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What Should a Business Tax Plan Include?

Things for Arkansas entrepreneurs to consider

The Compensation Types in a Medical Device Lawsuit

What you're potentially entitled to if you’re successful in an Arkansas mass tort case

What You Can Expect from a False Advertising Lawsuit in Kansas

The state’s consumer protection laws on deceptive business tactics

Here's How You Can Bust Retail Scammers in Missouri

The Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, and federal UDAP laws, protect consumers

Criminal Defenses to Money Laundering in Kansas

Legal advice for federal white-collar crime

Who Pays Attorney Fees in a Divorce?

How the finances typically shake out in Oklahoma

What Can I Do If My Workers' Comp Claim is Denied?

New Yorkers still have the ability to challenge it

What Private Land is Considered Public Use in Texas?

How Texas defines it for government entities seeking to acquire via eminent domain

The Elements of a Legally Enforceable Contract in Texas

What basics do you need for a solid contractual agreement?

How Do I Know If My Baby's Injury Was Due to Negligence?

What Texas attorneys look for in medical malpractice cases

How Do I Know If My Insurance Underpaid Me?

How Texas defines bad faith insurance claims, and when to pursue one

What You Need to Argue Unfair Competition in Connecticut

How the state’s intellectual property laws define it

How Are IP Issues Sorted Out in a Business Transaction?

What happens to pieces of intellectual property when a business changes hands

What Are U-Visas and T-Visas?

And how you secure one in Rhode Island

What Are the Open Meeting Laws in Minnesota?

How a town, city or village council must post their public meetings

How Do I Know If a Medical Device is Defective or Harmful?

Establishing liability for an injury lawsuit in Washington state

How to Fight Drug Conspiracy Charges in North Dakota

A breakdown of the four types, the penalties, and how to defend against them

The Valid Defenses to Wrongful Termination in Nebraska

What a business needs to prove in employment litigation

Can I Get Money If a Dog Bites Me?

In North Dakota, if certain facts are in your favor, yes

Is My Assault a Misdemeanor or Felony?

How Alaska laws define it, and how an attorney may be able to help

What to Expect When You're Expected in Tax Court

What you need, and need to know, if you’re seeing a judge in Fresno or San Francisco

How Do I Sponsor an Employee for an H-1B Visa?

Filing, renewing, and extending petitions for specialty workers in Northern California

Can You File an Insurance Claim for a Data Security Breach?

How to protect and defend your data in Oregon

What Constitutes Excessive Force by Oregon Police?

How it's defined, and how to protect your civil rights

Do I Need a Lawyer for an Uncontested Adoption?

We ask an Oregon attorney about the risks

Why Did the Insurance Company Close My Workers' Comp Claim?

Rating evaluations and filing appeals in Nevada

What Are the Benefits of a Charitable Remainder Trust?

How and why to have an estate planning attorney set one up in Utah

How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Credit Report?

The ways in which a Nevada bankruptcy filing will follow you later

Working With a Utah Municipality on Zoning Changes

A guide to variances, conditional uses, and nonconforming uses

Does Florida Have Laws for Licensing Music?

What musicians can do to legally protect their songs

What Constitutes Intellectual Property Infringement?

What Delaware and federal courts say regarding patents and copyrights

What Do I Want Covered in an Environmental Insurance Policy?

What a Pennsylvania company should look for to protect itself

What to Expect and How to Defend an ERISA Lawsuit

An attorney’s advice when a Pennsylvania business faces a suit

Was I a Victim of Police Brutality or Misconduct?

When Pennsylvania police are observing due process, and when they violate civil rights

Divorce From Bed and Board or Divorce From the Bond of Matrimony?

Why to consider one over the other in Virginia

How Partnerships Are Taxed in South Carolina

The filing considerations for business owners

Is It Better to Have a Will or a Living Trust?

How to decide when a revocable living trust might be better for you

When Can I Reopen My Closed Workers' Comp Case?

What state law dictates in South Carolina

What to Do If You Face Charges of Rioting

Legal advice for charges related to protesting in Washington, D.C.

When is Debt Collection Considered Abuse?

What Arizona laws and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act say about collection harassment

What You Need for a Proxy Marriage in California

Your stand-in must have a power of attorney (POA)

How Do You Investigate Nursing Home Abuse?

A San Diego elder law attorney's tips if you suspect neglect or abuse

What You Need for a Cannabis Business in San Diego

Tips to be in full compliance with California law

Who Pays Attorney's Fees in Eminent Domain Cases?

