About This Blog

This blog is designed to provide quick access to legal news and information that is of value to small businesses, including the self-employed. It consists primarily of two kinds of posts: news posts informing you of changes in the law and what I call primers that provide basic information about important topics. I intend to cover a range of issues including business formation, contracts, torts, trademarks, worker’s compensation, taxation and immigration.

My news posts will generally be summaries and analysis of news cases from the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. These are the appellate courts that have jurisdiction over legal issues that impact North Carolina businesses. I may also post about lower level¬†courts and bodies such as the North Carolina Industrial Commission (which decides worker’s compensation issues). I will also post about bills passing through the General Assembly when that body is in session.

The primers will be more general background posts providing an overview of an area of law. For instance, my first primer talks about the advantages and disadvantages of different kinds of business entities. With these primers I hope to eventually create a general library of basic legal information.

Of course, everything posted in this blog is for information purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Always consult an attorney before making any major business decisions.