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  • Avvo Legal Guide: The 4 Pillars of a Solid Business Foundation This excerpt, courtesy of A.J. Yolofsky, Family Business Laywer®, was originally published on Avvo. The guide can be read in full here. This guide will give you information about the four pillars upon which every business foundation is based. Ignoring your business’ foundation means you are essentially flying by the seat of your pants not …
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Small Business Audits Audits can happen to any business. Small businesses are no exception. The IRS can conduct an audit on your business when your tax filing contains questionable deductions, your business is of particular interest to the IRS or by random selection. Contrary to popular belief, being audited doesn’t necessarily mean you did anything wrong. And for …
  • Estate Planning and Divorce: Incapacity, Death and Alimony Considerations If you are considering a divorce, it’s critical to understand the impact of your divorce on what would happen in the event of your incapacity or death, either during the divorce or after. Unfortunately, most divorce lawyers do not give any thought to incapacity or death, simply because they do not have training on these …
  • Estate Planning Essentials: Naming a Legal Guardian A comprehensive estate plan can protect the things that matter most. For many, this means their property and their family. Including provisions for the care of your children in your estate plan is essential for peace of mind. But many parents struggle with including such provisions as naming a legal guardian for their child in …
  • How Small Business Marketing, Legal and Financial Decisions Mix Running a small business often means you play a jack-of-all-trades. Whether it’s drafting client contracts or taking inventory, it’s likely you have a hand in all aspects of your business. Marketing is no exception. And knowing how to create an efficient small business marketing plan can be difficult, especially when you might not be sure …
  • Include Wishes for Beloved Pets in Your Estate Plan Pets are an important part of our family, especially as we age. To make sure your pet is well cared for after your death, include directions in your estate plan.
  • How to Maximize Your Home Office Deduction If you work from home, you may be eligible for tax deductions on part of the rent or mortgage payments you make, but you may be afraid this puts you at risk of a tax audit. And, rightly so. Calculating your home office deduction properly can minimize your taxes and keep you out of risk. The …
  • Estate Planning for Minimal Tax Burdens Despite the possibility of an estate tax repeal, you must consider all of the potential tax implications of your estate plan. An experienced attorney can help.
  • How to Improve Employee Health Care Access at Your Small Business In December 2016, former President Obama signed an important health care access act that will help alleviate the burden of employee health insurance on small businesses. The 21st Century Cures Act will allow, among other things, small businesses to reimburse their employees for individual health insurance if they do not offer a group plan. For …
  • Is Your Payment and Agreement Process Losing You Money? If you get paid for a service, collecting payment is the lifeblood of your company. And, yet, if you are like most people, you’ve made it an afterthought. Indeed, few companies and individuals have given deep consideration to how their clients and customers interpret and understand the agreement presented. For example, I recently got a …