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AEGIS Two Minute Legal Clinic Blog

Non-Contested Divorce

If both you and your spouse not only agree that it’s time to divorce, but you also agree on major property, financial and child-related decisions, you may consider pursuing a non-contested divorce. “Non-contested divorce” is [...]

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: AEGIS News, Two Minute Legal Clinic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Second Saturday Workshops: Legal, Financial and Emotional Guidance for Women Going Through Divorce

Going through a divorce can feel confusing, isolating and stressful. You’re experiencing an enormous life change, and even if your split seems amicable, you still may wonder whom you can trust or even where to [...]

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: AEGIS News, Two Minute Legal Clinic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Challenges of Raising Capital for a Marijuana Business

Twenty-nine states now allow medical or recreational marijuana use—and business is booming! Arcview Market Research estimated legal marijuana sales would reach $10 billion in 2017. These favorable numbers suggest now is a prime time to [...]

By |February 6th, 2018|Categories: AEGIS News, Two Minute Legal Clinic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

LLC Pitfalls of a New 50/50 Relationship

A 50/50 limited liability company (LLC) is a lot like a marriage, and the decision to enter into one should not be taken lightly. If you’re forming a new business, registering a 50/50 LLC may [...]

By |February 6th, 2018|Categories: AEGIS News, Two Minute Legal Clinic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Intellectual Property Issues Are Everywhere

Intellectual Property (“IP”) is one of those legal terms that is often misunderstood, misidentified, and, frankly, simply missed. Many businesses don’t think of themselves as having IP, but in fact every business has and uses [...]

By |February 6th, 2018|Categories: AEGIS News, Two Minute Legal Clinic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inspiration for Cannabis Entrepreneurs from the Silver Screen

Starting a business is an exciting time, but things can get overwhelming quickly, even for the most seasoned pros. Now add to the mix that cannabis entrepreneurs have extra challenges that others don’t have—from raising [...]

By |February 6th, 2018|Categories: AEGIS News, Two Minute Legal Clinic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exit Strategies for 50/50 LLCs

When setting up a new business, everything is so exciting and new that many people don’t even want to talk about the possibility of dissolution down the road. But at the beginning, while everyone is [...]

By |February 6th, 2018|Categories: AEGIS News, Two Minute Legal Clinic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Benefits of Fractional Legal Counsel for IP Representation

Whether you’re registering trademarks, protecting copyrights or determining who owns newly created work product, every business—at each stage from formation onward—faces intellectual property (IP) issues. While you may choose to seek out legal representation each [...]

By |February 6th, 2018|Categories: AEGIS News, Two Minute Legal Clinic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Structure Your Marijuana Dispensary to Minimize Your Tax Bill

Many people mistakenly believe that you can set up a marijuana dispensary like any other business for which you can deduct ordinary operating expenses. Unfortunately, Section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code provides that businesses [...]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Two Minute Legal Clinic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t Make These Surprisingly Common M&A Mistakes

You’ve decided to sell your business. Or maybe you’re snatching up a new business—possibly a former competitor. In either case, you face huge challenges. Mergers and acquisitions are disruption level events. They can be profoundly [...]

By |December 21st, 2017|Categories: Two Minute Legal Clinic|0 Comments

Should You Stay on After Your Company Gets Acquired? In What Capacity?

Building up a company is a breathtakingly difficult affair, requiring tenacity, intelligence, fortitude and more than a bit of luck. Very few ventures get out of the starting gate. Of those that do, most end [...]

By |December 14th, 2017|Categories: Two Minute Legal Clinic|0 Comments

The Art and Science of Keeping Your Corporate Structure Simple

Your company’s success depends sensitively its structure. In general, the fewer moving parts, the better. A simple framework allows you to be nimble—to adapt to change; to minimize drama among your people; and to limit [...]

