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Sometimes an economic downturn can become an opportunity for savvy players to purchase a business for much less than it would typically go for. Rescuing struggling companies In the wake of Covid-19 through a merger or acquisition can be the win-win that results in a strong enterprise capable of navigating through the storm.
Staying on top of such a huge intellectual property portfolio means aggressive protection strategies, including protection in court, when necessary. IBM is quite regularly in the process of suing even some of the largest companies in the world for alleged patent infringement.
Bridgette Orten, CEO of Rubato Media, created a digital marketing agency that clients love being a part of because the agency drives massive results through the customized way it works with clients.
Employment Laws were created to provide guidelines and regulations for employers and employees and to offer protections and structure for both. They are made up of laws spanning local, state and federal levels.
Mid-sized business owners have all kinds of reasons to bring on independent contractors versus employees, and vice versa. But before employers decide to bring in new faces, they have a big decision to make: How do you know if new talent should be classified as independent contractors or employees?
Business ownership comes with plenty of opportunities as well as obstacles. For many companies, the next step is acquiring a new company to expand your business offering — or sell the company outright. If you’re on the seller's side, you might still want a hand in...
Even though it is possibly the most important document a company will ever put into effect, many business owners learn too late the importance of drafting their corporation's bylaws, or, if establishing a limited liability company, their company’s operating agreement....
Master service agreements and statements of work are standard operating procedure for many corporations and midsize business owners. These documents spell out either the overall or per-project business relationship between parties, so everybody is on the same page as initiatives move forward.
A shareholder agreement for corporations, like a partnership or operating agreement for LLCs, is a written agreement that lays out vital details about a business venture. When done right, these documents put all nuances on paper and can protect partners when disagreements between them arise.
Representations and warranties provide opportunities for either party to end the deal and walk away. and ensure that neither party takes on all of the risk of the purchase. They also motivate both parties to lay out the facts instead of glossing over them or misrepresenting their interests.
Working with an attorney schooled in employment and freelance contracts will give you the peace of mind that your business interests are covered every time you bring on new help—whether it’s a full-time employee or a freelancer.
If you want to protect your company from trademark infringement, it’s critical that you do the work to register your trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. If you do, you’ll have a better chance of proving trademark infringement and stop another company / competitor from stealing and copying your trademarks and infringing your trade dress.
Clint Chang is the founder of FanCamp – an app that keeps track of all your favorite bands, teams, performers, and shows – letting you know whenever there are events in your city.
Contract negotiations can get complicated, but it’s critical you don’t set aside the tough issues for another day. You need to make sure you’ve covered even the minutiae before the deal is made. It’s often easier to consider the contract section by section, instead of as one single document, which can get overwhelming.
Friends NYC is a 2200-square-foot indie department store / retail goodness that started as a friendship pact between wannabe-sisters Mary Meyer and Emma Kadar-Penner. “When we initially started our business, we were flying by the seat of our pants.”