Bongiovi Law Firm

February 1, 2010

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

There seems to be a significant difference between what lawyers have been taught to provide and what potential clients expect to get…

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January 25, 2010

Personal Guaranty – Taking Scissors to the Corporate Veil

A few weeks ago I wrote about the concept of piercing the corporate veil.  I received an e-mail asking what happens when someone…

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January 18, 2010

Virtual Offices and Executive Suites

Virtual offices and executive suites provide a fantastic alternative for business owners who want the trappings of an office without the significant overhead….

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January 13, 2010

Do I Need an EIN Number?

Yes.  The End. Just kidding. The IRS, business license bureaus, taxation departments, and sometimes secretary of state offices require an identifying number…

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January 6, 2010

What Does a Registered Agent Do?

Last week I met with a small business owner whose registered agent had access to her business bank accounts.  A short investigation revealed…

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December 31, 2009

Spanakopita – My New Year’s Eve Tradition

I make spanakopita, a Greek appetizer, every New Year’s Eve.  It keeps for a few days, reheats well in a toaster oven,…

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Year End Tips for Small Business Owners

The holidays are almost over and you’re looking forward to the new year.  You may have taken some time off in December…

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December 30, 2009

How Do I Sign Company Documents?

Um…with a pen? Seriously, though.  It sounds simple, but you should consider the implications of how you sign documents on behalf of…

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December 28, 2009

What Does “Pierce the Corporate Veil” Mean?

No, it doesn’t involve a safety pin or have anything to do with a wedding.  This is one of those often-used yet…

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December 2, 2009

Hiring: Employee or Independent Contractor?

I often speak with business owners who are ready to hire workers.  While this is a big step for a small business,…

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