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What Is A Closing and Why Do We Have Closings?

September 04, 2018

When you purchase a business, commercial property or even a home, the last step is called a closing. Occasionally, I am asked why there is such a thing as a closing. When you buy something that is mass produced, for example a cell phone, it is...

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Construction Law - Defects In Concrete

July 10, 2018

You've hired a contractor to pour concrete either as a project, or as a part of a larger overall project. In some cases the poured concrete begins to develop cracks. Do these cracks constitute a defect for which the contractor should be liable? The...

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WRG Video Blog - Barry Dorans - New Business Formation: Choosing the Right Entity

July 03, 2018

You have a great idea for a new business you what to develop, but what type of entity should you choose when forming your business? It is important to make an informed decision from the outset of organizing your company. In his first video blog,...

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New Business Formation - Planning for the Future from the Beginning

May 29, 2018

When one individual wants to form a business, it is not that hard to have the paperwork completed. When there is more than one owner, however, other issues arise. In his second article on business formation, WRG attorney Barry Dorans delves into...

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New Business Formation - Avoiding Personal Liability

May 04, 2018

A primary reason why an owner retains a lawyer to help them set up a business is to make sure they are not personally liable for the debts of the company. In this blog post attorney Barry Dorans highlights a recent case from the United States...

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Tips & Employees - FLSA Update No. 3

April 27, 2018

In prior articles, I discussed the bumpy road involving an employer keeping tips left by customers. In what may be the final chapter of this story, the United States Congress has now amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to explicitly...

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Business Law - Maternity Leave and Avoiding Discrimination Claims

April 18, 2018

You have a highly valued employee who has recently become pregnant and has asked about the company policy on paid maternity leave. Should you offer her paid maternity leave? If you choose to offer paid leave for new parents, how do you do so while...

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Business Contracts - Indemnification Clauses

March 27, 2018

Do the words in the general terms of a business contract really have any practical impact? The answer is definitely yes! Once the parties enter into a business relationship, whether it is for construction, leasing or the sale of items and have...

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Can I Sue A Contractor For Fraud?

March 06, 2018

In construction disputes, it is not uncommon that one of the parties wants to sue for fraud. A fraud claim has significant advantages over a contract claim in that there is a longer statute of limitations to bring the claim and the damages that can...

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What Is Mediation? What Can I Expect From It?

February 13, 2018

There are four primary methods for resolving disputes in the American legal system: (1) trial by judge; (2) trial by jury; (3) arbitration; and (4) mediation. Of these, mediation is probably the least understood.

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