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Corporate Shield Only Extends So Far

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The notion that a corporate officer cannot hide behind their corporate shield when they have themselves committed a tort, was recently reaffirmed in Karasavas v. Gargano, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 1125, 31 N.E.3d 1191 (2015). In this case, the Court reasoned that “because ‘[a] corporation is a creature of the law,’ which can only… Read More »

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Independent Contractor Statute

Business bLAWg WBIX AM1260 – Classifying Independent Contractors – June 24, 2017

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[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhM5OPjEOPQ?t=1&width=700&height=393[/embedyt] Listen to the Business bLAWg on WBIX AM1260 with the lawyers from Boston business law and business litigation law firm, The Jacobs Law LLC. On this show, we discuss common issues small business owners deal with when classifying workers as independent contractors. Any business that uses independent contractors in Massachusetts should be… Read More »

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Planning for a Breakup?

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The relationship between {owners, shareholders, partners} in a {new business, startup} is often compared to a marriage.  Its an apt analogy in many respects.  The {cofounders, partners, new owners} make a commitment to each other to be bound to the new company, for better or for worse, often agreeing to forego their own opportunities… Read More »

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Protecting Your Online Business Reputation

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For most small business owners, {consumer, user, business} review websites like {Yelp, Angie’s List, Google+ Local, OpenTable.com} are critical for establishing and maintaining a good business reputation.  For consumers, these websites are the go-to tool for researching the local businesses where they will spend their money and to voice their opinions (good and bad)… Read More »

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UCC Battle of the Forms

The UCC: Contracts, Invoices, & Sales Slips For the Purchase and Sale of Goods

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The UCC’s Battle of the Forms & Knock-Out-Rule: Don’t get TKO’d by Conflicting Terms A recent avvo.com post reminded me that along with the American resurgence in manufacturing, is a resurgence in the importance of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Then only days later I received an email promoting a conference titled something like… Read More »

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