The corporate conglomerate. This post discusses ways to organize a business structure when one business “owns” (informally speaking) several disparate businesses. I have a client that owns a transportation company, landscaping company, barricade rental, and some other seemingly unrelated companies. Each has their own insurable […]
Corporate Decision Making: Who Controls a Business? There are competing interests in mid-sized and larger corporate ownership. Hopefully all parties work toward making the business successful and putting out a quality product. However, these parties often disagreement about how to make that happen. This post […]
Asset protection strategies for your business may included setting up a separate company to hold and lease out the equipment.
Why and how to protect your special business formulas and processes by using trade secret protections, a short article.
I’ll start this article by saying that I’m generally against seller financing of the sale of a small business. Too much can go wrong, as I’ll set out below. Let’s define what I mean by “seller financing of the sale of a small business.” A […]
At-Will and For Cause are two conflicting employment terms that should not appear in the same C-level or key employee contract.
Preserve your employer defenses to employment claims by documenting the reasons for the discharge and following procedures.
Whether an employee was discharged or quit the employment often was the first thing I needed to determine when ruling on unemployment cases. This post discusses what factors I would consider when ruling on these cases.
As I discussed in my last blog post (http://www.palermolaw.com/discharge-for-misconduct-under-nc-unemployment-laws/) the threshold decision I had to make as an administrative law judge ruling on unemployment claim appeals was often whether an employee quit the employment, or was discharged by the management (we don’t say “terminated” because […]
Money! Okay got your attention. The topic is how do you get money – profits – out of your business. It’s not as simple as sticking your hand in the register, or writing yourself a check, especially when there are multiple owners involved. There’s a […]