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Small Business Law – Benchmark Law Corporation #small #business #start #up

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For a start up like us Benchmark Law is the right choice .

“Dana listens to all our fears and worries, the if’s and buts of the drafting of the contracts and she’s very nurturing. Aside from that, she’s a one stop shop. She knows all the right people to refer to if you need one since starting a business has a lot of requirements. And the best part of all is the flat fee- no guessing game at all.” Sylvia Cagalawan, Mission2Care Inc.

Thank you for such prompt work…you have made this process painless! You can be sure I’ll recommend you to anyone needing a business lawyer moving forward.

Matt Hinchcliff. M-Tech Consulting Ltd.

Thanks Dana for the help with writing our hiring agreement. Before having this document we had all kinds of interesting folks applying for jobs with our company, now when potential staff are presented with an official hiring agreement they tend to separate themselves leaving us with a better choice of candidates.

Dwayne Interlino. Gardeners for Hire

I love working with Dana and sending clients her way because she’s very approachable, transparent, warm and guiding. Her outstanding service is what start-up and growing businesses need.

Angelie Boholst Borondia. Tax Angel Consulting Ltd.

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Find a Small Business Law Lawyer or Law Firm by State

Whether you’re a start-up or a well-established small business, your company needs lawyers who can guide you through the myriad legal issues that can confront any organization, large or small. From helping you select a business structure to representing your company in the event of litigation, from reviewing contracts to creating employment policies, small business attorneys can work with your company to address both the routine legal matters and less common issues that arise. Small business law firms may also have the expertise to address intellectual property, tax, real estate and other types of legal issues that may be encountered in the course of doing business.

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Introductory Business Law #minority #small #business #grants

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Introductory Business Law

Description of the Examination

The Introductory Business Law examination covers material that is usually taught in an introductory one-semester college course in the subject. The examination places not only major emphasis on understanding the functions of contracts in American business law, but it also includes questions on the history and sources of American law, legal systems and procedures, agency and employment, sales, and other topics.

The examination contains approximately 100 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Some of these are pretest questions that will not be scored. Any time candidates spend on tutorials or providing personal information is in addition to the actual testing time.

Knowledge and Skills Required

Questions on the test require candidates to demonstrate one or more of the following abilities in the approximate proportions indicated.

  • Knowledge of the basic facts and terms (about 30-35 percent of the examination)
  • Understanding of concepts and principles (about 30-35 percent of the examination)
  • Ability to apply knowledge to specific case problems (about 30 percent of the examination)

The subject matter of the Introductory Business Law examination is drawn from the following topics. The percentages next to the main topics indicate the approximate percentages of exam questions on those topics.

5%–10%
History and Sources of American Law/Constitutional Law

5%–10%
American Legal Systems and Procedures

25%–35%
Contracts

  • Meanings of terms
  • Formation of contracts
  • Capacity
  • Consideration
  • Joint obligations
  • Contracts for the benefit of third parties
  • Assignment/delegation
  • Statute of frauds
  • Scopes and meanings of contracts
  • Breach of contract and remedies
  • Bar to remedies for breach of contract
  • Discharge of contracts
  • Illegal contracts
  • Other

25%–30%
Legal Environment

  • Ethics
  • Social responsibility of corporations
  • Government regulation/administrative agencies
  • Environmental law
  • Securities and antitrust law
  • Employment law
  • Creditors’ rights
  • Product liability
  • Consumer protection
  • International business law

10%–15%
Torts

5%–10%
Miscellaneous

  • Agency, partnerships, and corporations
  • Sales




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Lexington Law Review 2016 #business #credit #reports

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Lexington Law Review

PROS / Lexington Law works directly with your creditors in addition to the credit bureaus to clear up your credit disputes.

CONS / This company does not offer a money-back guarantee.

VERDICT / Lexington Law s credit repair service has a lot to offer, including excellent customer service and supplemental education that is especially helpful.

Lexington Law is a law firm that offers credit repair services to clients across the country. It offers almost all of the program features we looked for in the best services, and it provided excellent customer service in our testing. It also has especially comprehensive supplemental education. These features and more earned Lexington Law our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award.

