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“Simon Says”: Bridge Law Partner Simon Khinda Speaks on Legal Issues re: Covid-19

Important Update for Landlords and Tenants In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic cities, and counties are taking steps to minimize the impact on tenants, including placing moratoriums on evictions, holds on shutting off utilities due to nonpayment, and prohibiting late rent fees. The federal government has suspended evictions and foreclosures in public housing until…

Protect Your Business from the Pitfalls of Employee Misclassification

Business owners face many challenges today and as a result, are always looking for ways to cut down and control as many costs as possible. However, when it comes to making decisions concerning employees, it can be tempting to make risky choices about how you should classify your workers. Whether in regard to a new…

The Benefits of Hiring a Corporate Law Attorney

Too often, businesses equate a corporate law attorney to that of an auto mechanic or firefighter, as in they only call them when there is a problem. What many entrepreneurs fail to understand is just how beneficial a business attorney can be to the longevity and success of their endeavor. Legal assistance and advocacy are…

The Advantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Time-effective and cost-efficient, alternative dispute resolution gives the parties involved more flexibility and control over the process and outcome of business-related disputes; i.e. partnership, employment, or contract disputes. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is essentially any method of resolving disputes outside of the courtroom without litigation and is the preeminent approach to dispute resolution. Historically, parties…

On Partnership Disputes & How to Avoid Them

Beginning a business partnership can be an exciting time whether you are a veteran tycoon or an amateur entrepreneur. A partnership is a popular way to structure and finance a new business and brings about new challenges, shared visions, and reason to celebrate the smallest of victories. No matter how successful your business is or…

GDPR – How Data Protection Has Changed

Touted as one of the most important changes regarding data privacy protections in the last 20 years, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th, 2018 for the entirety of all 28 member states of the European Union (EU). The goal of the GDPR is protection for all EU citizens from…

Raising Money for your Startup: An Overview of Reg D Exemptions

Any startup, be it a small family business or an endeavor into Silicon Valley, needs funding. They also have an understandable desire to raise their needed capital with as few legal hurdles as possible. The problem is that startup fundraising is a particularly regulated process that requires companies to be in compliance with the Securities…

The Legal Steps Necessary to Franchise Your Business

If you’re like many business owners, you have likely imagined your company becoming a household name. One way to do this would be to franchise your business model, allowing third parties to operate and expand your established business into new markets while utilizing their own capital and supervisory efforts. To reach that level of success…

Establishing Your Business in the US?

You don’t need to be a US citizen to own a US business Yes, there’s a lot to know when weighing the pros and cons of establishing your international business in the US. Foremost, know this: you do not need to be a US resident to form a business in the United States. With that…

How To Protect Your Intellectual Property

Protect your ideas. Protect your investment. Intellectual Property (IP): a work or invention that is the result of creativity, such as a manuscript or a design, to which one has rights and for which one may apply for a patent, copyright, trademark, etc. While IP has been a concern for many years now, the pace…

What are Initial Coin Offerings?

How to Raise Seed Capital as a Crypto Start-up An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is the means by which cryptocurrency start-ups raise their seed capital. The process is unregulated and avoids both the scrutiny and accountability demanded by banks and venture capitalists. Backers purchase the new cryptocurrency for cash or Bitcoin at an introductory rate,…

Understanding Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Grow your business through mergers & acquisitions So, why Merge or Acquire? All mergers and acquisitions have a common goal: to create synergy that helps their business values grow and be greater than the two companies working individually. Now synergy takes the form of revenue enhancement and cost savings. By merging or acquiring, you would…

KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS NAME

So, you’ve started a business and you’re starting to get some great traction. Now is the perfect time to start protecting your business name. Why is it important? Your business name is valuable and a lot of purchasing decisions are based on reputations and brand representation. It is important to understand and protect it to…

Meeting the Business Compliance Requirements: Internal and External

Have you thought about if your business is meeting the compliance requirements? The end of the year is coming up sooner than you think, have you thought about if your business is meeting the compliance requirements? Do you know what corporate formalities you must maintain for your business? Well, you have come to the right…

6 Smart Ways to Legally Help Reduce Your 2017 Taxes

Growing your business doesn’t have to mean growing your legal matters too Growing your business doesn’t have to mean growing your legal matters too. Pretty much all of us would like to keep as much money as we can and not have to worry about tax deductions every year. Just as Albert Einstein said, “the…

New Laws Business Leaders Should Know in 2018

Are you updated on 2018 laws as a business leader? Just as death and taxes are certainties, so are annual changes to laws and regulations governing businesses. This year is no exception. Most of the changes to the 2018 laws governing businesses occurred at the state level, but there were some significant changes that also…

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