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Do you need a contract from a new investor? 

You started your small business on your own, and it has performed very well. You've had enough success to do it full-time. You're excited about the future growth that is possible. To promote that growth, you're going to bring on a new investor. They believe in your...

Is a merger a good idea?

You’ve probably read stories of companies that merged and went on to achieve great success. You may also have read tales of ones that merged and self-destructed. If you are considering a merger, you need to ask is it right for me? To answer that question, you need to...

How should you handle a partnership dispute?

Going into business with a partner means you can each use each other’s strengths to build the company. In most cases, partners have similar ideas about how the business will be run.  Unfortunately, there are times when you and your partner might not agree on...

How do mergers and joint ventures compare?

There comes a time in which businesses may consider expanding their reach. They may do this after they feel that they've mastered their specialty and they're looking to expand their product line or services. They may also do this after realizing that they've reached...

Did someone steal your website?

In an increasingly digital marketplace, organizations now devote significant resources toward building and maintaining their online presence. The digital presence can range from a website and blog to social networking and an online storefront. Unfortunately, many...

An epic pizza trademark story?

In August, a "minor legal epic" moved to a new stage when the 2nd Circuit court ruled on a trademark dispute between two pizza brands, one from Chicago and one from New York. It’s a complex case that investigates some of the lesser examined areas of trademark law. The...