Support & Service

We reached out to this company multiple times on various days to test the customer service it provides to potential clients. Overall, we had positive experiences with Lexington Law’s customer service representatives. They were available via phone and were responsive to email. The representatives we spoke with were transparent and open with the answers they gave us. They also provided accurate information, and the details they gave us were consistent across phone calls and when compared to the information on the company’s website. However, no representatives followed up with us to be sure we did not have further questions.

Lexington Law offers supplemental education about credit, finances and credit laws on its website. It has 12 topics for you to research the most we saw from any service we reviewed and they include information on bad credit scores, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other legislation, clean credit reports and more. This company’s website also has a regularly updated educational blog for you to peruse. The blog discusses things such as debt-to-income ratio, taxes, high rates and other information.

Cost & Fees

To repair your credit with Lexington Law, you must pay a monthly fee of $79.95 per month, which is among the higher fees charged by these companies. There is no setup fee, and the service pulls your credit for you. Most credit repair services charge either a setup fee (which often includes the credit pull) or charge for the credit pull; some do both. If you sign up as a couple, you receive $50 off your first month’s payment. There are no additional fees for you to worry about, but you should know that Lexington Law does not offer a money-back guarantee for its service. Note that these prices were quoted to us at the time of this review, and the price Lexington Law charges you may vary depending on your situation.

Time Frame

The typical program with this credit repair company lasts four months, which is less time than many other companies advertise. Remember that the time you spend working with this law firm may vary depending on the number of items you need to dispute on your credit report. On average, Lexington Law advertises that it removes about 10 items from your credit report in total, though again, you should expect your results to vary.

Remember that not every item on your credit report is given the same weight in your score. Some items that are removed from your credit could be weighed heavier than other items; it’s possible to have 10 items removed from your report and have a very small score increase. On the other hand, you might have 10 items removed and gain a higher credit score increase than average, though you shouldn’t necessarily expect this to happen.

The number of items this company disputes each month varies, and is proportional to the total number of disputes that need to be made for your case. Credit bureaus are required to respond to disputes 30 days after receiving them, though it may take some time to see changes on your report. You should expect to start seeing results from the disputations made by Lexington Law within 45 days.

Program Details

Lexington Law offers most of the features that we looked for in our evaluation of credit repair companies. It acquires your credit score for you, saving you the hassle. It also works with your creditors in addition to the three credit bureaus, which makes it more likely that the negative items removed from your credit report will stay off. This company also offers monthly credit monitoring and identity theft protection, both of which can help you avoid needing a credit repair company in the future. This service does not offer pay for delete negotiations, however, which means that Lexington Law will not negotiate with your creditors for you to pay off your debt in exchange for the creditor removing the negative item from your credit report. You can stop working with Lexington Law at any time without penalty, as there is no contract required to work with this company.

Summary

Lexington Law’s credit repair service has a low average time for its program compared to its competitors, and there is no setup fee. This company has especially informative supplemental education and helpful customer support representatives. Even though its monthly fee is more expensive than some of the other companies on our review, its features, education and customer support put Lexington Law at the top of our list of credit repair companies.

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Small Business Law #business #address

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Small Business Law

Starting and running a small business requires a very broad skill set and nerves of steel. It’s not for everyone, and even successful entrepreneurs encounter failure from time to time. In order to help you stay ahead of the curve, FindLaw’s Small Business Law section covers everything from obtaining financing and hiring employees, to choosing the right insurance policies and filing taxes. Those who operate small businesses typically wear many different hats, but also must know when and how to seek help from others.

What Makes a Business a “Small” Business?

A small business owner may operate a convenience store, a plumbing service, a salon, a fast food franchise, or virtually any type of business in a given field. While there is no clear definition, small businesses share some common characteristics. They are independently owned and operated, organized for profit, and are not dominant in their field, as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The vast majority of businesses in the U.S. are considered small businesses, which employ roughly half of all workers in the country.

What Legal Issues Do Small Business Owners Typically Encounter?

