202402.20
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Noncompete And Nonsolicitation

Two new California laws directly affecting business owners went into effect on January 1, 2024. California has strengthened the prohibition against noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements, which also posse potential liability for employers who require their employees to sign noncompete agreements or attempt to enforce existing noncompete agreements against former employees.

202401.10
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CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT

The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, which is part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 and includes the Corporate Transparency Act, became law on January 1, 2021. The Corporate Transparency Act requires certain business entities to file, in the absence of an exemption, information on their “beneficial owners” with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

202311.13
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25 Frequently Asked Questions on Starting a Business

Having been a start-up lawyer and entrepreneur, I have been asked many of the following questions over the years by entrepreneurs when starting their company. Sometimes there isn’t an easy answer, and as lawyers often like to say, “it depends on the circumstances.” But here are my short-hand answers to the frequently asked start-up questions:

1. Should I form my company as C corporation, an S corporation, an LLC, a partnership or a sole proprietorship?

202310.02
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Social Media Influencer Marketing and Legal Considerations

You may have heard of or even use “Social Media Influencers.” This is where businesses sometimes try to reach a broader audience by enlisting “social media influencers,” a term for people who have achieved some level of popularity or recognition online. Social media influencers endorse a product or service offered by a business on platforms…

202307.13
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5 Major tips when starting your first business

Starting a business is a big undertaking, but it can be incredibly rewarding. If you’re thinking about starting your own business, here are five major tips to help you get started: 1. Do your research. Before you do anything else, it’s important to do your research. This includes researching your target market, your competition, and…

202307.13
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How can I protect my online business legally?

Starting an online business is an exciting prospect, but it’s important to be aware of the legal risks involved. Here are a few tips on how to protect your online business legally: 1. Choose the right business structure. The first step is to choose the right business structure for your online business. There are three…

202306.14
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How a Business Lawyer Can Help When Selling a Business

Selling a business can be a complex and intricate process that involves numerous legal considerations. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or a first-time business owner, enlisting the assistance of a skilled business lawyer can make a significant difference in navigating the complexities of a business sale. This article will explore the invaluable role a business…