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Maintaining Your Corporate Minute Book and Corporate Requirements

Maintaining Your Corporate Minute Book and Corporate Requirements

By Drew Stevens

Even if you’ve never dealt with a business attorney in Columbus, Ohio, chances are that if your startup or business is a corporation, you’ve heard of the term “corporate formalities.” One of the core components of corporate formalities is maintaining the corporate minute book. Many assume a corporate minute book is only required for Fortune […]
Corporation vs. LLC – Taxes Matter

Business Entity Basics Part II: Corporation vs. LLC – Taxes Matter

By Andrew Randol

In Part I of Business Entity Basics, our Columbus business law lawyer explained what a business entity is and why you need one. In case you missed Part I, it is almost always best to choose a limited liability entity, such as a corporation or LLC, over a non-limited liability entity, such as a partnership. […]
What is a Business Entity and Why do I Need One

Business Entity Basics Part I: What is a Business Entity and Why do I Need One?

By Andrew Randol

What is a Business Entity? At its core, a business entity is a fictitious person invented by the law in order to allow people to conduct business. Like a natural person, a business entity can own property and assets, purchase and sell things, enter into contracts, break laws, pay taxes, and sue and be sued […]
Importance of an Employee Handbook

The Importance of an Employee Handbook

By Andrew Randol

Professional industries often loathe developing and enforcing rules for employees, particularly in the technology industry. In order to continually attract young, highly qualified millennials, many companies want to project a cool and laid-back image. Millennial pleasing perks, such as working remotely and wearing flip-flops to work, are often flaunted to attract new and young talent. […]
Mechanics Lien Ohio

The Basics of a Mechanics’ Lien in Ohio

By Andrew Randol

The mechanics’ lien is the single most effective tool to ensure contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers are paid for the labor and materials they contribute to a project. If filed correctly, a contractor, subcontractor, or material supplier will have a lien on the property to which they contributed equal to the amount of money they […]
Stocks Options and Nonqualified Stock Options vs Incentive Stock Options

Stocks Options and Nonqualified Stock Options vs Incentive Stock Options

By Drew Stevens

Considered by some to be the classic employee equity incentive plan, stock options can be advantageous for both a company and an employee. A good business lawyer can help structure stock options to incentivize valuable employees to hit certain performance metrics and stick around with the company for a certain amount of time. Here, our […]
An Overview of Stock Appreciation Rights

An Overview of Stock Appreciation Rights

By Drew Stevens

Stock appreciation rights (SARs) can be a great option for startups and businesses that want to reward and retain key employees. Although stock appreciation rights can be confusing, a good business law attorney in Columbus, Ohio with securities expertise can make rolling out a SARs plan much easier.

How to File a Trademark – Part 7

By Drew Stevens

If you feel overwhelmed with your application or just want it done right the first time, email our IP attorney in Columbus, Ohio today.
How to File a Trademark Part 6

How to File a Trademark – Part 6

By Drew Stevens

If you’re still on a quest to learn intellectual property and understand how to file a trademark, welcome to part six of our Columbus, Ohio intellectual property law firm’s tips and tricks on filing a trademark application.
How to File a Trademark - Part 5

How to File a Trademark – Part 5

By Drew Stevens

This is part five in our series on how to file a trademark, and picking up from our previous post, we’ll continue to work through an example TEAS RF application.

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