Legally Binding



Plain English legal advice for building sustainable & innovative business ventures.


  • Inadvertent Contract Modifications

    23/04/2019 Duração: 09min

    Contracts are not set in stone. Although you may have initially negotiated and agreed on terms of a business relationship, those terms can be inadvertently, and unintentionally, modified based on the parties' course of dealings and/or subsequent oral representations. #DoneDeal

  • Employee Termination & Severance Agreements

    08/04/2019 Duração: 11min

    When firing an employee, there are certain steps that should be taken to protect the business from an post-termination claims, the most important of which is wrongful termination. #DoneDeal

  • Salesforce & Sex Trafficking: Vendor Liability for Client Actions

    03/04/2019 Duração: 06min

    The recent lawsuit against Salesforce highlights the importance of performing due diligence on clients and the possibility of being held culpable for the acts of your clients... Vendors beware. #DoneDeal

  • Taxation of Equity Awards

    03/04/2019 Duração: 05min

    In most cases, awarding equity for services leads to a taxable event where the person receiving the equity must claim the fair market value of that equity as income. If you don't understand the triggers for this taxable event, or ways to avoid/minimizes upfront taxes, Uncle Sam may unpleasantly surprised you with a significant tax bill. #DoneDeal

  • Structuring Equity Incentives

    03/04/2019 Duração: 10min

    Awarding equity in exchange for performance is a great way to both motivate employees/service providers and allow key personnel to share in the upside to scaling a business. Properly structuring these awards takes planning and intentionality. #DoneDeal

  • Avoiding Liability for Website Visitor Comments

    03/04/2019 Duração: 05min

    Allowing your website visitors to comment and converse on your site can get you sued unless you follow strict guidelines. #DoneDeal

  • What to know about Project Labor Agreement

    03/04/2019 Duração: 07min

    Project Labor Agreements represent added requirements for any non-union business looking to do work on government contracts... here's what you need to know. #DoneDeal

  • Hiring Smart: 90 Day Probationary Period

    03/04/2019 Duração: 08min

    Implementing a 90-day probationary period for new hires can potentially save you money and headaches. #DoneDeal

  • Choosing the RIGHT Attorney

    03/04/2019 Duração: 04min

    When selecting your legal representation, always remember that attorneys, like physicians, have particular areas of practice that they focus on... pay attention. #DoneDeal

  • EP-42: Opportunity Zones - A Brief Introduction

    30/10/2018 Duração: 12min

    Opportunity Zones present the most significant opportunity for using private capital to facilitate economic development in underserved communities.

  • EP-41: Privacy, The Internet, & Your Brand

    30/10/2018 Duração: 07min

    Whether personal or professional, protecting your brand is a critical element of continued business growth. One of the most important forums where protection is necessary, is the internet.

  • EP-40: FULL Disclosure

    30/10/2018 Duração: 07min

    When entering into any business relationship, fully disclosing all material facts is NOT an option.

  • EP-39: Franchising the RIGHT Way

    30/10/2018 Duração: 09min

    Franchising your business is more than just accepting money and allowing someone to use your brand. Understanding the process is critical

  • EP-38: Liability Waivers & Releases

    30/10/2018 Duração: 07min

    To truly bring finality to a business relationship, it is sometimes necessary for the parties to execute a liability waiver and release so that past claims don't (and can't) come back to haunt either party.

  • EP-37: Using Customs & Border Patrol in Protecting IP

    30/10/2018 Duração: 08min

    An often overlooked resources in protecting the intellectual property of a business is U.S. Customs & Border Patrol. This option is particularly useful for small businesses in disputes with large corporations.

  • EP-36: Post-Deal Contingencies & Expectations

    20/08/2018 Duração: 13min

    Entering into any deal requires long-term vision and a constant focus on the deal's end goal. The value/consideration given in the contract should be directly tied to those end-goals.

  • EP-35: Verifying Deal Authority

    06/08/2018 Duração: 08min

    Every deal requires that the party on the other side has the authority not only to sign the applicable contract but to also perform the duties under that contract. If you aren't verifying a person's ability to perform, you may be wasting time and money... not to mention potentially opening yourself up to unknown liabilities.

  • EP-34: Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

    24/07/2018 Duração: 07min

    When becoming an entrepreneur, it's not always necessary to start a business from scratch. Sometimes, the best way to enter entrepreneurship is to purchase an existing business.

  • EP-33: Structuring Beyond the Deal

    17/07/2018 Duração: 10min

    Structuring deals as a business owner requires a continuous focus on your long-term business goals. Every deal, and its specific terms, should move you closer to those goals.

  • EP-32: New Internet Sales Tax Rules

    09/07/2018 Duração: 11min

    On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that changes the landscape of how states can tax internet sales made to residents of their state by businesses w/o a physical presence in that state.

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