As we celebrated 20 years in business in 2016, our BLOG highlighted topical issues ranging from cyber security and trade secrets, to mid-market M&A and SEC rules on crowdfunding, and more …
It’s important for business owners to register and defend their trademarks to protect the goodwill they have curried with customers and enhance their intellectual property portfolio.
All businesses (as well as municipal and state agencies, among others) must have a risk-based cyber information security plan in place.
Rhode Island recently adopted a law prohibiting physicians and their employers from agreeing to non-competition clauses (also called “restrictive covenants”) in their contracts.
Companies seeking to protect trade secrets are able to enforce violations not only in state court, but also in federal court under the federal Economic Espionage Act.
Many states including Rhode Island, have adopted a hybrid form of entity called a “low profit limited liability company” or “L3C” to bridge the gap between non-profit and for-profit investing.
Among the many personal and often emotional issues successful business owners face when contemplating a liquidity event is whether or not it’s the right time “in the market” to sell their business.
These new rules, which have been over three years in the making, are designed to assist smaller companies with capital formation and provide investors with additional protections.