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The Process of Forming a Company

When forming a business, there are a ton of legal hoops to jump through. There are federal and state business laws to which new businesses must adhere. Attorneys can help those wanting to start a business with first choosing the … Continue reading

Dealing with Patent Lawsuits

Patent lawsuits have become increasingly prevalent over the years. Many technology-based companies will encounter a patent infringement issue at some point no matter their size. When a company or business is hit with a threatening letter, they need to act … Continue reading

Consulting Contracts

Sometimes companies are in need of a consultant to provide professional advice on a project. When creating a consulting contract, it should include certain requirements such as: An offer The acceptance Valid consideration Mutual asset A legal purpose Including these … Continue reading

Conducting Internal Investigations

If an issue comes up in a company, management has a duty to conduct an internal investigation. Often this is related to behavior such as discrimination or harassment. Many management teams make the mistake of jumping straight into interviewing the … Continue reading

Creating a Social Media Policy

With more people joining social media daily, implementing a company-wide social media policy is a good idea. Disgruntled employees sometimes take their frustration out on social media platforms, hurting the company’s reputation. To dissuade employees of doing this, and being … Continue reading

Staying on Top of Compliance

The Human Resources department’s role in a company has vastly changed over the years from providing operational support and personnel tasks. The HR department now handles many different facets including hiring, payroll, training, employee relations and more. While handling all … Continue reading

Tips for Small Businesses to Avoid Lawsuits

Larger companies can survive a hit from a lawsuit financially, but it could mean the end for a small business. The responsibility to limit risk falls onto the business owner, which can be a big task. Sometimes they can’t identify … Continue reading

Franchise Agreements

Companies that resell items made by another company have either a franchise agreement or a distribution agreement. A franchise agreement gives the business the right to market or sell goods and services under the trademarked name or patented process of … Continue reading

How to Come out of a Merger Successful

Many companies deal in mergers and acquisitions. Two companies merge into one because they are more valuable together than when separated. This usually happens when one company isn’t faring as well as the other, and sells. It is typically called … Continue reading

Company Culture

Just like countries, companies have their own culture. When they hire a new employee, this employee must learn the culture quickly so they don’t make a mistake that could cost them their job. Company culture can include the dress code, … Continue reading