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  • The F-Word: Force Majeure

                As discussed in a previous blog post,  many commercial tenants looked to the force majeure clauses in their leases for relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. As...

  • Helping Restaurants Survive
    Helping Restaurants Survive  

            As we’ve written previously, many of our clients are restaurant operators, some franchise and some independent. We have helped them...

  • Every Business Needs a Lawyer - Outside General Counsel
     

       Not every business has its own lawyer. In fact, most businesses are small to mid-sized businesses that are large enough to require advice on sophisticated legal...

  • Force Majeure Clauses in Commercial Leases
    A “force majeure clause” is a provision found in many different types of contracts, especially in commercial leases, which relieves both parties of their respective liabilities and obligations under the...
  • Will Your Business's Legal Structure Work?
    Will your business’s legal structure work? Does your business have a legal structure that will guide ownership through both success and hard times?

    Closely held...

  • Forward Thinking Now for Urgent Needs Later
    Forward Thinking Now for Urgent Needs Later  

    No one wants to think about the practical problems that can be created by a serious illness, but bear with...

  • The CARES Act - COVID-19
    The CARES ACT – What It Means for You   The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed by the President on Friday....
  • A Message About COVID-19
    Recently, we have received numerous inquiries from clients, including those in the retail and hospitality industries, concerned about the impact that Covid-19 will have on their businesses. Although the landscape...
  • Trade Secrets: How to Protect Them; What Constitutes Misappropriation; and What to do If you Find Yourself Defending a Claim for Misappropriation
            The Defend Trade Secrets Act was passed in 2016 and, ever since, misappropriation of trade secrets has been a hot topic for legal scholars and commentators. ...
  • What’s In a Name? Independent Contractors and the Danger of Misclassifying Employees
    Employers, including franchise operators and business owners, may receive special requests from employees regarding whether they can be paid as independent contractors, or may simply wish to hire independent contractors,...
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