Decades ago, business owners had few options aside from sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Today, limited partnerships (LPs) and limited liability companies (LLCs) are two of the most popular entities for small businesses. These entities have many of the same advantages, including flexibility, pass through taxation, limited liability protection, and greater control of management compared to a corporation. Both are also treated like a general partnership by the IRS for tax purposes. For these reasons, it’s easy to confuse the two. Here’s what you should know about the difference between an LP and an LLC.
Limited Liability Companies
A limited liability company, or LLC, is actually a hybrid business entity that combines the best features of a sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation. Every owner, or member, enjoys limited liability protection similar to that of a corporation shareholder although an LLC is far more flexible. Unlike a corporation, an LLC does not have strict formalities like the requirement to produce annual reports or hold director meetings.
An LLC is a pass-through tax entity. This means each member’s share of business losses and profits are
The immense growth of online productivity tools and the emergence of virtual office culture are breaking down the traditional geographical barriers. The latest technological advancements allow businesses to become distributed and operate efficiently from anywhere in the world. Moreover, when an existing in-house team is overburdened, building a remote team always becomes a suitable option for most businesses. Setting up and managing remote teams, however, entails multiple challenges. If you’ve been planning to build a remote legal team, it is always important to consider a few factors to ensure that your remote legal team functions optimally.
Here are 5 things to consider while building a remote legal team:
1. Comprehend Legal Issues
While hiring a remote team, it is always better to actually comprehend the job you intend to hire someone for. When you need lawyers for intellectual property, it is important to determine the kind of risks you will be exposed to in the IP space. Similarly, if you are into content business, you might decide to build a remote team with in-depth experience in copyright laws.
2. Draft Accurate Work Description
Once you have comprehended your specific
Have you been charged with a Drinking Under Influence? If so, you may be going through unfortunate circumstances. In this case, you may be on the lookout of a good DUI lawyer. Proceeding without an experienced DUI lawyer is not a good idea. As a matter of fact, your top priority should be to search for a professional who can fight for you. Since there are tons of them out there, finding a good one may require a bit of research. The 5 tips given below can help you choose the right one.
First of all, make sure you look for a professional who specializes in your area. In other words, you should look for one who knows how to handle DUI cases. Specialists understand the law of the land and know the judges as well as the district DUI lawyer related to your case. So, hiring a specialist is a lot better than hiring a general professional.
What you need to do is go for an experienced professional. As a matter of fact, the best choice is to look for someone who has got years of experience in the relevant field. Moreover, he or she should be experienced enough to use
When you are learning about public defense, the first question you are likely to ask is, “What is a public defender?” So let’s not waste anytime answering this question, and many more frequently asked questions about public defense lawyers. A public defender is a criminal defense lawyer that works for the state and paid by the government. They provide free legal representation to defendants that are facing criminal charges that are punishable by jail time. Continue reading to read more common questions and answers just like this one!
Do Defendants Have to Pay for a Public Defender?
No, clients do not pay. However, a judge must decide that a defendant qualifies for public defense before one is appointed to them. In cases that a person is fully capable of paying for a private representation, they may be denied state assistance.
Is a Public Defender Less Qualified Than a Regular Criminal Lawyer?
No, both public defenders and private criminal attorneys are equally qualified in terms of education requirements, certifications, and licensing. The only difference is the level of skills and experience of each person.
Should I Use Public Representation or Hire My Own Lawyer?
Although public defenders are equally qualified doesn’t mean they are the most promising
Drunk driving and intoxicated driving charges are very serious, and the law uses such cases to set an example. The penalties and laws surrounding such charges vary from state to state, as do the possible enhancements that can increase the severity of the charges.
Potential enhancements depend on several factors, but the most common types of enhancements to drunk driving charges include operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.15% or higher, drunk driving with a minor as a passenger, drunk driving that causes another person bodily injury, and drunk driving that causes the death of another person. Below you will find a brief description of the most common types of intoxicated driving charges in the United States.
An aggravated DUI is any average DUI charge, but with enhancements. See enhancement examples above. Aggravated DUI charges are the same thing as Felony DUI charges, which is the term used in most states. Additional aggravated DUI offenses include DUI in a school zone, operating a school bus under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving intoxicated without a valid license, having multiple convictions within a short time frame, and more.
Drugged Driving (DUID)
Alcohol is not the only substance that can lead
It is common for people who are injured on the job to collect workers’ compensation benefits. The amount of compensation and degree of benefits received by injured workers largely depends on the extent of their injuries or damages. Damages can include but are not limited to pain, suffering, prolonged rehabilitation or illness, diminished quality of life, lost wages, medical expenses, hospital bills, mental trauma, PTSD, and much more.
It is wise to hire a personal injury attorney that specializes in workers’ compensation law to recover the full and fair recompense deserved. Continue reading to learn what type of benefits to expect, or that is possible, to receive after being injured while on the clock.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Not all workers’ compensation claims are for physical injuries. Although most involve some sort of bodily harm, mental anguish or trauma can be just as damaging. Sometimes, personal injury cases can involve sexual harassment, discrimination, assault or battery, contracting a work-related illness or disease, experiencing an armed robbery, and more. Either way, the common coverages and benefits received from workers’ compensation claims are as follows:
Paid Hospital Bills, Medical Expenses, Physical Therapy, Medical and Vocational Rehabilitation, Doctor Visits, Counseling, Prescriptions, Etc.
