Succession Planning: How to Make Your Business Your Legacy

Many business owners fail to realize that the small businesses they started years ago are now very valuable. Therefore, transitioning a business from one generation to the next is extremely important. If you are a business owner, it is...

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Do All Your Registrations Have Up-To-Date Information?

Recently, a client contacted me after receiving some Environmental Control Board (ECB) violations. Because my client hadn’t updated his address with the ECB, the violations were sent to his old address. By the time the mail was forwarded, several...

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Before You Sign That Contract…

When presented with a contract to sign, many business owners quickly check the cost and sign away. Too often, however, these contracts contain terms that are far different than what the business owner thought he or she was committing...

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Navigating Your Way Through an ADA Claim

More and more of my clients—landlords and tenants alike—are being sued for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state statutes. Attorneys specializing in the discipline typically find “serial plaintiffs” to visit numerous properties and file...

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Bought a business? Beware FLSA judgments

If you buy a business, you could be held liable for violations of the predecessor owner under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) or state law. Believing that the successor is not liable for the conduct of the predecessor...

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