The Business Law Blog
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?
When you’re considering a company to acquire, that process to vet the target and make the most informed decision for your business can get complicated. It’s the ultimate due diligence project.
Just as business owners have taken the smart steps to protect their trademark and other intellectual property here in the United States, they also need to take action to safeguard their assets when they do business abroad.
Meet Jason Shaw – Founder of Decodist, a company that addresses the gap in the website development industry. Decodist makes high-value technology more accessible to small businesses. The company plans to scale out Decodist on an international level, and...
When deciding to sell a company, business owners have plenty of critical and complicated decisions to make. And among those tasks is selecting the appropriate legal structure for the sale itself.
A smooth business exit can’t happen without preparation, careful planning and the support of a knowledgeable team. Here are four critical steps as you get your business ready for a sale.
Meet Michelle Foster – Owner and mastermind behind Good Move – a neighborhood go-to restaurant in Brooklyn. When Michelle decided to acquire a restaurant space and rebrand it as her own, she recognized the need for legal help in navigating the process.
Office Actions are a common hurdle for trademark applications. If you didn’t involve an experienced trademark attorney from the beginning, this is the time to hire one, so you can get past these challenges and get your trademark registered.
You’ve done your research and know it’s important to register your trademark. Now you’re shopping around for an affordable attorney, and maybe considering using an online service instead. If they’re diligent, lawyers should recommend you do an in-depth search called a...
Disney buys Pixar - and then Marvel a few years later. Facebook acquires Instagram. And Google takes over Android. These are just a handful of some of the business world’s savviest acquisitions - corporate purchases that can transform a company. With them,...