All businesses will encounter certain legal matters, such as questions about taxes or drafting contracts. But a small business owner’s legal obligations and risks generally depend on the type of industry, business model, inherent risks involved, state laws, and a host of other considerations he or she faces. It’s always best to consult an attorney before opening up shop, but anyone starting a small business will likely be confronted one or more of the following legal issues:

  • Choosing a legal structure (such as a partnership, limited liability company, or corporation);
  • Hiring and managing employees in accordance with state and federal employment laws;
  • Protecting inventions and trademarks through intellectual property law;
  • Extending credit and collecting on past due amounts in accordance with federal laws;
  • Complying with health and safety regulations when constructing or preparing a work site;
  • Maintaining the required level of workers’ compensation insurance coverage.

How Can an Attorney Help My Small Business?

While small business owners act in a number of capacities, the successful entrepreneur knows when to ask for help. This is especially true of legal matters, which can sink a business if handled poorly or ignored altogether. Certain things can sometimes be done without a lawyer, such as creating a legal partnership agreement, submitting necessary tax forms, and drafting contracts with partners.

But some issues are too time-consuming, too complex, or too high-stakes to handle without the care and expertise of a business lawyer. These include defending against wrongful termination claims by former employees, making a “special allocation” of profits and losses, or negotiating for the acquisition of another company’s assets. Again, your legal needs will be unique to your business.

And while seeking counsel for complex legal issues is smart, retaining an attorney to help prevent legal problems from occurring in the first place may be even smarter.





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Lexington Law Review 2016 #business #insurance

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Lexington Law Review

PROS / Lexington Law works directly with your creditors in addition to the credit bureaus to clear up your credit disputes.

CONS / This company does not offer a money-back guarantee.

VERDICT / Lexington Law s credit repair service has a lot to offer, including excellent customer service and supplemental education that is especially helpful.

Lexington Law is a law firm that offers credit repair services to clients across the country. It offers almost all of the program features we looked for in the best services, and it provided excellent customer service in our testing. It also has especially comprehensive supplemental education. These features and more earned Lexington Law our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award.

Support & Service

We reached out to this company multiple times on various days to test the customer service it provides to potential clients. Overall, we had positive experiences with Lexington Law’s customer service representatives. They were available via phone and were responsive to email. The representatives we spoke with were transparent and open with the answers they gave us. They also provided accurate information, and the details they gave us were consistent across phone calls and when compared to the information on the company’s website. However, no representatives followed up with us to be sure we did not have further questions.

Lexington Law offers supplemental education about credit, finances and credit laws on its website. It has 12 topics for you to research the most we saw from any service we reviewed and they include information on bad credit scores, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other legislation, clean credit reports and more. This company’s website also has a regularly updated educational blog for you to peruse. The blog discusses things such as debt-to-income ratio, taxes, high rates and other information.

Cost & Fees

To repair your credit with Lexington Law, you must pay a monthly fee of $79.95 per month, which is among the higher fees charged by these companies. There is no setup fee, and the service pulls your credit for you. Most credit repair services charge either a setup fee (which often includes the credit pull) or charge for the credit pull; some do both. If you sign up as a couple, you receive $50 off your first month’s payment. There are no additional fees for you to worry about, but you should know that Lexington Law does not offer a money-back guarantee for its service. Note that these prices were quoted to us at the time of this review, and the price Lexington Law charges you may vary depending on your situation.

Time Frame

The typical program with this credit repair company lasts four months, which is less time than many other companies advertise. Remember that the time you spend working with this law firm may vary depending on the number of items you need to dispute on your credit report. On average, Lexington Law advertises that it removes about 10 items from your credit report in total, though again, you should expect your results to vary.

Remember that not every item on your credit report is given the same weight in your score. Some items that are removed from your credit could be weighed heavier than other items; it’s possible to have 10 items removed from your report and have a very small score increase. On the other hand, you might have 10 items removed and gain a higher credit score increase than average, though you shouldn’t necessarily expect this to happen.

The number of items this company disputes each month varies, and is proportional to the total number of disputes that need to be made for your case. Credit bureaus are required to respond to disputes 30 days after receiving them, though it may take some time to see changes on your report. You should expect to start seeing results from the disputations made by Lexington Law within 45 days.

Program Details

Lexington Law offers most of the features that we looked for in our evaluation of credit repair companies. It acquires your credit score for you, saving you the hassle. It also works with your creditors in addition to the three credit bureaus, which makes it more likely that the negative items removed from your credit report will stay off. This company also offers monthly credit monitoring and identity theft protection, both of which can help you avoid needing a credit repair company in the future. This service does not offer pay for delete negotiations, however, which means that Lexington Law will not negotiate with your creditors for you to pay off your debt in exchange for the creditor removing the negative item from your credit report. You can stop working with Lexington Law at any time without penalty, as there is no contract required to work with this company.

