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How to Own Your Real Estate

Posted by Danielle Browne | Sep 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Real estate is more than just your primary residence. It can include other real properties such as a vacation home or a rental property. Depending upon the type of real estate you own, the ideal form of ownership can vary. Below, we take a look at the different types of real estate and make sugge...

4 Important Provisions in a Record Label Contract

Posted by Danielle Browne | Aug 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Legally binding contracts where a great amount of money is at stake are not simply reserved for Fortune 500 companies and billionaires. If you plan to make a living as a musician or recording artist, your livelihood will largely depend on the contracts you sign and how well you've negotiated thei...

It's Time to Say Goodbye: How to Close Your Business

Posted by Danielle Browne | Aug 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The decision to close a business is not to be taken lightly. Although most business owners hope that the process of closing their business will be quick and easy, that is often not the case. Business closures involve complex procedures that require time, energy, and organization. Failure to caref...

Should I Use a Confidentiality Agreement?

Posted by Danielle Browne | Aug 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Business owners often find it necessary or desirable to keep valuable and sensitive information private. In some instances, a business may have developed certain key elements that help distinguish it from its competitors. In other instances, a business owner may handle sensitive information that ...

Do You Really Need to Copyright Your Original Works?

Posted by Danielle Browne | Aug 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The answer to the question posed by this post's title is an unequivocal, “yes.” The simple explanation for this is that it grants you a significant amount of legal protection for your copyrighted material. This blog will expand on that statement and explain why it is worth it for creatives to fil...

Lifetime QTIP Trusts – The Gift That Keeps Giving

Posted by Danielle Browne | Aug 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Estate planning for married couples can be tricky when one spouse is significantly wealthier than the other, and each spouse wants different beneficiaries to ultimately inherit their estate. One solution to this problem is the Lifetime QTIP Trust. What Is a Lifetime QTIP Trust? One traditional es...

Six Steps for Forming an LLC

Posted by Danielle Browne | Aug 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the first decisions to make when starting a business is what type of business entity to form. The limited liability company (LLC) is one of the most popular business structures because it offers a level of flexibility and legal protection that is attractive to many people who are starting ...

Education Funding Flexibility in Light of COVID-19

Posted by Danielle Browne | Aug 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

When it comes to returning to school in the fall, the details may still be unknown. Will students be attending classes in person, or will classes continue to be online? Will college students be allowed on campus, or will they be bunking with mom and dad for the fall semester? One thing is certain...

Legal Issues to Consider Before Hiring

Posted by Danielle Browne | Aug 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Despite the challenges facing many businesses, some companies are still experiencing growth. If your business is expanding, you may find that it is time for you to make your first hire. As you begin this process, it is critical to note that expansion, while providing a great opportunity to increa...

3 Asset Protection Tips You Can Use Now

Posted by Danielle Browne | Aug 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

A common misconception is that only wealthy families and people in high risk professions need to have an asset protection plan. But in reality, anyone can be sued. A car accident, foreclosure, unpaid medical bills, or an injured tenant can result in a monetary judgment that will decimate your fin...

How to Help Your Loved Ones (and Assets) Avoid Probate

Posted by Danielle Browne | Jul 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today, many people are using a revocable living trust instead of a will or joint ownership as the foundation of their estate plan. When properly prepared, a living trust avoids the public, costly and time-consuming court processes of guardianship (due to incapacity) or probate (after death). Stil...

HELP! This Probate Is Taking Forever!

Posted by Danielle Browne | Jul 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

After a loved one dies, their money and property must be distributed to the right people, either according to their will or the state's default distribution scheme (found in its “intestacy” statute). While most people want the settlement process to be done as soon as possible, probate can take be...

Asset Protection for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Danielle Browne | Jul 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Going into business for yourself is a risky endeavor. From investing in goods and services and hiring employees to simply carrying out the daily tasks related to your business, each step is fraught with risks. This is especially true given the litigious nature of our society. As a result, many en...

The Dangers of DIY Contracts

Posted by Danielle Browne | Jul 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Contracts are an essential component of effective business management and development. Savvy business owners recognize the value of contracts but often explore ways to reduce the cost of obtaining them. In some instances, business owners attempt to create their own contracts by using templates av...

Trust Funding: Setting Your Trustee Up for Success

Posted by Danielle Browne | Jul 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

For many people, a revocable living trust is a valuable tool to ensure that their finances are well managed during periods of incapacity and that their loved ones are financially secure upon their passing. However, signing the trust agreement doesn't end the estate planning process: To work prope...

Sales Tax: What You Need to Know

Posted by Danielle Browne | Jul 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many small business owners contend with collecting, reporting, and paying sales tax. Although there is currently no federal sales tax, 45 states, and many localities, as well as the District of Columbia, have a sales tax. Different taxing authorities have their own regulations, tax rates, exempti...

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