Posted by Adam Blaier | Jun 26, 2019 | 0 Comments
In the initial stages of a startup, co-founders will spend a significant amount of time taking the steps to transform their ideas into reality. Money may be tight, and they may consider skipping the Founder's Agreement, assuming that each partner will uphold your handshake agreement and never leave the company.
Posted by Adam Blaier | Jun 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
As a startup or small business owner, you have endless decisions to make for your company. One of the most important is how you can protect yourself from personal liability. Forming a legal entity, scrutinizing business contracts, obtaining insurance, and keeping good records are just some of the ways you can reduce your liability profile.
Posted by Adam Blaier | Jun 04, 2019 | 0 Comments
Throughout various stages, your startup or small business may work with independent contractors ("I.C.s") to meet the ever-changing needs of your company. Using I.C.s allows you to pay for services, such as software/app development and sales, without the need to have a fixed employee salary or providing benefits, and thus, potentially saving your business money. However, the IRS has specific guidelines for determining if the people who work for you are I.C.s or if they are really employees.
Posted by Adam Blaier | Feb 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
Early in their life cycles, startups are often strapped for cash, and you may think that you can take on the legal work yourself. An experienced startup attorney is a valuable asset to your business. Blaier Law LLC understands the challenges that new startups face, and can effectively guide you t...
Posted by Adam Blaier | Feb 05, 2019 | 0 Comments
When you decide to launch your New York startup, your attention is focused on creating the perfect product, hiring the best employees, and finding an office space in just the right location. Legal issues are the last thing on your mind, but without proper attention, these can lead to costly litig...
Posted by Adam Blaier | Jan 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
When you found a startup, you have a lot on your mind at the beginning -- hiring the right employees, attracting customers, choosing an office space -- and you may not think about how your intellectual property (IP) affects your ability to do business. IP, however, is your startup's most valuable...