What You Should Know Before Buying Big-Ticket Items

This article discusses some important concepts one should know before making any big expenditures.  Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) governs all transactions regarding the sale of goods, regardless of whether or not any parties to the agreement are merchants.  If you sell your friend five pencils for $1.00, Article 2 of the (more…)

How To Change Your Name As An Adult For A Reason Other Than Marriage, Divorce or Adoption

There are multiple reasons someone may want to change their name as an adult.  Some examples are a general desire to have a different name or gender change. The process for a name change becomes more lengthy when there is not a marriage, adoption, divorce or other legal proceeding ordering the name change. This is (more…)

The 4th Amendment and School Searches

The 4th Amendment and School Searches   The 4th Amendment is a pretty simple body of law at first glance: individuals are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures. This basically means that the police or the government needs to show good reason before invading a person reasonable expectation of privacy. However, their “good reason” depends (more…)

So, You’re in a Lawsuit, What is “Discovery”?

In the state of South Carolina “discovery” is a pretrial process in which each party through the rules of civil procedure can obtain evidence from the other side. Even though engaging in discovery can add to the expense of a case, learning about the other sides case and being forced to reveal certain aspects of (more…)

Tips for Selling Your Timeshare

Many people buy timeshare properties and wish to resell them later.  The “secondary market” for reselling timeshare properties can be difficult to navigate, even for those experienced in this unique industry.  Perhaps the most challenging aspect is knowing which sources and information one can rely upon as trustworthy.  While using the Better Business Bureau (“BBB”) (more…)

Corporate Liability In North Carolina

Generally, shareholders, directors, and officers of a corporation enjoy a “liability shield.”  This means that the foregoing actors are not personally responsible for the debts and obligations of the corporation.  This liability shield remains intact even if they make bad business decisions so long as they satisfy certain requirements called fiduciary duties.  Fiduciary duties generally (more…)

Travel Ban

President Trump’s so called “travel ban” is likely to see its day at the Supreme Court of the United States, and it is likely to be sooner rather than later. According to Bloomberg Law, on June 12, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Trump’s order, saying that the President exceeded his authority by (more…)

So You Want to Form a Company, What Now?

So you want to form a company, but you’re not sure about all the different types of business structures? It’s a problem that millions of Americans have every year, and without the right direction or knowledge it can be a treacherous situation. The following information will attempt to explain the various types of Business structures (more…)

Crowdfunding Financing Small Businesses

Nobody ever said starting a small business was easy. Even entrepreneurs with the best ideas are forced to contend with issues like marketing and management in order to get their business off the ground. The most glaring concern facing new business owner is acquiring capital. Traditional sources of debt based capital, like banks and loan (more…)

A Road Guide to Opening a Business

Everyone dreams of being their own boss. Well, some dream of never working again, but realities like bills, kids, and that pesky need for somewhere to live get in the way. So, the dream defers back to being the boss. At least until it’s time to collect that fat buy-out check. But where do you (more…)