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In North Carolina, can I put a d/b/a under an LLC?

Rather than the typical terminology of “doing business as” or “d/b/a”, North Carolina calls it an “assumed name.” If you need some legal assistance getting your LLC off the ground, feel free to turn to us at LawTrades. We have experienced business attorneys across the country that make it easy to sift through the many […]

Who are the highly recommended startup lawyers in the US

There are a ton of highly-qualified startup attorneys across the country. You can find the greatest number in New York City and the Bay-area, but there’s a good chance you can find someone more than adequate in all 50 states. That said, the choice in startup attorney should be a measured one. Here are some […]

What is the difference between a corporation and an LLC?

Here are some of the major differences between a Corporation and a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Taxes: a C Corp (standard type of Corporation) is taxed as a separate taxable entity, and subject to double taxation. This means that the corporation itself pays taxes, and any dividends paid to the shareholders is treated as personal […]

What are the benefits of being a limited liability company?

An LLC is a solid structure that works well for many situations, which I’ll detail below. However, it doesn’t really allow for shareholders so if you plan on bringing on outside investors then it’s probably not a great option for you. Many institutional investors like VCs have a framework that does not allow them to […]

What is copyright?

Copyright is the right of authors to control the use of their work for a limited period of time. In order to qualify for copyright protection, a work must be “fixed in a tangible medium of expression.” A work must be the result of some creative effort on the part of its author in order […]

Can you sell your patents?

Selling patents can be a complicated process. There can be quite the gray area when it comes to establishing worth to a patent and thus understanding what you should spend when you buy one or how you should price one to sell. It is true that sometimes people feel that their patents are worth much […]

What are the benefits of Us citizenship to a minor whose parents are non citizens?

Thanks for your question! This response will provide and analyze two groups of benefits available to children who become U.S. citizens and their parents: immigration petitions and general privileges. The first group focuses on the main benefit provided to parents. The second group includes a summary of rights the child can exercise in the United […]

What is a reliable website to register an LLC online?

Hey there! Putting your trust, and ultimately money, into a website can be scary. Luckily as online services become more and more relevant, consumers are turning to past reviews of the such companies. I’d like to invite you to check out our customer reviews at LawTrades, as well as a Quora question where our customers talk about their experience. But […]

Is a J-1 visa holder eligible to apply for a green card in the USA?

You may be. Only certain J-1 Visa holders are eligible for green card status. For example, under Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, J-1 Visa holders who have: · Participated in a program funded in whole, or in part, by the U.S. government or the immigrant’s home country, · Emigrated from a nation […]

Can I work in the US while waiting for a H1B visa?

The answer to your question depends on your current immigration status in the United States. If you already have H-1B status and are in the United States to work for your H-1B employer, you can begin working for a new employer as soon as the new company files an H1-B transfer petition on your behalf. If […]

How much does it cost to incorporate in Ohio?

Entrepreneurs can form a C-Corporation, S-Corporation, or Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) by filing Articles of Incorporation with the State Secretary’s office through mail or in-person and submitting a $99 filing fee. This fee only applies to corporations that are not authorized to issue stock. The State Secretary will process your application within five business days. If […]

Can I apply for a green card?

Hey, yes you can apply for a green card even though you are currently working illegally in short because you originally had a “proper entry” under your F1 visa. Your marriage to a US Citizen qualifies you for a green card and thus for adjustment of status. I would suggest that you apply as soon as […]

How exactly does registered trademark law works?

Intellectual property rights are territorial. American trademarks, patents and copyrights, therefore, do not confer protection on their owners in Europe if the IP owner has not registered their product with your nation’s patent office. The sole exception to this rule involves trademark applications filed under the Madrid Protocol. This system permits American business owners to submit […]
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Letter of Intent Agreement

When you make an offer to purchase or sell goods or services for value, you have started the process of creating a legal contract..


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