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Business law can involve contract law, tax law and litigation over disputes regarding employees or trade secrets.
Overview Starting a business can be a daunting challenge. Small business owners face a number of complicated laws that a business lawyer can help them understand. Business lawyers train themselves to understand the legal complexities that businesses of all sizes face. They can assist businesses with a number of legal issues that can arise when starting or growing a small business, as well as any legal conflicts that may arise during business. Issues Requiring a Lawyer Choosing a business stru
Seek Legal Advice From a Commercial Litigation Attorney Commercial litigation is legal action that is broadly focused on business interactions, and it is closely related to corporate law. Together, they both tend to greatly impact how a business is structured as well as how it is led. Commercial and corporate law intermingle quite a bit, and their differences can vary from one firm to another. A common way to distinguish them is to view corporate law as items that are directed more towards th
Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Discovery Law E-discovery is fundamental to the evolving legal process as electronic data continues to star in the courtroom In the worlds of both law enforcement and private legal proceedings, e-discovery refers to the process of electronically uncovering evidence, or using digitally stored evidence, to augment evidence alleged in a lawsuit, Freedom of Information Act requests, criminal investigation, or, in the most “fibrous” cases, petitions fr
What is Intellectual Property? Intellectual property deals with the legal rights of things that are often intangible. There are three main components to intellectual property: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents. Each of these branches offer different forms of legal protections that serve to protect different forms of work, developments, and projects. If you have a product, idea, or any other unique material, you may be considering a way to safeguard and protect this development. Unfortunate
A Landlord's Responsibility to Their Tenants Landlords have various responsibilities to their tenants. These responsibilities can dramatically differ depending on the law from state to state. For the most part, however, landlords will be held liable for safety concerns. Undoubtedly, tenants will also have certain expectations from landlords so long as they pay their rent each month. The following are some of the most general responsibilities a landlord has to his or her tenant. A Landlord’s
Rights and Responsibilities After a Merger or Acquisition A merger or business acquisition is very common is today’s market. A merger and acquisition is defined as a business that either takes over or decides to buy out another company or business. This usually transpires between corporations and is usually in an attempt to take that company’s place in the marketplace. While the terms "merger" and "acquisition" may at times be used interchangeably, they do not have the same meaning. A me
Oil and Gas Law in the United States Before you tap into an area of the oil and gas economy, understand the legal circuits behind it Oil and gas law compromises a vast field of legal practice. While high-profile corporate battles and scandals regarding leasing mineral rights, offshore drilling negotiations, securing governmental permits and authorizations, and other offshoots of the energy market may be the first thought that comes to mind at the mention of this field, representation of the oi
Overview A patent is a license or legal right given to an inventor or organization responsible for inventing something new by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This patent ensures that only the inventor/organization is allowed to produce, sell, use, and even import the invention. Types of Patents Depending on the invention, the inventor or organization responsible for the invention will need to seek a specific type of patent. There are three primary types of pat
What is Sports Law? Ask a Sports Management Lawyer for Legal Advice Sports law refers to the collection of laws which regulate the sporting industry, including professional sports, recreational sports, and youth programs. Within sports law, there are a variety of other fields of law which play an active part, including contract and personal injury law, not to mention trademarks for sports teams and their intellectual property such as logos or images. Additionally, professional sports are subje
Overview Different regulations dictate when the government can tax citizens for personal income, real estate, business profits, gifts, estates and a variety of other sources. Tax Law is very complicated and changes from year to year, and from state to state. There are a variety of issues in tax law that can effect one: from bankruptcy issues to estate planning. Paying Back Income Taxes Income tax is a common source of contention between the government and individuals or business owners. W
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