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  • This article deals with the benefits, legal issues and practical solutions to bringing an existing foreign business into the US market.

    February 22, 2014 | Tim Bukher

  • This article discusses a recent Massachusetts Superior Court case that held a requirement for businesses to take proactive steps in protecting their trade secrets in order to succeed on a misappropriation claim.

    February 18, 2014 | James Johnson

  • This article describes how to avoid common collections mistakes that can lead your business to disputes and how to help your business get paid on time. Learn best practices for accounts receivable, including invoicing and contracts. 

    February 14, 2014 | Gideon Dionne

  • The Founder Accord is a basic deal sheet among founders that sets a new entrepreneurial industry standard for protecting founders while they develop their ideas and grow their businesses. 

    February 10, 2014 | Charles F. McCormick

  • This article is a legal guide on launching, or backing, a kickstarter project. It discusses what happens to contributed funds in the case of a failed project, and the implications on kickstarter as a result of the JOBS Act.

    February 9, 2014 | Andrew Harris

  • This article explains the basics on how a small business should go about registering a copyright with the US Copyright Office.

    February 5, 2014 | Andrew Harris

  • This article explains the advantages and disadvantages of capitalizing a small business through either equity or debt.

    February 5, 2014 | Andrew Harris

  • Forming a Corporation to start or operate a business in North Carolina can be beneficial to the business owners in two important ways: 1) it can help prevent the business owner from paying too much in federal and state income taxes...

    January 20, 2014 | Wesley Jones

  • If you co-own a small business, there will likely come a time when one owner will want to leave. If you do not have a buy-sell agreement in place, there will need to be a buy-out. This article explains some of the most important legal issues in such...

    January 2, 2014 | Andrew Harris

  • For small businesses with more than one co-owner, planning for an exit strategy from the outset is extremely important. This article discusses how the drafting of a buy-sell agreement can reduce the risks when one of the co-owners leaves the company,...

    January 2, 2014 | Andrew Harris

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