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Understanding Your Rights: Dealing with an IRS Notice of Deficiency

Receiving a notice from the IRS can be a nerve-wracking experience for anyone. But perhaps one of the most anxiety-inducing notices is the Notice of Deficiency. This document is sent when the IRS believes that you owe additional taxes based on discrepancies found in your tax return. However, it’s essential to understand that as a […]

Navigating an IRS Audit: What Every Taxpayer Should Know

Receiving a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that you’re being audited can be an alarming experience, triggering anxiety and uncertainty. However, it’s crucial to approach this situation with a level head and take the necessary steps to ensure a smooth resolution. In this article, we’ll guide you through the key actions you should […]

Employment Agreements to Safeguard Your Business in the Absence of Non-Compete Agreements

In the world of business, protecting proprietary information and retaining top talent are crucial components of success. For years, non-compete agreements have been a staple tool for achieving these goals. However, recently the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) passed a final rule banning these agreements. There is a lot of legal uncertainty about the future of […]

WHEN TO CONSULT WITH A PATENT ATTORNEY: TIMING IS EVERYTHING

For small businesses seeking to differentiate themselves, patentable intellectual property can be a cornerstone for success. Whether it’s a groundbreaking product design, innovative software, or a unique process, patenting your intellectual property is crucial. But when should small business owners pull the trigger and consult with a patent attorney to secure those rights? Let’s discuss […]

Exploring Legal Counsel Options for Businesses: In-House vs. Outside General Counsel

The decision to engage legal counsel is a critical choice for businesses, and options extend beyond the binary choice of in-house counsel and outside general counsel. In-house counsel refers to legal professionals employed directly by a company, offering dedicated legal support and an intimate understanding of the organization’s inner workings. Conversely, outside general counsel entails […]

Unlocking Success: 7 Benefits of Outsourcing General Counsel Services for Your Business

Many business owners are busy juggling the day-to-day demands of running a business. These same business owners often face legal challenges that require strategic thinking and take their focus away from running the business. While some larger corporations have the luxury of an in-house legal team to handle all of their legal issues, many businesses, […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Tax Attorney Review Your IRS Notices

Receiving a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can be a source of stress and confusion for individuals and businesses. These notices, often filled with complex language and intricate legal details, can have significant implications for your financial well-being. That’s where a tax attorney comes in. Enlisting the expertise of a tax attorney to […]

DON’T PANIC: DECODING THE IRS NOTICE OF DEFICIENCY

A tax deficiency, as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is a discrepancy between the amount of taxes you have reported on your return and what the IRS calculates you owe. This discrepancy often arises when the income you reported on your tax return differs from the income reported to the IRS by your […]

Differences between In House V. Outside Counsel

The decision to engage legal counsel is a critical choice for businesses, and options extend beyond the binary choice of in-house counsel and outside general counsel. In-house counsel refers to legal professionals employed directly by a company, offering dedicated legal support and an intimate understanding of the organization’s inner workings. Conversely, outside general counsel entails […]

Design Patents: All You Need to Know

What Is a Design Patent?   A design patent covers only the ornamental design of an object of manufacture. This means essentially that the design patent protects the appearance of a product. And to be eligible for a design patent, the object’s appearance must be novel and non-obvious. So, there must be something unique about the […]

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