Corporations FAQs

The corporation is an artificial entity. It is created by filing Articles of Incorporation with the proper state authorities. This gives the corporation its legal existence and the right to carry on business. The Articles of Incorporation act as a public record of certain formalities of corporate existence. Upon filing of the Articles of Incorporation, payment of the proper fee, and acceptance by the state corporation department, the corporation officially begins its legal existence.

Immigration Law Overview

Immigration affairs are handled generally by two separate departments within the United States Federal government. Each department handles a different area of immigration law, and promulgates its own rules and forms.

The following is a brief overview of the roles that these two departments play, as well as a discussion of the forms and information that each provides to the public.

Landlord / Tenant Law Overview

Whether leasing property for residential or commercial purposes, it is important to have an understanding of the legal issues involved. Below is a brief discussion of these issues, and of the forms and materials available on our website to aid you in the leasing process.

Why Do You Need a Living Trust?

For most of us, it is very difficult to come to terms with our own mortality. To actually contemplate one’s own death is painful. Consequently, very often such thoughts are avoided. However, if you wish to insure that your desires regarding the disposition of your property and possessions after your death are fulfilled, you must confront your mortality and plan accordingly.

Planning Your Living Trust

A Living Trust is the cornerstone of any comprehensive arrangement to plan for the distribution of your property upon your death. In this guide, the basic qualifications for having a Living Trust are outlined. Various other estate planning tools which may be useful in certain situations are also detailed. Finally, an overview of the steps you will take in preparing your own Living Trust is presented.

What is a Contract for Deed?

There are many names for Contract for Deed. It is sometimes known as a Land Contract, an Agreement for Deed, a Contract Sale or Real Estate Installment Agreement. This type of Agreement is useful in situations where the Buyer can’t easily obtain financing from other sources or other financing may not be even available to Buyer. It allows the… Read More »

What is a Bill of Sale?

Whenever you sell any personal property to another person, it is a good idea to document the transaction in writing. A General Bill of Sale can be used for that purpose by anyone selling any item of personal property (i.e. lawnmower, computer system, furniture, electronics equipment, art piece etc…). It can help both the Seller and Buyer to… Read More »

What is an Indemnity Agreement?

An indemnity agreement is a contract where one party agrees to protect another party against certain future claims or losses. In an indemnity agreement, one party, the “indemnitor,” agrees to “indemnify” the other party, the “indemnitee,” for things spelled out in the indemnity clause. The most common case of a business that has indemnity agreements is in construction. But… Read More »

Guide to Employment Law

There are a variety of considerations that a business will face in the course of hiring, employing, and terminating its employees. This discussion will provide you with a brief overview of the legal issues that you must consider as a part of these decision making processes.