Here, business and corporate attorney Joseph L. Kroart III discusses the differences between the various business entities.   In her spare time, my wife enjoys restoring and refinishing old furniture for friends and others. She sometimes talks about one day giving up her career and scaling up her hobby, which would involve finding a brick-and-mortar…

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The sale of your business may involve complex issues and require you to address a series of challenging financial, business, human resource, intellectual property and other legal issues. Owners of closely-held companies should fully understand the concepts related to the sale of a company and consider the importance of hiring competent legal counsel. The time…

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Studies show that anywhere between 36-53% of small businesses are involved in litigation at any given time in a year, making litigation a serious reality for the majority of enterprises. Unfortunately, even the most cautious of businesses that put in place a variety of protections to mitigate the possibility of litigation may still find themselves…

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In the current day, virtually everything we do online is driven by a world of digital accounts, user names, and passwords. Our banking and investment accounts, email, photo sharing sites,  messaging sites, and everything we sign up for online requires some form of access that is protected, for our benefit, from others hacking into our…

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Keeping employees happy can be a complicated challenge across all industries. When it comes to law firms, there are a specific set of factors that contribute to attorney satisfaction. One of the obvious factors is competitive compensation but almost equally important is the law firm’s culture and core set of values. So, what makes a…

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When it comes to being environmentally conscious and leading a “green” lifestyle, everything from coffee cups to cars play an important role today. Of all the things that people use on a daily basis, what uses the most energy? It may not come as a surprise that the answer is buildings. Roughly 40% of total…

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It’s not uncommon for celebrities to sign a prenuptial agreement. But while celebrities may have hundreds of millions at stake, these agreements are by no means limited to the rich and/or famous.  Having practiced family law for many years, I’ve handled numerous prenuptial agreements for clients. From the most basic perspective, it’s simply negotiating a…

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It recently came out that the Baltimore police have been secretly testing an aerial surveillance system since January 2016. This revelation raised more than a few eyebrows and plenty of questions. Ross McNutt, the founder of Persistent Surveillance Systems, designed the system so that a small Cessna plane equipped with the equivalent of 800 video…

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