Some costs are recoverable in Colorado, if certain criteria are met

Consumers' Rights When They Visit an Auto Mechanic

Defining deceptive and unlawful repair practices in New Jersey

Will Settling Out of Court Make My Business Look Guilty?

When to litigate and when to mediate in Colorado

Can a Prescription Medication Error Be Medical Malpractice?

Yes, and here is what you can do to seek a lawsuit in New Jersey

How to Get a Record Expunged in Indiana

How the Indiana Second Chance Law works for criminal matters

How Does Indiana Define Negligence in an Injury Case?

It's a crucial element to the state’s personal injury lawsuits

How Can I Recover My Domain Name?

What can be done in Georgia when cybersquatters and infringers get your URL

How Do You Prove Financial Harm in Legal Malpractice?

What Georgia law says, and how it might impact your case

The Laws That Govern International Business Transactions

What Illinois companies need to know if they merge, expand, or invest abroad

How Can a Mechanics Lien Help a Contractor Get Paid?

It’s a legal remedy to ensure you’re compensated for completed work in Illinois

What Does Defamation Mean?

Defining defamation-of-character laws and when it’s appropriate to sue

What Happens If I'm Part of a Defective Product Lawsuit?

How these consumer class action suits are resolved in North Carolina

What if My Workers' Compensation Injury Gets Worse?

The circumstances under which you can reopen your case in North Carolina

What Are the Time Limit Restrictions for Medical Malpractice?

The strict limits California courts place on injury lawsuits

Your Options When You Receive a Settlement Notice

If it’s early enough, you can accept, opt out or object to the terms

Applying for a Variance or Conditional Use Permit in SoCal

An overview of common zoning requirements and how to get them

Lawyer Up Before Signing Sponsorship or Licensing Agreements

How a California attorney can protect athletes from future problems

What Do Louisiana Courts Look for in a Reorganization Plan?

How the state looks at Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings

What Happens in the Louisiana Probate Process?

And should I avoid it, if possible?

How Can Minors Get an American Green Card?

Exploring the laws and process for youths coming to Louisiana

Am I Subject to Maritime Laws When I'm Injured on My Cruise?

The statutes that come into play when you’re vacationing at sea

Was My Attorney Negligent?

Defining legal malpractice in Maryland, and what to do if you’re a victim of it

What Are Trademark Agreements and How Do They Work?

A breakdown of consent, concurrent use, and coexistence agreements

The Types of Joint Ventures in Health Care

A breakdown of the entities and some legal tips for Ohio businesses

Defending a Municipality from Section 1983 Lawsuits

How these civil rights claims proceed in Ohio

If I’m Released for Light Duty, Do I Still Receive Benefits?

What happens when a doctor clears you in a Kansas workers’ compensation claim

What Kansas Courts Want in a Parenting Plan

A family law attorney’s tips for a solid child custody arrangement

Can I Sue for Deception or False Advertising in Missouri?

How attorneys and the Merchandising Practices Act protect consumers

What 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Mean in Missouri

How Senate Bill 656 affects gun owners’ carrying, usage and defending of themselves

What You Need to Apply for a Cannabis License in Missouri

Legal tips if you’re opening a dispensary, grow operation—or otherwise

Can You Get a DUI in a Boat Without a Large Motor?

This and other Wisconsin laws related to boating while intoxicated

Can a Bank Work with a Cannabis Business Legally?

How to comply federally under the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering regulations

What is a Shareholder Derivative Action?

How a class action lawsuit can help Massachusetts investors

What Laws Govern Charitable Solicitation in Massachusetts?

The state and federal regulations a nonprofit must follow when seeking funds

Can a Breath or Blood Test Be Wrong?

Their validity can be legally challenged in Massachusetts

What Are “Investment Visas” and How Do They Work?

An overview of E-2 and EB-5 visas for U.S. business investors

Real Estate Guidelines for Massachusetts Cannabis Businesses

The laws you need to know when you start a marijuana operation

What Are the Business Regulations for Cannabis in Massachusetts?

The rules you need to prepare in the marijuana, hemp, and CBD space

How Does a Private Investment in Public Equity Work?

A legal overview of the discount investment purchase methodA legal overview of the discount …

What is a Debtor in Possession in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

What an Oklahoma business should do after filing a Plan of Reorganization

How Do I Protect a Trademark or Copyright Internationally?

Domestic legal advice when looking abroad for your intellectual property

How Medical Records Must Document Sexual Assault in Michigan

What physicians and facilities need to do to comply with state law

What to Do When the IRS Audits You

Don’t panic; call a Texas tax attorney

Was My Baby’s Injury Due to Medical Negligence?

