We Help Entrepreneurs and Families 

Keep the Skies Clear and the Future Bright

Sky Unlimited Legal Advisory offers you the perfect combination of trusted advisor, problem solver, keeper of secrets and deep listener

 

Our attorneys are specifically trained to help you keep more money in your business and personal accounts, watch out for pitfalls, handle sticky situations (ideally before they even get sticky) and effectively tend to the parts of your business that are especially challenging.

 

At the same time, we work as your trusted advisor who helps you make the very best personal, financial, legal, and business decisions for your family throughout your lifetime.

  

You always said you wanted someone who could do all “that” stuff - the tasks that you’d rather not handle.

 

That's precisely where we step in - protecting your business and your family!



Notes from Our Chief Counsel's Desk


8 Tips to Help Secure Outside Funding for Your Business

As an entrepreneur, you can appreciate how difficult it may be to get funding for your business. You've pitched your heart out, refined your business plan, and networked like it's an Olympic sport, yet the only word you seem to hear from investors is "no."

But fret not! It’s possible to turn that “no” into a "yes." In this article, we’ll go through 8 tips to make your pitch irresistible and increase your chances of success of obtaining outside funding. Let’s get started with Tip 1, choosing the right business entity.

 

Tip 1: Choose the Right Type of Entity

Make sure you choose the right type of business entity, which takes into account the needs of the investors from a tax reporting perspective, the types of investors who can provide capital for your business, whether more capital will be needed in the future, and what those investors will desire from an entity stand-point.

 

For instance, a C-corporation (C-corp) offers a structured and scalable framework that investors prefer. As a C-corp, you can issue multiple classes of stock, which gives you flexibility in creating equity incentives and accommodating different types of investors, such as venture capitalists and angel investors. Importantly, you may also want your business to be able to issue qualified small business stock (QSBS), which gives you a $10 million exemption from capital gains tax - a huge attraction for investors.

 

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Protecting Your LGBTQIA+ Family: A Pride Month Guide to Estate Planning for Non-Biological Parents

As an LGBTQIA+ non-biological parent, June's arrival sparks a flurry of Pride celebrations reminding you of the remarkable progress the community has made, while also shining a light on the ongoing fight for full equality.

One area where you may still face unique legal hurdles is in ensuring your parental rights are properly protected, if you are a non-biological parent. Marriage may not be enough, but marriage in conjunction with estate planning gives you the maximum peace of mind.

 

This Pride Month, take the time to safeguard your family's future by putting the proper legal protections in place for yourself and the people you love. You worked hard to build this life —don't let lack of planning put it all at risk. In this article, I’ll address some key actions to take so you’re empowered to advocate for your rights as an LGBTQIA+ non-biological parent. 

 

Establish Legal Parentage

As a non-biological parent, your first priority is to ensure you are recognized as the legal parent of your child or children. This may seem like a given, but the laws around legal parentage can vary significantly between states and get tricky for LGBTQIA+ families.

 

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Memorial Day Reflections: Crafting Your Lasting Legacy With Estate Planning

Memorial Day brings with it an opportunity to reflect on the concepts of mortality, remembrance, and legacy. As we remember the brave men and women who lost their lives serving in the military, may this day also inspire you to think about the legacy you wish to leave behind.

But, first, what is a legacy, really? “Legacy” is often misunderstood and so is estate planning. Legacy and estate planning are often perceived as “only for the wealthy” and/or “philanthropic”. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. 

 

Legacy isn’t just about money or wealth. As my mentor Ali Katz says: “Legacy is the choices you make now, the actions you take now, the way of being you are now, and the ripple of impact beyond your lifetime.”

 

Legacy includes capturing your life stories, passing on your values, and ensuring your loved ones have a record of the essence of what matters to you.  These are the things you leave behind that mean the most to your loved ones. Money can’t even compare. Thinking of it this way, it’s easy to see that every human has a legacy to create and leave behind, including you! 

 

Estate planning, on the other hand, is something many people think they understand, but really don’t. It isn’t just about getting your Will done, or documenting what your end-of-life health care wishes are. Estate planning, like legacy, encompasses much more. It’s not about getting some documents signed. Estate planning is the vehicle that allows you to leave a legacy. 

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Understanding Liability: How to Protect Your Business From Lawsuits

Managing a business comes with its own set of challenges, and one of the most formidable is the potential for litigation. Legal disputes can drain your financial resources, consume precious time, and tarnish your company's reputation.

However, strategic planning and support from a trusted advisor can significantly mitigate these risks, safeguarding both your personal and business assets. Read on to find out how.

 

Understanding Business Liability

Every business owner must understand liability — your legal responsibility for any losses or damages that arise from your business operations.

 

Here are some common types of business liabilities that every owner should be aware of:

 

1. Product Liability: Covers injuries or damages caused by defective products your business manufactures, distributes, or sells. An example is the Boeing airplane door defects that are all over the news as this article is being published. 

 

2. Premises Liability: Includes injuries that occur on your business premises, i.e., someone trips and falls in your building and is injured.

 

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What Happens To Your Social Media Account When You Die?

When you die, what happens to your online life? Each social media platform has its own rules for dealing with the accounts of deceased users, ranging from permanent deletion to transforming accounts into places for mourning and memory.

Understanding these options is essential for managing digital assets responsibly and respecting your wishes. So let’s take a look at the various policies of major social media sites and what you can do to make sure your accounts are handled the way you want. After all, our social media accounts reflect our personalities, interests, and memories, so we want them handled with care.

 

What Each Platform Allows

Let’s take a look at the practical aspects and discuss what each digital platform allows or requires. Note that these provisions are updated as of April 2024, as this article is being published.

 

Facebook. Facebook offers two options for accounts of deceased users: either close the account permanently or convert it into a memorial account where loved ones can share memories. The platform allows you to designate a "Legacy Contact" while you’re alive; someone who can manage your memorialized account by updating your profile picture, accepting friend requests, and posting memories. Importantly, they cannot log into the account or view your private message history.

 

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