Paid Weekly Earnings for Time Off Work
I often get told by my clients that they “do not want to make any claims on their own insurance policy” because “it will raise their rates.” Like many things, this is an insurance tactic meant to scare people from claiming what is rightfully theirs. Let me elaborate further.
Under Texas law, every person in the State must carry Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) coverage on their auto insurance policy, unless you expressly sign a rejection or “opt-out” of this coverage. The State minimum requirement is $2,500, although many people carry $5,000 or $10,000 in coverage (or sometimes even more, depending on what their auto insurance carrier offers). Importantly, under the Texas Insurance Code, it is illegal for your insurance company to raise your insurance rates, drop your coverage, affect your credit, etc. for making these claims. Therefore, if you have this coverage, you always want to use it.
PIP coverage is meant to reimburse you for two things: (1) medical bills you have already incurred or (2) lost wages (although it will only cover 80% of your lost wages). Additionally, Texas allows “stacking” of insurance benefits. For example, let’s say you get into an accident and you are taken to the emergency
When an employee is injured while on the clock, they have the option of accepting workers’ compensation benefits through their job. These benefits are meant to help cover the cost of the damages and losses incurred as a result of the accident. This may include lost wages, hospital bills, medical expenses, prolonged therapy, and more. If you were recently injured at work, it is in your best interest to learn what you can about workplace accidents and injury claims so that you may make the right decisions regarding your physical and financial recovery.
If you have not been injured at work, it is still wise to learn these tips so that you are prepared if it ever happens to you or someone you love. Continue reading to learn what you should and should not do in the case that you are injured at work and considering workers’ compensation.
Here’s What You SHOULD NOT Do:
Do not hide your injury or fail to report it.
Do not decline medical attention. This can be harmful to you both physically and in terms of filing a claim.
Do not let the company’s case manager into your hospital examination room while you are with the doctor if you do
Immigration lawyers generally help their clients in issues relating to visas, citizenship and other immigration benefits. Not all instances require the services of an immigration lawyer; however, immigration law in many countries is quite complicated and hiring an attorney will save you money, time and the hustle of moving around immigration offices.
Why should you hire an immigration lawyer?
• An experienced and competent immigration attorney understands the law thoroughly and will be up to date with recent changes to the law. Moreover, the attorney will know the right procedures, administrative forms and all requirements to appropriately handle your case.
• You can rest assured that your interests and rights will be well represented and defended. He/she will ensure that you are adequately protected from any form of abuse and exploitation and bar you from making critical mistakes. You’ll also receive regular updates on the proceedings of your case.
• Immigration lawyers have to adhere to the set professional standards and will therefore commit themselves fully to offering quality, accurate and professional services. Their accreditation helps them maneuver the complicated immigration bureaucracies.
How to find an excellent immigration lawyer
A good immigration advocate can impact positively on your case and this is
There are several common legal structures that you can set your business up under. Which one you chose is going to depend on what kind of business you are setting up, who else is involved in this plan with you, your own personal preferences, among several other factors.
Here is a quick overview of your options.
This is still the most common type of business structure, particularly for small businesses that are just starting out. This means that one person owns and is responsible for the business. They make all the decisions, but they also hold all the financial responsibility. The profits or losses from the business are reported on the proprietor’s personal taxes.
This is very similar to a sole proprietorship, except that there is more than one person involved in owning and operating the business. The business is still connected to you, but also to your partners. This means you all share in the management and financial responsibilities of the business.
Corporation (LTD or INC)
A corporation is an entity that is formed and does business on its own, separate from anyone personally. This means that the financial situation of the business does not roll over onto the person who owns
This type of attorney is the one that represents and advises the homeowner’s association board members on many different matters regarding property rights and contracts. A HOA attorney is generally in charge of drafting the community rules so that they comply with the governing law. They will also provide broad advice to the members of the association about organizational structure and leadership responsibilities and helping to enforce the rules against the homeowners. A HOA attorney can also represent the association if there are any lawsuits filed and advises the residents and board members about their rights under law.
This law is a very specific branch of property law, which is important to the maintenance and creation of a system of ownership. These property laws can help to guide the buying and selling of property. Property laws sorts out the power that the association can control and setting the parameters as to how that power can be executed. When the community agrees to abide by a set of uniform rules they are enforced by the homeowner’s association board, which is generally filled by election and made of individual residents of the community.
Because this board is like a quasi-legal entity that has its
Attending Court can be stressful and intimidating, even for those who do so regularly. It can be even more so for those attending for the first time with very little idea of what to expect. Not knowing where to go, or how to act can only add to the stress of having to present yourself before a Judge.
It can be difficult to know how to behave and act to reduce the stress of attending court and present yourself in the best possible light to the Judge. This article will discuss some of the most practical advice to present yourself well at Court.
Firstly, attend Court before your Hearing date. The Court is a public building, and there is no reason for you not to visit it before your Hearing so that you can learn the layout and how the building operates. You may also be able to sit in on another Hearing if an appropriate one is available. Speak to the Court Ushers (Court Staff) and ask them about sitting in on a Hearing. If you explain to them why you want to do so, then they may be able to advise you what is available. This will give you the