Critical Provisions in a Commercial Contract

               It is always a good idea for the business owner or executive to review one's company's contracts, to make sure they are current and contain important provisions. Of course, whether one is providing products or services, the description of what is being provided is a must, as...

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How a Business Can Successfully Deal with Employees

For the business owner, especially small, family-run businesses, relationships with employees need to be handled properly so as to avoid unnecessary litigation and turmoil within the workplace.  As a starter, even with a small business, you should have an employee handbook, which clearly explains the duties and obligations of both employer and employee. Set...

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LLC Pros and Cons

A limited liability company, also called an LLC, is a business structure that combines the advantages of a partnership with the liability protection of a corporation. An LLC can have one or more owners, who are called members. Members of an LLC can be individuals or businesses, and there isn’t a limit to the...

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Common New York Business Agreement Mistakes

When drafting a New York business agreement, it’s imperative that you do so with the assistance of an experienced New York business law attorney. Otherwise, you run the risk of making mistakes that can cause headaches for years to come. Luckily, most New York business agreement mistakes are easily avoidable—you just need to...

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Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Business

Selling a business requires careful preparation and specific knowledge. Sellers who approach the sales process haphazardly often pay dearly for their carelessness. Prepared sellers, on the other hand, are often handsomely rewarded for their diligence. If you want to successfully sell your business in New York, it’s imperative that you avoid the following common...

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Choosing a New York Business Entity

Before starting a business in New York, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the most common New York business entities. New York offers several options in this area. However, deciding which one to choose can be complicated. Therefore, if you own a business or plan on starting a business in New York,...

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Five Tips To Successfully Buying a Business

Buying a business is a major undertaking that involves a number of considerations. It’s success or failure may not only affect you and your investors, partners, customers or clients, but often for your family members as well. This is especially true if you have younger siblings or children who may eventually inherit the company....

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How to Effectively Draft Service Agreements

If you are in a service business of some type, it is just as important to have your agreements with clients be in writing as it is with companies that provide goods rather than services.  The agreement can be quite simply but must contain some essential terms, namely a description of the services, the...

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Why You Should Have an Attorney Review Your Lease

Business owners, especially those first starting out, are certainly capable of reviewing leases provided by a prospective landlord.  They usually feel that there is no point in having an attorney review the lease and attempt to negotiate the terms, believing that the landlord will not be amenable to changes.  That is definitely not true. ...

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