Business Legal Center

Before You Fire an Employee, CYA

Ending relationships with employees can prove to be surprisingly expensive. If your business is in a position where it needs…

How to Troll for Trouble without Really Trying

Intellectual property laws are extremely complex and theses complexities are increasingly exploited by patent assertion entities, more commonly known to…

How to Minimize Your Legal Bills

When hiring an attorney, cost is often the foremost concern. Because most attorneys bill on an hourly basis and hourly…

10 Social Media Dos and Don’ts

Can you dictate what employees can and cannot do on social media? You can—up to a point.

Does Your Business Need a Weather Risk Protection Plan?

If anyone doubts that snowfall is becoming more unpredictable, they need only look back over the past few seasons: record…

4 Tips to Avoid Contract Conundrums

As an attorney, I’ve seen my fair share of confusing contracts. I’ve also had to counsel numerous clients when to…

More US Businesses in Legal Hot Water Compared to 2011

A recent survey from Rocket Lawyer, a legal document and software company, found that 65 percent of small businesses in…

New Administrative Requirements for the Affordable Care Act

Now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has the U.S. Supreme Court’s stamp of approval, constitution wise, various…

The Business Case Behind Your Legal Case

I don’t know many people (besides attorneys) who enjoy being involved in legal proceedings.  But, there are times you need…

Will Your LLC Always Protect You?

One of the main gospels of running a business is that having a business entity (e.g., a LLC or Corp.)…

Protecting Your Business When Employees Leave

One of the more emotional, and financially devastating problems that clients approach me with is when one of their employees…

Urban Legends of Independent Contractor Relationships

The urban legends surrounding independent contractors are more prevalent than those about alligators in the New York City sewer systems.

4 Legal Agreements Every Business Owner Needs

We all know a few lawyer jokes but the reality is that a few well thought out legal documents, written…

5 Ways to Ensure Your Click-Wrap Agreements Work

The bedrock of nearly any online business operation, from e-commerce sites to social media outlets, is the mighty click-wrap agreement,…

Wage Theft Prevention Act First Yearly Notice

For business owners in New York State, January 2012 marks the first time they must legally provide notice to their…

What’s Your Business Tune-Up Plan?

Business owners need to be in the position to quickly take advantage of growth opportunities as the economy recovers. Their…

“Like” Us and You Can Win!

You’ve seen them: “Post the best video of your dog fighting off the deadly snake wrapped around a toddler to…

5 Insurance Policies Your Business Should Consider

Internet security breaches, employee lawsuits and environmental damage to company assets happen to small businesses every day.

5 Ways to Avoid Legal Bill Sticker Shock

Have you ever received a legal bill totaling twice the amount of the initial estimate? Unfortunately, legal bill sticker shock…

Has Your Insurance Broker Got You Covered?

An insurance broker is a risk management professional who should be able to save you money and be able to…