You Should Know This: Small Business Law Roundup

FYI: here’s a mixed reading list of recent interesting updates and articles addressing the ever-changing landscape of small business, written by lawyers and law firms on JD Supra:

Tax Tips for Small Business Owners (Darrin Mish)

“IRS Commissioner for Small Business and Self-employed Division, Faris Fink said, ‘When you’re running a business, you don’t need to be a tax expert, too. But you do need some basics to stay tax compliant so your business can thrive. There are many tax credits and deductions currently available. So now is a good time to learn about the tools and services the IRS offers.’” Read more»

Flexible Purpose Corporation (Priore Law Group)

“There is a great proposal in the California legislature which would allow for the formation of a ‘flexible purpose corporation’…Stated simply, this bill will permit a corporation through its boards of directors to engage in one or more charitable or public purpose activities, in addition to creating economic value for shareholders.” Read more »

Technology Solutions for I-9 Compliance (Ronald Shapiro)

“As the U.S. government raises its scrutiny on I-9 compliance, it is not surprising to find that many software vendors are pushing out products designed to streamline compliance management, reduce paper shuffling and create electronic records that will satisfy regulators who show up for inspection visits.” Read more »

5 Ways to Learn What People Are Saying About Your Firm Online (Paula Ryplewski)

“You might already be using one or two of these tools (Google Alerts, for example) but in many of my calls with marketing directors I recommend casting a wider net to well and truly measure your online visibility.” Read more »

ADA Changes Effective March 15, 2011: What it Means for Your Business (Jackson Walker)

“The U.S. Department of Justice’s amended Final Rule, which substantially revises and expands the regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), becomes effective on March 15, 2011. The revisions set forth in the amended Final Rule potentially have far-reaching implications for owners and operatorsof businesses, developers, lenders, commercial landlords and tenants. Full compliance with the new regulations is mandatory by March 15, 2012.” Read more »

Business News Digest- June 2011 (Venable LLP)

“Venable attorneys produce periodic alerts and newsletters covering a variety of topics and practice areas. For your convenience, we have assembled below a collection of the latest alerts and newsletters from March 2011. To view a particular item, please click on the title of the piece.” Read more »

LLC Operating Agreement Prohibiting Bankruptcy Filing is Enforceable (Dechert LLP)

“This might not be man bites dog news, but in the structured finance world, it ranks pretty close. A U.S. bankruptcy court has ruled that a borrower can agree not to file bankruptcy.” Read more »

A Potpourri of Small Business Program Changes (Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC)

“Significant new initiatives have recently been launched by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) in an attempt to meet its small business contracting goals. These initiatives include establishing a women-owned small business set-aside program and also, after ten years of relatively no change to its 8(a) Business Development program, dramatic changes to the rules of that program. These new initiatives will have major implications for contractors for years to come.” Read more »