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How to Dissolve a Partnership on Good Terms

Posted by Danielle Browne | Nov 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Many business partnerships eventually come to an end. Like other types of relationships, when business partners decide to split up, the process can be amicable or contentious. A smooth split will prevent unnecessary conflict and legal expenses and allow the partners to enter their next venture without lingering obligations.

What to Know Before Investing in a Small Business

Posted by Danielle Browne | Nov 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

With the country emerging from pandemic lockdowns and economic activity beginning to expand, small business owners are optimistic. Supporting local businesses can help them grow and thrive after a tough year and a half. But what if you could help a business while also helping yourself? Learn more.

What You Need to Know About ADA Website Compliance

Posted by Danielle Browne | Nov 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires businesses to accommodate people with physical and cognitive impairments. Accordingly, websites and mobile apps must be accessible to disabled individuals. Failure to comply with ADA internet accessibility guidelines can lead to fines, lawsuits, implementation costs, and loss of customers.

National Estate Planning Awareness Week: The Importance to You and Your Loved Ones of Having an Estate Plan

Posted by Danielle Browne | Oct 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

The third week of October is National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Nevertheless, only 33 percent of U.S. adults have any estate planning documents such as a will or trust. Many people mistakenly believe that estate planning is not necessary because they do not have many assets. Not true! Everyone needs an estate plan, and here's why.

How to Protect Your Business from Lawsuits

Posted by Danielle Browne | Oct 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Small business owners are no strangers to risk management. You have survived plenty of bumps in the road and emerged stronger than ever. But are you prepared for the financial hit—not to mention the stress and emotional impact—of a lawsuit? Here's what you need to know.

How to Handle Conflicts in Family-Owned Businesses

Posted by Danielle Browne | Oct 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Conflicts are inevitable within businesses and families. Resolving conflicts in both settings is a delicate matter that requires balancing what is best for one person with what is best for the group. When family members are in business together, the balancing act can be harder and missteps can have a significant impact. Find out more.

Why You Cannot Withhold Payment From Employees

Posted by Danielle Browne | Oct 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Paying employees is among the top legal obligations of employers. Whether because of financial difficulties or worker conduct, it is generally illegal to withhold payment from employees and could result in a lawsuit, an injunction, civil penalties, or even criminal penalties.

What Is a Promissory Note and When Should I Use One?

Posted by Danielle Browne | Sep 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

You have probably heard the term promissory note, but do you understand what a promissory note is and when one can and should be used? A promissory note is simply a written promise to repay someone who has loaned you money. More specifically, it sets forth the terms for repayment of a loan on or ...

Do You Really Need a Trust?

Posted by Danielle Browne | Sep 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Although many people equate “estate planning” with having a will, there are many advantages to having a trust as the centerpiece of your estate plan. While there are other estate planning tools (such as joint tenancy, transfer on death, beneficiary designations, to name a few), only a trust provi...

Top Legal Considerations for Podcasters

Posted by Danielle Browne | Sep 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Whether you want your podcast to be a hobby, side hustle, or primary source of income, there are a handful of important legal steps you need to take so your podcast and any compensation realized through that endeavor are set for the long term. 

5 Reasons You Need a Trust Today

Posted by Danielle Browne | Sep 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Basic estate planning begins with a will. Almost everyone should have one. However, there might be a better estate planning tool for you called a living trust (or an inter vivos trust). A living trust is a legal entity that allows you (the grantor) to place your assets in the trust and still use ...

Do I Need A Will? In a Word: YES!

Posted by Danielle Browne | Sep 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Do I need a will? The answer is almost always an unequivocal “Yes! You need a Will!” I know – thinking about and planning for your death can be scary, depressing or morbid. However, it is a necessary evil. Estate planning not only protects your family and your assets, but it helps build and maint...

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