The How and Why of Corporate Conversion

Corporate Law

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are habitually the preferred corporate structure for startups and small business owners. In many ways, they are also the most practical form for small companies who do not need or seek outside investment and do not envision significant growth.  An LLC is a hybrid type of legal structure that provides the…

Means for the Successful Startup

Means for the Successful Startup

In my previous blog post I discussed the benefits of a corporate shield to facilitate growth and maximize protection. As a startup, your choice of entity depends a great deal on your realistic short-term and long-term finances. Are you seeking outside investment? Are you able to bootstrap and generate revenue? Are you in debt or…

The Key to Protecting & Growing Your Business

The Key to Protecting & Growing Your Business

Incorporating your business is a means to reach your growth potential and attain legal protection. In structuring your business at the onset, choosing the most fitting legal entity is crucial as each entity has its own advantages and disadvantages when it comes to: taxation; ownership structure; fundraising considerations; liability; & compensation. The key is to…

The ABCs of Intellectual Property Licensing

The ABCs of Intellectual Property Licensing

A license agreement is a contract under which the holder of intellectual property (licensor) grants permission for the use of its intellectual property to another person (licensee), within the limits set by the provisions of the contract. Without such an agreement, the use of the intellectual property would be an infringement.[1] It is important to…

Full Disclosure About NDAs

Full Disclosure About NDAs

A non-disclosure agreement or confidentiality agreement (“NDA”) is a legal contract between two (or more) parties aimed to protect proprietary and private information. The NDA should outline precisely what is being disclosed by defining “confidential information” and, in most cases, should blueprint the following: proper & improper usage; ramifications of improper usage; to whom the…

The Value of Trademark Registration in the Social Media Era

The Value of Trademark Registration in the Social Media Era

Intellectual property provides value beyond core business and is often a company’s most significant resource. Businesses, now more than ever, are relying on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to sell products or services; increase exposure; gain a larger audience and acquire product or content feedback. Trademarks, with the influx of social media and e-commerce,…