Category: Small Business Attorney

Play 12, “It’s Time to Break Up, LLC Edition Offensive Strategies.”

Welcome to another week’s Play from my Small Business Legal Playbook. I hope the tips are helpful to you and your business, as these Plays are specially designed to give you a little insight on the legal side of running a small business. Today’s Play, “It’s Time to Break Up, LLC Edition” involves something most […]

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3 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating a Business

Incorporating your small business can have great benefits when it comes to everything from separating your business and personal assets to minimizing how much you personally owe in taxes. However, there are some serious misconceptions about what incorporating involves. Here are three myths about incorporating a small business in California. Myth #1: Incorporating Your Business […]

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Business Formation Advice – Choosing a Business Type

If you are starting a new business, you have to make some basic decisions about how the company will be set up. For example, some small business owners just want to maintain a sole proprietorship in order to keep things simple. While this involves the least paperwork, it subjects your income to the self-employment tax, […]

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Protecting Your Business in CA, Where Non-Compete Agreements Are Banned

California is one of 4 states that has banned non-compete agreements. What is a non-compete agreement? Why are they banned in California? How can you protect your company’s intellectual property without a non-compete agreement? Here is what you need to know. What Is a Non-Compete Agreement? A non-compete agreement is a business contract designed to […]

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Intellectual Property Is the Lifeblood of Your Business

What is intellectual property? Basically, this term refers to any creative ideas an individual comes up with. From a written document to a new invention or a software application, intellectual property spans the entire range of creative and artistic works. Why is intellectual property so important to your business? This is what gives you a […]

Why You Need to Have an Invention Assignment Agreement with Your Programmers

When it comes to protecting your intellectual property (IP), there are many business contracts and agreements that need to be addressed. One of the most important is an Invention Assignment Agreement, especially if you have someone else coding key applications for your company. Here are 2 important reasons why. 1. Avoid Ownership Issues When a […]

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Small Business Legal Playbook|Play #11: “The Escape Strategy”

Welcome back to another week of the Small Business Legal Playbook! Play 11 is titled “The Escape Strategy.” No one likes to start thinking about leaving a business when they’re just starting one. We’ve spoken in weeks past, in previous Plays about several different topics. This week, we’ll discuss an issue with creating an exit […]

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Small Business Legal Playbook|Play #9: “The Dreaded Coin-Flip”

Welcome back to another week of the Small Business Legal Playbook! Play 9 is titled “The Dreaded Coin-Flip.” All fans in the NFL dread the coin-flip, especially in over-time. If your team calls the flip correctly, it can be the difference between winning and losing. We spoke last week about the unique issues family owned […]