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Are You Being Held Captive By Your Merchant Services Provider?

In Business Tips, Business Transactions, Contracts by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

It is astonishing how many businesses continually set themselves up to pay outrageous fees and penalties. As business attorneys, we are skilled at reading contracts for our clients and pointing out any unfair or questionable content. However, most business owners enter into contracts everyday without consulting a business attorney. Naturally, if everything goes well, there are generally no issues. However, …

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Free Virtual Workshop for Tourism Focused Businesses in New Mexico

In Bankruptcy, Business Tips, COVID-19 by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

Preparing you and your tourism business for post-pandemic decisions Date: October 27, 2020 Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Virtual Venue: GoToMeeting Brought to you by The NM Department of Tourism in a partnership with New Mexico True, SBDC New Mexico and Law 4 Small Business. This virtual workshop is designed to assist New Mexico’s small tourism businesses with forecasting the most …

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How To Avoid A Commercial Real Estate Disaster.

In Business Tips, Business Transactions, Contracts, COVID-19 by Larry DonahueLeave a Comment

Common mistakes inexperienced business owners make when signing leases. There are no laws on the books to protect a business owner from a bad commercial lease. Now, pause and re-read that sentence. Pause again and let that sink in. There are laws to protect you from unfair loan practices, defective merchandise and breaches of contract. But, if you willingly signed …

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How Subchapter V Bankruptcy Can Help Save New Mexico Small Businesses

In Bankruptcy, Business Tips, Business Transactions, COVID-19 by Larry DonahueLeave a Comment

The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2020 may be the silver lining in an otherwise stormy year for small businesses. The Bankruptcy Abuse and Prevention Act of 2005 was created with the intention to curb the miss use of bankruptcy laws. As such, the Act required new paperwork and reporting requirements of businesses wanting to file for Chapter 11. The …

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Employees Showing Symptoms of COVID-19? Here’s What To Do Next.

In Business Tips, COVID-19, Legal Compliance by Joseph TurnerLeave a Comment

Attorney Joe Turner discusses what small business owners need to consider. Dear Joe, I run a small clothing store in the Albuquerque area, and one of my long-time employees has called in sick. We do not know, but she might have Coronavirus based on their symptoms. They have scheduled an appointment to be tested. I was wondering what my next …

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It’s Yours!….Until We Break Up.

In Break-ups & Partnership Disputes, Business Tips, Business Transactions, Contract Disputes, Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Lawsuits, Partnership Dispute by Alicia McConnellLeave a Comment

Attorney Alicia McConnell sorts the facts from assumption when it comes to business assets and break-ups. Dear Alicia, I started a business five years ago.  It is a courier service.  Two years ago, I needed to expand and hire another driver.  My boyfriend at the time offered to a buy a car for my business to use.   He purchased it, …

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Understanding Business Bankruptcy

In Bankruptcy, Business Tips, Business Transactions, COVID-19 by Stephanie SchaefferLeave a Comment

Business bankruptcies can be an excellent tool to help businesses deal with unsustainable levels of debt Depending on the severity of your debt, filing for bankruptcy could be the most sensible solution for keeping your business alive. It might allow your company to recover without the same burdens that nearly led to its demise or allow you as the owner(s) …

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Why Is Privacy In Business Almost Extinct?

In Business Tips, Business Transactions, LLC Formation by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

In an interview with The Small Business Exchange, Larry Donahue discusses privacy in the digital age. Larry Donahue is a Partner at BLSW. Along with being tasked with Management of the Internet Division, he is also know within the legal community at large as the “Father” of the Anonymous LLC. For nearly two decades, Donahue has been explaining the virtues …

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Business Law Southwest Adds Attorney To Litigation Team

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Stephanie L. Schaeffer, Esq. brings new service offerings to BLSW Clients Stephanie L. Schaeffer, Esq has joined Business Law Southwest as an Associate Attorney. With nearly two decades of legal experience, Ms. Schaeffer is a fantastic fit for the BLSW team. Ms. Shaeffer’s excels in commercial litigation, real estate law and bankruptcy law.  Partner and Manager of the litigation group, …

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New Mexico Dram Shop Law

In Business Tips, Litigation & Lawsuits by Larry DonahueLeave a Comment

Dram Shop Laws are enforced in 43 states. New Mexico is one of them. Dram Shop Laws pertain to bars, taverns and other establishments that serve alcohol. The laws strive to achieve two main goals. First, to discourage the sale of alcohol to minors. Second, to hold accountable businesses who, by over serving a patron, have contributed to the injuries …