Employee Religious Exemption for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

At some point in the near future, the Supreme Court is set to decide the Biden Administration’s mandate that employers of a certain size require that their employees are vaccinated. Some employees have been able to qualify for a religious exemption from the Covid-19 vaccine. This complex legal issue seeks to strike a balance between […]

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Mergers and Acquisitions, and Divestitures

Companies eventually evolve and strive for improved operations or growth by combining their resources and efforts with other companies. Sometimes, the legal requirement for spinning off specific productive assets involves Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and divestitures, both of which may entail structural modifications to underlying business via the sale or purchase of the entire company […]

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Ecommerce – Essential Knowledge for Running an Online Store

Setting up an online store seems easy enough, right? You need a sound business plan and marketing strategy, sellable products, great domain, excellent hosting, and a sound content management system, among others. The low overhead is also appealing, and you don’t even have to pay rent if you don’t need space or already have room […]

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Lifetime Gifts and Taxes

When you are thinking about giving a sizeable gift, it is crucial to familiarize yourself with the gift tax laws that might apply to your specific case. Otherwise, you might end up with a shocking tax bill or find yourself in trouble with the IRS. They say that giving is always better than receiving. However, […]

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Business Torts – How They Can Affect Your Business?

Torts are intentional, neglectful, or reckless acts that cause individuals or entities unlawful harm. Economic (business) torts refer to wrongful acts specifically impacting businesses. These acts may involve anything from trade secret theft to false and disparaging statements. While trademark infringement, defective products, and breached employment agreements might harm businesses, Virginia recognizes a handful of […]

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What Landlords Should Know About Virginia Eviction Laws

Between the mass layoffs and pandemic eviction moratoriums, many Virginia landlords are struggling to say afloat. Instead of finding new tenants, landlords have been forced to cover months of mortgage payments and taxes without the requisite rental income. The federal government extended certain rent-based eviction prohibitions until June 30, 2021. However, a federal judge recently […]

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Domain Name Disputes

On April 21st, 2021, a 30-year-old web designer from Argentina bought for $2.90. Google quickly reacquired its domain name following the unintentional public offering, but this story highlights domain names’ legal grey areas. Nearly anyone can purchase available domain names without explaining their connection to the requested web address. It often surprises aspiring website […]

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Moving Your Company to Another State

Whether you’re concerned about changing tax laws or preparing for retirement, business owners often transfer their companies to different states. However, permanently moving your headquarters over state lines differs from opening out-of-state stores or expanding your e-commerce business. Complete transfer requires lawfully closing your business in your current state and essentially reopening your business in […]

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Statute of Limitations in Virginia

Whether criminal or civil, every potential legal claim has a commencement deadline called the statute of limitations (SOL). Timeframes differ depending on the claim type, but missing these statutory deadlines means losing related litigation and financial recovery rights. Insurers typically refuse to settle claims barred by the applicable SOL – called time-barred litigation – and […]

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The Importance of a Power of Attorney

Despite the name, powers of attorney don’t vest anyone with permission to practice law. Instead, the document allows individuals to grant agency authority, whether general or limited, to an approved representative. This may be an attorney, family member, business partner, or friend. A power of attorney (or “POA”) serves multiple functions but has limitations. In […]

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