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Trump, Trademarks and Transactions: Considerations for Asset Sales

When he is sworn in on January 20th, Donald Trump will become the first American president to have owned trademark registrations while in office. (Quick quiz: Who was the only U.S. President to have a patent while in office? Answer at the end of the post). Trademark Office records show that he has personally owned 90 trademark registrations, most of which include the Trump name. This unprecedented situation —...

Would You Ask Your Attorney To Prepare Your Tax Returns? Then Why Ask Your Accountant To Set Up Your Company

Do you ask your attorney to file your taxes every year? Do you ask your lawyer to audit your company? †If your answer to either is “no”, then why would you ask your accountant to form your business entity. I have been working with a client for about a year, advising him on intellectual property issues and drafting contracts for his business. When it became clear that he needed to set up a business...

Faith Alone is Not Enough — Best Practices for Corporate, Partnership and LLC Agreements

I recently wrote an article on best practices for partnership, corporate and LLC agreements, discussing why it is necessary to properly document what the founders or owners of a company own and what their responsibilities are, what can happen if they skip this fundamental legal step, and how to avoid problems later on by taking the right steps when the business is...

What Can John D. Rockefeller Teach Today’s Entrepreneur?

I recently took a tour of Kykuit, the Rockefeller family estate in Westchester County, New York. The tour of the impressive vistas, immaculately manicured grounds, and world-class art collection made it apparent that this estate was only made possible by the vast wealth of the Rockefeller family. John D. Rockefeller’s legenday business career holds valuable lessons for entrepreneurs and other business...


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