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Jun 21, 2019

Neutral Technology or a Deeper Entrenchment of Human Bias? The Hidden Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is a set of code designed to perform specific tasks, including capabilities to rapidly understand and analyze patterns to make judgment calls, predict the future, and draw conclusions. Artificial intelligence can analyze large data sets in a way beyond human capability at a rapid pace.» Read More

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

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

Dec 11, 2018

The Expanding Scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

In 1975, President Gerald Ford, by Executive Order, created an interagency committee, the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (“CFIUS”), to review national security implications of investments by foreigners in U.S. businesses.  CFIUS is chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury.» Read More

Sep 21, 2018

Non-Disclosure Agreements

Whether you are selling your business, bringing on an investor, hiring an outsourcing provider, or making some other commercial arrangement, you must think about protecting your business’ confidential information. One way to do this is with a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Before you speak with someone outside of your company about a possible business relationship, having them sign an NDA will help prevent them from disclosing or using your information, while also permitting you to speak freely with them.» Read More

Sep 04, 2018

To Do Due Diligence: It’s Not Just for Mergers & Acquisitions

Legal due diligence is most often discussed in the context of merger and acquisition transactions.  This makes sense; when a person or business seeks to purchase another business entity, it is prudent to know exactly what is being purchased.  However, due diligence is often overlooked in other, less obvious, contexts.» 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.,» Read More