Employees

Hiring an intern in New York

Hiring an intern is an enticing option for companies. Even though the days of “unpaid internships” are over, bringing an intern on board will likely still be much cheaper than hiring someone traditionally. Also, it’s […]

Corporate Structure

50-50 partnership can be a very bad idea

A business with equal 50/50 partners is a unique relationship. While the profits and losses are divided evenly in a straight 50/50 partnership, so are the voting rights. Thus, neither partner can do anything without […]

Business & Corporate

Things to think about after you incorporate

Many companies incorporate and stop there. Failing to take the next steps can cause problems, including “piercing of the corporate veil.” This takes place when a judge determines that shareholders and/or directors should be personally […]

Intellectual Property

Common law trademark not always enough

Under United States common law, the first user of a trademark (which can be a company name, product name, tagline, or logo) in commerce has priority over all later users of identical or confusingly similar […]

Business Considerations

A basic GDPR overview for U.S. websites

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved by the European Parliament and Council in April 2016 as the primary law regulating how companies protect EU citizens’ personal data. In addition to businesses located in […]

Liability Concerns

LLC: Protection for your assets

You can say that life is like a chess game. But if you don’t protect your personal assets from the everyday risks of your business, the game can end in a hurry. Whether you’re driving […]