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You’ve Been Served, Don’t Procrastinate

You’ve Been Served, Don’t Procrastinate

You’ve Been Served, Don’t Procrastinate Filings, admissions, discovery, allegations, interrogatories, and plaintiffs aren’t everyday jargon for most people, but when someone is faced with a lawsuit – and all of the legal speak involved – it can be incredibly...

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Reasons to Register a Trademark at the USPTO – Part 1

Reasons to Register a Trademark at the USPTO – Part 1

Reasons to Register a Trademark at the USPTO – Part 1 What is a trademark? A trademark in the United States is a plain word for a brand name, a slogan, a logo, a sound, a color, a scent, a trade dress, (two-dimensional packaging, labeling, and three-dimensional...

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Why “I Love You” Wills Really Don’t Say “I Love You”

Why “I Love You” Wills Really Don’t Say “I Love You”

Why “I Love You” Wills Really Don’t Say “I Love You” As Valentine’s Day brings heart-shaped chocolate boxes and roses by the dozen into your imagination, seize the moment to learn about the drawbacks of “I love you” wills and introduce yourself to the estate planning...

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New Year, New Estate Plan

New Year, New Estate Plan

New Year, New Estate Plan Welcome to 2022! A new year is a time for optimism and new opportunities. It is a time to start fresh and make sure you are headed in the right direction. But making New Year’s resolutions is not enough: Take action now to ensure that you and...

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Your 5 Task Year-End Estate Planning To-Do List

Your 5 Task Year-End Estate Planning To-Do List

Your 5 Task Year-End Estate Planning To-Do List 2023 is fast approaching.  As we all prepare for the holidays and a new year, it is important that we wrap up any loose strings.  Before entering into the new year, here are some things that need to be on your end of...

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Hiring Your Child as an Employee

Hiring Your Child as an Employee

Considerations for Hiring Your Child as an Employee Hiring your child to work in the family business can be a win-win situation for both you and your child. A child employee offers you tax advantages not available with other employees. There are also potential tax...

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Common Pitfalls in Family-Owned Businesses

Common Pitfalls in Family-Owned Businesses

Common Pitfalls in Family-Owned Businesses Your family and your business are two of your top priorities. You would not do anything to compromise either of them. But working with family members in a family-owned business presents unique challenges that can cause...

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