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How to Win Friends at the Workplace: 5 Simple Tips

December 20, 2016

Sonya Jackson recently published an article to the McBride For Business Blog on a topic that might be of interest: How to Win Friends at the Workplace: 5 Simple Tips.

She examines whether a partner, corporation, or an employee, these principles from How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie can help run a smoother work environment..

You can see the full article here.

This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein. Read the rest

You Can Negotiate Anything: 5 Key Tips

December 19, 2016

Sonya Jackson recently published an article to the McBride For Business Blog on a topic that might be of interest: You Can Negotiate Anything: 5 Key Tips.

She examines how negotiations are all about giving a little and taking a little. Everyone wants to save face, so be diplomatic.

You can see the full article here.

This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Read the rest

Head East Young Man: Moving Your Business from California to Texas (Part III of IV)

December 17, 2016

What does it look like to change States of Formation?

Changing your state of formation can be a lot less painful than it used to be.  Don’t worry – we’ll dive into some of the legal terms you are about to read in detail later in this blog.

Conversion.  In many cases a conversion can be done.  Both the state the company is leaving and the new state need to legally recognize a conversion.

If conversion is recognized by both states the process is fairly straight-forward though some of the paperwork can get complicated. … Read the rest

What Happens To Your Business If Something Happens To You?

December 16, 2016

R. Shawn McBride recently published an article to the McBride For Business Blog on a topic that might be of interest: What Happens To Your Business If Something Happens To You?

He examines what happens to your business if something happens to you. How does your business continue?

You can see the full article here.

This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Read the rest

Personal Liability for Environmental Violations (Part III)

December 15, 2016

In State v. Pure Tech Systems, Inc.,[1] the property at issue had been used for petroleum and hazardous substance operations dating back to the 1880s and was already subject to the state’s closure order by the time it was transferred to Pure Tech Systems, Inc. (“Pure Tech”).  Subsequently, the City of Cleveland issued a citation to close the facility for the city and state fire code violations, followed by a consent order to address the violations.  The state’s environmental agency also began regulatory compliance actions against Pure Tech, which resulted in two additional consent orders. … Read the rest

How To Interact With Your Law Firm: To Keep Your Costs Down

December 14, 2016

I spent my career in large law firms, and I’ve seen big bills. One of the reasons I started my own firm was to be able to work with clients to minimize costs. It’s an issue near and dear to my heart. Let’s take some time and think about how to minimize costs when working with your attorney.

#1 Have a clear understanding of what the transaction is, and what you’re attempting to accomplish. Transactions are often a negotiation. It’s key to understand what your goals are, and what you want.… Read the rest

Delaware Law Update: Director Indemnification and Advancement of Legal Expenses (Part I)

December 13, 2016

Companies get sued all the time.  Directors and officers often get named in lawsuits as those responsible for important corporate actions and are particularly vulnerable in that regard.  For this reason, many companies offer their directors and officers liability insurance and certain contractual provisions to protect them against the burden of having to defend a lawsuit with their own money.  Indemnification is a contractual obligation by one party to pay or compensate for all losses (including the legal costs) incurred by another. … Read the rest

The 3 Laws of Empowerment: Is planning even necessary?

December 12, 2016

R. Shawn McBride recently published an article to the McBride For Business Blog on a topic that might be of interest: The 3 Laws of Empowerment: Is planning even necessary?

He examines the argument that planning may not be necessary, that we may have evolved to an age where things happen quickly.

You can see the full article here.

This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Read the rest

All postings are intended to be planning tools to familiarize readers with some of the high-level issues discussed therein. No posting is intended to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your transaction planners including attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity.