5 Considerations as to Your Business’ Negative Internet Review

5 Considerations as to Your Business’ Negative Internet Review – Part I As attorneys with a law firm which has a significant online presence, and as lawyers who represent small and medium businesses, we are very much aware of the power of the online review and/or rating given by consumers. In fact, in this day
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Is your Worker an Independent Contractor? (The IRS Cares!)

How to Determine if your Worker is an Independent Contractor? (The IRS Cares!) This article contains the factors the IRS uses to decide – which you need to know As attorneys who represent small and medium-sized businesses in both transactional matters and disputes, we do our best to have a good idea of which issues
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Venue Clauses in Contracts – Beware Listing Only the County and State

Venue Clauses in Contracts – Beware Listing Only the County and State Our law firm regularly works on business law disputes, contested real estate / mortgage loan matters, and other cases involving actual or alleged breaches of contract. We also prepare contracts for clients, of course. We know very well that a poorly drafted or
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The Number One Problem for Small Limited Liability Companies

The #1 Legal Problem for Small Limited Liability Companies McGrath and Spielberger represents small & medium-sized businesses and their owners.   The number one problem for small limited liability companies, based on McGrath & Spielberger’s representation of small businesses and their owners, may be the lack of an Operating Agreement, also referred to as an “OA”.
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Should I sue Time Warner Cable for what is basically theft?

Should I sue Time Warner Cable for what is basically theft? I expect to get what I pay for. I expect others, including companies, to perform the services they promise to perform. Time Warner Cable is a joke, one of, if not the, worst large company I have dealt with in my 41 years on
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Attorney McGrath Comments to NC Bar on Proposed Ethics Opinions

The following letter was sent today from attorney Jason A. McGrath to the NC Bar Ethics Committee. Regarding: Attorney Commentary Regarding Proposed 2012 Formal Ethics Opinion 6 and Proposed 2012 Formal Ethics Opinion 8   Dear NC State Bar Ethics Committee:  By way of background, I am a NC licensed, Charlotte-based lawyer and have been practicing
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I Am A Lawyer – How Much Do You Want To Pay For My Office Chair?

I Am A Lawyer – How Much Do You Want To Pay For My Office Chair? This short video blog by attorney Jason A. McGrath discusses an important point to consider when hiring an attorney. What exactly should you be paying for? Watch below or click here for YouTube viewing.    McGrath & Spielberger, PLLC
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NC’s Constitutional Amendment One: 10 Important Points You Need to Know

NC’s Constitutional Amendment One: 10 Important Points You Need to Know (by attorney Jason McGrath)   The following are facts, and I write this from the objective perspective as a 16 year attorney analyzing the law, not from a personal or subjective perspective. At the bottom of this page is a link to the text of
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North Carolina LLC Partners – Fiduciary Duty

Does my North Carolina LLC Business Partner Owe Me a Fiduciary Duty? In this short video blog, Attorney Jason A. McGrath discusses whether a partner (member) in a North Carolina limited liability company (LLC) owes a fiduciary duty to other partners (members). This is one of the more common questions that Mr. McGrath is asked by
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LLC or S Corp for North Carolina Business

Should My New North Carolina Business be an LLC or an S Corp? This short video blog by attorney Jason A. McGrath discusses the very common question amongst those forming new businesses in North Carolina: should I form my business as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) or an S Corp.? Watch below or click here
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