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Broker Dealers: Who Are They?

Broker-dealers are in the business of buying and selling securities. This can include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and certain other investment products on behalf of its' customers (as broker), for its' own account (as dealer) or both. Broker-dealers must register with the securities and exchange commission and be members of the FINRA. These are the regulatory bodies that govern their conduct. To speak with a trusted, experienced business lawyer call: (646) 386-0990 or email: ross@rosspitcofflaw.com to set-up a free consultation. ...

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Business Contract Tips

In the event of a dispute, it may be advantageous to include a provision that requires the parties enter either mediation or arbitration, or both. Mediation is a voluntary process where both parties try to work out their issues directly, with the help of a neutral third party mediator. Any settlement must be approved by both parties. Arbitration is a more adversarial process where the arbitrator hears both sides' arguments and then makes a decision that both parties must abide by. It is akin to a trail setting, but the arbitration process is much quicker and cheaper than litigating in court. To speak...

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Business Law Done Right

Our Corporate Business Law Firm is thriving. We work with: limited liability companies, partnerships, and single member corporations in order to provide consulting services, negotiate, draft and review contractual agreements, oversee complex business transactions, and ensure business operations are conducted properly from the day the operating agreement is executed to the day the closing is consummated. To speak with a trusted, experienced business lawyer call: (646) 386-0990 or email: ross@rosspitcofflaw.com to set-up a free consultation. ...

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Business Cryptocurrency Benefits

An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is when start-ups raise money by creating their own digital tokens/coins that will be spent to use for the company's current and future services. The company sells a limited number of their newly minted Cryptocurrency to investors in exchange for established Cryptocurrency like Bitcoin or Ether. To speak with an attorney: email: ross@rosspitcofflaw.com or call: (646) 386-0990. ...

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BEWARE OF: Fake ICO Scams

One of the best results from the Cryptocurrency boom has been the rise of the initial coin offering as a way for companies to raise capital. With thousands of new Blockchain-based companies entering the market with unique ideas and exciting projects, users can now back their favorite businesses easily. However, this massive explosion of ICO opportunities has inevitably raised the specter of fraud. That is when having a great lawyer or law firm comes in handy. To speak with an attorney today: email: ross@rosspitcofflaw.com or call: (646) 386-0990. ...

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Liquidated Damages and Liquidated Damage Provisions

Liquidated Damages are settled in advance by the contracting parties. If a contract contains a Liquidated Damage Provision, the amount of damages in case of a breach is specified or a method for determining damages is laid out. The benefit of such a provision is the ability to control risk exposure that is inherent in business law. To speak with a business lawyer today: email: ross@rosspitcofflaw.com or call: (646) 386-0990 to set-up a free consultation. ...

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Trade Secrets 101

Trade Secrets are the "classified documents" of the business world, just as top-secret documents are closely guarded by government agencies. Because of the cost of developing certain products and processes is much more expensive than competitive intelligence, companies have an incentive to figure out what makes their competitors successful. To protect trade secrets, a company may require employees privy to the information to sign non-compete or non-disclosure agreements (NDA) upon hire. To speak with a lawyer today, call: (646) 386-0990 or email: ross@rosspitcofflaw.com to set-up a free consultation. ...

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Standard and Commercial Contract Terms

Standard commercial contract terms are usually appropriate while selling goods or services that are the same, or very similar. For bespoke products or services that vary according to the job to be undertaken, such as some building services or software developments, you may need to negotiate a separate written 'trading' contract for each transaction. To learn more or to speak with a lawyer at Ross Pitcoff Law today, call our office at: (646) 386-0990 or email: ross@rosspitcofflaw.com ...

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Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE)

Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) is the buying of shares of publicly traded stock at a price below the Current Market Value (CMV) per share. This financing technique is more efficient than secondary offerings due to fewer regulatory issues with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). To learn more about financing techniques, email: ross@rosspitcofflaw.com or call our office at: (646) 386-0990 to set up a consultation. ...

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Freezing Injunctions 101

At Ross Pitcoff Law, we have recently been answering a lot of questions about freezing injunctions. A freezing injunction stops the opposing side from disposing of, or dealing with, their assets (or some of them) until the main dispute is resolved. 'Assets' could include bank accounts, land, shares, bonds, and other financial instruments or vehicles, even if the other side is holding them in trust for a third party. To learn more about frozen injunctions, feel free to email: ross@rosspitcofflaw.com or call our office at: (646) 386-0990 to set up a consultation. ...

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