Summary

Lexington Law’s credit repair service has a low average time for its program compared to its competitors, and there is no setup fee. This company has especially informative supplemental education and helpful customer support representatives. Even though its monthly fee is more expensive than some of the other companies on our review, its features, education and customer support put Lexington Law at the top of our list of credit repair companies.

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Small Business Law – Benchmark Law Corporation #business #loans #online

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For a start up like us Benchmark Law is the right choice .

“Dana listens to all our fears and worries, the if’s and buts of the drafting of the contracts and she’s very nurturing. Aside from that, she’s a one stop shop. She knows all the right people to refer to if you need one since starting a business has a lot of requirements. And the best part of all is the flat fee- no guessing game at all.” Sylvia Cagalawan, Mission2Care Inc.

Thank you for such prompt work…you have made this process painless! You can be sure I’ll recommend you to anyone needing a business lawyer moving forward.

Matt Hinchcliff. M-Tech Consulting Ltd.

Thanks Dana for the help with writing our hiring agreement. Before having this document we had all kinds of interesting folks applying for jobs with our company, now when potential staff are presented with an official hiring agreement they tend to separate themselves leaving us with a better choice of candidates.

Dwayne Interlino. Gardeners for Hire

I love working with Dana and sending clients her way because she’s very approachable, transparent, warm and guiding. Her outstanding service is what start-up and growing businesses need.

Angelie Boholst Borondia. Tax Angel Consulting Ltd.

Call us for a FREE consultation!





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Lexington Law Review 2016 #small #business #association

#credit repair business

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Lexington Law Review

PROS / Lexington Law works directly with your creditors in addition to the credit bureaus to clear up your credit disputes.

CONS / This company does not offer a money-back guarantee.

VERDICT / Lexington Law s credit repair service has a lot to offer, including excellent customer service and supplemental education that is especially helpful.

Lexington Law is a law firm that offers credit repair services to clients across the country. It offers almost all of the program features we looked for in the best services, and it provided excellent customer service in our testing. It also has especially comprehensive supplemental education. These features and more earned Lexington Law our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award.

Support & Service

We reached out to this company multiple times on various days to test the customer service it provides to potential clients. Overall, we had positive experiences with Lexington Law’s customer service representatives. They were available via phone and were responsive to email. The representatives we spoke with were transparent and open with the answers they gave us. They also provided accurate information, and the details they gave us were consistent across phone calls and when compared to the information on the company’s website. However, no representatives followed up with us to be sure we did not have further questions.

Lexington Law offers supplemental education about credit, finances and credit laws on its website. It has 12 topics for you to research the most we saw from any service we reviewed and they include information on bad credit scores, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other legislation, clean credit reports and more. This company’s website also has a regularly updated educational blog for you to peruse. The blog discusses things such as debt-to-income ratio, taxes, high rates and other information.

Cost & Fees

To repair your credit with Lexington Law, you must pay a monthly fee of $79.95 per month, which is among the higher fees charged by these companies. There is no setup fee, and the service pulls your credit for you. Most credit repair services charge either a setup fee (which often includes the credit pull) or charge for the credit pull; some do both. If you sign up as a couple, you receive $50 off your first month’s payment. There are no additional fees for you to worry about, but you should know that Lexington Law does not offer a money-back guarantee for its service. Note that these prices were quoted to us at the time of this review, and the price Lexington Law charges you may vary depending on your situation.

Time Frame

The typical program with this credit repair company lasts four months, which is less time than many other companies advertise. Remember that the time you spend working with this law firm may vary depending on the number of items you need to dispute on your credit report. On average, Lexington Law advertises that it removes about 10 items from your credit report in total, though again, you should expect your results to vary.

Remember that not every item on your credit report is given the same weight in your score. Some items that are removed from your credit could be weighed heavier than other items; it’s possible to have 10 items removed from your report and have a very small score increase. On the other hand, you might have 10 items removed and gain a higher credit score increase than average, though you shouldn’t necessarily expect this to happen.

