When Should a Start-Up Hire a Business Law Attorney?

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Are you thinking of starting your own company or business? It’s safe to assume that you’re feeling overwhelmed and lost. One of the most significant risks as a start-up business is being taken advantage of or losing out on opportunities because you’re unaware of all the ins and outs of your business’s financial affairs. So, […]

How Small Businesses Can Protect Themselves From Lawsuits

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Starting a small business often represents the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and commitment to your idea. You have brought it from the first inkling of an idea to full life and want to see it thrive in this new environment. 

Common Tax Errors: Easy Mistakes, Negligence, and Fraud Explained

There’s a reason people say that life is “death and taxes.” When you’re in the middle of tax season and juggling all your financial life’s moving parts, it’s easy to feel like the process will never end. No sooner have you filed last year’s tax returns before the next tax season starts ramping up. 

What is FDCPA and How Can it Protect You from Debt Collectors?

Having a massive amount of debt can be daunting. This is especially true if you know there are some bills that you have to pay, but cannot because you lost your job or suffered another major personal loss, etc. While it is not unlawful for a collection agency (on behalf of a creditor) to enforce […]

Will Be Easier to Dismiss Student Loans If Filing For Bankruptcy?

Student Loan Debt – the bane of many recent college graduates. In an article that was written by economics writer Jeffrey Sparshott, and published on the Wall Street Journal’s website this past May, it was noted that the (new) average amount of debt that 2015 graduates have to pay back is slightly more than $35,000. […]

How Can Bankruptcy Help Erase Your Second Mortgage?

Generally, the Bankruptcy Code prevents any modifications to the mortgage when filing for bankruptcy. However, individuals who file for protection under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, rather than Chapter 7, have the luxury to completely remove the second or third mortgage. Numerous federal courts have held that when the amount of the first mortgage […]