Daily Archives April 15, 2015

Forming a Corporation – Investors

Forming a Corporation – Investors

by: Richard A. Chapo

You’ve come up with the best idea since sliced bread, figured out a business name and formed a corporation. There is, however, one small problem. You need money. Welcome to the world of investing.
Business Funds
Unless Bill Gates is your friend, money is going to be a problem for every new business. Even the might Google had to hunt for cash with one of the founders of Sun Microsystems finally kicking down a much needed $100,000. Whether you decide to pimp your business plan to anyone breathing or beg your step-mother for funds, here are some issues to consider.
Investors are looking for the best deal, to wit, the most stock possible in an entity. If you are asking them for cash, they have the leverage...

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The Prenuptial Agreement Dilemma

The Prenuptial Agreement Dilemma

by: Jeffrey Broobin

Should we have a prenuptial agreement?
OK. You can look at the idea as very cold and unromantic. You can look at the idea as a considerate and practical way to decide before the marriage certain issues having to do with your money.
It is interesting to note that the custom of creating prenuptial agreements is not the modern invention that it seems to be. During the 19th century, before the Married Women’s Property Act of 1848, prenuptial agreements were necessary for women in the United States. Until the act became law, everything a woman owned or inherited was transferred to her husband. If he died or divorced her, she was just out of luck.
Nowadays it is not so uncommon to execute prenuptial agreements...

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Case Watchers Make It Easy To Keep Up With Crimina

Case Watchers Make It Easy To Keep Up With Criminal Trial News

by: Marti Talbott

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to search for news about a specific trial, especially when the mainstream media isn’t interested. Now, Case Watchers keeps readers apprised in an easy to read format.
Updated daily, Case Watchers provides a summary of the case, links to the latest news stories and comments from readers. Our hottest and most frustrating current trial is the case against Francis Zarro accused of casino fraud in NY. News about this trial has been difficult to find, but our readers are great about letting us know when news is breaking...

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How to Select a Patent Attorney

How to Select a Patent Attorney

by: Lisa Parmley

Could you use a little help protecting your invention? If so, an attorney skilled in patent law is your best bet.
As you can imagine, conveying your invention to someone who knows nothing about it will be difficult. Therefore, it is best if you are in direct contact with your patent attorney. You can meet in person and show the patent attorney any prototypes or drawings you may have to help illustrate your invention. As you can probably guess, the process will go more smoothly if you work with a patent attorney near you. Although it can be done, a long distance relationship will only strain the process.
Probably the best way to select a patent attorney in your city is through word of mouth...

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The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

by: Steve Austin

Declaration Of Purpose:
An abundant evidence of the use of abusive, deceptive, and unfair credit collection practices by many debt collectors led to the declaration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The purpose of the Act, approved in September 1977, was to eliminate abusive debt collection practices by debt collectors and to promote consistent state action to protect consumers against debt collection abuses and invasions of individual privacy.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act laid down specific guidelines pertaining to the following procedures:
1. Acquisition Of Information [Sec 804]
Any debt collector seeking to acquire location information of a consumer would identify himself and his purpose correctly and if the need...

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