By |December 1st, 2017|Categories: Two Minute Legal Clinic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Estate Planning and Proposed New Tax Reform

With large-scale tax reform being proposed in Washington D.C. by the Republican Congress, it's important to understand how changes in our tax law would effect each of us, and specifically how it will effect estate [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Two Minute Legal Clinic|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Second Saturday Workshops Empower and Educate!

If you are going through a divorce, or considering a divorce, you know that the process can be overwhelming, fraught with emotion, and can create complicated legal issues. Women going through the divorce process need [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Two Minute Legal Clinic|Tags: , |0 Comments

Part I: Handling Your Estate Plan During and After Divorce: Death Pending Divorce

It’s tough enough to contemplate the traditional individual, family and financial changes of the process of divorce.  It’s even tougher to factor in the possibility of one’s own mortality during divorce proceedings, or thereafter.  But [...]

Part II: Handling Your Estate Plan During and After Divorce: Death After Divorce

It’s tough enough to contemplate the traditional individual, family and financial changes of the process of divorce.  It’s even tougher to factor in the possibility of one’s own mortality during divorce proceedings, or thereafter.  But [...]

By |July 5th, 2017|Categories: AEGIS News, Two Minute Legal Clinic|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Two Minute Legal Clinic: Your Investment Summary: Describing Your Management Team

Scott D. Levine | slevine@aegisps.com | Bio Business plans are antiquated. For early or C-stage companies, putting together a full business plan with all the details of everyone's best guesses of what the [...]

Two Minute Legal Clinic: Your Investment Summary: Describing Your Business

Scott D. Levine | slevine@aegisps.com | Bio When it comes to writing a business plan or putting together a document that would demonstrate to investors that you have thought through the critical parts [...]

Two-Minute Legal Clinic: It Doesn’t Have to Go to Court – 3 Ways to Divorce

As a family law attorney, I find that most people are surprised to learn that there is more than one way to get divorced. When a couple decides to dissolve their marriage, they need to [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Categories: AEGIS News, Two Minute Legal Clinic|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Two-Minute Legal Clinic: Merger & Acquisition Due Diligence

The due diligence process is a critical part of every merger and acquisition transaction.  Ordinarily, at this stage of the transaction, the parties have established the general parameters for a transaction.  However, it is not [...]

By |March 21st, 2017|Categories: AEGIS News, Two Minute Legal Clinic|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Two-Minute Legal Clinic: New Tax Deadlines Looming

Norman Newmark nnewmark@aegisps.com Watch out for these new tax deadlines! For calendar year S corporations and partnerships, the deadline to file IRS Form 1120-S and 1065 returns has been accelerated from April 15 [...]

Two-Minute Legal Clinic: Using Milestones for Vesting Employee Equity Compensation

Scott D. Levine | slevine@aegisps.com | Bio It is my experience that the best way to align employees, align advisors, and people that are out there helping you grow your early-stage business is [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Categories: AEGIS News, Two Minute Legal Clinic|Tags: |0 Comments

Two Minute Legal Clinic: Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable from a LEGAL Standpoint?

Scott D. Levine | slevine@aegisps.com | Bio Are "non-compete" agreements enforceable?  That answer is "most likely".  Like most of agreements that attempt to restrain trade, courts are going to take a very narrow look at them [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Categories: AEGIS News, Two Minute Legal Clinic|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Two Minute Legal Clinic: What is Convertible Debt and When is it Appropriate?

Scott Levine | slevine@aegisps.com | Bio Many early stage companies take on "convertible debt" as a means of getting their first substantial dollars into their company for operations.  For a long time, when an [...]

By |January 16th, 2017|Categories: AEGIS News, Two Minute Legal Clinic|Tags: |0 Comments

Two Minute Legal Clinic: Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable from a BUSINESS Standpoint?

Scott D. Levine | slevine@aegisps.com | Bio  It’s very common for us to get asked the question: "Are non-compete agreements enforceable?"  Before we even get to whether they’re enforceable from a legal standpoint, [...]