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What you need to know when deciding on a business entity

Starting a new business is exciting, but it requires careful planning and preparation. You must do things like evaluate the marketplace, secure financing, design a logo, determine your customer segment and figure out where you will sell your goods or services. More than knowing your company is going to sell custom footwear, you also must determine the structure of your company. Here is what you may need to know about picking the appropriate business entity.

The key to safeguarding your company’s intellectual property

A common form of business litigation centers around intellectual property. By taking protective measures as a business owner, you can better your odds of prevailing in the courtroom should your intellectual property be compromised. However, there are various ways to protect intellectual property and many misconceptions surrounding their use. As an entrepreneur, it’s vital that know how they operate before taking action.

Here are three ways you can be proactive about protecting your business’ intellectual property.

Are Verbal Contracts Enforceable in Texas?

You probably wouldn't agree to do a million dollars' worth of work with only a verbal agreement and a handshake. But what about smaller jobs? Do oral contracts carry any legal weight in Texas? Are they enforceable?

In fact, they are. There are some significant caveats, but verbal contracts that meet specific legal requirements can be binding in Texas. However, it is always better to have a contract in writing if you want to ensure that your interests are protected in the event that something doesn't go according to plan.

What Should I Include in My Business's Employment Contract?

It is important to have a legally sound contract to protect yourself and your business, especially when hiring new employees. But what should you include in your employment contract? Below, we explain the 5 things you need to include in your business's employment contract.

How to Prove Theft of Intellectual Property

Intellectual property refers to specific creations from a person's mind, such as artistic and literary works, names, designs, symbols, inventions, and even trade secrets. In order to protect trade secrets and other forms of intellectual property, the United States has created several laws aimed at helping people retain the right to prosper from their own creations and ideas.

Trade Secret Litigation - How to Protect Your Business

A trade secret is something that gives your business a competitive advantage over other businesses in the same industry. It includes unpatented inventions and products, nonpublic documents, such as blueprints or test data, and other sources of unique information that other companies don't have. When facing business litigation, it is important to protect your trade secrets to keep your competitive edge. How can you ensure your trade secrets will remain unknown to the public and the competition?

Business Law vs. Commercial Litigation - What's the Difference?

While many people think business litigation and commercial litigation are the same thing, there are important differences between the two. However, they often overlap in the areas they cover, and most attorneys who practice one will also practice the other. While business law focuses on various aspects of running a business and dealing with forming a company, commercial litigation deals with employment contracts and the sale of goods.

Special Settlement Counsel - What Is It & How Does It Work?

When your business is facing a complex legal dispute or negotiation, special settlement counsel can provide many benefits. At our firm, we offer informative and aggressive settlement counsel services to our clients. Whether you are facing alternative dispute resolution or litigation in court, we can provide the assistance you need as you seek a beneficial outcome.

Employment Contracts - When to Involve an Attorney

Employment contracts are binding legal documents. This means, when you enter into an employment agreement, you could face litigation should a dispute or disagreement arise. Thus, it is important to have the experience of our Dallas commercial litigation attorney to handle the legal issues of your case and protect your interests.

Do I Need an Attorney for Shareholder Disputes?

Disputes between a business and its shareholders can be financially devastating and impact the day to day operations of a company. These disputes can affect employee morale and can even be the cause of a business going under. In this blog, we explain the importance of hiring an attorney to handle shareholder disputes.

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