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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 …

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What You Need To Know About Business In 2021

In Business Tips, Business Transactions, Contract Disputes, Contracts, COVID-19 by Alicia McConnellLeave a Comment

BLSW’s Senior Litigator shares words of wisdom as we head into the New Year. If 2020 has taught us anything, it sure seems to be that we can never fully know what the future will bring. Now that we have seen and experienced the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated fallout that it has brought, we have gained some insight on …

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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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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 …