Selling Privately Held Businesses – Interview with Stephen Gulotta, Managing Member, Mintz Levin's New York Office
Partnership and Similar Agreements - Douglas W. Lubic, Esq.
How Do I Prepare to Sell My Business?
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If you are not currently serving business owners, now might just be the time for you to start.
You see, handled the right way, business owners are great clients because…...more
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On 25 June 2014, the Government published the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill. It includes a wide range of measures designed to improve the legislative environment for small businesses and incorporates...more
Michigan has enacted legislation that clarifies and streamlines a number of important tax administrative provisions. The changes affect the Department of Treasury’s ability to pursue and collect unpaid taxes from company...more
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The UK government has published a response paper largely in agreement with the controversial “Transparency & Trust” discussion paper published by its Business, Innovation and Skills Department in July 2013....more
Like death and taxes, there is one thing about being a legal entrepreneur that is predictable…
Your business will plateau....more
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Setting yourself up for a successful virtual law office (VLO) doesn’t have to wait until you graduate from law school. You can begin to build a solid foundation for your future VLO, right now!
Here are 3 things you can...more
One of the California Attorney General’s many responsibilities includes the rendering of legal opinions to state and local officials and government agencies concerning legal questions relating to their offices. Cal. Gov’t...more
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