What a lawsuit needs to establish in a Texas birth injury case

Can I Sue My Home Builder for Shoddy Workmanship?

Construction liability when weather causes damage based on defects

Benefits for Elderly Veterans and How to Get Them

Navigating aid and attendance, medical, geriatrics, and long-term care in Texas

Am I Forced to Use My Company’s Doctor?

What to know about choosing a physician in a Minnesota workers’ compensation claim

Can I Appeal If My Workers’ Comp Claim is Denied?

Yes, but act fast and seek legal representation in Minnesota

How to Obtain an OLCC Marijuana License in Oregon

A legal overview of the four types businesses can apply for

What I Need to Open a Dispensary in Minnesota

The state rules and regulations to enter cannabis retail

What Can You Do If You’re Victim to Elder Financial Abuse?

An attorney can protect you from scamming caregivers, loved ones, and more in California

Can I Sue for Damages in a Vehicle Recall or Defect?

How California laws deal with product personal injury claims

Can You Get a DUI on a Scooter in California?

Yes. Here’s how the state defines a vehicle in its drunk driving laws

What Constitutes Healthcare Insurance Fraud in California?

An overview of the California Penal Code, self-referrals and kickbacks

What Does It Mean to be the Lead Plaintiff or Class Representative?

The role of a named party in a Washington class action suit

How Much Would It Cost to Open a Dispensary in Nevada?

An overview of the licensing, application, legal fees, and more

What Do I Need to Apply for a Nevada Marijuana License?

A business plan, access to funding, and a location … to start

The Rules to Legally Prescribing Medical Marijuana and CBD

What medical professionals in Florida must do to comply with regulations

How to Seek Zoning Approval for Marijuana in Florida

The legal process to seek cannabis real estate

What Are the Physician Gag Laws in Florida?

What doctors can and cannot discuss with patients

Why to Consider Title Insurance in Pennsylvania

Protecting against title failure and other financial risks in a real estate deal

How is a Class Certified in Pennsylvania?

A legal breakdown of an important step in a class action

What is Considered Tampering with Evidence?

How Delaware defines and penalizes it

Should My Company Consider a Debt Offering?

An overview of this restructuring or refinancing method

Ways to Prevent Liability as a Pennsylvania Cannabis Business

How to comply with state rules and regulations

What a Gestational Carrier Arrangement Should Cover

Considerations for engaging in surrogacy or other assisted reproduction in Washington, D.C.

Taking a Second Mortgage vs. Filing for Bankruptcy

How a Chapter 13 filing could help your home equity credit in Washington, D.C.

What Are the Defenses to Removal Proceedings?

How they work and the potential for relief in Washington, DC

Damages: What They Are and How They'e Calculated

What you stand to gain in a Washington, D.C., personal injury suit

Does a Nonprofit Need a Lawyer for IRS 990 Forms?

What’s tricky or dangerous for the tax-exempt organizations that are required to submit them

What You Need to be Eligible for Arizona Long Term Care System?

Breaking down income limits, resource requirements, and medical criteria for ALTCS

If You’re Uninsured and Get in an Accident in Virginia

An attorney can protect your rights and help you settle the case

Can I Get Visitation Rights If I’m Not a Parent?

How Virginia law views grandparent and other third-party custody issues

What is Considered Excessive Force by an Officer?

How Virginia defines police misconduct, and how to seek justice

How to Secure Historic Restoration Tax Credits in Virginia

What you need to satisfy for local and federal development incentives

What If You Get in an Accident With an Uninsured Driver?

In South Carolina, an attorney can help you seek compensation through your own policy

What Does a Company Need for an IPO?

How to prepare your company for a launch into the stock market

When Arbitration and Mediation Meet Personal Injury

What to know if your case goes to alternate dispute resolution in Colorado

How to Limit Injury Liability If You Work With Horses

New Jersey equine laws can protect you from financial risks

Trade Dress: What It Is and How to Protect Yours

An overview of what New Jersey and federal trademark laws say

Do I Pay the Attorneys as a Member of a Class Action?

How are lawyer fees and litigation costs settled in a New Jersey mass torts claim?

Is My Noncompete Preventing Me From Accepting a Job?

Determining the enforceability of your noncompete agreement in New Jersey

What You Need to Apply for a Cannabis License in New Jersey

What you need to comply with the laws and regulations

What You Must Do to Legally Issue Marijuana

The rules and regulations for New Jersey facilities

How to Sue an Insurance Company for Denying Coverage

Legal tips for arguing bad faith or breach of contract in Georgia

How Do I Appeal Denied Veterans’ Benefits Claims?

