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Category Archives: Business Law

Employment

Brave New World for Virginia Employers: New Nondiscrimination, Accommodations, and Other Employment Requirements

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Brave New World for Virginia Employers: New Nondiscrimination, Accommodations, and Other Employment Requirements By William R. Thetford, Esq. and H. Robert Showers, Esq. Last Updated: August 25, 2020 Virginia had long been considered one of the most pro-business right-to-work states when it came to employment law.[1] A 2019 survey found Virginia to be the… Read More »

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New Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law in Virginia: Ramifications for Religious Employers and Others

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New Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law in Virginia: Ramifications for Religious Employers and Others By William R. Thetford, Esq. and H. Robert Showers, Esq. Last Updated: August 25, 2020 The legislative session of 2020 has radically transformed the legal climate of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This article analyzes the controversial Virginia Values Act… Read More »

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Letters of Intent: How to Avoid Added Cost and Headaches in Buying or Selling a Business

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By Kyle D. Winey, Esq. and Robert Showers, Esq.   Imagine you want to buy or sell a business. Excitement is high and patience is low. That’s why you want to execute something quickly. After all, you don’t want to let this deal slip away. As a result, you call an attorney to draft… Read More »

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Protecting Yourself from Yourself and Others: 5 Mistakes and Tips to Avoid the Dangers of a Sole Member LLC

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By Kyle D. Winey, Esq. and Robert Showers, Esq.  Owning a for profit Sole Member Limited Liability Company (LLC) can be beneficial, but it can also be risky. It is risky because owners subject themselves to common mistakes that jeopardize the legal protections that LLCs are meant to afford. Sole member nonprofit Limited Liability… Read More »

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Employment Contracts: What Lawyers Wish You Knew

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By William R. Thetford Jr. Esq. and H. Robert Showers, Esq. At Simms Showers, LLP, a law firm with decades of collective experience in employment law, we speak to potential clients every day who have signed unfair employment contracts, unknowingly violated the law and/or their contracts, or simply find themselves unprepared to litigate a… Read More »

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How to Choose Your Business Entity and Why It Matters

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By Kyle D. Winey, Esq. and Robert Showers, Esq. (SS Quarterly 2018 3rd Quarter)   You are looking to launch a business, but where do you start? There are so many options. You hear that many people use LLCs. Others suggest subchapter S corporations. But are those the best choices for you? Does it… Read More »

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New European Union Law Affects U.S. Businesses and Nonprofits

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The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. This new directive is far-reaching and imposes steep penalties for non-compliance. Moreover, it’s scope extends to any entity gathering personal data (defined broadly) from EU citizens, regardless of the entity’s location. This means that U.S. companies are required… Read More »

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A GROWING COMPANY’S GUIDE TO TERM SHEETS

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Kyle D. Winey, Esq.   Companies in growth mode are exciting, appealing, and of course, profitable. As they grow, companies are often presented with a variety of new opportunities in the marketplace. Many of these new opportunities are capable of catapulting the company to the next level. However, in order to capitalize on these… Read More »

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Business

How Can Virginia Businesses Prevent Crime?

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The Powhatan County Chamber of Commerce recently organized a seminar to help Virginia businesses prevent crime, according to an article by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The seminar featured Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Cerullo as a primary speaker. Over the course of 45 minutes, Cerullo answered a number of relevant questions that concern Virginia businesses. What… Read More »

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The 13 Business FAQs That Will Make Your Company Succeed or Fail

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By Kyle D. Winey, Esq. and H. Robert Showers, Esq. (SS Quarterly 2017 — 4th Quarter)   Small business owners and entrepreneurs embrace their new venture with a sense of optimism and hope. And why not? Without believing in a successful future, there is no reason to start a business in the first place…. Read More »

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