Crisis Considerations For Your Business

Apr 25 2019
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Is Your Business Ready For A Crisis? Crisis situations often have unforeseen results that could jeopardize the critical assets, reputation and financial standing of a business enterprise. Crisis management is defined as a series of steps performed by an organization …

Posted in Corporate, Labor and Employment, Legal Watch, Litigation, Oil and Gas, Transportation

Trademark Checklist for Start-Ups and Emerging Businesses

Apr 12 2019
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Trademark Basics A trademark is a word, phrase, or symbol which identifies and distinguishes the source of goods and/or services of a company from those of others. Customers rely upon trademarks as a barometer as to the quality of the …

Posted in Corporate, Intellectual Property, Legal Watch

What GDPR Means For Your Cookies Policy

Dec 05 2018
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Your Cookies Policy Should Be Transparent and Comprehensive Cookies are pieces of tracking data that are placed by websites on users’ browsers. They serve several different purposes. For example, websites might use cookies to track whether a user is logged into …

Posted in Corporate, International Business, Legal Watch

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Your Business

Jul 26 2018
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What’s With All These Privacy Updates? …And What Is The GDPR? Over the last two months, many Americans have seen an influx of privacy notices and updates come through their email inboxes and as click-throughs on numerous websites. Those notices …

Posted in Corporate, Legal Watch

It’s Official…Federal Tax Reform!

Dec 27 2017
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Wondering How Tax Reform Will Affect You or Your Business? Tax reform is here. President Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” into law on December 22, 2017. The new law will affect millions of Americans in one way …

Posted in Business Succession Planning, Corporate, Estates and Trusts, Legal Watch

CMU Connects Workshop: Buy-Sell Agreements and Non Disclosure Agreements

Apr 10 2017

Join Dan Lynch, Founder and Managing Partner of The Lynch Law Group, at the Carnegie Mellon University Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, April 12th at 12:30pm, for an overview of the differences between agreements associated with corporations and LLCs. …

Posted in Corporate, Events, Legal Watch

Government Rule on Employee Overtime Pay on Hold

Nov 30 2016
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The News On November 22nd, a federal judge in Texas halted the implementation of a new government rule on employees eligible to receive overtime pay. The Backstory Under federal law, employers must pay certain workers overtime pay (i.e., “time-and-a-half”) if …

Posted in Corporate, Labor and Employment, Legal Watch

Valuation Discounts for Family Owned Businesses

Nov 09 2016
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Proposed Treasury Regulations May Bring Sweeping Changes to Valuation Rules If you own a family business and are considering transferring interests in your business to other family members through a succession plan, it’s important to gain a thorough understanding of …

Posted in Business Succession Planning, Corporate, Estates and Trusts, Legal Watch

Confidentiality Agreements Can Protect Sensitive Business Information

Nov 12 2015
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All businesses have sensitive business information that, if misused, can be damaging. Customer pricing, supplier lists, supplier pricing, profit and loss information, internal procedures, and compensation information are just a few examples. And most businesses have employees, independent contractors, or …

Posted in Corporate, Labor and Employment, Legal Watch

Is a Captive Insurance Company Right for Your Business?

Feb 13 2014

Have you ever written a check for an insurance premium and wondered, “Isn’t there a better — or at least less expensive — way to insure against risk?” For some manufacturers, that “better way” could involve forming a captive insurance …

Posted in Corporate, Insurance, Legal Watch