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Young people today do not approach wellness the same way as in the past. The Millennial Generation includes those individuals born roughly between 1982 and 2004.  Also referred to as Generation Y, Generation WE and the Peter Pan Generation, many of these young adults have...

I’d like to take a moment to talk about disparate or unequal ownership shares in a business. Over the last couple of months, I’ve encountered a couple of family businesses as current and potential clients. It is common for a one owner to give a smaller share of...

Most of us have heard the phrase “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” It references the notion of charity versus teaching or skill-building. We often think about the idea for basic...

I recently had an interesting meeting with a potential client. This gentleman was preparing to set up two businesses with partners that were family members. Family partnerships and family businesses are tricky. I often mention that if you are planning to go into business with family, there are a...

Odds are if you’ve run a business, you’d have the ability to run a nonprofit or NGO. And vice versa, if you’ve run a nonprofit, you’d be ahead of the game in starting a business. Why is that? Well, it turns out that the nonprofit...

If you follow this blog, I’m sure you’ve noticed that our focus is on small businesses. How can owners develop a legal strategy? How can they be proactive? What do owners need to know to succeed? This type of advice is useful across various industries - creative firms, product...

Before jumping into this post, we'd like to welcome Sean to the blog! Sean will contribute in his areas of health care compliance, small business growth, construction law, contracts, and general small biz need-to-knows. He brings with him his background in health care regulations, construction...

TIn a previous post I talked about issues related to the death of a partner and the difficulties that can surface if the partners have not discussed a business succession plan at any point. Today’s post is also somewhat morbid. This time we are talking...

For the past several weeks I’ve been talking about partnership agreements and how to legally structure a partnership. But, this post is a little bit different. It’s a little more personal and frankly a tad morbid, I suppose.  I’ve been working with a client, two partners...

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that we have a new attorney, Sean Foley, on board. I’ve been thinking that should the firm continue to grow and we decide to open an office, how do I make sure that my clients feel welcome?  Most of...