements are the heart of your business. Indeed, your entire business is one vast series of agreements: agreements with investors and lenders, clients and vendors, employees and contractors, as well as partners and customers. Yet, despite the critical role they play in a company’s success, far too many business owners fail to take their agreements […]

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10 Pitfalls To Avoid With Your Company’s Legal Agreements—Part 1

Agreements are the heart of your business. Indeed, your entire business is one vast series of agreements: agreements with investors and lenders, clients and vendors, employees and contractors, as well as partners and customers. Yet, despite the critical role they play in a company’s success, far too many business owners fail to take their agreements […]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Never Cut Corners With Your Legal Agreements

Running a business is a huge responsibility, so putting a lot of thought and effort into your legal agreements is likely pretty low on your list of priorities. But giving short shrift to your agreements can cost you big time—and in more ways than one. In order to save time and money, you may be […]

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Avoid These 6 Common Mistakes In Your Legal Agreements

Few business owners are legal experts. Yet many act like they are veteran attorneys when it comes to their legal agreements by thinking they can simply wing it and create their own contracts or rely on cheap, fill-in-the-blank legal forms they purchase for cheap online. However, this is playing with fire. In fact, you could […]

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The Legal Issues Developing A Mobile App

Along with websites, e-newsletters, and social media, in today’s digital-everything world, many companies now have their own mobile apps. In fact, some companies’ primary digital platform is their mobile app. And as smartphones, iPads, e-tablets, and other mobile devices become more popular, having an app may soon become as ubiquitous for businesses as having an […]

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Protect Your Business and Family With a Buy-Sell Agreement

Whenever you have a partner or multiple owners in a business, one of the most important—but often overlooked—aspects of the relationship is planning for how it will end. It’s crucial that you come up with a clear exit strategy, and do so at the start of your relationship when things are going well, and not […]

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5 Tips From A Lawyer For Keeping Your LLC Compliant

Many entrepreneurs structure their business as a limited liability company (LLC) because like corporations, LLCs offer personal liability protection for their owners. But unlike corporations, LLCs are not legally required to adhere to many of the same corporate formalities required of corporations. Given that LLCs offer the liability protection of a corporation, without all of […]

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets With Agreements (Non-Disclosure and Work for Hire Agreements)

The employment landscape has changed over the last few years and many small and mid-size companies today operate with outside help – contractors or freelancers who perform important tasks but who are not full-time employees on your payroll, or even third-party companies who consult on a new product or service. While companies that contract with […]

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Why Operation Agreements Are a Must For Business Owners

As with so many things in life, some of the same qualities that help small businesses succeed can also lead to their demise. Fortunately, much of that risk can be lessened through operational excellence. For example, the owners and managers of small businesses often know each other before they go into business together. Sometimes, they’re […]

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