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  • How (and Why) to Disinherit a Child or Grandchild As much as it was fun to write about Generational Wisdom in 32 Questions, many families have different challenges that are not so heart-warming. For example, there may come a time when a child or grandchild’s behavior warrants their removal from your estate plan. Such a decision normally does not come lightly and the person …
  • Why Startups Need Lawyers, Not Legal Templates When growth and funding are top priorities, it is wise to not let legal soundness fall to the wayside. Not surprisingly, 1 in 10 startups fails due to overlooked legal issues. Without a lawyer looking out for your best interests, it’s easy to miss common legal mishaps that pose a threat to any startup. Mistake …
  • Options for Sustainable Growth of Your New Business Once you have successfully launched your business, you need to look ahead to options for growth. We provide some options here and explain how we can help.
  • Generational Wisdom in 32 Questions Generational wisdom is probably one of my favorite topics and one of the most rewarding parts of my practice. I was lucky enough to know three of my great-grandparents. In fact, my grandmother’s father, Grandpa Jack, taught me how to throw a baseball. My grandfather’s mother, Grandma Ida, introduced me to the _____ of chicken …
  • 3 Steps Toward Opening a New Business Location Opening a new business location is an exciting venture. It also comes with inherent risks. A new site can increase profits and brand exposure, but it also opens up possibilities for failure. Rushing into expansion and opening a new location can do more harm than good if proper preparations are not made. Increase your chances …
  • The Importance of Leaving a Will and Estate Plan Even after death, celebrities are highly publicized for their mistakes, many of which we make ourselves. This time last year, superstar musician Prince died suddenly, leaving no will, and the management of his substantial estate fraught with legal complications and added costs. It’s easy to assume that the wealthiest among us have all their ducks …
  • Options for Grandparent Legal Rights Even if you are your grandchildren's primary caregiver, you do not have legal rights to make certain decisions unless you actively seek them. We can help.
  • Reducing Risk: 3 Business Agreements to Decrease Your Liability Risk Those new to the business world often lack the first-hand experience of initiating and building healthy business relationships. But protecting these vital relationships with carefully crafted business agreements—such as those for co-owners, suppliers and clients—is essential to growing a new business without risk of being taken advantage of or of burning valuable bridges. To decrease …
  • How Can I Plan for a Strategic Retirement? Are you approaching retirement? Not sure how you can ensure a smooth transition from working life to retired life?  Walking away from regular paychecks and employer-provided benefits can feel a little nerve wracking. Minimize the impact of these major life changes by planning accordingly. Time It Get your timing right. Review and understand your employer’s …
  • Business Conflict: Tips for Settling Business Disputes, Part II In part 1, we discussed the importance of knowing how to negotiate business deals and mitigate conflict whenever possible. Besides being a financial drain, business disputes can also create conflicts that require precious time and energy to resolve. Setting clear boundaries and realistic expectations when making professional agreements is essential in setting yourself up for …