As a business owner, you know that your trade secrets are the lifeblood of your company. It is vital that you not permit your employees and independent contractors to copy them, run off with them, and undermine your business based on the very intellectual property that you’ve built. “Great,” you say, “but how do I…

You have spent years and enormous amounts of money to build your company. Along the way, you’ve hired many people, some better than others. Now, without your blessing, one of your former employees or independent contractors has taken what you’ve taught him and is setting up a shop of his own, trying to do the…

While the term “social media” may imply casual, personal interaction, in reality it has become tremendously important in the business world in terms of marketing, brand development and protection, and employment. As you incorporate social media into your company’s operations, Seattle business lawyers and other legal experts advise you to tread carefully. When Employee Use…

The promise of work is enough to get most freelancers or independent contractors fired up. As any contract review attorney Seattle will tell you, before plunging ahead with a new project, smart freelancers take the time to draw up a contract. The contract will clarify the work to be done, who will be responsible for…

Many people view New Year’s Day as a fresh start, an opportunity to make changes and improvements to their lives. New Year’s resolutions like losing weight, improving relationships, or finishing a long-term project are so commonplace that they’ve become clichés; instead, why not use each new year as a chance to make some uncommonly good…

Some people just seem to be possessed of an entrepreneurial spirit, and everybody always seems to know someone with a great idea who turned it into a fortune practically overnight. Unfortunately, fast money and effortless business success are more myth than reality. It’s surprisingly easy to make mistakes when starting your own business, as the…

In most professions, word of mouth is the most powerful way to build a business. Your business attorney in Seattle is no exception to this reality. Business attorneys benefit from positive reviews as a means of attracting new clients and keeping existing ones, and fortunately, you benefit from giving your business attorney an honest positive…

Every industry and business has its own unique way of doing things, as well as inside information relating to its products or services that give it a competitive advantage. This proprietary information is considered a trade secret, and because trade secrets are so valuable to a business, many business owners and managers are preoccupied with…

There’s a lot of hype and misinformation around the corporate lawsuit, which can make it particularly intimidating if you find yourself sued. Unless you know what to expect, you’re likely to be unsure of how to handle it. While it’s essential to find a competent litigation attorney to assist you, you should already know what…

When it comes to partnerships, there are many things that can turn bad, like a corporate dispute, unless you have solid company bylaws in place to prevent them. Partnerships are about trust and working with someone else to make something greater than either partner could have made alone. With successful partnerships, two or more heads…