Business & Corporate Law

Creating a Sound Business Contract

Creating and establishing business contracts and agreements is a regular part of owning a business; however, many business owners may be unsure of the best ways to draft such an important document. Here, The Law Offices of James A. List provides guidance on how to ensure the business contracts you create are properly written and…

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Avoiding Legal Trouble with an Employee Handbook

A comprehensive employee handbook is an integral part of protecting business owners from legal trouble. However, In order for a handbook to be effective, you must ensure it contains several key components. Here, the business law attorneys at The Law Offices of James A. List detail some of the key components an employee handbook should…

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4 Ways to Structure a Business

There are various ways to structure the ownership of a business, and the type you choose can have major legal and financial impacts in the future. Here, the business and legal advisors at The Law Offices of James A. List, LLC help to ensure the success of you and your business by providing a closer…

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How to Avoid Employment Discrimination as a Business Owner

Employment discrimination can have serious repercussions for employees and employers alike, and business owners would do well to create a workplace environment free from discrimination. Here, the business and employment attorneys at The Law Office of James A. List detail best hiring practices to prevent employment discrimination. Develop an Appropriate List of Qualifications Before posting…

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Finding Candidates for Successful Succession Planning

It is important to have a structure in place that facilitates the succession of new individuals into management positions upon the departure of former leaders. Here, the business law specialists at The Law Offices of James A. List, LLC detail ways to ensure success in succession planning for businesses. Prepare Early Retirement is no longer…

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How Do 1031 Exchanges Work?

1031 exchanges, sometimes referred to as like-kind or Starker exchanges, are a long-used method for deferring real estate investment taxes, but the rules have changed over time. Here, the real estate law experts at The Law Offices of James A. List, LLC elaborate on the 1031 exchange process. What Is an IRS 1031 Exchange? IRS…

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What You Need to Know About MBE Certification

Minority business enterprise certification can be a great opportunity for certain businesses, but what are the requirements and how is it obtained? Here, the business law experts at The Law Offices of James A. List, LLC review the MBE certification process. What is a MBE Certification? The MBE Certification was established by the National Minority…

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Supreme Court Sides with Maryland Taxpayers

The following news update was written by Mary-Kay Leary, CPA, MST of the accounting and consulting firm Fitzpatrick, Leary & Szarko, LLC. The Supreme Court has sided with the Maryland taxpayers (finally!) The Supreme Court found that Maryland is in violation of the Commerce Clause by double taxing income earned by MD taxpayers from other…

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