When to Call an Attorney in the Age of Google

Many entrepreneurs and small business owners will spend hours scouring Google, Nolo and Findlaw trying to address their legal issue on their own rather than picking up the phone and contacting their attorney. Sometimes the legal issues are straightforward and Google might send the individual to the site with the correct answer. Other times the […]

When is a Guardianship Necessary? And How is One Obtained?

A Guardianship grants one person control over another person’s assets or even control over the actual person. Technically these are called Guardianship over the Person and Guardianship over the Estate. The process starts by the proposed Guardian petitioning Probate Court for an appointment through the Court’s electronic filing system. That Petition must meet certain requirements such as specifically […]

Are you Missing Out on a Great Tax Break?

Tax Advantages Do you have a successful business? Now that you have survived another April 15 (or 18) tax filing, it is time to start planning ahead to reduce your tax liability. Read on for more about a tax break next year. If you formed your business as a limited liability company because of its simplicity, ease […]

Starting A New Business: What Documents Do You Need?

Documents for a New Business Entrepreneurs are often caught up in the excitement of starting a business and don’t want to get distracted or bogged down by working on the recommended paperwork for their new business. Entrepreneurs are often anxious to get to the fun and MONEY MAKING part of a new business and they […]

Consulting Agreements for Small Business

Protect Your Small Business with Consulting Agreements Before Hiring,  by Elizabeth A. Brown, Esq When small businesses start to grow they frequently find themselves needing to hire consultants and independent contractors to help them expand their business.  This can be an exciting and potentially lucrative undertaking for a business.  But, before you get caught up in […]

Limited Liability Company Contracts– Words of Caution for the Small Business Owner

Take Caution When Signing Limited Liability Company Contracts by Elizabeth A. Brown, Esq One of the principal reasons for forming and conducting business as a limited liability company is to minimize the chance that you and the other members of the company will be held personally liable for debts incurred by or on behalf of the […]

Estate Plan: The Biggest Mistakes to Avoid

Mistakes to avoid in an Estate Plan An estate plan is not something most people want to spend time on when thinking about the inevitable—our own mortality. If you don’t, however, you may be leaving a mess for your loved ones. It is not enough to just “make a plan.” It is important to make […]

LLC and S Corp: The Best of Both Worlds

The Best of Both Worlds- LLC and S Corp You have a successful business and you very wisely registered your business as a limited liability company vs. an s corp because of its simplicity, flexibility and, whether or not you knew this, an LLC can provide even more liability protection than a corporation. Now some […]

Do You Need a D/B/A or Trade name?

What is a D/B/A or Trade Name? By Elizabeth A. Brown, Esq A D/B/A (Doing Business As) (also called a Trade Name) is an official filing you make with either the local or statewide government offices for registering the name under which you will be conducting business. In New Hampshire if you wish to do […]

The “Estate Plan” for your Small Business

A Small Business Estate Plan By Liz Brown Just as you need estate planning documents to protect the future of your family, your small business needs an estate plan to take care of your business in the event of your death or disability. Unfortunately, too many small businesses simply “hope for the best” rather than […]