Am I Liable If My Employee Gets Into A Car Accident Driving Home From Work?

Am I Liable If My Employee Gets Into A Car Accident Driving Home From Work?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
I recently had a very annoying experience. I was sued. I own a business, so I might as well have a target on my back that says, “SUE ME.” It is seriously ridiculous. The lawyer part of me says, “why does anyone own a business?” The entrepreneur...
I’ve Filed an LLC. I’m Personally Protected from Lawsuits, Right?

I’ve Filed an LLC. I’m Personally Protected from Lawsuits, Right?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
How useful is a condom that is never taken out of its box and wrapper? If you were the kind of person with enough forethought to buy a condom, you would probably want it to protect you from several things. But it would not be very useful to go through the trouble of...
Can I Require My Employees To Be Nonsmokers?

Can I Require My Employees To Be Nonsmokers?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
When I first started practicing law, I was asked by a fitness-conscious employer whether he could require his employees to quit smoking. After some research into the Americans with Disabilities Act, I concluded, “no.” Basically, I concluded that smoking...
I’m Going Into Business With My Best Friend. Do We Really Need a Partnership Agreement?

I’m Going Into Business With My Best Friend. Do We Really Need a Partnership Agreement?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
I had a law partner for 3 months. She and I were not friends before we partnered, actually, but we became fast friends once we decided to do business together. About a month later, she joined my law firm. It was temporary, though. Within a couple months, we disagreed...
If My Office Isn’t Up To Code, Can I Make My Landlord Fix It?

If My Office Isn’t Up To Code, Can I Make My Landlord Fix It?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
A few years ago, I had a problem with my office. I occupied a two story unit in a mid-rise downtown. The problem was that I was on the bottom floor. And at night, we were regularly burglarized. With the burglaries came broken and vandalized windows, broken doors, lost...
General Business Disputes Attorney

General Business Disputes Attorney

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
General Business Disputes No one ever begins a professional relationship anticipating that relationship will later turn sour. Unfortunately, contentious business disputes can still arise for any number of reasons.  When commercial litigation arises from alleged breach...
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