Posts tagged “TechLaw”
TechLaw: Patent reform legislation pending in Congress is poised to become the most significant patent legislation in nearly 60 years. How will it affect your intellectual property management decisions?
Having your cake and eating it too: Removing assets from your taxable estate while retaining access for your financial support
Techlaw: With the proper use of special trusts, you may "have your cake and eat it too" by removing assets from your taxable estate while nonetheless preserving your access to them for your personal financial support.
TechLaw: Green building has graduated from fad to trend to a powerful force. Although green building only recently has challenged traditional construction, a gap between expectation and performance has begun to grow.
TechLaw: It's time to raise capital to get your company off the ground or expanded. The sale of stock seems like the best approach, but what about the expensive registration requirements? Is there a way around them? Maybe.
TechLaw: Despite what business owners might think, almost every business, technology-related or not, has intellectual property. Consequently, intellectual property often is overlooked when a business is being sold. Understanding your business's intellectual property can be critical to selling your business smoothly, without undue delay.
TechLaw: You found residential rental property in foreclosure and you invested. What's next? Some recent changes in residential landlord-tenant law have made it more important than ever to know just what you have gotten into.
LLCs, other business entities may not protect members, owners from personal liability for their own wrongful actions
TechLaw: The protections offered by limited liability companies and other limited liability business entities are invaluable to business owners. Nevertheless, in certain circumstances, a business owner may be held personally liable for his or her own wrongful actions, even when those actions are done in furtherance of the company's business.
TechLaw: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media create new opportunities, risks, and obligations for a business, and especially when litigation is involved. This article briefly highlights a few of the most salient information management and litigation issues raised by a business's use of social media.
TechLaw: The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act ("GINA") is intended to protect employees from discrimination based on unmanifested medical conditions. Recently issued regulations require all employers to modify their forms and policies related to medical inquiries about employees.
TechLaw: Corporate jets transport key members of a company's management team in an efficient manner. However, special rules that apply to the ownership and operation of a corporate jet must be considered in order to avoid a number of expensive potential pitfalls.
TechLaw: Correctly determining the income of parents is critical in establishing the proper child support obligation. North Carolina's recently revised Child Support Guidelines clarify what is and what is not income for purposes of child support.
TechLaw: The vast majority of employers mean well and try to do the right thing. However, as the saying goes, "the road to hell is paved with good intentions." Simply stated - it is hard to do the right thing if you don't understand what the law requires. As an employer, resolve to avoid some common mistakes this new year.
TechLaw: Commercial lending transactions can have far reaching implications, affecting more than just your business. In obtaining commercial loans, individuals may incur personal liability despite the protections afforded by various business structures.
TechLaw: Most people think that premarital agreements are only for the cold-hearted, the extremely wealthy, or fictional television characters, but, in reality, they may be a much needed tool for you. Ask yourself a question - would you enter into a business partnership with another person without clearly defining each partner's rights and obligations?
Tech Law: When a business owner plans to transfer ownership and management of the business to the next generation, protection of the business assets from lawsuits, divorce, bankruptcy, and other third party claims should be considered. Such protection frequently can be achieved by employing a few straight forward devices, such as limited liability companies, "spend thrift" trusts, and buy sell agreements.
TechLaw: In August, North Carolina recognized a new species of legal entity – the Low-Profit Limited Liability Company, or "L3C" – for the first time. To some, it is the "best of all possible worlds" because its purpose is to allow investors to make a profit while pursuing charitable and socially-beneficial goals.