A guide through the VA benefits appeals process in Georgia

How Do You Win a Failure to Diagnose Case?

What must be established in Indiana medical negligence suits

What Documents Do I File for Workers' Compensation in Indiana?

The appropriate info to file, and before their deadlines

Can a Contract be Valid Without a Signature?

What dictates the enforceability of business agreements in Indiana

What is the Medicaid Income Cap Trust?

How it works and pays for Californians’ health care expenses

Can I Reopen an Old Workers' Comp Claim?

If you need new treatment or severity has increased, it’s allowed in California

Legal Ways to Lower Your Tax Burden in Illinois

Write-offs, exemptions, deferrals, credits, transfers, and other attorney advice

Heart Balm Torts: What They Are and How They Work

What the laws say in North Carolina

Can I Sue for Abuse in Prison or Jail?

What warrants legal action, what to prove, and how to pursue it in Illinois

What Civil Rights Laws Protect People with Disabilities?

An overview of disability rights in Maryland, and what to do to protect them

How to Seek Asylum in Ohio

What the laws say and how an immigration attorney can help

What is Considered “Operating” in a Drunk Driving Case in Ohio?

How does Ohio define operating a vehicle while under the influence (OVI)

Think of Chapter 11 as a Restructuring Plan, Not a Bankruptcy

An overview of the process for a Kentucky business to get a fresh start

The Types of Reports to Submit to Securities Regulators

What is required by federal and state law in Ohio

What Can I Do to Get My License Reinstated in Ohio?

Legal advice when your driver's license has been suspended

Missouri’s Physician Gag Law: What Doctors Can’t Say

A legal overview for medical professionals

Choosing Chapter 128 Reorganization or Bankruptcy?

Unlike a bankruptcy filing, this Wisconsin statute gets you out of debt without a courtroom

Breach of Contract vs. Bad Faith: What is the Difference?

How these insurance lawsuits differ in Pennsylvania

Can They Take My Car After a DUI in New Mexico?

The strict penalties for being convicted of a DUI in New Mexico

How and Why to Opt Out of a Class Action Suit

File the paperwork, then your own lawsuit, perhaps with an Ohio attorney’s help

Practical Applications in New Jersey

Handy legal apps used by fellow attorneys

Practical Applications in Texas

Handy technologies fellow attorneys are using

Practical Applications in Georgia

Handy legal technologies

An Overview on Animal Bites Law

What happens when someone gets bitten by an animal?

An Overview on Bankruptcy Law

Understanding the essentials and positioning yourself for growth

An Overview on Business Litigation Law

Understand your business's roles and responsibilities

An Overview on Adoption Law

Understanding the legal process

An Overview on Civil Rights Law

How to evaluate whether or not you have a case

An Overview on Criminal Law

How a criminal charge makes its way through the courts

An Overview on Brain Injury Law

Should you, or can you, pursue legal action?

An Overview on Asbestos Law

Understanding asbestos and your legal options

An Overview on Assault & Battery Law

The basics of assault and battery in criminal cases and civil cases

An Overview on Bad Faith Insurance Law

Evaluating whether or not you have a bad faith insurance case

An Overview on Business Organizations Law

Common types of business structures and what each option offers

An Overview on Construction Accident Law

Common claims and legal options

An Overview on Contract Law

Understanding contracts and possible remedies for breach

An Overview on Custody and Visitation Law

Understanding your right to see your child

An Overview on Disability Law

Common areas of legal protection

An Overview on Discrimination Law

Understanding common legal issues and questions

An Overview on Divorce Law

Issues that may arise at the end of your marriage

An Overview on Drug and Alcohol Violations Law

Federal drug scheduling and potential charges

An Overview on DUI & DWI Law

Criminal charges and the tests officers use

An Overview on Elder Law

A starting point for planning for the future

An Overview on Employment Law

What employees should expect of their employers

An Overview on Employment Law for Employers

Common considerations in the employment relationship

An Overview on Estate Planning

How to resolve legal questions and provide for your loved ones in your absence

An Overview on Family Law

A first look at common legal topics and guiding principles

An Overview on Father's Rights Law

Your paternal rights and how to enforce them

An Overview on Immigration Law

Navigating one of the most complicated areas of law

An Overview on Insurance Law

When and how claims can be filed and paid

An Overview on Intellectual Property Law

How the law protects 'creations of the mind'

