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Pre-Judgment Proceedings

Charlotte North Carolina

Most businesses and business people are all too familiar with the protracted exercise that is involved when attempting to collect on a judgment. Few, however, are as familiar with

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How Receiverships Work in North Carolina

Receivership is a state court process which provides an orderly process to preserve assets, prevent preferences, and to assure the equitable distribution of an insolvent debtor’s assets.

− How Receiverships Work in North Carolina

Most business people and business owners have experienced issues associated with bankruptcy court. For many businesses which extend credit to their customers, they may find themselves involved as

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Employers Dealing With Social Media and Mobile Devices at Work

Businesses should also take the needed steps to protect their ownership over the information, data and content of the postings of their employees which is created on behalf of the business.

− Employers Dealing With Social Media and Mobile Devices at Work

There is no doubt companies are facing real questions regarding how to handle the usage of social media in the workplace and usage of mobile devices at work by

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New Legislation Impacting Businesses

Regardless of how all of this plays out, it is beneficial for business owners and managers to be aware of potential opportunities and pitfalls associated with changes in the law.

− New Legislation Impacting Businesses

If you attended Vann & Sheridan’s Hot Legal Topics this year, you hopefully gained some information regarding some new laws recently passed and currently under consideration that may

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“Welcome to Moe’s” Racketeering Claims Alleged Against Moe’s (What Lesson Can We Learn?)

The real issue which the franchisees disagreed with was that the franchisor allegedly earned money off the supply chain without disclosing it based upon the franchisee’s purchases of supplies.

− “Welcome to Moe’s” Racketeering Claims Alleged Against Moe’s (What Lesson Can We Learn?)

In a lawsuit currently pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, a Federal District Court Judge ruled in April of 2012 that

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What Fees Can You Recover for a Returned Check?

There is also the possibility of submitting the check to the District Attorney for prosecution of the returned check as criminal activity.

− What Fees Can You Recover for a Returned Check?

If you accept a check from your customer that is later returned for insufficient funds, North Carolina law provides a variety of fees and charges which you may

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Buying or Selling a Closely Held Business – A Few Steps to Consider

Taking on only the company’s assets prevents any future surprises for the buyer.

− Buying or Selling a Closely Held Business – A Few Steps to Consider

Agreeing to a sales price is hardly the final step in the negotiation process in the sale of a business. Even once the discussions have led a preliminary agreement

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Establishing a Social Media Policy

As the use of social media becomes more prevalent in the business community, companies need to be prepared to deal with all of the implications and potential issues that may arise.

− Establishing a Social Media Policy

Most people are familiar with and use social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to communicate with friends, to network and connect with people, and for entertainment

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Business and Succession Planning

A succession plan sets out the details of a business owner’s departure from his or her business and often helps avoid family disputes.

− Business and Succession Planning

Business planning is an important topic to business owners. Most business owners are focused on getting things done so that their businesses can make money. While it is

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Independent Contractors/Employees Latest News from the Internal Revenue Service

Generally, the tests are applied based on a totality of the circumstances. No single factor is totally determining.

− Independent Contractors/Employees Latest News from the Internal Revenue Service

As a business owner, how do you classify the people who work for you? Are they independent contractors or employees? The classification is important and can be scrutinized by

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Preferential Transfers in Bankruptcy: How to Minimize the Preference Risk

Creditors should be aware that there are contexts in which payment can be exacted from a debtor without fear that the transfer will be avoidable at some future date.

− Preferential Transfers in Bankruptcy: How to Minimize the Preference Risk

For suppliers of goods and services, nothing may be more unsettling than discovering that a customer has filed for bankruptcy. To add insult to injury, there is a risk

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