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New Program to Assist Early Stage Tech Businesses with Capital

A new program launched by Empire State Development is intended to assist start up technology businesses gain capital investments while . . .
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What is the Home Office Deduction?

If you are operating your business out of your home, even in a rental, you may qualify for a tax . . .
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Will the Proposed Overtime Rule Change Hurt My Business?

The Obama Administration recently proposed a new rule that would allow salaried workers making less than $50,440 per year eligible . . .
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Sole Proprietorship as a Business Structure

If you are just starting your own business, the sole proprietorship is the easiest structure to create. It only requires . . .
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What Happens if My Vendor Breaches the Contract?

A successful business has good relationships with the people or companies that supply products and services. However, there are times . . .
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When Can a Lender be Held Liable?

Traditionally, only borrowers could be held liable to lenders. However, that all changed about thirty years ago when courts began . . .
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Negotiating a Commercial Lease

When you first decide to open your business, you will need to find a space in a good location that . . .
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Dissolving a Partnership

After devoting endless resources and time into forming and operating a partnership, dissolving it can be emotional and stressful. Sometimes . . .
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When Taking Out The Trash Costs Businesses $140,000

by Leonard A. Bellavia, Esq. Recently several doctors in Massachusetts entered into a consent agreement to pay fines totaling $140,000 to . . .
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Online Endorsements and the Law

by Leonard A. Bellavia, Esq. Endorsements by satisfied consumers or local celebrities can have a powerful impact on a business’s . . .
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