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Advising Tech Start-Ups

It seems like everyone is in the tech start-up industry at the moment. With technology such a big part of today’s society, it’s not a bad place to be. However, creating a start-up isn’t always as easy as some people … Continue reading

Retaliation Claims

Sometimes employees believe their boss is punishing them unfairly for an action in the workplace. If true, this punishment could be considered retaliation, which is prohibited in the workplace. Retaliation is described as occurring when an employer punishes an employee … Continue reading

What to Know About Franchise Agreements

Owning a franchise gives people the opportunity to work for themselves and build a business. When considering becoming a franchisee, the contract should be carefully reviewed. It is also wise to have a corporate business attorney review the contract and … Continue reading

Legal Employment Discrimination

There’s always a lot of talk about employment discrimination, but there are some situations in which employers can legally discriminate during the hiring process. Depending on the state, these 8 types of discrimination could be legal: Bankruptcy In the Bankruptcy … Continue reading

Trade Secret Misappropriation

Most are familiar with patents, trademarks, and copyrights. However, there is a fourth type of intellectual property called trade secrets. Trade secrets consist of information that can be a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique or process. To be … Continue reading

Office Talk: Politics

With the election season in full force, opinions are flying around the office space. Coworkers are talking and arguing about the candidates, but they might want to cool it with the political talks around the water cooler during work hours. … Continue reading

Consulting Contract Mistakes

While consulting agreements seem straight forward, there are frequently some mistakes made when putting them together. These mistakes could end up hurting one or both parties, and could end in litigation. Here are five common mistakes to avoid with consulting … Continue reading

What to Include in a Purchase and Sale Agreement

One of InnovaCounsel’s many legal services deals with purchase and sales agreements. These contracts are generally used for transactions involving real estate and business assets. With purchase and sales agreements, certain conditions must first be met in order for the … Continue reading

Utilizing Outside Counsel

In their general corporate legal work, InnovaCounsel directs the work of outside attorneys. This is a relationship that can be difficult to establish and maintain, but when it is balanced properly, it can be a fruitful relationship for the company … Continue reading

Three Merger Mistakes to Avoid

Company mergers are often complicated arrangements with huge implications for all of the involved parties. As the merging companies begin to put the details together, there are three major pitfalls to avoid prior to closing the deal. Being too helpful … Continue reading