What's legally sound-and what's not-for the most common problems facing today's small business owner One of the most difficult aspects of starting and running a small business is knowing what legal loopholes to take advantage of ...and what legal pitfalls to avoid. Written by a practicing attorney, this is the small business owner's quick-access guide to 155 major legal do's and don'ts, in such areas as forms of business, hiring and firing, financing, intellectual property, computers, litigation, and more. * Features a reader-friendly format ideal for the legal layperson. * Clearly and thoroughly discusses each potential problem-both in terms of what is legally sound and what is decidedly not * Topics are cross-referenced PAUL ADAMS (Albuquerque, New Mexico) was formerly president and CEO of Calios, Inc., a manufacturer of high speed optic network equipment. A practicing attorney, he now specializes in assisting new venture companies.
Table of Contents
Types of Businesses. Financing. Litigation and the Alternatives. Intellectual Property. Commercial Transactions. International Transactions. Employment. Contracts. Computers. Business Succession Planning. Appendix. Index.
PAUL ADAMS is an intellectual property lawyer practicing with the firm of Peacock & Myers in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He formerly started and ran as President and CEO several high-technology companies, including Calios, Inc., a manufacturer of fiber optic data communication systems. He is actively involved in assisting new venture companies.