Ready to Start Your Hemp Farm? Here Are 5 Things to Keep in Mind

The new 2018 Farm Bill signed into law this week legalizes hemp at the federal level by removing the plant from the Controlled Substance Act. This change was anticipated, after receiving recent backing by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but it does come with some strings attached. If you’re ready to start plowing hemp seeds …

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Startups and Arbitration: Top 3 Legal Tips

The last thing you want dragging your startup down is long-term litigation. There are always legal risks to starting a business, but frivolous lawsuits and out-of-nowhere class action suits can scuttle your company before launch (or lunch, even). One way many businesses — large and small — are attempting to avoid costly and damaging legal …

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Can a Startup Survive a Class Action Lawsuit?

Most entrepreneurs understand the legal risks they are taking when starting a new business. First off, you’re probably taking on some loans that you’ll be responsible for paying back. You’re walking into a morass of federal, state, and local employment statutes. And contracts with customers, clients, and suppliers can always go sideways. Few startups are …

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As Apple Readies for ‘Entrepreneur Camp,’ Here Are a Few Legal Tips to Mind

Apple is launching a new series of workshops for women, called “Entrepreneur Camp.” These are two-week programs which give female app developers coding tips, app design, and marketing ideas, as well as the opportunity to receive ongoing mentoring from an Apple representative. Sounds like a great asset when trying to start an app business. But …

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‘Shark Tank’ Entrepreneur Sued for $300M in Fraud Case

“Shark Tank” entrepreneur and guest Shark, Jamie Siminoff, has found himself in rough waters before, and here he goes again. Siminoff, founder of Ring, has been named as a defendant in a fraud lawsuit brought by former board member and investor, Russell Stephens, to the tune of $300 million. Siminoff and the Road to $1 …

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Startups: The Legal Case for Asking for Permission First

There are a handful of disruptive companies that have asked for forgiveness, rather than permission, when setting up a business. Classic examples are Airbnb, Uber, and Bird. Unsurprisingly, some particular lawyers have worked at all three! But is this really the best business model for success? That depends on your industry, investors, workers, and clients. …

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