Top Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

Small businesses provide a critical pillar within the United States economy. According to the JP Morgan Chase Institute, small businesses comprise 99.9% of all U.S. businesses, accounting for 45% of the national GDP. However, many small business owners actually pay more tax than they need to; while large corporations tend to retain accountants, working full-time…

What you must know about conformed signatures

Electronic signatures facilitate rapid and efficient signing of documents, more commerce, and a great deal of flexibility to tailor tools and protocols across an organization. In recent years, the practice of and market for electronic signatures has exploded, and many technology analysts predict this trend will continue into the future.  The transition, however, has not…

Can Same Sex Couples Adopt Children?

The right to family life and family unity is a fundamental right guaranteed to all human beings across the globe. This right has been enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). This multifaceted treaty was adopted by the U.N General Assembly in 1966 and came into force in the year 1976….

Business Insurance: Is it Really Necessary?

Does anyone ever question insurance? Some people pay for insurance, never to actually reap a benefit from it, besides the comforting feeling of financial security. Others pay for insurance and reap all the benefits of the insurance because of a tragic loss, accident, etc. Most people do not question their car or home insurance. But…

JUSTLAW’s 50-state survey of E-Notary laws

As more individuals and companies are forced to work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple federal and state governments are working to enable fully electronic processes to keep businesses operating. At JUSTLAW, our top attorneys we’ve been working hard to make sure our customers are fully operational, but also safe.  The Secure Notarization Act…

Tax Breaks for Home Based Businesses 

  Home based businesses are starting to become the norm as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. And as every business owner knows, their business is subject to taxes. Yet, most small businesses that qualify as home based businesses do not take advantage of a tax break offered by the IRS. Publication 587 permits such…

Do you need to create a PLLC for your business?

Are you forming a new business? If so, the first question you should ask yourself is the type of business entity you are looking to set up. The answer to that question will depend very much on the protections you will prioritize the most. Check out recent JUSTLAW articles for help with determining the right…

LEGAL IMPLICATIONS: SEPARATION VS. DIVORCE

An unsuccessful marriage is often disposed of by a divorce between the spouses. When the two parties in a marriage are unable to live together and are ultimately incompatible, the parties in such a situation, opt for a formal closure to the marriage called a divorce. According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Sociology (1994),…

What Information Must be Put into Corporate Bylaws?

Bylaws display specific information about a corporation. They are one of the most important documents that a corporation must have. When you are creating a corporation, a partnership, or even an association, you will want experienced attorneys to aid you in drafting such a document to ensure that your business is legally sound and protected….