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Ways for Businesses to Pay for Costly Litigation and Lawyers’ Fees

In Business Tips, Litigation & Lawsuits by Ben AlbrightLeave a Comment

Litigation is expensive and many clients are not prepared for the financial investment necessary for filing a lawsuit. Litigation can take months or even years, during which attorney’s fees and other legal expenses continue. After the retainer fee, clients continue paying the attorney as the case progresses. Thus, it is essential to plan for protracted legal expenses. With a formidable …

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The Most Common Disputes with Commercial Leases

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

Navigating the complex world of commercial leases can be difficult, especially when disputes arise. For commercial tenants, property managers, and business owners, understanding common issues that arise in commercial leases is crucial. Let’s take a look at three frequent sources of conflict in commercial leases and tips for resolving them. Common Lease Disputes 1. Rent Increases What’s the Issue? One …

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Registered Agent vs. Resident Agent: Understanding the Distinction for Business Owners

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When navigating the intricate world of business formation and compliance, terminology can often become a hurdle. Among the various roles and responsibilities that must be addressed, the concepts of a “Registered Agent” and a “Resident Agent” frequently emerge, leading to confusion among entrepreneurs and business owners. Are they interchangeable terms, or do they signify different roles? This blog post aims …

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The Critical Importance of Keeping Your Operating Agreement Updated

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In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, an operating agreement serves as the constitutional backbone of a Limited Liability Company (LLC). It’s an essential document that details the ownership structure, operating procedures, and outlines how critical decisions are made within your business. But what many small business owners may overlook is the significance of keeping this foundational document up to date. …

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How to Register a Business in New Mexico: A Step-by-Step Guide for Entrepreneurs

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

Opening a business can be an exciting venture, but it’s filled with legalities that can turn daunting if you’re not prepared. In New Mexico, as in other states, registering your business is a crucial step towards legality and legitimacy. This guide targets small business owners, budding entrepreneurs, and anyone who’s considering the professional assistance of a lawyer during their business …

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Understanding Corporate Bylaws and Their Significance for Your Business

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For the budding entrepreneur or the seasoned small business owner, the navigational charts of the business world can often seem filled with legal jargon and documentation. Among such essential documents are the often-overlooked yet critical corporate bylaws, the internal map that guides a company’s operations and governance. This post shines a light on what corporate bylaws are and why they’re …

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Navigating Commercial Leases: Top 5 Considerations for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

In Business Tips, Contracts by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

When venturing into the world of commercial real estate, signing a lease can be one of the most significant commitments an entrepreneur makes. Unlike residential leases, commercial agreements come with their own set of complexities and negotiation nuances that, if not carefully addressed, could lead to unforeseen challenges down the line. As a business owner, it’s imperative to approach this …

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Find Out If Your Business Needs to Report to FinCen in 2024.

In Business Tips by Larry DonahueLeave a Comment

BLSW has the technology to give you a definite answer, for free, in minutes. The Corporate Transparency Act, or CTA, went into effect on January 1st, 2024.  It requires “beneficial owners” of “new” (formed on 1/1/2024 or after) “small businesses” (less than 500 employees and US-revenue under $5M) to report the personal information to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Division of …