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 Incorporate In Nevada To Avoid California Taxes?

Can I Incorporate In Nevada To Avoid California Taxes?

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
Taxes take a big bite out of profits for small business owners. True story: I pay five times my salary in taxes every year as the business owner. For every dollar I take home to feed my family, I have to earn five just for taxes. Too bad those tax dollars don’t...
Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) Attorney

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) 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
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES (LLC) Congratulations on making the decision to start your own business! As you already know, one critical aspects of business formation is deciding which legal structure your entity will assume, i.e., a limited liability company or...
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....
Why Do 80% of Businesses Fail In Their First Year?

Why Do 80% of Businesses Fail In Their First Year?

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
Eric is really angry. Less than a year ago, he started a business with four guys he knew from friends of friends. They shared the dream of opening a sports bar dedicated to soccer that would serve international beer and bar food. They found the perfect spot and signed...
Independent Contractors

Independent Contractors

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
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS Determining whether your hired labor should be paid as employees or independent contractors has a major effect on your business’ bottom line. ¬†Employers may be tempted to treat this issue lightly, or to attempt to classify all hired labor...
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