Starting a successful business normally involves performing research and due diligence to gain an understanding of the particular industry with an eye towards taking the proper steps to ensure that your presence in the marketplace is adequately protected from unfair competitors.

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one party from those of other parties.

As we have been working through tax returns for clients this tax season, it’s alarming to see how many clients aren’t maintaining their checkbook properly, or not even having a separate checkbook at all for each of the companies they own and operate.

I wish that it was as easy as just filing a form with the State and you have magical tax savings and bullet-proof asset protection, but that’s simply not the case.