How to Hire Your First Employee

August 23rd, 2021 by

First off, congratulations! You’ve made it to the point where you can’t do it all and need help.  Yay! Now, to temper that excitement, there are a bunch of rules and regulations and insurance requirements and registrations you have to address.  Brace yourself.  We’ll try to list them in order. If you don’t have an […]

2021 Laws for Nevada Employers

July 25th, 2021 by

First and foremost, if you are an employer in Nevada, you should belong to the Nevada Association of Employers (NAE).  They offer their members a ton of resources, including webinars, sample policies, and – most valuable – a member hotline for those can’t-wait questions. What follows is a digest of an NAE seminar I attended […]

What You Should Know When Buying a Business

December 3rd, 2020 by

We often find ourselves representing the seller of a business, which is why we’ve published a couple of articles on the topic. We get it – as a buyer you’re already shelling out money to buy the business and don’t want to shell out additional money to pay an attorney to walk you through the […]

ITINs, EINs, and Responsible Parties

October 19th, 2016 by

In order to open a bank account for your business entity, you have to present Articles of Organization/Incorporation and an EIN, which is an Employer Identification Number issued by the IRS.  In order to apply for an EIN number, you have to supply the EIN, ITIN, or Social Security Number of a “Responsible Party” for […]

Should I Form a New Entity for My Idea?

September 6th, 2016 by

You have a new idea and you’ve got a guy who has connections or resources or ways to help get that idea off the ground.  It’s clear you want to work together.  The assumption is, often, that you’ll “simply” form a new entity, like an LLC, to make this idea happen.  Holdupwaitaminute. Now that my […]

Guest On The Essentials Small Business Podcast

June 22nd, 2016 by

Some of the most important decisions you make for your business are made before you even start, when you have the least amount of information.  Listen to this podcast to learn ways to make educated decisions that will serve your business for its lifetime.  

Changing Your Entity in Nevada – Conversions and Domestications

June 14th, 2016 by

Are you thinking of relocating your existing business to Nevada, or reorganizing as a different entity type? As business attorneys, we get asked about this all of the time. Nevada allows owners of foreign entities to convert or domesticate as Nevada based companies. This allows you to keep your EIN, the credit your company has […]

Buying a Business – Asset Purchase or Stock Purchase?

June 1st, 2016 by

Recently I’ve walked clients through buying or selling a business.  My concerns are obviously different depending whether I’m representing the buyer or the seller, but there is a fundamental difference between the types of agreements used in these transactions, and fundamental misunderstandings I can clear up. Often, a prospective buyer will tell me all about how wonderful […]

What to Do with Contracts

March 30th, 2016 by

I know when I see not one, but two self-assigned tasks regarding contract stuff I deal with daily and now take for granted, it’s time for a blog post. In recent weeks, I’ve met with far too many clients who 1) haven’t signed contracts they now want to enforce, or 2) want my advice on a […]

Tiropeta (Spanakopita)

March 28th, 2016 by

I used to make these every New Year’s Eve, because they’re great for morning-after breakfast with the butter and cheese.  No, it’s not a traditional Spanakopita because it doesn’t have spinach.  I find the spinach can have an overwhelming taste…kind of like dirt.  No, thank you. Here’s my favorite recipe.  It was a huge hit […]