If you are starting to think about preparing your business for sale, you should start looking a few years ahead. By taking a careful look at the different aspects involved in augmenting the value of your company, you can increase the likelihood of a sale and the percei...

How many times does the US Federal Reserve expect to raise interest rates this year?

A) 1 B) 2 C) 4 D) 10

(The Answer is C.)

It may be a good time to speak with your banker or financial advisor about how the change in interest rates will affect your business.

Do you have clients or customers in Europe? May 2018 is going to be a big month for data privacy laws that affect your business. If you haven’t heard about it already, on May 25, 2018, a new law is going into effect that requires companies that collect data on citizens...

To begin its corporate existence as a limited liability company, your company must file Articles of Organization with the North Carolina Secretary of State. The filing fee is $125. Subsequently, most limited liability companies in North Carolina must file an annual rep...

I’ve had clients who set up their business entities themselves or through online services, such as Legalzoom.com, only to find out down the road that their documentation was incomplete or did not properly protect them.

Common mistakes, when not using an attorney, includ...

Buying or selling a business comes with an extraordinary number of variables, much paperwork, and an important timeline. It can be one of the most important decisions of your life. You need an attorney representing your best interests. Here’s why:

An attorney will hel...

Thinking about a new business or brand name? Some groundwork is important to make sure you are in legal safe harbor. Here are some basic tips:

Check if your business name is available by looking at your Secretary of State's business entity and registered trademark dat...

Start-ups, mid-sized businesses, and larger corporations have at least one set of issues in common: legal work associated with contracts, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, labor and employment matters, corporate governance, and other day-to-day legal matters....

February 2017

Do you have a business entity in North Carolina? Annual Reports are due on or before the due date for filing your business’s income and franchise tax returns. (An extension of time to file a return is an extension of time to file an annual report.) In most...

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