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What are Property Disputes?

A Property dispute refers to any legal dispute involving real property, also known as real estate. Real property is immovable property attached directly to the land. Property law involves disputes about property ownership and damages to personal property or real estate. There are many different types of property disputes handled by civil litigation attorneys. A […]

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What is Civil Law?

Civil law is a body of rules that delineate private rights and remedies and govern disputes between individuals in such areas as contracts, property, and Family Law.  These rules are distinct from criminal or public law.  Civil law, or civilian law, as a legal system, originated in Europe.  It was intellectualized within the framework of […]

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What is a Trademark Infringement Defense?

A trademark infringement defense is a legal case brought by a defendant to prove they did not infringe on someone else’s trademark. Trademark infringement is the unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark on goods that compete or are related. The most common defenses in trademark infringement, unfair compensation, and trademark dilution suits include […]

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What is a shareholder buy-sell agreement?

A shareholder buys and sells agreement is a legally binding contract that stipulates how a shareholder’s stock in a business may be reassigned if that shareholder dies or otherwise leaves the business. The buy and sell agreement stipulates that the available shares must be sold to the remaining shareholder(s) and how the price will be calculated.  Buy […]

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What is Asset Protection?

Asset protection is a set of legal techniques, and a body of statutory and common law, dealing with protecting assets of individuals and business entities from civil money judgments. The goal of asset protection planning is to insulate assets from claims of creditors without perjury or tax evasion.   Asset Protection Strategies: An Asset-Protection Trust […]

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What Is The Difference Between Lost Profits and Lost Business Value?

Lost profits are generally calculated before the deduction on income taxes because lost profits awards are taxable upon recovery. Conversely, lost business value occurs when a business never commences operations, ceases all or part of its operations, or permanently loses a segment of its business.   Lost profits v. Lost business value   In commercial […]

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What is the Difference Between a Purchase Order & Supplier Agreement?

A purchase order is a commercial document and first official issued by a buyer to a seller indicating types, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services. It is used to control the purchasing and services from external suppliers. A supplier agreement is a contract between a supplier of goods and the merchant who wants […]

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Independent Contractor Agreement

An independent contractor agreement is a written contract that spells out the terms of the working arrangement between a contractor and client, including a description of the services provided. An independent contractor agreement should include a statement of relationship, project description, payment and billing terms, responsibilities of each party, project timeline and deadlines, termination conditions, […]

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Contract Disputes & Negotiations

When reaching a business agreement, you’ll need to negotiate. That is, sit down with the other parties to the agreement and work out the details of the contract. Negotiating is one dispute resolution technique that is used to try to settle contract disputes. Dispute resolution techniques such as litigation and arbitration are adversarial possesses where […]

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Commercial Transactions

A Commercial Transaction is an interaction between two or more parties in which goods, services or something of value is exchanged for some type of remuneration. Some aspects of commercial transactions, such as truthful representation and contract provisions, are governed by law. Attorneys in commercial transactions handle many types of transactions and support activities. Commercial […]

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