Why Nearly Every Business Should Care About the Corporate Transparency Act

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is a new anti-money laundering bill enacted by Congress. Rulemnaking for the CTA is being handled by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The CTA is aimed at taking out illegal business and financial practices such as shell companies intended to hide crime and corruption. In its current form, the CTA would implement reporting Read More

Medical Intake Forms – What did I just Sign?

The doctor’s office can be intimidating for just about anybody. Needles, scalpels, drills … but the most intimidating aspect could be all the paperwork. Medical intake forms are heavy on details, but we know most people don’t read through the documents and instead just fill them in and move on. Even those who do read them often find them hard to understand. So, what’s in there and what should you look out for? We’re Read More

Why You Should Be Paying Attention to Smart Contracts on the Blockchain

Cryptocurrency, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), and the Blockchain. These are all popular buzzwords right now; you’ve probably seen them. Whether you currently work with and understand blockchain technologies or not, there’s reason to start gaining a basic understanding of what they are and how they work. Smart contracts in particular could soon have a big impact on everyone’s lives. Smart contracts are commonly Read More

Is a Verbal Agreement Enforceable?

In an ideal world, everyone would stand by their word. Unfortunately, we understand sometimes you might feel you have a solid “handshake agreement” with someone just to find out they never intended on standing by the agreement or went back on their word entirely. So, what are your options if you made a verbal agreement for a good or service but never it in writing? You might be surprised to know that most types of Read More

4 Business Leadership Mistakes To Avoid

Leading a business is hard work, especially in cutting-edge industries like healthcare and technology. Balancing the vision of the company with the day-to-day operations of the business and the well-being of your employees is difficult for anyone to take on. When the line ends with you, how can you make sure your actions are supporting the company instead of dooming it? As you lead the way for your company to Read More

Trademarks vs. Copyright: Which is Right For You?

Intellectual Property is one of the most valuable assets that any business has. Most businesses know that, but they are less clear on what kind of Intellectual Property they actually have - trademarks, copyright, or patents. How can businesses protect their Intellectual Property, and when should they? How can they identify what kind of Intellectual Property they actually have? Here are the major differences between Read More

6 New Year’s Resolutions For Forward-Thinking Businesses

The end of one year and the start of the next is a great time for reflection. Each year is unique, but 2021 stands out as one of the most memorable. As we look forward, how can we continue to move towards progress and growth? That is the question we must all ask ourselves, both for our personal health and for our businesses. The businesses we primarily work with at CLARK.LAW, technology and healthcare companies, have Read More

How Long Does Intellectual Protection Property Last?

We’ve written before about the value of protecting your Intellectual Property. Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights protect what makes your business unique - what sets you apart from everyone else on the market. At CLARK.LAW, we help register your Intellectual Property with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office, respectively, to help ensure federal protection. After Read More

4 Ways to Encourage Employee Innovation in Your Company

It has become increasingly clear over the years that overworking your employees is not a sustainable path to success. To the contrary, encouraging creativity and innovation from employees is likely to produce better results. Striking the proper work/life balance for your team has been shown to produce long-term positive outcomes and prevent employee burnout. So how can you create a culture of creativity in your Read More

6 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Business Before You Sell

The market for buying and selling businesses right now is wild. Businesses are being created, closed, expanded, and sold at a rate much higher than ever before. As a result of the pandemic, many business owners are assessing their own priorities and what the future holds for their company. At staggering rates, owners are listing their businesses for sale. It is rare for a business to sell quickly. To the contrary, Read More