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The Benefits of Having a Good Contract

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Contracts are an essential part of any business. They provide clarity, security, and peace of mind for both parties in a transaction. A good contract can help protect you from liability and financial risk, while also helping you to realize potential opportunities. Here’s why having a good contract is so important to your business. Protecting Your Business With Legal Clarity …

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What Business Owners Need to Know About Creditor’s Rights

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As a business owner, it is important to understand creditor’s rights. This includes the rights of creditors when it comes to collecting debt from borrowers, and how this affects the obligations that borrowers have for paying back loans. Let’s dive into what you need to know about creditor’s rights. What Are Creditor’s Rights? Creditor’s rights are laws that govern how …

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Attorney Kelly Davis Set to Speak at Lucky Leaf Expo in Albuquerque

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The Lucky Leaf Expo is returning to New Mexico October 21-22, 2022. About Lucky Leaf Expos Lucky Leaf’s passion for the cannabis industry propels them to bring the best, most prolific cannabis trade shows and events possible. Lucky Leaf has personally seen the positive impact that cannabis has made on people’s lives. They have seen individuals’ health and wellbeing thrive. …

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IS YOUR PRACTICE IN COMPLIANCE
WITH RULE 16-119?

In Business Tips, Business Transactions, Lawyer Succession, Rule 16-119 by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

If you’re a practicing attorney in the State of New Mexico, you must have a NM Lawyer Succession Plan. The compliance deadline is October 1st, 2022. WHAT DOES THE RULE SAY? The New Mexico Supreme Court has mandated that all attorneys practicing law in the State of New Mexico have a written succession plan, either alone or as part of a …

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Sour Grapes. When Similar Names Create Confusion

In Business Tips, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property, Trademarks by Ben AlbrightLeave a Comment

Stag’s Leap Wine vs. Stags’ Leap: A Tale of Two Wineries Stag’s Leap Wine, product of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars rose to prominence in 1973 when it competed against wines around the world in the Judgement of Paris and won. At the time it came as a shock that an American wine could compete against a French wine. This …

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What is the Supplemental Register for Trademarks?

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has two registers for trademarks: supplemental and principal. The supplemental register is reserved for descriptive, surname, and geographical marks that do not qualify for the principal register. Ideally you will be on the principal register, but sometimes, you are asked to be on the supplemental register. You can make arguments against the …

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6 Traps to Avoid When Starting a Business

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Attorney Ian Alden hosts this informative workshop that anyone starting a business should view. From the pitfalls that come from negotiating bad leases, to forming your company incorrectly, Ian’s advice just might keep your business, in business! Watch the video here. Contact  Business Law Southwest today to discuss all of your business law issues. Business Law Southwest. Business law that makes business sense.

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What Is Personal Liability? (And How To Avoid It)

In Business Tips, Contracts, Corporate Formation, Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Lawsuits, LLC Formation by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

By using LLCs, Corporations, and Insurance to your advantage, you can avoid personal liability. Forming a new business is not enough. Business owners need to engage in a daily practice of proper banking practices, utilizing insurance and proper internal policies to avoid personal liability for company obligations. This workshop is full of helpful hints to keep a business owners’ personal …