An Overview on Labor Law

A look at unions and collective bargaining

An Overview on Landlord and Tenant Law

Understanding your rights and whether you have a legal issue

An Overview on Mediation and Collaborative Law

Processes, parties involved and what happens when an agreement cannot be reached

An Overview on Medical Malpractice Law

Your legal options when your doctor makes a mistake

An Overview on Motor Vehicle Accident Law

Types of cases that can result from a car accident

An Overview on Nursing Home Law

Understanding resident rights and signs of mistreatment

An Overview on Patent Law

Exploring the patent application process

An Overview on Personal Injury Law, Plaintiff

Recover damages for injury caused by another's actions

An Overview on Premises Liability Law

What you need to prove when you are injured on someone's property

An Overview on Probate and Estate Administration Law

Distributing property with and without a will

An Overview on Real Estate Law

Legal considerations regarding commercial and residential property

An Overview on Subchapter S Corporations Law

Pros and cons of choosing this legal structure for your business

An Overview on Securities Law

How federal law regulates the sale of securities

An Overview on Sex Offenses Law

A look at types of offenses and the offender registry

An Overview on Sexual Abuse Law

Understanding types of abuse and your legal options

An Overview on Sexual Harassment Law

State and federal laws protect employees from unlawful discrimination at work

An Overview on Social Security Disability Law

How to determine if you qualify for benefits

An Overview on Tax Law

Understanding taxes and when you may want to talk to a lawyer

An Overview on Trademark Law

The registration process and how to enforce your mark

An Overview on Traffic Violations Law

A look at common violations and possible consequences

An Overview on Trucking Accidents Law

When semitrucks and cars collide, the law offers some options

An Overview on Trusts Law

Benefits and drawbacks when property is held for the benefit of another

An Overview on Wage and Hour Law

Understanding the federal laws that deal with how employees are compensated

An Overview on Wills Law

Understanding how this document controls your property after death

An Overview on Products Liability Law

When do you have a case, and what kinds of cases are there?

An Overview on Workers' Compensation Law

How to know when this law applies

An Overview on Wrongful Death Law

If criminal charges fail, a civil case may be possible

An Overview on Toxic Torts Law

When injury was caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals

An Overview on Federal Criminal Law

When does the federal government have authority to prosecute my case?

An Overview on Admiralty and Maritime Law

Common scenarios that involve offenses on navigable waters

An Overview on Entertainment, Sports and Leisure Law

Identifying key issues in this broad area of law

An Overview on Birth Injury Law

Common questions you might consider if your baby is injured during birth

An Overview on Eminent Domain Law

Understanding the government’s power to take private land for public use

An Overview on Education Law

U.S. law requires that every child be given access to an education

An Overview on Medical Devices Law

Learn the basics of recalls and lawsuits

An Overview on Wrongful Termination Law

When can you sue your former employer over job loss?

An Overview on State, Local and Municipal Litigation Law

Government missteps can be addressed in the legal system

An Overview on Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Things to consider when beginning your merger or acquisition

An Overview on Land Use and Zoning Law

The basics of zoning and common exceptions to the law

An Overview on Defamation Law

When your reputation is harmed by someone else's false statement

An Overview on Construction Litigation Law

Potential causes of legal actions and how litigation proceeds

An Overview on Aviation Accident Law

Several types of personal injury claims may apply 

An Overview on Closely Held Business Law

Understand the benefits and drawbacks of this business structure

An Overview on Collections Law

Knowing the process and your rights can help you protect your assets

An Overview on Legal Malpractice Law

Proving and defending a legal malpractice claim

The Legal Difference Between Libel and Slander

How laws define them, and when you might want to sue

How to Report Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination

An overview of employee rights and options if you were a victim

What is Employment Law?

What employees and employers need to know about the federal guidelines

What is Labor Law?

Employers’ and employees’ rights and responsibilities at work

Practical Applications in New York

Handy legal technologies

Practical Applications in Texas

Handy legal apps fellow Texas lawyers are using

In the Wake of Strong Women

Family attorney Marcia Maddox took hints from Lady Bird Johnson and Betty Thompson, and it made all …

Reflections of a Radio Minister Turned Employment Lawyer

John Allen Chalk likes to tell his clients that he was happy with his first career 

How to See the Softer Side of 300-Pound College Linemen

E. Michelle Bohreer spends much of her off-time each year watching and learning about the …

The Weekend Cowboy

Kinnan Golemon invests much of his time on his 600-acre cattle ranch

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