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What Are Involuntary Transfers and How Do They Work?

As the name suggests, an involuntary transfer of your ownership share of a business is a transfer that you are not choosing to make. It is a transfer that is forced upon you due to specific circumstances, which are generally beyond your control. What kind of...

An Introduction to Governing Documents for Your Business

Governing documents consist of shareholders agreements and bylaws for corporations, operating agreements for limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnership agreements for limited partnerships (LPs) and partnership agreements for partnerships.  They are super...

An Introduction to Business Share Transfers

When you start a business with other people, each of you own a percentage of it – a share. In a two-person partnership, each of you might have a 50-50 share. Adding more people or entities of ownership, obviously, means a reduced shared for everyone. But what if one...

An Introduction to Business Planning and Business Plans

If you are a small-to-medium-sized business owner, you may view building a business plan as a deeply complex endeavor that will require exorbitant amounts of time. And because of this, you might decide not to bother. You might tell yourself that you already have the...

How Does Your Trademark Factor In to Your Estate Plan?

You may feel that you’re acing your estate planning, because you have created a plan for both your personal and business assets: real estate, stocks, different bank accounts, trustees, business co-owners… And that’s great. But I want to draw your attention to an...

Copyright in Estate Planning

Intellectual property generally relates to three bodies of law: copyright, trademark and patent. Each has it’s own universe of significance, rights, remedies, and the like. In this page, we’re going to be focusing on copyright, a legal tool every artist, writer, or...

Your Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution

Recently we took a bit of a deep dive into litigation, covering the process in general and then taking an expanded look on why you probably want to avoid it in most instances. One of the ways you do that? By engaging in alternative dispute resolution. What exactly is...

The Reality of the Litigation Process (and Why to Avoid It)

Often, people come to us gung-ho about suing someone to make them pay for some wrong they have had to endure at the hands of the other party. Perhaps a business partnership went sour. Or they feel slighted in a will.This desire to jump straight to litigation is...

Exit Planning Overview

"You set the price, and I will set the terms" is the age-old saying when it comes to selling a business. The price is not paramount when it comes to exit planning. The terms are. Lots of things go into how how the price and terms are set....

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