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The CARES Act for Small 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.

Why Your Contract Needs a Contingency Provision

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.

Incentives to Opening a Business in Nevada

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.

Nevada Series LLCs

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.

What to Include in a Non-Compete Agreement

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.

Changes to Nevada Commerce Tax Filings

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.

Merger and Acquisition Archetypes

There are many ways to help your business's bottom line. One of the fastest ways to achieve this goal, if done correctly, is through mergers and acquisitions. You've probably heard of the term before, and have a general understanding of what happens to companies when this occurs, but what exactly happens when a company merges with another or is acquired? The answer to that depends on the goals of the businesses involved. In this blog, we'll cover the options you have to consider as it relates to structuring your business entity for a merger or acquisition.

Holiday Parties: The Legal Side

Company holiday parties are a customary and traditional way for employers to show appreciation to their hard-working, loyal employees. It's also a great way to boost company morale and create a better work environment. However, there are instances where the best of intentions can backfire and create big complications! As fun as company holiday parties may be for everyone, it can be a breeding ground for legal issues. Unfortunately, it can even lead to some of those loyal employees losing their jobs. There are many potential party pitfalls to consider. In this blog, we'll cover the more common minor mishaps as well as major ones.

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