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Business Law

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: December 5, 2016

The law forbids businesses from including baseless statements or assertions in their advertisements. According to the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA), a business must ensure that their representations are not misleading or unfair, and the entity must have data that supports all claims. Evidence may, for example, be substantiated based by surveys, expert testimony, or scientific studies and tests. A…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: August 15, 2016

Not every small business needs to form an LLC in order to function. A child selling lemonade by the side of the road has no use for a Tax ID number. It doesn’t seem practical to set up a new business entity to host a garage sale or a Tupperware party. As a venture starts to grow from a hobby to…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: July 21, 2016

What Do Successful Small Business Startups Have In Common? As most of us are aware, starting a new business is risky. The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that about half of all startups survive the first 5 years and only about one-third survive for 10 years. Having a knowledgeable business attorney at your back can make a tremendous difference. While no one…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: July 18, 2016

As a minority business investor, it is essential to have an investment strategy that will maximize your returns. Once an investment decision is made, it is critical that a target business will enhance value of a broader investment portfolio. At the same time, many minority investors are also business owners who know what makes for a successful enterprise. This post…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: February 29, 2016

Automobile deductions: Whether an individual uses a personal vehicle for his or her own business or company owns a vehicle, the depreciation of value and costs associated with that vehicle may be deducted from the company’s income at year's end. A taxpayer must keep track of all of these expenses and document them by maintaining receipts and records of expenditures in…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: December 14, 2015

Why Is It Important To Consider Computer Information When Engaging In Estate Planning? In this age of technological acceleration, when most people are constantly increasing the daily use of their computers to include banking, personal and business record-keeping, shopping and, medical and tax information, it is essential to include conversations about computer data in estate planning consultations. Access to computer…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: October 19, 2015

If you are starting a new business venture, it is vital that you assemble your team of advisors immediately. Many entrepreneurs are short on cash during the start-up phase and forego hiring of legal counsel or other professional advisors in order to preserve capital for other aspects of the business venture. But this approach is usually penny-wise and pound-foolish. Especially…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: September 21, 2015

Have you ever watched the TV show Disaster DIY on HGTV? The premise of the show is that many people have no idea what they are doing when it comes to home remodeling, but they try the “do it yourself” (DIY) approach anyway. The host of the show then comes in to save the day, repairing what the DIYers have messed…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: August 7, 2015

As A Small Business Owner, What Do I Need To Consider When Deciding The Best Course Of Action For The Future? You’ve spent your life building and growing your business. You’ve invested time, money, and more sweat equity than you could possibly recall. Yet, you’ve come to terms with the fact you won’t be around forever to manage everything –…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: August 6, 2015

Lawyers are often mocked in pop culture as “sharks,” but a quick flip through the TV guide tells you the real sharks out there are in the business world. The ABC reality show “Shark Tank” has become a cultural phenomenon, inspiring tons of people to start their own businesses and invent new products. If you are part of the wave of…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: July 29, 2015

Business succession plans contemplate and instruct regarding any changes in future ownership and management of a business. Most business owners know they should think about succession planning, but few actually end up doing so. It is hard to think about not being in charge of the business you have built up, but a proper succession plan can ensure that your…Read More

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