Sole Proprietorship: What’s It Worth?

A sole proprietorship is a type of business that is owned and operated by one person, with no legal distinction between the owner and the business entity. This is a common choice for many small business owners or merchants when they establish their own business because it is the least expensive option. However, sole proprietors […]

Probate; Not the Evil Alleged to be

I am constantly amazed at the number of individuals who come into my office and make the statement that, “they want to transfer their real estate to their child or someone else to avoid probate because the State will take their property.” My first question is always, “why do you think the State will take […]

Marble City Brewing – A Tale of Trademark Infringement

In 2011 Marble Brewery, a microbrewery from Albuquerque NM, brought a lawsuit against Knoxville, Tennessee’s Marble City Brewing Company for trademark infringement. Here is the story, with lessons to be learned. Marble Brewery began operation in 2007, producing, packaging and distributing their handcrafted beers in their taproom, with plans for widespread distribution. In good practice, […]