Nevada homeowners should embrace the protections Nevada Homestead Law offers and protect their equity. The Nevada Homestead Law is designed to protect homeowners from entirely losing the equity of their homes. Generally, a homeowner may claim homestead protection for their primary residence, the home where they reside, and this has been defined as a Homestead. A Homestead may be a house, including the land or lot it sits on, an apartment, a condo, townhome, mobile home, etc.
Force Majeure Clause
As the calamity continues to change and governments around the world organize to solve the immediate threat, the long-term strategic impacts of COVID-19 also require analysis and strategic planning. All businesses, regardless of size, should prepare for the long-term impacts of COVID-19 in the workplace. In addition to the immediate effects on their operations, it is equally important to make sure they are prepared for a possible economic downturn in these moments. Confronting legal needs can seem like a daunting task at this time, but it's always best to start protecting your business before it's too late. There are several key legal documents that are essential and will need to be analyzed before you get back to business operations.
Changes to Local Rules and Regulations for Southern Nevada Businesses
With the passing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act, businesses are recommended to review the resources available to them to battle the effects of COVID-19 on their operations. We'll focus on the resources set aside for companies that meet the Small Business criteria. $350 billion has been allocated for the SBA to provide loans of up to $10 million per business. These funds include emergency grants, forgivable loans, or relief for existing loans. The program is intended to help business owners pay for overhead costs such as payroll, rent, and utilities.
There are many reasons why you or your company should consider adding a contingency clause or provision in you contracts. These provisions can be easily overlooked before entering into a binding agreement. However, it should garner more importance since it can be used as a type of "escape clause" for your formal agreements. A contingency clause is a contract condition that requires a specific event or action to take place for the contract to be considered valid. If the events or actions do not satisfy the contingency clause, the parties will be released from the contract's obligations.
Nevada is already a great place to work and set up shop without having to worry about burdensome taxation. However, the right tax deduction or access to capital can help a business lower its tax liability and/or help with its bottom line. Nevada provides a range of incentives and access to capital to help qualifying companies make the decision to do business in Nevada.
A series LLC is a limited liability company with one or more internal divisions. Each division of a series LLC may have separate business activities, objectives, liabilities, assets, members, and even managers. Each series of the limited liability company is protected from the liabilities of the other divisions and even from the LLC itself. The flexibility of a series LLC is convenient for those looking to form a single legal entity that is composed of separate distinct asset portfolios and/or ownership structures.
A non-compete agreement aids businesses in protecting sensitive information. A well written non-compete agreement can protect a business' interests in many scenarios. This information can range between a wide variety of business aspects which include strategies, financial info, specialized training, clientele - you name it. These types of agreements are important for any business that employs people who are subject to sensitive information. We've discussed the most recent changes to Nevada non-compete agreements in a previous blog (Is Your Nevada Non-Compete Agreement Still Valid?) and today we'll go into more detail as to what you would want in a non-compete agreement as a business owner.
The filing requirement for Commerce Tax has been changed. If the Nevada gross revenue of your business from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 was $4,000,000 or less, your business is no longer required to file a Commerce Tax return and your Commerce Tax Account will be automatically closed, effective June 30, 2019.