The number of items this company disputes each month varies, and is proportional to the total number of disputes that need to be made for your case. Credit bureaus are required to respond to disputes 30 days after receiving them, though it may take some time to see changes on your report. You should expect to start seeing results from the disputations made by Lexington Law within 45 days.

Program Details

Lexington Law offers most of the features that we looked for in our evaluation of credit repair companies. It acquires your credit score for you, saving you the hassle. It also works with your creditors in addition to the three credit bureaus, which makes it more likely that the negative items removed from your credit report will stay off. This company also offers monthly credit monitoring and identity theft protection, both of which can help you avoid needing a credit repair company in the future. This service does not offer pay for delete negotiations, however, which means that Lexington Law will not negotiate with your creditors for you to pay off your debt in exchange for the creditor removing the negative item from your credit report. You can stop working with Lexington Law at any time without penalty, as there is no contract required to work with this company.

Summary

Lexington Law’s credit repair service has a low average time for its program compared to its competitors, and there is no setup fee. This company has especially informative supplemental education and helpful customer support representatives. Even though its monthly fee is more expensive than some of the other companies on our review, its features, education and customer support put Lexington Law at the top of our list of credit repair companies.

Overall Rating





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Small Business Law #new #small #business #loans

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Small Business Law

Starting and running a small business requires a very broad skill set and nerves of steel. It’s not for everyone, and even successful entrepreneurs encounter failure from time to time. In order to help you stay ahead of the curve, FindLaw’s Small Business Law section covers everything from obtaining financing and hiring employees, to choosing the right insurance policies and filing taxes. Those who operate small businesses typically wear many different hats, but also must know when and how to seek help from others.

What Makes a Business a “Small” Business?

A small business owner may operate a convenience store, a plumbing service, a salon, a fast food franchise, or virtually any type of business in a given field. While there is no clear definition, small businesses share some common characteristics. They are independently owned and operated, organized for profit, and are not dominant in their field, as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The vast majority of businesses in the U.S. are considered small businesses, which employ roughly half of all workers in the country.

What Legal Issues Do Small Business Owners Typically Encounter?

All businesses will encounter certain legal matters, such as questions about taxes or drafting contracts. But a small business owner’s legal obligations and risks generally depend on the type of industry, business model, inherent risks involved, state laws, and a host of other considerations he or she faces. It’s always best to consult an attorney before opening up shop, but anyone starting a small business will likely be confronted one or more of the following legal issues:

  • Choosing a legal structure (such as a partnership, limited liability company, or corporation);
  • Hiring and managing employees in accordance with state and federal employment laws;
  • Protecting inventions and trademarks through intellectual property law;
  • Extending credit and collecting on past due amounts in accordance with federal laws;
  • Complying with health and safety regulations when constructing or preparing a work site;
  • Maintaining the required level of workers’ compensation insurance coverage.

How Can an Attorney Help My Small Business?

While small business owners act in a number of capacities, the successful entrepreneur knows when to ask for help. This is especially true of legal matters, which can sink a business if handled poorly or ignored altogether. Certain things can sometimes be done without a lawyer, such as creating a legal partnership agreement, submitting necessary tax forms, and drafting contracts with partners.

But some issues are too time-consuming, too complex, or too high-stakes to handle without the care and expertise of a business lawyer. These include defending against wrongful termination claims by former employees, making a “special allocation” of profits and losses, or negotiating for the acquisition of another company’s assets. Again, your legal needs will be unique to your business.

And while seeking counsel for complex legal issues is smart, retaining an attorney to help prevent legal problems from occurring in the first place may be even smarter.





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Find Local Business Law Attorneys or Law Firms #business #name

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Find a Business Law Lawyer or Law Firm by State

Beginning on the day a new business is launched, it will encounter a host of legal issues. From selecting the optimal business structure to negotiating contracts, from ensuring that the company’s name doesn’t infringe on another business’s intellectual property to hiring new employers–almost everything that small business owners do touches on some aspect of business law. As a company owner or manager, your focus should be on successfully running and building a business. A law firm that focuses on business law will have attorneys who have a broad cross-section of experience on the myriad legal issues that affect all businesses, large and small.

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