Corporate

Intellectual Property: Understand It to Protect What You Own, Drive Value to Your Business and Positively Impact Your Bottom Line

Intellectual Property (or “IP”) is commonly defined as a group of legal rights that provide protection over things people and businesses create or invent. It might sound straightforward, but there is a lot of confusion over what can actually be protected and what cannot. Who needs to be concerned with IP Protection? We’ve all heard the phrase,...

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Small Business Bankruptcy: What Do You Need to Know?

After the last two years, dealing with bankruptcy issues is probably the lowest priority on any business owner’s mind. Perhaps you have been able to survive the unprecedented market trends and uncertainty, and now times look to be stabilizing. Having a basic understanding of what’s been called “Sub 5” or “Subchapter V” can help you navigate any...

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The Importance of LLC Operating Agreements

Many people dream of one day starting their own business, the attraction of doing so being unique to the individual. For some, the notion of being their own boss is sufficient to cause them to start looking at prospective office spaces. For others convinced by visions of the business quickly becoming wildly successful, the claim to a...

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NDAs – Significant Business Tool or Simply More Paperwork?

In business, many situations require you to share sensitive and confidential information with another individual or company. To ensure the other party respects the confidentiality of this information, a non-disclosure agreement, or NDA, is often used. But when is the right time to utilize an NDA? And why should you consider them as part of your...

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Driving Value Before an M&A Transaction

Driving Value Before an M&A Transaction

The mergers and acquisitions market continues to be hot. While it was initially unclear how the pandemic would affect it, the M&A market has proven to be highly adaptable and has recovered nicely. Historically low borrowing costs mean motivated buyers, and while it continues to be a seller’s market, smart business owners are those that are...

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What’s Next for Employers: OSHA’s Vaccine and Testing Mandate

What’s Next for Employers: OSHA’s Vaccine and Testing Mandate

On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, litigation pending in several federal circuits regarding the federal vaccine/testing mandate described below was consolidated in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Below, we summarize the mandate, discuss the various court developments, and provide guidance as to steps employers could take while the...

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M&A Market is Still Hot—For Now

M&A Market is Still Hot—For Now

The M&A market has been booming, with the last five years moving at a head-spinning pace. COVID-19 may have momentarily dampened the market, but the fourth quarter of 2020 rebounded to be the strongest quarter in recent memory. 2021 is setting up to look even stronger, but all good things come to an end. Eventually. Given all the...

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