There seems to be a significant difference between what lawyers have been taught to provide and what potential clients expect to get from an initial consultation. I blame those TV commercials that suggest lawyers can and will solve all your
A few weeks ago I wrote about the concept of piercing the corporate veil. I received an e-mail asking what happens when someone breaches a contract he signed that included a personal guaranty. Short answer - get a lawyer. Here's the
Virtual offices and executive suites provide a fantastic alternative for business owners who want the trappings of an office without the significant overhead. As beneficial as these arrangements are, they can leave clients high and dry if the virtual office owner
Yes. The End.
The IRS, business license bureaus, taxation departments, and sometimes secretary of state offices require an identifying number for your business. Without an EIN, your social security number is used, which causes identity theft concerns. Also, obtaining an
Last week I met with a small business owner whose registered agent had access to her business bank accounts. A short investigation revealed this particular registered agent had formed dozens of corporations and named himself secretary, giving him access to the
I make spanakopita, a Greek appetizer, every New Year's Eve. It keeps for a few days, reheats well in a toaster oven, and saves me from having to cook New Year's Day when I just want to sleep in. This
The holidays are almost over and you're looking forward to the new year. You may have taken some time off in December to spend with family and friends and your business has taken a back seat. In a day or
Um...with a pen?
Seriously, though. It sounds simple, but you should consider the implications of how you sign documents on behalf of your company. As a business owner you have a split personality. In any situation, you will be either Jane
No, it doesn't involve a safety pin or have anything to do with a wedding. This is one of those often-used yet rarely-explained phrases that every small business owner should understand.
If formed and managed properly, corporations and LLCs are treated as