How Can I Protect My Intellectual Property?

You potentially have trademarks that you use to identify and distinguish your business. Your business name, logo, labels, slogans and packaging can all be trademarks, but you must take steps to protect them. You may decide to register a trademark with...

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How Do I Minimize My Risks as an Employer?

As you probably know, there are a ton of federal and state employment laws may apply to your business, and you risk fines, penalties and/or employment-related litigation if you don’t know the laws you must follow and the steps you need to take...

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What Contracts Does My Business Need?

Contracts protect your business by describing the rights and responsibilities of the parties to the agreement. A well-written contract can reduce the number of disputes that arise, ensure that you get paid for the work you do, and provide a clear...

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What Do I Need to Know About Choosing a Name for a New Business?

You probably already have ideas about the name you’d like for your business. But you need to consider legal issues before you start ordering signs and business cards. Every state has rules about the names that new business entities can use, and...

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What Should Be In My Operating Agreement or Bylaws?

Corporate bylaws and LLC operating agreements provide important guidelines for operating your business. These documents explain such things as how decisions will be made, when and how shareholder meetings are held, how to handle LLC ownership changes,...

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What Business Structure Should I Choose?

In Texas you can choose from many different structures – sole proprietorship, corporation, limited liability company, general and limited partnerships, etc., Whether you are starting a business or have a successful one in place, you can organize...

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