Business Premises Liability in Iowa

In Iowa, business owners have a duty to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance of their premises for the protection of lawful visitors—that is, invitees.

Handling Disputes with Customers Over Goods/Services and Payment

A reality of every business is the eventual disputes with a client over the client’s failure to pay for good provided or services rendered, or the client’s dissatisfaction with those goods or services.  Handling those matters properly is essential to the success of any business.

Employee Versus Independent Contractor Classification

 Classification of workers as independent contractors v. employees has become an important focus of the US Department of Labor in recent years. Misclassification of employees as an independent contractor is commonplace, and can subject an employee to significant financial penalties and costs.  For that reason it is in the interest of every business owner to

Iowa Business Registered Agent

Under Iowa law, a registered agent is an individual (or a corporation depending on the business organization) designated by the entity to accept service of process

Have the Right Contracts Now to Avoid Business Problems Later

Owning one’s own business can be quite rewarding, both from financial and personal satisfaction perspectives.  However, it can also be a headache at times, and that is especially true when there are legal disputes surrounding the business.  Having the right contracts can go a long way to helping business owners avoid such legal problems, and is truly an area where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts)

While our eventual death is something that no one wants to think about, it is a fact of life.  Proper estate planning can ensure that a person’s assets are distributed as they wish, while avoiding a situation in which those assets are squandered in the probate process after death.  Estate planning can also help avoid tension within a family, as even the closest family may disagree over distribution of a loved one’s belonging (especially those of sentimental value).