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To Incorporate or Not to Incorporate

By Christopher D. Warren / November 19, 2020
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Our next few blog posts will be dedicated to legal and tax issues affecting startups. NOTE: These posts are overviews and are not meant to replace a discussion with your attorney and/or tax counsel. The first legal issue we will look at is the first issue a startup entrepreneur is likely to confront: what type…

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Warren Law Group’s Todd Kulkin Represents Non-Profit Featured in New York Post

By Christopher D. Warren / October 27, 2020
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One of Todd Kulkin’s clients was recently featured in the New York Post, telling the personal and gut wrenching story of what happened to his children and his decision to found Operation Exhale, a non-profit organization that provides help to children going through “the system.” We are proud to have Operation Exhale as a client,…

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SEC’s Proposed Finder Exemptions

By Christopher D. Warren / October 19, 2020
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SEC’s Proposed Finder Exemptions In a press release on October 7th, the SEC proposed an exemption for “finders”—who are paid to assist in raising capital in private markets by connecting investors and issuers of securities—from broker registration requirements currently in place. The SEC’s stated aim of the exemptions is “to assist small businesses to raise…

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Why Every Business Should Pay Attention to Privacy Laws

By Christopher D. Warren / September 16, 2020
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Electronic data collection is so ubiquitous in today’s world that it would be easier to list the aspects of our lives in which data isn’t collected by others. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated consumer movement into doing business virtually as health concerns increase the demand for contactless and paperless transactions. Pre-pandemic, some businesses felt no…

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Money Makes the World Go-Around

By Christopher D. Warren / August 31, 2020
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In this blog post we will briefly discuss the second most commonly cited cause of startup failure — funding or cash problems. Starting a business takes money. Once upon a time, people wishing to start a business would save money, perhaps borrow some from family, and if the business had hard assets (and they were…

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How to Avoid a Product that Nobody Wants

By Christopher D. Warren / August 31, 2020
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Today’s blog post focuses on the most cited of the reasons why start ups fail: a lack of consumer interest in the product or service the business intends to provide. Every new parent’s baby is the cutest they’ve ever seen, and every start up entrepreneur starts out thinking their proposed product or service is a…

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So You Want to Start a Start Up…

By Christopher D. Warren / August 31, 2020
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Introduction Welcome to the “So You Want to Start a Start Up…” blog! I’m Paul Share, and I, along with my colleague Todd Kulkin, have been working with start ups for over 30 years. We’ve started this blog to provide you with the benefit of our experience on some of the legal and business issues…

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Raising Capital? Avoid Pitfalls of a Private Placement

By Christopher D. Warren / August 19, 2020
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Recently, federal securities regulators accused six people of deceiving investors in connection with unregistered securities offerings for a supposed marijuana farm and CBD extraction facility in California. Allegedly, the defendants raised $25 million from more than 400 investors from across the country promising huge returns of 100% or more. At the core of the case,…

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How to Answer a FINRA Rule 8210 Inquiry

By Christopher D. Warren / July 31, 2020
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So, you got a letter. From FINRA. It’s about an examination. It’s a Rule 8210 letter. Now what? When you get a Rule 8210 letter from FINRA, it’s serious. This letter is telling you FINRA is launching an investigation, which you, as a registered person of FINRA, are – in some way, shape, or form…

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