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Restraining a Seller of a Business From Competing is Legal

When you buy a business from someone the last thing you want is for them to set up shop across the street from you and take your customers away. Continue reading

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Oral Agreements of LLC Members Can Be the Operating Agreement

A sole member of an LLC can also have an operating agreement, whether written, oral or implied. Continue reading

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Securities are Stocks, Debentures, Viatical Settlement Contracts, Straddles, and More

In other words, whenever you are trying to raise money for your business, no matter how creatively you have structured the investment, odds are you are really just offering or selling securities that will likely need to be registered or otherwise exempt from registration. Continue reading

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Selling a Stake in Your Business to Investors May Require a Securities Registration

More red tape on your way to starting or growing your business. Fortunately, there is a way to cut through some of that red tape – legally. Continue reading

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How a Business Should Issue Securities to its Founding Owners

When a business is organized, whether as a corporation or limited liability company, the business entity will need to issue to its founding owners their ownership interests (which are securities). The easiest and most straightforward way for founders to acquire … Continue reading

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How a Business Can be Subject to the Securities Laws

Whenever a business entity issues ownership interests, whether it is to existing owners or new investors, one must be aware that such issuance can be deemed an issuance of securities and that the securities laws may come into play.  If … Continue reading

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