Business · May 17, 2022
5 Cost-Cutting Tips To Reduce Your Company’s Expenses
When running a small business, every dollar counts, so it’s critical to keep a tight rein on your expenses, especially when you are just starting out and have limited revenue. If not monitored carefully, spending can quickly get out of control and put a serious strain on your operation’s financial health. With this in mind, here are five cost-cutting measures that can help your company stay in the black.
Business · May 10, 2022
3 Legitimate Reasons To Put Off Estate Planning—And How To Do Right By Those You Love
If you have not yet put in place an estate and succession plan for your business, you’re going to leave the people you love most—your clients, your customers, your team, and your family—in the lurch when something happens to you. We get it - there are plenty of reasons to put off estate planning, and as business owners ourselves, we truly understand the common excuses for why you probably haven’t created your estate plan yet. But as a family business lawyer, stop making excuses!
Estate Planning · May 06, 2022
10 Common Estate Planning Mistakes Your Family Can’t Afford To Make—Part 1
Because estate planning involves actively thinking about and planning for frightening topics like death, old age, and crippling disability, many people put it off or ignore it together until it’s too late. Sadly, this unwillingness to face reality often creates serious hardship, expense, and trauma for those loved ones you leave behind, especially since estate planning is definitely not a one-size-fits-all endeavor.
Estate Planning · April 29, 2022
How Creating A Life & Legacy Plan With Us Creates And Preserves Your Family's Legacy
When you think about your loved ones who've passed away, you probably don't think very much—or even at all—about the "things" they've left you. And when they do leave something behind, what you likely cherish most about the object are the memories and feelings the item evokes, not the thing itself. Your family's most precious wealth is not money, but the memories you make, the values you instill, and the lessons you hand down. Protect and preserve what matters to you most.
Business · April 26, 2022
4 Issues To Consider When Trademarking Your Company’s Name
When it comes to your company’s brand identity, nothing is more vital to your company than its name. By developing a highly catchy name for your business, you can quickly get your company recognized, remembered, and respected. But take note, coming up with the right name for your company involves a number of critical legal issues, so it deserves the proper protection available under intellectual property law.
Estate Planning · April 22, 2022
3 Reasons Why Transferring Ownership Of Your Home To Your Child Is A Bad Idea
Whether it’s to qualify for Medicaid, avoid probate, or reduce your tax burden, transferring ownership of your home to your adult child during your lifetime may seem like a smart move. But in nearly all cases, it’s actually a huge mistake, which can lead to dire consequences for everyone involved. With this in mind, before you sign over the title to your family’s beloved homestead, consider the following potential risks.
Estate Planning · April 15, 2022
How Naming Guardians For Your Kids In Your Will Can Leave Them At Risk
If you are a mom or dad with children under the age of 18 at home, your number-one estate planning priority should be selecting and legally documenting both long and short-term guardians for your kids. Guardians are the people legally named to care for your children in the event something happens to you. And if you've named guardians for your children in your will - even with the help of another lawyer - your kids could still be at risk of being taken into the care of strangers!
Estate Planning · April 08, 2022
Does Your Family Need Umbrella Insurance?
In today's highly litigious society, you are at near-constant risk for costly lawsuits—even if you've done nothing wrong. This is especially true if you have substantial wealth, but even those with relatively few assets. No matter how careful and responsible you may be, accidents happen all the time, and no one is immune to the threat of a potentially devastating lawsuit. For this reason, you should consider adding a maximum level of protection by investing in umbrella insurance.
Estate Planning · April 01, 2022
Protect Your Children's Inheritance With A Lifetime Asset Protection Trust
As a parent, you're likely hoping to leave your children an inheritance, and doing so maybe one of the primary factors motivating your life's work. But without taking the proper precautions, the wealth you pass on is at serious risk of being accidentally lost or squandered due to common life events, such as divorce, serious debt, devastating illness, and unfortunate accidents.
Business · March 29, 2022
Ensure Your Intellectual Property Is Fully Protected & Leveraged With An IP/Brand  Audit For Your Business
“Very few companies recognize the value of their intellectual property, nor have they secured an IP strategy that mirrors their long-term corporate strategy to maximize this value,” said Brian Hinman. Without legal protections, your IP is at risk of being stolen by your competitors, hackers, and even your own employees, vendors, independent contractors, or clients. Worse yet, if you don’t take your IP seriously, you are likely undervaluing your greatest assets.

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