How Not to Purchase a Business

If you want to purchase a business, you can do it in two different ways: you can purchase all of the assets of the business or you can purchase the entity itself. An asset purchase is simple to explain: you simply purchase all of the tangible and intangible property of the business such as real […]

Estate Planning can be Easy

Really? “It wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be!” That is a common phrase I hear from clients after they sign their Will who were initially apprehensive about meeting with me. It is very common for people to be scared about thinking of death or planning for it. In fact, […]

Out of State Power of Attorney? You May Need an Additional Document.

A properly drafted Power of Attorney drafted in some state other than new Hampshire, will still be valid here with one proviso: if the Agent actually needs to use that document, the Agent must sign a new Acknowledgement. This is a form that the Agent signs acknowledging that he or she is a fiduciary and […]

There is No Time Like the Present to Update Your Estate Plan

Every estate planning attorney can tell you stories about bad, incomplete or absent estate plans that created havoc for families. From unfunded trusts- you do know that a trust must be funded, right?- to simply outdated plans, we have seen it all. In some cases, this has led to unnecessary delay and expense but in […]

Consulting Agreements for Small Business

Protect Your Small Business with Consulting Agreements Before Hiring,  by Elizabeth A. Brown, Esq When small businesses start to grow they frequently find themselves needing to hire consultants and independent contractors to help them expand their business.  This can be an exciting and potentially lucrative undertaking for a business.  But, before you get caught up in […]

Estate Plan: The Biggest Mistakes to Avoid

Mistakes to avoid in an Estate Plan An estate plan is not something most people want to spend time on when thinking about the inevitable—our own mortality. If you don’t, however, you may be leaving a mess for your loved ones. It is not enough to just “make a plan.” It is important to make […]