Business Law

How to Open a Business Account

How to Open a Business Account New business owners often wonder which action items to prioritize when launching a new venture. If you recently started or are about to start a business, one of the most important steps you should take is to open a business bank account that is separate from your personal account. […]

Estate Planning

3 Simple Ways to Avoid Probate Costs

3 Simple Ways to Avoid Probate Costs The good news: Many of these probate costs can be reduced by avoiding probate. It’s really that simple. Here are three simple ways to reduce or eliminate costs by avoiding probate: 1. Name a Beneficiary. The probate process only applies to those accounts or other property that are […]

Business Law

The Dangers of DIY Contracts

The Dangers of DIY Contracts Contracts are an essential component of effective business management and development. Savvy business owners recognize the value of contracts but often explore ways to reduce the cost of obtaining them. In some instances, business owners attempt to create their own contracts by using templates available online. However, creating your own […]

Estate Planning

Trust Funding: Setting Your Trustee Up for Success

Trust Funding: Setting Your Trustee Up for Success For many people, a revocable living trust is a valuable tool to ensure that their finances are well managed during periods of incapacity and that their loved ones are financially secure upon their passing. However, signing the trust agreement doesn’t end the estate planning process: To work […]

Who’s On Your Team?

Who’s On Your Team?

Who’s On Your Team? Estate planning is not just about what happens to your stuff when you die. It is about coordinating all aspects of your life so (i) you can be taken care of during times when you are unable to care for yourself, and (ii) your money and property are distributed to the […]

How to Choose the Right Business Attorney

How to Choose the Right Business Attorney

How to Choose the Right Business Attorney A skilled attorney is a critical part of any business owner’s advisory team. Business attorneys are equipped to assist you in handling a variety of tasks that can protect you from potential legal and business pitfalls, in addition to solving existing legal issues. As important as they are […]

COVID-19: A Reminder of Why Estate Planning Is Important

COVID-19: A Reminder of Why Estate Planning Is Important Coronavirus has been all over the news—and with good reason. For some people, it can turn into a serious illness if contracted. Thankfully, for the great majority of people who have contracted the disease, the symptoms appear to be relatively mild. Nevertheless, it is crucial for […]

Business Law

How to Reopen Your Business After COVID-19

How to Reopen Your Business After COVID-19 Despite the uncertainty that has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic and that still lies ahead, one thing remains certain: Most businesses will eventually reopen. On April 16, 2020, President Trump set forth guidelines for the reopening of businesses in the United States. Additionally, governors from various states continue to […]

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