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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....

Transfers – Slicing and Dicing and Wrongful Transfers

Remember that some entities allow for slicing and dicing of rights with respect to shares of ownership. That means that you can own voting rights and economic rights, and you can separate the two of them. Other entities do not have that...

Transfers – Rights of First Refusal

It's very common to build in a right of first refusal into a governing document. It's a way of keeping the shares in the family. The way it works is that the partners have a right to match the material terms of any bona fide offer from a...

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