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December 2018 Archives

What is "venture capital" under business law?

Individuals who are interested in starting a business have many important decisions that they must make. One critical issue that they must figure out is how to raise the funds needed to finance their endeavor. This week we want to take a brief look at venture capital and how it can be beneficial to entrepreneurs. Venture capital is money that is obtained from investors and investment banks for the purpose of starting a business. These investors generally take an equity interest in the business with the intent of later selling off that equity for a profit. Venture capital, while usually financial in nature, can come in other forms. Individuals can invest expertise in a number of fields, including the technical and managerial realms, to help a business get up and running.

Pennsylvania casino faces premises liability lawsuit

Individuals who are invited onto the property of another, whether that be as a customer in a store or as a social guest at a friend's gathering, usually don't give much thought to how the property itself may pose a danger to their safety and well-being. Yet, oftentimes property owners failed to routinely inspect their properties, and thereby quickly identify and remedy hazardous conditions. As a result, unsuspecting individuals are sometimes injured or even killed by dangerous property conditions. This is entirely unacceptable, which is why those who have been injured in an accident while on the property of another should carefully consider the legal options available to them.

Aggressive, holistic criminal defense can be had

Being accused of a crime can fill an individual with anxiety. This is understandable. After all, a conviction on criminal charges can result in harsh penalties that can have long-lasting consequences. For example, an individual may wind up facing the possibility of months or even years behind bars. He or she may also end up being slapped with large fines and irreparable damage to his or her reputation. Although prosecutors typically aggressively pursue criminal charges, even if through plea negotiations, strong criminal defenses may be available to accused individuals depending on the circumstances at hand. This is why whether an individual is facing relatively minor criminal charge or something serious, he or she should consider how best to present legal arguments that seek to avoid these damaging penalties. This is where the help of a qualified a criminal defense attorney may prove beneficial. The legal team at our firm is well-versed in the various defense strategies as they relate to criminal law. This means that we diligently work to not only assess the facts at hand but also to utilize those facts and the law to build compelling and persuasive arguments. We thoroughly identify and question witnesses, gather relevant documentary evidence, and zealously advocate for our clients in both the negotiation room and the courtroom. Developing a sound legal strategy to defend you against criminal charges can be enormously complicated. The rules of evidence and trial, in association with applicable statutory in case law, can muddle issues making them ripe for legal argument. This is why it is often advisable to seek legal assistance from a skilled criminal defense attorney before proceeding with your criminal case.

What if you receive a citation for violating liquor code?

For an establishment that serves alcohol, losing a liquor license is incredibly detrimental and may even ruin your business. In Pennsylvania, it is the Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (PSP BLCE) that enforces liquor license violations.

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