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When an entrepreneur starts a business, it is important to have a legal professional look into whether they are in compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Applicable laws may concern issues such as licenses...

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Last month, we introduced some basic ideas about intellectual property and intellectual property law as it relates to startups. In that post, we focused on ways that the law could protect ideas that people or companies were trying to...

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When starting a business, one of the most important decisions an entrepreneur can make is which type of business to form. The most common types of entity are sole proprietorships, LLCs, LLPs (Learn about the difference between LLCs and...

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Much ink has been spilled about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but now that it is going into effect business owners are wondering what it really means for them.   Here is the ACA in a nutshell: –       if you...

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The San Francisco Bay Area is not all about tech.  The Silicon Valley ‘s innovative spirit is reflected in a thriving local foodie culture which rewards risk-taking and creativity.  However, if you are thinking of opening an eatery, whether in...

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If you have been paying attention to our upcoming presidential election, there are two things that should be obvious: first, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are desperately trying to get your vote. Second, they both would like to “fix”...

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As a startup or small business, you may have more office space than you need, and you may consider subleasing that space to help you cover rent and other business expenses. Before you enter into a sublease arrangement with...

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The US has more than 900,000 franchises, and Kalia Law P.C. is routinely approached by aspiring entrepreneurs who are considering becoming involved in a franchise arrangement. The benefits of such arrangements for new entrepreneurs are brand recognition, marketing materials,...

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Kaila Law Group has many clients who want to invest in their friends or family members’ businesses – either to support their venture, or with hopes of a return, or both.  We always remind our clients who are considering...

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Statistics show that fully 10% of all Americans eventually have their own small business. Because investment capital is generally the biggest issue in starting a business, many new businesses also start up through “family” investments. When asked to “invest,”...

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