Dragonetti Act

Individuals and businesses named as defendants in civil lawsuits, including contract disputes and commercial litigation, can spend a considerable amount of time and money to prove their innocence. In most states, defendants who receive a judgment in their favor have no way to recover for the financial and emotional costs associated with defending a lawsuit.… Read More »

Steps to Take When Selling a Business

Between the months of July and September, close to 2,000 small businesses will be bought and sold. Deciding to sell a small business can be one of the toughest business decisions an owner can make. To prepare for the sale process, small business owners can take the following important steps. Know the Market Selling at… Read More »

Consumer Protection

Unfair trade practices can result in the loss of thousands of dollars to buyers who purchase inferior items, pay excessive amounts due to price fixing, or otherwise are taken advantage of for the financial benefit of a disreputable business. Many states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, have passed laws protecting consumers from such unfair trade… Read More »

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

The value of your intellectual property cannot be underestimated. In fact, it may more essential than some of the tangible assets that you or your company own. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to keep your intellectual property safe from theft and fraud. Patents An initial patent is important for protecting your intellectual property… Read More »

Corporate Directors and Attorney Client Privilege

Communications between an attorney and client meant for the purpose of procuring legal advice is privileged. This privileged communication provides the client a right to refuse disclosure of the content of the communication. The communication is privileged in order to aid full disclosure of client’s issues so that appropriate and adequate legal advice is dispensed.… Read More »

Creating a Family Business Succession Plan

Family business owners have an obligation to their stakeholders to ensure that they have an appropriate business succession plan. Among the many responsibilities a business owner has in leading an organization, one of them is to plan for the future succession of the business when the owner is no longer able to lead or wants… Read More »