Being a small business owner can be very rewarding and lucrative. However, there are many different steps you need to take to ensure your best chances of success. Any misstep in the process of starting your own business can threaten your success and can even be detrimental to the entire enterprise. Because of the number … Continue reading Starting Your Own Business
While it is widely stated that 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce, this statistic is largely considered to be inaccurate in modern times and especially not in New Jersey. Research indicated that in 2015, the national average rate of divorce was 16.9 divorces per 1,000 marriages. In New Jersey, the divorce rate for … Continue reading Divorce in New Jersey
“Commercial litigation” is a general term that refers to legal disputes involving a business. Commercial litigation can involve a wide variety of claims, processes, and resolutions and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to commercial litigation cases. Instead, each case should be closely evaluated and handled based on its specific circumstances and by a New Jersey … Continue reading Learning more about Commercial Litigation
Consider the following scenario: you go to school, work hard, finish your degree, and are ready to hit the ground running. You have a killer business idea that you are certain will be successful and provide you with a significant return on your investment in your education. There is one problem, however: you used student … Continue reading Does Student Loan Debt Impact Small Business Formation?
If you operate a brick and mortar business, the physical space in which you operate is likely one of the most important aspects of your business. There is much more to a commercial lease agreement than deciding on the length of the lease and the rent – landlords often include exclusivity and restrictive use clauses … Continue reading Exclusivity and Restrictive Use Clauses a Commercial Lease
If you become disabled and are unable to earn a sufficient living to support yourself, you may be able to qualify for monthly benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). These benefits can be difficult to obtain, however, and the system can be confusing. If you have any questions about your eligibility for benefits or … Continue reading The Basics: Social Security Disability Benefits
Although civil rights laws passed in the 1960’s prohibit housing discrimination, it is still a pernicious practice nationwide. Under the Federal Housing Act (FHA) and The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), it is illegal to discriminate in the selling, renting, financing of houses, or any other housing-related transaction. The LAD applies to owners, real … Continue reading Housing Discrimination: Know Your Rights
Would you consider buying a house before you even look at it? It’s not exactly the wisest decision—and the same goes for hiring an attorney. Without knowing anything about the lawyer, it would be unwise to hire one without understanding exactly what type of legal counsel you may receive. A consultation will help you determine … Continue reading The Importance of the Initial Consultation