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What are the Benefits of Having Outside General Counsel?

What are the Benefits of Having Outside General Counsel?

Whether you need to wire funds to New Zealand or have a manic moment at 4 a.m. — no question is too strange, and no hour is inappropriate to call upon outside general counsel. While every company regularly faces legal, compliance, and regulatory issues, not every...

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What Are Bylaws?

What Are Bylaws?

Bylaws are the rules by which a corporation governs itself. Bylaws are established by the Board of Directors at the time of formation to regulate the company’s day-to-day operations and specify how issues will be handled as they arise. Simply put, they help to ensure...

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What Goes Into an LLC Operating Agreement?

What Goes Into an LLC Operating Agreement?

An operating agreement is the critical governing document used by a Limited Liability Company (an “LLC”).  The Operating Agreement customizes the terms of a company according to the owners' needs. The Agreement outlines how business decisions will be made in a...

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Small Businesses Need Continuity Plans, Too

Small Businesses Need Continuity Plans, Too

Given the goings-on since our last post, we need to discuss the importance of disaster preparedness for small businesses. According to FEMA.gov, almost 40 percent of small businesses never reopen following a disaster because just a few inches of water can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage. I find that unacceptable, especially because it can be prevented in many cases.

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Managing Your Business When Displaced

Managing Your Business When Displaced

“You don’t have to live like a refugee.” -- Tom Petty Welcome back, folks. Is thing on? Many of you might be wondering, “where the heck is Joshua?” Some of you are just wondering what I am wearing. The answer to the first is: here, there, and everywhere. Since Tax...

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