You and your brother have started a business and you both are going to run the business together. Great! Except for the fact that you have never worked together in a business environment with what may result in incredible financial strain. This is the personal partner dilemma. There are other types of relationship that you may need to be weary of as well.
Made up of four young lawyers and residing in the progressive city of Valparaiso, Carr, Chelovich, Skadberg, & Kazmierczak, LLC (CCSK) is always striving to provide informed, leading-edge legal counsel to their clients. While they have the degrees and bar certifications that enable them to practice at their best, their current source of guidance comes from a longtime friend and fellow attorney, Fred Grady.
Fred Grady, experienced attorney at Fred W. Grady & Associates in Valparaiso, recently came on the firm’s May 1st edition of “Tips from the Bar.” This weekly series was developed with the idea that “people would rather take tips from someone at a bar, rather than someone that has passed a bar [exam]” and explores the current state of law practice while offering practical advice to...
What does it even mean to start a business? How do I do it right? Should I be a sole proprietor, an LLC, a corporation? We’re going to talk about 4 types of entities:
As people age, their need for some assistance may become necessary. Additionally, the cost and effort to maintain a house and yard can become cost-prohibitive. For some, the private pay option to pay for assisted living at $3,000 to $4,000+ per month is manageable.
There are specific techniques that can be used, but are dependent upon your situation. Also important, the timing of executing your specific plan.
Educating the next generation is vital to ensuring a secure and successful future for our children, which is why Gary Hartman of Hartman Global has been going to Purdue University for the past few years to speak with students there. This past November, Hartman went to the ABE-490 class at Purdue to speak with students there about the importance of intellectual property law and the dynamic changes it has seen over the years.
While the best thing to do is to have the assistance of an attorney, anyone can write a contract for themselves (but not for other people unless you're a licensed attorney). If you insist of writing the contract yourself, then we have some tips:
Each week the CCSK team goes live from Facebook to answer any questions from the online world and see what tips can be offered. The premise is: most will take legal tips from someone at the bar, instead of someone that took that bar so the CCSK team combined the 2 ideas and brings you: Tips from the Bar! As a new year hits, CCSK took a moment to recap all of the great education from 2017 and the best of all of those videos. Check them out here:
We have two court systems in the United States: The Federal and the State courts. Both Federal and State courts have pros and cons, and here are some tips from the team at CCSK of when you may or may not go to federal court:
For Kurt Kazmierczak, Attorney at Law for Carr, Chelovich, Skadberg & Kazmierczak in Valparaiso, one of the most important things about running a law practice is making sure information is relatable and accessible. This is true for all areas of law, but nowhere more clearly than when it comes to filing for bankruptcy, which many can find daunting and even scary.
Domenica Hartman of Hartman Global Intellectual Property Law gave a talk this November at Purdue West Lafayette for the Women in Engineering Seminar, something she has done for the last twenty years. Engineering is a field that has been lacking female participants for some years, which is why encouragement and enticement are so vital to seeing the field level out on a more equal footing. In 2012, just under 20 percent of Bachelor’s degrees in engineering were for women, which includes a vast array of areas within the field, whether chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, or software to name a few.