March 2016 Archives

Proposed regulations to expand fiduciary duties among brokers

If you have ever utilized the services of a financial advisor, you likely assumed that he or she was acting in your best interests when recommending investments. But in certain cases, financial advisors will direct their clients to invest their money in ways that are designed to offer benefits to the advisors rather than their clients.

Lump-sum contracts lay out obligations up front

If you are a construction developer who is planning a project, one of the first things you must decide is whether you want to use a contractor to perform the building tasks. If you should decide to enlist the services of a contractor, then you will need to create a contract covering the terms of the project. In this post we will look at the most common type of written agreement used by developers and contractors, which is the lump-sum contract.

Are employee contracts a good idea for my company?

If you own or run a company, you know how critical it is to employ and retain good workers. But in today's competitive marketplace, the very best people will always be in demand and have ample career opportunities. That's why employers sometimes opt to contractually secure the services of a valued employee.

Philanthropist files suit claiming he was victim of fraud

Everyone should know that when it comes to investing, there are no sure things. But if you decide to put money into a new venture, you have every reason to expect that your investment will be used to help build the business. Unfortunately, sometimes people buy into a project only to discover later that they have been victims of fraud.

Both landlords and tenants have lease obligations

Landlord-tenant disputes can become extremely heated. This is due to the fact that so much is at stake, and this is especially true if the property in question is housing a business. For example, a company could suffer severe financial losses if it is unable to conduct business due to unsafe or uncomfortable building conditions. Such conditions could be caused by faulty wiring, broken plumbing or a broken heating or cooling unit.