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What You Need To Know About Business in 2021

In Break-ups & Partnership Disputes, Business Tips, Business Transactions, Dispute Resolution, Fraud & Embezzelment, Legal Compliance, Litigation & Lawsuits, Partnerships by Stephanie SchaefferLeave a Comment

Attorney Stephanie Schaeffer advises against “lazy” financial practices among managing members of multiple companies. Since joining BLSW earlier this year, I have worked several matters regarding business member disputes. Some of these disputes could have easily been resolved if the parties had documented their financial action or if they had documented the “deal” they had regarding purchasing membership interest. Still …

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What You Need To Know About Business In 2021

In Business Tips, Business Transactions, Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Lawsuits by Don KochersbergerLeave a Comment

Firm Partner, Don Kochersberger talks about the dollars tied to documentation. Failure to consider how you store and retain your business’ documents can be a very serious and costly mistake.  Even if they have never seen the inside of a courtroom or been involved in a lawsuit, every business owner knows that litigation is ridiculously expensive and something to avoid …

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What To Consider When You Are Given Equity In A Company.

In Contract Disputes, Contracts, Litigation & Lawsuits, Partnerships by Larry DonahueLeave a Comment

Does “free equity” have the potential to be a gift you will regret accepting? Hey, who would not want to be given some equity in a company? Especially if there does not seem to be any strings attached? If the company is successful, you benefit. If it fails, it cost you nothing. So why not accept an equity arrangement? Technically, …

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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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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 …

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How To Be Pro-Active In Your Malpractice Defense.

In Business Tips, Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, Litigation & Lawsuits, White Collar Criminal Defense by Larry DonahueLeave a Comment

Malpractice insurance will provide physicians with an attorney, but sometimes that’s not enough. According to a 2018 report by the American Medical Association, 34% of all practicing physicians have been sued.  And, if a doctor is still practicing past age 55, that percentage goes up to nearly 50%.  Since the prospect of a lawsuit is becoming almost inevitable, the need …

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When Your Business Partner Thinks He Is Funny…. But He Is Not.

In Break-ups & Partnership Disputes, Business Tips, Business Transactions, Contract Disputes, Contracts, Corporate Formation, Departing Partner, Dispute Resolution, Dissolve a Partnership, Employment Contract, Employment Law, Legal Compliance, Litigation & Lawsuits, LLC Formation, Partnership Dispute, Partnerships by Joseph TurnerLeave a Comment

Attorney Joe Turner weighs in on this complicated but serious issue. Dear Joe, I am in a Partnership with four other Physicians.  One of the Partners fancies himself a comedian.  He likes to send out joke emails to the entire staff and will often add improper comments to serious ones.  The problem, aside from being immature and distracting, is that often …

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Can A Landlord Keep Property Owned by a Tenant If The Tenant Breaks Their Lease?

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

The Landlord’s Lien. Under New Mexico law, a landlord has what is known as a “Landlord’s Lien” on property that is housed within the space that is being rented. This means that a landlord has a lien on the property which remains in the rented location for the rent due under the terms of a lease. If a business has …

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Should My Business Deal With An “Advocate”?

In Business Tips, Contract Disputes, Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Lawsuits by Larry DonahueLeave a Comment

There is a difference between being an “Advocate” and “practicing law”. Good Advocates do not cross the line. Advocates are individuals who work on behalf of another person. People in need of advocates generally are those who would have difficulty trying to maneuver within a complex, structured system. Examples of systems or situations that would require advocacy would be the …