New York Business Lawyers

By: Simon Riveles As Congress grapples with ways to kick start the economy and spur small business formation and growth, one proposal it is considering is relaxing the long-standing ban on general advertising or solicitation imposed on private companies seeking to raise capital under the private placement rules of Reg D of Section 4(2) of the 1933

By: Simon Riveles In recent years an increasing number of small to mid-sized pubic companies have elected to go private for reasons including: (i) eliminating legal, accounting and public relations costs associated with being a public company, (ii) focusing on long term company objectives rather than being dictated by the short term results driven culture

Maintaining the limited liability protection of any business form (e.g., LLC or Corporation) is not an automatic affair.  Rather, it requires steady due diligence and attention to detail.  While many a business owner small and large often has to grapple with the exigencies of the marketplace, they must try to allocate bandwidth to tend to

Update:  The below article discusses how US Customs can become a gatekeeper to ward of importation of goods that are deemed infringing of your own intellectual property.  In addition to the Customs Service protocol for blocking shipments of good, one can make a petition to the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) as the initial volley against

Commercial contracts form the backbone of many commercial transactions from vendor agreements to client engagement agreements.  While no two businesses or industries are the same, all commercial contracts share certain fundamental structures and clauses that have become part of the body of “best practices”.  There is both an art and science to drafting them and

Part II (Documents 6-10) When launching a startup involving any technology, (e.g., a software development operation or a social media venture), there are key documents that are necessary to make sure that the essentials are protected and the parties have the right sense of duties and incentives. Doing that will put the venture on the


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Founding a company and evaluating funding options seem like a mathematical challenge best left for the Einstein’s of our generation. This is definitely not so. Everyone interested in founding a company which is likely to seek venture capital should understand the basic math underlying the process. To understand the process, we can examine a basic


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CLICK FOR FREE REGISTRATION DETAILS: Rights Management in a Multiplatform World With broadcasters and operators distributing content on multiple platforms at an increasingly higher volume, the need for effective and efficient rights management has never been greater. And chief among these issues is effective use of legal resources.  Join B&C Senior Editor Glen Dickson and


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Your Business, Your LLC, Your Baby–Properly Managing an LLC to Avoid Losing your Liability Protection So you want to start your own business and can’t decide whether you want to open a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), sole proprietorship, or partnership? Somewhere in the back of your mind – most likely an imprint of your


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The Court in Man Choi Chiu v Chiu recently ruled that that a member of an LLC looking to expel another member for alleged misconduct is simply out of luck, if the operating agreement is silent on the issue. In other words, such a party could not petition the court to impose that remedy. Moreover,

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