Starting a new business? Intellectual Property 101 Presented by Prof. Islam & PA Thomas Lewry
Partnership and Similar Agreements - Douglas W. Lubic, Esq.
Strategic Vision for Emerging Companies – Interview with Marty Lorenzo, Member, Mintz Levin
How Do I Prepare to Sell My Business?
For small business owners, filing for bankruptcy can provide a fresh start. It is important for you to understand the different bankruptcy options, so you can choose one that makes sense in light of your future goals for your...more
You and your spouse started a business several years ago in Tampa and it has been a success. You’ve worked as a team to navigate the ups and downs of owning a small business. However, your personal relationship is now in...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
While the Senate was on recess, the House was in, but staffs from...more
Many retailers and OEMs have engaged banks to provide private-label credit to their individual and small-business customers, or have joined with banks in offering them cobranded general-purpose credit. Many other...more
When it comes to year-end planning, what's the one thing most small business owners don't do but should?
That's the question we put to attorneys writing on JD Supra, knowing that the diversity of insights would make...more
As of August 15, 2013, prime contractors on federal projects must take on increased responsibility and accountability for hiring small business subcontractors. The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) has implemented certain...more
"Often [intellectual property] is the most valuable asset to the company, bar none, more than the building, more valuable than the land that it sits on."
-The Recorder, November 30, 2006
What does it take to get a...more
Hot on the heels of the CRA’s recent publication of a “fact sheet” on its views on the tax treatment of Bitcoin currency (which has been in the news recently), the CRA has published two technical interpretations on the tax...more
Recently, a distraught business owner came to me in desperation. He had identified an area of need in the market and had just the expertise to fill it. An industry insider, he had contacts in place and was ready to hit the...more
Recognizing that our country -- our “team,” if you will -- is stronger when all our players are on the field and playing to their full potential, our federal and some state governments have developed programs to help...more
In the '90s, we witnessed efforts by franchisee rights advocates to introduce federal franchise legislation to protect franchisee interests in their relationships with franchisors. In connection with the FTC reviewing and...more
The SEC has announced the agenda and panelists for its annual Small Business Forum on November 21, 2013. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the SEC (and via webcast), and will include two morning panel discussions. The first...more
Today the SEC announced the agenda and speakers for its annual Small Business Forum, which will focus on developments in the Regulation D market. The forum is open to the public. ...more
By way of background, pursuant to Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act) and state securities laws, any offer and sale of a security must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and...more
In This Issue:
- Contractor Alert: Help Available for Small Businesses in the HUB Zone Program:
Recognizing that our country -- our "team," if you will -- is stronger when all our players are on the field and...more
In this issue:
- The President
- The 113th Congress
- Securities and Exchange Commission
- Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
- Private Equity Growth Capital Council...more
Three bills introduced in the House of Representatives that would ease leverage restrictions on business development companies (BDCs) face an uncertain future in light of concerns expressed by the Chair of the Securities and...more
Inheritance Tax Exemption for Small Businesses -
Pennsylvania recently passed 72 P.S. § 9111(t), specifically aimed at eliminating the Pennsylvania inheritance tax on small family-owned businesses. The Pennsylvania...more
In July of 2013, the Obama administration delayed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer reporting requirements. The reports as proposed would have required employers to provide extensive and detailed...more
On October 4, 2013, Governor Brown signed into law California Assembly Bill 1412 (Stats. 2013, ch. 546) ("AB 1412"), which provides tax relief to those individual taxpayers affected by the decision in Cutler v. Franchise Tax...more
In this Issue:
- Limited Liability Companies — The Best of All Worlds?
- Employees Are Responsible for Beneficiary Designations
- Protect Your Plastic
- HOA Can Regulate Common Area
- The IRS has signaled its intent to prosecute more small businesses for relatively low-value tax violations.
- In doing so, the IRS has increased its reliance on data-driven analyses of the...more
In This Issue:
- Small businesses beware: IRS deploys “big data” to scrutinize cash transactions
- Google’s scanning of emails may constitute wiretapping: Federal District Court denies Google’s motion to dismiss...more
Businesses of all sizes change hands every year. Whether you intend to sell or are looking to buy, planning is key to your venture. Our law firm helps clients move through business changes including the sale or purchase of a...more
In its annual list of risks posed to investors and small businesses, NASAA once again identifies private offerings. NASAA notes that “[f]raudulent private placement offerings continue to rank as the most common product or...more