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Mississippi LLC Owners: Don’t Make Yourself Vulnerable to Personal Liability

Whether you are just starting a new venture or growing your business beyond a sole proprietorship, you will inevitably reach a point where you want to ensure that your personal assets will not be vulnerable in the event that lawsuits or other liabilities confront your business. In the world of small business, there are two clear vehicles to accomplish that goal: a limited liability company (LLC) or an S-corporation (often shortened to S-corp). …

March 8, 2015|General|

Where There’s a Will, There’s Not Necessarily an Estate Plan.

5 essential estate planning issues you need to address. If you were playing a word association game and said “estate planning document,” it is likely that the most common response would be “a will.” Indeed, folks who may not have a full understanding of the universe of estate planning possibilities at least know that they should have a will. What they don’t realize is that a complete estate plan includes much more than a last will and testament. …

February 27, 2015|General|

What Happens to Your Personal Injury Case If You Were Partially At Fault?

When a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is filed, the injured person or those who have lost a loved one are alleging that someone else is responsible for the incident that led to the injury or death and therefore should be liable to pay damages. Sometimes, multiple parties may be at fault and more than one party is sued, for example, a truck driver and a trucking company. But what happens when the injured or deceased person was also somewhat responsible for the accident? Are they or their family out of luck? …

February 13, 2015|General|

Does My Child’s Opinion Matter In Determining Custody?

Most parents going through the difficult process of divorce recognize that the impact of their decision to separate falls heaviest on their children. Kids don’t make the choice to end their parents’ relationship and they may have their own opinions about what happens to them next, who they want to live with, and how much time they want to spend with one parent or the other. Amidst the discussions between the parents, they may be wondering if the children’s wishes are a factor in a court’s decision as to custody. …

December 22, 2014|General|

Looking for a New Home for Your Business? Look for These Key Commercial Lease Provisions

When you make the decision to rent commercial space for your business, the considerations involved go far beyond location, term, and rent. Failure to take into account a number of other important issues, or ignorance of the detailed terms of your lease, can come back to haunt you with devastating consequences for the continued viability of your business. …

December 8, 2014|General|

Rushing & Guice Once Again Included on List of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report

Rushing & Guice, P.L.L.C. is proud to announce that it has once again been honored with a recognition by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 "Best Law Firms" rankings. Rushing & Guice managing partner Maria Martinez commented on the recognition: "This is quite an honor for us. The fact that U.S. News & World Report included Rushing & Guice in its selection of "Best Law Firms 2015" signals that our constant efforts towards innovation, client service, and legal excellence continue to pay off for our clients. We are proud to be included on this list." For the quality of its law practice and breadth of legal expertise, ...

November 22, 2014|General|

Injured Oil Rig Workers and the Jones Act

Anyone who has worked on a Gulf oil rig or has a loved one working on one knows that there are any number of ways that things can go wrong and lead to serious injuries. Defective drilling rigs, wellheads, and other machinery; improperly designed or installed safety features; gas leaks; structural damage to the rig; and hazardous weather conditions are just a few of issues that potentially confront oil rig workers on a daily basis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), when compared to all U.S. workers, those who work in the oil and gas extraction ...

November 8, 2014|General|

Changing Your Business Entity or State of Incorporation: Why and How

In a previous post, we discussed the importance of choosing the right type of entity for your new or growing business. From shielding assets, to determining control of the business, to tax issues, many factors go into deciding which corporate form is right for your business. Many similar issues are considered when choosing whether your entity will be incorporated in Mississippi or another state, such as Delaware. …

October 8, 2014|General|

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