Grandfathering Under the ADA Is Not A Thing

Grandfathering Under the ADA Is Not A Thing

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
For all of you businesses in cool brick lofts, I’ve got some bad news for you. Grandfathering under the ADA is not a thing. Everyone thinks it is, though. It’s a persistent rumor leading to poor decisions. I hear the grandfathering rumor all the time. All....
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...
Overnight Guest or Unwanted Tenant: Invited Guests Who Overstay Their Welcome Can Become Your Costly Legal Problem

Overnight Guest or Unwanted Tenant: Invited Guests Who Overstay Their Welcome Can Become Your Costly Legal Problem

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 weeks ago, a friend of mine offered to let me use his lake house for a weekend getaway. I was blown away by the generosity of the offer. As I talked to him about it, he told me that he often lets friends and acquaintances use the property (nice guy right!). He...
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...
What Should I Know Before Signing A Lease For My Business?

What Should I Know Before Signing A Lease For My Business?

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 was once subleasing from another lawyer who asked me to look at his lease because the landlord was charging for common area maintenance. Even though he was a lawyer, he was shocked when I told him this is common in commercial leases. Most people have experience with...
A Comparison of Buying vs. Leasing a Car

A Comparison of Buying vs. Leasing a Car

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 hear a lot that businessowners should lease cars for tax purposes. The tax treatments of leased versus owned cars for businesses and entrepreneurs is, unsurprisingly, confusing. I’m not a tax expert, even though taxes touch everything I do as an entreprenuer....
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