Roundup: Legal Issues for Small Business

February 2, 2017

We’re trying something new on the Lancaster Law Blog – from time to time we’ll post roundups highlighting some of our content on a particular topic. In this inaugural roundup post, I’ll focus on a few issues that we’ve covered that apply to small businesses. If you have an idea for a roundup or just a topic you’d like to hear more about, feel free to contact us.

You’ve Formed a Business Entity – Now What? Silos and Piercing the Corporate Veil

Warning – this post is a unique blend of Lancaster County with a solid analogy between silos and the role of your business entity in protecting your personal assets. Learn more about what you need to do after creating your business to make sure you maintain the limited liability protection it was created for.

Proper Use of Images Online and Marketing by Email, Fax, Voice or Text Message? Read This Before You Send Another One

In this pair of posts focused on marketing and your business, we discuss some of common ways businesses get themselves in hot water. Make sure you have the right to use the images you are using for your business marketing purposes or risk getting into a costly copyright infringement suit. Also, be mindful of the laws that govern marketing by email, fax, voice or text messages. Even if you hire someone to help with marketing, make sure they are following these rules as well to avoid potential liability.

A Company’s a Company, No Matter How Small – Being Mindful of Technology Risks As a Small Business

Finally, you may have noticed an increased focus on technology on the Lancaster Law Blog lately. That should be no surprise – in our increasingly connected world, we all need to be mindful of the risks posed to our customers, clients and businesses associated with the use of technology.

P.S. – we’re definitely paying attention. In addition to our information technology blog posts, we started a practice group. Technology moves at lightning speed and the legal issues related to technology a constantly evolving. We will do our best to keep you informed but please let us know if you have questions or an interest in hearing more about a particular subject.

Matt Landis is an attorney at Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He received his law degree from Widener University and regularly advises business owners and entrepreneurs on day to day operations and long-term planning.