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From  securing equity capital to social media policies to copyrights and trademarks our 2014 blog recap is here …

bio_johnscholhamerSelling Your Business? Does Net Working Capital Matter?

If you’re selling your business and it’s a decent size deal, a buyer usually requires you to leave a sufficient amount […]

GregM_BioSocial Media Policies: The Hidden Dangers

As Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media websites and apps become more commonplace, many companies have developed  […]

MeganS_bioNo Backsies? US Supreme Court to Review Trademark & Tacking

In trademark law, the most basic test of ownership is priority of use, and the trademark concept of “tacking” to determine […]

ChrisM_bioCheers? Not So Fast When It Comes To Opening A Brewery

It seems like craft beer is everywhere. The number of operating breweries in the US in 2013 totaled 2,822, with 2,768 considered […]

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Securing Equity Capital To Create A Business Enterprise

One of the most frequent conversations I have with clients attempting to start a new venture, development or project is “How do I […]

bio_rogerhoodOSHA Expands Reporting & Exemptions in 2015

In a new rule published this month that will take effect on January 1, 2015, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) […]

MeganS_bioSorry, Unpopular Bosses: You Can’t Force Employees To Be Facebook “Friends”

Employers have an interest in investigating job applicants, and in many industries, criminal background checks and/or drugs tests are a common […]

GregM_BioPay Day USA: Are You Unintentionally Violating FLSA?

In today’s fast-driven world where work time and personal time often blur into one, companies face a wealth of employment law […]

MeganS_bioYou Can’t Copyright That: Pharaoh Did It First

Copyright law protects “original works of authorship,” including pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works” which include two- and three-dimensional  […]

MeganS_bioFrom Sporting Events to Snuggies: The Importance of Updating Your Trademarks

Successful branding strategies rely on trademarks to protect a company’s product names and logos. But as a company expands its product lines, […]

bio_rogerhoodCourt Confirms RI Employers Must Pay Time-And-A-Half

… the RI Superior Court confirmed in its “Park Row” decision that, other than by specific exemption, RI employers must pay their employees […]