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Apr 25, 2019

Register Now for “Crossing the (State) Line: Legal Issues Related to Expanding a Business into New Territories!”

Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to present an educational seminar for business owners addressing the legal issues related to expanding your business beyond New Jersey. Now that your company is ready to expand into other territories, it is essential that you focus on legal issues that can impact your business.» Read More

Apr 03, 2019

Is Your Company’s Public Website Data Safe? It Depends.

Done manually or via automated processes, “web scraping” involves gathering large quantities of data from the internet and storing it in a highly-organized structure that is formatted for efficient analysis and repurposing. Even free automated tools available have the capability to download almost all of a website’s content and save it in a structured format like Excel or HTML, all while automating changes in IP addresses (akin to the virtual version of changing physical location) to avoid detection by companies attempting to block web scraping bots. » Read More

Mar 19, 2019

To B or Not to B? How B-Corporation Status Can Work for You

About two years ago, we posted a short series of articles discussing New Jersey’s “Benefit Corporation” statute (N.J.S.A. 14A:18-1, et. seq.). See PART I and PART II. Although it was enacted in 2011, we still have not seen much interest in Benefit Corporations (or “B‑corps”), particularly in New Jersey.» Read More

Mar 12, 2019

Guard Your Data Wisely: How Four Letters Are Changing Everything in Tech

Does your small to mid-size enterprise or start-up company handle the personal information of European Union (“EU”) citizens? Do you have plans to expand your business to handle a wider range of customer personal information in the future? Listen up, because missteps in complying with data privacy laws have huge consequences.» Read More

Aug 22, 2018

Texting Remains a Powerful but Perilous Marketing Tool

Hardly a week goes by without news of yet another company being tripped up by the provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA.  For many years, the eye-popping damage awards and settlements were in the context of “junk faxing,” i.e., fax blasts of advertisements that failed to comply with the Junk Fax Prevention Act, an amendment to the TCPA passed in 2005, and the related rules adopted the following year by the Federal Communications Commission.» Read More

Aug 14, 2018

Single Member LLCs – Best Practices for Maintaining Liability Protection

In Pennsylvania, forming a corporate entity for your business (particularly an LLC) is a good first step in liability protection for business owners, but it is only the first step.  Once your LLC has been formed, you must take certain actions (and avoid certain others) to maintain a separate existence between yourself and your entity to ensure maximum liability protection.» Read More

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