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I’m Young and Single: Do I Really Need a Will?

Most young adults don’t give much thought to estate planning. They assume wills and trusts are subjects they can deal with when they start a family or reach a certain age. After all, why go to the trouble of making will when you’re young and healthy? Why waste the money when you’re going to need to change it down the road anyway? …

March 15, 2016|General|

Pedestrian Fatalities Were Up in 2015

As summer approaches, more people will opt to walk rather than drive to their destinations. Unfortunately, recent data shows that pedestrian deaths are on the rise. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 2015 is projected to have “the largest year-to-year increase in pedestrian fatalities since national records have been kept.” …

March 1, 2016|General|

Important Steps When Hiring a New Employee

For many business owners, needing help is a sign of success. Your business is growing, and you simply can’t do everything on your own anymore. If you are in a position of needing to hire a new employee, it is important to protect yourself and your business in the process by working with an experienced business lawyer. Here are just a few things to keep in mind. …

February 16, 2016|General|

Getting the Best Price When Buying a Business

Buying a business can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. There are many steps involved, from reviewing contracts to handling employee matters. One of the most important factors is determining an accurate value. This helps you make sure you are paying a fair price. …

February 1, 2016|General|

How Your Camera Can Help Your Injury Case

These days, most people do not leave the house without a cell phone or smartphone. These powerful handheld devices allow us to stay in touch with work, loved ones, and numerous other activities. People use apps to track what they eat, how many steps they take, and which coupons to use. …

January 15, 2016|General|

Can Employees Sue for Weight Discrimination?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of the American population meets the technical definition of obese. With statistics like that, it is perhaps no surprise that employers have been increasingly scrutinized for targeting, mistreating, or refusing to hire overweight employees. …

January 1, 2016|General|

The High Cost of Data Breaches

Recently, many large companies have fallen prey to cybersecurity attacks. Businesses of all sizes have suffered the consequences of data breaches that are both expensive and harmful to a business’s brand and reputation. …

December 28, 2015|General|

Does Your Commercial Lease Agreement Discuss Disability Access?

Any individual or business entity entering into a commercial lease should make sure the lease specifically addresses compliance issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Overlooking this area in a business lease can bring about costly and tedious litigation for owners, landlords, and property managers. ADA Issues in Commercial Leases Under the ADA, anyone who owns, leases, or operates a "place of public accommodation" must ensure the property complies with ADA regulations. In a commercial lease, the first question is thus: Is the landlord or the tenant responsible for compliance? In any commercial lease, the terms should clearly state ...

December 8, 2015|General|

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