The Law Distilled

Attention Online Retailers: Are You INFORMed?

As of June 27, 2023, online marketplaces must comply with the Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers Act (the “INFORM Consumers Act”).

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The Name Game: Why Your Business Needs a Trademark Search

We tend to have a deep connection with the name our parents have given us, even if those names are objectively terrible (sorry, Trip McFall). We also tend to hold our business names in high regard. Many owners fall in love with their brand name, fighting to hold onto it even when its use in…

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Empowerment Through Ownership: Forming Women-Owned Businesses.

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Auto-Renew Your Faith in California’s Consumer Protections

Ah, auto-renewals. They’re a plague on us all. Who hasn’t signed up for a service and then forgotten to cancel it after they no longer needed or wanted it? Let’s not count the number of reminders on our phones to compare. Yet, very few businesses operate without a subscription offering these days, your favorite law…

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New Business Reporting Requirements: Corporate Transparency Act

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), via its release of its plan to implement the beneficial ownership information reporting provisions of the Corporate Transparency Act (the CTA), has added another item to many business owners’ to-do lists. Fortunately, these added responsibilities are not as daunting as they may sound, as the required information is quite…

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Business Formation: Deciding on the Right Entity

Limited liability entities, such as corporations and LLCs, foster entrepreneurship and innovation because, without the protections entities afford, few people would take the risk to start their own businesses. While the initial registration of a corporation or LLC is straightforward enough – usually consisting of filing articles of incorporation or organization (often as a standardized…

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Classifying the Problem: Independent Contractors and Employees in California

Your business is growing and you’re ready to take the next step in your growth story: your first hire. Maybe you’ve heard using independent contractors is the best way to go—no payroll taxes and no pesky timekeeping for meal and rest breaks, sick leave, or vacation.  But odds are, you’ve also heard something about the…

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Ditching Delaware

Why forming in the First State shouldn’t always be your first choice. The second smallest state in the Union sure has an oversized role when it comes to corporate governance. Legal entities actually outnumber Delaware residents in most years, and around two-thirds of the Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the state. As the owner…

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Business Without Legal Due Diligence

Purchasing a business in the millions? Legal due diligence is a must. How about $500k, $100k, or even $30k? A common misconception among small business buyers is that legal due diligence is unnecessary because of the lower price tag. Assessing the need for legal due diligence on a target business based solely on the purchase…

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