July 15, 2020
While we have been focused on all things COVID-19, a not-to-be-overlooked milestone is just around the corner. On September 1, all limited liability companies in Arizona will be required to comply with the Arizona Limited Liability Company Act (“Revised Act”),
April 15, 2020
I know the last six weeks have been incredibly painful for small businesses -- and the 26 million people who now find themselves unemployed as a result of COVID-19 -- to say nothing about the loss of life, the enormous collective grief, the separation, and the loneliness.
April 15, 2020
For business owners, these are head-spinning times. So much new information on a daily basis and imminent decisions that need to be made on people, payroll, and rent. The stimulus bill passed by Congress today and signed by the president offers $350B in new loans,
February 15, 2020
Mediation is something I have been thinking a lot about lately. Partly because I am deciding whether or not to train as a mediator this year and add it to my roster of services. And partly because I’ve been involved in in a wave of business breakups and inefficient contract disputes where both parties refuse to bend. It’s at these times I wish mediation was contractually required between warring parties.
January 15, 2020
I don’t know about you, but this January I’ve had the clean-out and clean-up bug---WAY MORE so than in previous years. Maybe because the world feels a bit chaotic right now, I’m determined to keep my own house in order.
November 15, 2019
In October, without much notice, a franchise (the Donut Bar) closed its Scottsdale location. It had been open only a year. In a televised report last week, the franchise owner, a young woman who dreamed of opening her own business along with her husband, said she had been misled by the franchisor.
October 15, 2019
After I help someone sell or buy a business, I always ask them if they have wisdom they would be willing to share with others who have never been through the process. What better way to get insight into the sales journey than from folks who’ve already travelled the path, right? What follows are the answers to a list of questions I posed to one of those business owners and a little lawyerly perspective as well.
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