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Could This Be Your Business?

By Kelly Bagla, Esq.

Margaret Thatcher once famously said, “If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” The number of female founders and owners of businesses has increased dramatically in recent years, and the impact of businesses with women at the helm is significant in terms of revenues and hiring.

Fall In Love With Your Business

By Kelly Bagla, Esq.

With each new year, entrepreneurs look to turn their vision into a business. These startups are often overflowing with tremendous ideas, energy and optimism, but don’t always have a roadmap for the legal aspects involved in starting a business.

Trademarks – What’s in a name?

By Kelly Bagla, Esq.

Intellectual property law impacts every business, whether you know it or not. For example, the moment a name is used in relation to your business, your goods or services, certain trademark rights are created. Similarly, as soon as your website or other promotional materials are created, certain copyright rights arise.

Trick Or Treat? Scary Government Regulations Every Business Must Know

By Kelly Bagla, Esq.

No matter what type of business you run, you must comply with federal, state and local statues and regulations administered by legislative bodies and carried out by regulatory agencies. Some regulations impact the way in which businesses report income and pay taxes, others regulate how they dispose of their excess materials or waste.

LLC or S-Corporation? Which One’s Right For You?

By Kelly Bagla, Esq.

As a business attorney, the number one question I am asked is: “Should I be an LLC or an S-Corporation?” The business structure, in terms of the legal entity you choose for your business, significantly impacts some important issues in your business life.

Funding Your Startup

By Kelly Bagla, Esq.

Contrary to popular belief, money does not grow on trees. If you want to start your own business but do not have the funding, you can still get it off the ground in a number of ways. As a business attorney and an entrepreneur, I admire anyone who wants to create a company.

Importance Of A Partnership Agreement

By Kelly Bagla, Esq.

As a business attorney, I frequently encounter disputes between business partners, which can be easily avoided. Even the best of friends or close family friends should create and sign a business partnership agreement to avoid miscommunications and legal problems that can arise even when there’s no disagreement.

Is Your Website Legal?

By Kelly Bagla, Esq.

It doesn’t take much these days to start your own website. In just a few simple steps and without ever learning a single word of code you can use intuitive website builders to help you set up your online business within minutes.