As a business owner, you will be entering into contracts with vendors, landlords, and possibly independent contractors. Although you want to trust others will be true to their word, you should have a contract in place for almost all agreements to protect your business.   Many business owners have limited experience with contracts, which is […]Continue reading

From the time a business opens its doors, the owner is told “cash is king.” It may seem to follow that having a very large amount of cash could never be a bad thing. But, the truth is, a company that’s hoarding excessive cash may be doing itself more harm than good. Liquidity Overload What’s […]Continue reading

Most people – even lawyers – choose to do business in some corporate form, rather than individually, in order to protect personal assets from business liabilities. The most common forms of business entities are corporations and limited liability companies. The choice of entity often depends on which entity offers the best tax attributes for the […]Continue reading

Every person has skin and bones that protect their body from bumps and bruises from the outside world. A corporation or other business entity is no different. In short, a corporation (or limited liability company or partnership) is a legal “person.” The corporate body is supposed to protect the owners from bumps, bruises and liabilities […]Continue reading

As a business evolves, so must its compensation strategy. Hopefully, your company is growing — perhaps adding employees or promoting staff members who are key to your success. But other things can spur the need to fine-tune your compensation strategy as well, such as economic changes or the rise of an intense competitor. A goal […]Continue reading

“The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.” Jeremy Bentham Doctor Walter Palmolive arrived at Hwang National Park in Zimbabwe on June 30, 2015. The sweeping savannas spread out like an ocean vista and held host to the most feared and well-known predators in all of Africa. An Expensive Game Doctor […]Continue reading

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  Lord Acton There is no guaranty that a business partner with a controlling interest will always act in the best interest of other non-controlling owners.  Conversely, rest assured that someone at this very moment is suffering some level of “squeeze” from a majority owner of a […]Continue reading

“You can’t stop things like Bitcoin. It will be everywhere and the world will have to readjust. World governments will have to readjust” ~John McAfee, Founder of McAfee “[T]he fact that within the bitcoin universe an algorithm replaces the function of [the government] … is actually pretty cool.” ~Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States […]Continue reading

“The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.” R. Brault THE FAMILY RECIPE Family businesses are the backbone of the United States economy – comprising 80 to 90 percent of all business enterprises, 64% of gross domestic product, 62% of employment, and 78% of new job creation. By […]Continue reading