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Michelle Grenier, Esq., Trademark Attorney, Contract Attorney, Corporation Attorney

 
 
Michelle L. Grenier, Esq.
 
Small Business Lawyer, Trademark Attorney and Executive Contract Lawyer.
 
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Michelle L. Grenier, Legal Strategist for Top Growing Businesses, provides information,  guidance and services for small businesses:
 

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Understanding contracts.

Posted by Michelle L. Grenier Esq. Jan 19, 2016 1:37:25 PM
International Business Lawyer

Understanding contracts.  What is a contract?

A contract is a promise or set of promises, for breach of which the law gives a remedy, or the performance of which the law in some way recognizes as a duty.

Risk. The biggest risk is not having a signed comprehensive contract; the second biggest risks, is in not fully understanding your contract.

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Understanding contracts.

Understanding contracts.  What is a contract? A contract is a promise or set of promises, for breach of which the law gives a remedy, or the performance of which the law in some way recognizes as a duty. Risk. The biggest risk is not having a signed comprehensive contract; the second biggest risks, [...]

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Website Compiance

Posted by Michelle L. Grenier Esq. Jan 19, 2016 1:32:55 PM
Trademark Attorney, Contracts Attorney, Corporations Attorney

Website Compiance

One of the first things new businesses do, typically is, create a website.  Business owners should understand that it is important to have proper web site content including, appropriate terms of use, privacy policy and copyright notices.

This content protects your rights, as well as, provides for compliance with laws such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, etc.

Some examples are as follows:

a. Privacy Policies, amongst other things, often give notice with regard to what you will and will not be doing with the information of visitors to the site.

b. Clear and comprehensive Return Policy pages are essential for retail sites.

c. Terms of Use often include provisions that protect your intellectual property rights.

Make sure you do it right the first time and avoid costly remedial measures later.  Discuss your business with a competent experienced Boston business lawyer or Maine business lawyer to determine what policies and provisions would be best to include in your web site.

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Website Compiance

Website Compiance One of the first things new businesses do, typically is, create a website.  Business owners should understand that it is important to have proper web site content including, appropriate terms of use, privacy policy and copyright notices. This content protects your rights, as well [...]

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Understanding the Letter of Credit

Posted by Michelle L. Grenier Esq. Jan 19, 2016 1:28:00 PM

Understanding the Letter of Credit

     One of the biggest risks in using a Letter of Credit, is not fully understanding the terms.  Clarification can be obtained easily, with proper counsel.

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Understanding the Letter of Credit

Understanding the Letter of Credit      One of the biggest risks in using a Letter of Credit, is not fully understanding the terms.  Clarification can be obtained easily, with proper counsel.

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Understanding Business Agreements for Small Businesses and Executives

Posted by Michelle L. Grenier Esq. Jan 19, 2016 1:24:18 PM

Understanding Business Agreements for Small Businesses and Executives

Learn About Business Agreements, with articles drafted by an experienced business lawyer:

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Understanding Business Agreements for Small Businesses and Executives

Understanding Business Agreements for Small Businesses and Executives Learn About Business Agreements, with articles drafted by an experienced business lawyer:

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What are Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets?

Posted by Michelle L. Grenier Esq. Jan 19, 2016 1:21:49 PM

What are Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets?

PROTECT YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Intellectual property can be a company's most valuable asset and the acquisition, transfer, license or right to use such intellectual property is often an essential element in many business transactions.  Recently, lenders, investors and financial institutions have considered and requested intellectual property assets as collateral to secure company obligations and financing.

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What are Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets?

What are Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets? PROTECT YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS Intellectual property can be a company's most valuable asset and the acquisition, transfer, license or right to use such intellectual property is often an essential element in many business transactions.  [...]

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Business Resources

Posted by Michelle L. Grenier Esq. Jan 19, 2016 1:11:38 PM

Business Resources

Knowledge + Informed Decisions + Proper Implementation = Business Success
Federal Trade Commission Office of Competition

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Business Resources

Business Resources Knowledge + Informed Decisions + Proper Implementation = Business Success Federal Trade Commission Office of Competition

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Registering your business. What permits or licenses apply?

Posted by Michelle L. Grenier Esq. Jan 19, 2016 1:03:20 PM

Registering your business. What permits or licenses apply?

    Non-compliance with certificate and permitting laws and regulations can be costly, monetarily and through exposure to liability.  Attorney Grenier can assist you in determining which business certificates, permits and/or licenses will be necessary to operate your business and assist you in the legal aspects of applying for and obtaining the same, so that you can focus on your business matters that need to addressed.
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Registering your business. What permits or licenses apply?

Registering your business. What permits or licenses apply?     Non-compliance with certificate and permitting laws and regulations can be costly, monetarily and through exposure to liability.  Attorney Grenier can assist you in determining which business certificates, permits and/or licenses will [...]

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Publishing Agreement Checklist

Posted by Michelle L. Grenier Esq. Jan 19, 2016 12:59:39 PM

Publishing Agreement Checklist

Publishing lawyer for Authors and PublishersThe following are some of the issues that are often addressed in a publishing agreement.

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Publishing Agreement Checklist

Publishing Agreement Checklist Publishing lawyer for Authors and PublishersThe following are some of the issues that are often addressed in a publishing agreement.

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Discuss Your Business Goals and Issues With A Small Business Lawyer

Posted by Michelle L. Grenier Esq. Jan 19, 2016 12:52:45 PM

Discuss your business goals and issues with a Small Business Lawyer and Trademark Attorney.

 

100% Business Law . . . 100% of the Time.

Taking a Dispute-Avoidance approach,
i.e., taking preventative measures now to avoid disputes later.

 

How can I obtain information for Starting a Small Business? Information for Small Businesses

How Can I Learn about Business Agreements? Understanding Business Agreements

How can I obtain a Checklist for My Small Business Issue? Small Business Checklists

Where can I find a articles related to Small Business Law? Go to "Ask a Small Business Lawyer Blog"

 

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Discuss Your Business Goals and Issues With A Small Business Lawyer

Discuss your business goals and issues with a Small Business Lawyer and Trademark Attorney.   100% Business Law . . . 100% of the Time. Taking a Dispute-Avoidance approach, i.e., taking preventative measures now to avoid disputes later.   How can I obtain information for Starting a Small Business? [...]

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Non Compete Agreement Checklist

Posted by Michelle L. Grenier Esq. Jan 19, 2016 12:47:57 PM

Non Compete Agreement Checklist

Non compete agreements are often a part of (or clause within) a broader agreement, e.g. an independent contractor agreement, employment agreement, confidentiality agreement distributorship agreement, etc.  The following is a helpful non-exclusive checklist for a non-compete clause.

  • Describe the consideration provided (e.g., salary, payment, disclosure, etc.). 
  • Describe restrictive time period (must be reasonable and enforceable).
  • Describe geographical scope of restriction. 
  • Describe scope of restricted activities, e.g.  "employee will not  . . . 

          1. contact or solicit customers                      

          2. discourage customers

          3. participate in, restricted activities, e.g.  engage in business that competes, etc.

  • Require attorneys fees and cost be paid in event of breach of
    Non Compete Agreement. 
  • Provide for injunctive remedy, in addition to other remedies in event of breach of Non Compete Contract.

    Note, non-circumvention provisions may also be appropriate in certain circumstances.

 

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Non Compete Agreement Checklist

Non Compete Agreement Checklist Non compete agreements are often a part of (or clause within) a broader agreement, e.g. an independent contractor agreement, employment agreement, confidentiality agreement distributorship agreement, etc.  The following is a helpful non-exclusive checklist for a [...]

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