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What Is So Important About An Operating Agreement?

In Break-ups & Partnership Disputes, Business Tips, Business Transactions, Departing Partner, Dispute Resolution, Dissolve a Partnership, Lawyer Succession, Litigation & Lawsuits, Partnership Dispute, Partnerships by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

It is one of the most important documents associated with your business yet in so many instances it is the least considered.  In fact, a frightening amount of small business owners merely downloaded a generic form and signed it when starting their business with little knowledge as to what was in the document.  The Operating Agreement for your business dictates …

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Do You Know The Top 10 Mistakes Business Owners Consistently Make?

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

Firm Partner Larry Donahue is teaching this informative 2- part workshop. 25 +years and thousands of clients later, Attorney Larry Donahue has been able to identify the all-too-common mistakes small business owners everywhere, in every type of business make over and over again.   The good news is, once you know about these mistakes, it is easy to avoid them.  Even …

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Important Legal Considerations When Selling On-line.

In Business Tips, Business Transactions, Contracts, Copyright, COVID-19, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Lawsuits, Marketing Tips by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

Thinking about selling goods or services online?  You should.  If COVID-19 taught small businesses anything, it is the importance of an online presence in order to stay in business!  Learn about the important considerations that come with selling online.  From contract considerations when hiring someone to build a website, using and posting photos, cyber insurance, dealing with negative reviews to …

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Why You Need To Consider An Expungement Even If You Were Not Convicted Of A Crime.

In Business Tips, Expungement of a Criminal Record, Fraud & Embezzelment, Litigation & Lawsuits, White Collar Criminal Defense by Alicia McConnellLeave a Comment

In 2019, New Mexico passed the “Criminal Record Expungement Act”. This new law went went effect on January 1, 2020, and it allows many individuals to have their arrest or conviction records expunged. With respect to criminal convictions, in most cases, the law allows a person in who has been convicted of a violation of an ordinance, misdemeanor, or felony …

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Independent Contractor or Employee?

In Business Tips, Contracts, Employment Contract, Employment Law by Joseph TurnerLeave a Comment

Many employers have to determine whether a new hire is going to be an employee or an independent contractor. Often, this decision is made at the outset because the employer needs to know whether to withhold taxes when issuing a first paycheck. In fact, taxes are only the first of many reasons an employer needs to know the difference between …

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PPP Loans and Tax Credit: Free Virtual Workshop For Business Owners

In Business Tips, COVID-19, Employment Law, Marketing Tips by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

BLSW Attorneys are teaming up with SBDC New Mexico for a free online workshop for business owners. Join attorneys Larry Donahue and Ian Alden on January 15 to learn about the latest in PPP funding. New round of stimulus funds Employee tax credits What you can do to limit the amounts you need to pay back The workshop is free. …

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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 Larry DonahueLeave 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 …