Patent Basics

Chances are you’ve heard a friend or colleague say, “I’m one good idea away from being a millionaire!” many times.  You may have even said it yourself. If you have a great idea that you think could be a viable product and could ultimately be profitable, obtaining a patent is the only way to secure […]

Are Handshake Deals Valid?

Business owners have contact with colleagues, vendors, customers, and contractors on a daily basis in the course of doing business. Often, a business conversation might include creating or firming up a deal between the two parties. But is a verbal contract enforceable by law? In the state of Pennsylvania, verbal agreements need to include these […]

Why Your Business Attorney Should Be On-Call

As your business grows, your time becomes ever more valuable. Out of necessity, your priority should be to focus on the work that moves your business forward, and that only you can do. One of the best strategies to maximize your own productivity is to hire outside professionals to support your processes and reduce your […]

Safeguarding Your Intangible Assets

Whether you are new to business or a seasoned entrepreneur, there is regular and ongoing creation of a great deal of intellectual property. For this reason, you should consider the steps required for protecting, managing, and legally enforcing ownership on a regular basis in order to get the best possible commercial results. The value of intellectual […]

Setting Up Your New Business For Success

Decided to start a new business? That’s great news! Best wishes for a successful venture. But setting up your new business for success means much more than just generating robust sales and keeping expenses low. There are legal documents, policies, and agreements you will need to have in place from the very beginning – not […]

Restricted Stock Units

By Bernard Williams One of the biggest challenges you face as a business owner is how to motivate and retain employees. It’s a multi-dimensional equation. Every employee is unique. But, when it comes to stock options and equity sharing, one of the most popular ways to keep the team motivated is by granting Restricted Stock […]