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Major bankruptcy affects Kentucky company and its vendors

It takes a lot of work to get a business off the ground. When someone is going it alone, it can feel like the work is not going anywhere near profit, but it is an investment in smooth operations in the future. When companies rely on each other to stay afloat, planning is very important to keep things running until they improve.

How do businesses get taxed in Kentucky?

It's a big part of the American Dream to be your own boss, and there are a lot of ways to feel like that dream is your reality. But none are perhaps better than owning your own business. Without planning, however, that dream can feel like a nightmare that takes up valuable time and resources.

How do I write a strong partnership agreement?

One of the most important legal documents you can have on file when starting a company is the partnership agreement. This document can help prevent a lot of disputes down the road if it has been written correctly and with both partners in mind.

Reasons to register as a sole proprietorship

Working as an individual, without any employees, is a great way to run many freelance businesses. You will be signing agreements with companies as an independent contractor, which means you will not receive any benefits, overtime pay or other advantages of being a salaried employee. Let's explore the reasons you should register as a sole proprietorship in today's post.

Why you should have a business plan in writing

If you have come up with a great business idea and want to put it into action by starting your own company, you should write a business plan. It's important to have a business plan in writing so that you are not struggling to remember ideas when the time comes to find investors or when you are speaking to stakeholders. Today, we will discuss the four reasons why you need a business plan in writing.

Preparing your employees for a merger

If you are in charge of a business, no matter its size, you have a lot of responsibility. You will be questioned by your employees often, especially when it comes to merging with another company. If there is a merger on the horizon, make sure you inform your employees ahead of time, so they have more than enough information about what is happening.

Tips for registering your home-based business

Are you starting a home-based business to bring in a little more income each month to support your family? Is your career moving in a direction where you can work from home at all times? Are you the only employee of your home-based business? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the tips outlined below will help you with getting the business registered in Louisville, Kentucky, so you are not in violation of any laws.

Why hiring a lawyer for your business can help your success

Lawyers can provide help in so many ways when it comes to starting a new business in Louisville, Kentucky. From answering questions about the local laws to helping file the required legal paperwork to representing your interests in court, a business formation attorney can ensure that your business gets off the ground and running so you can have the success you desire.

Common legal hurdles to starting a business

Are you planning to start a new business in Louisville? If so, there are quite a few hurdles you will need to pass in order to get the business off the ground and running. You cannot simply find a place to operate and open the doors. Today, we will take a look at some of the legal hurdles you might face when trying to open a business in Kentucky, so you can be prepared.

Papa John's struggles to find a buyer amid controversy

When the person who's the name and face of a Louisville-based company speaks out in ways that many people find offensive, that company can suffer potentially irreversible damage. In recent years, Papa John's has become known more for the words and actions of its chief executive officer and founder John Schnatter than for its pizza.

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    Charles earned his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia in 1974

    He was graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1970 with a B.A. with Distinction

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    Mark W. Dobbins

    Mark earned his B.A. from Emory University.

    He earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville.

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    Patrick T. Schmidt

    Patrick earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky in 1989.

    He earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1992.

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    Terrence L. McCoy

    Terry earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1964.

    He earned his J.D. from Duke University in 1967.

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    Lisa Koch Bryant

    Ms. Bryant has extensive commercial litigation and bankruptcy experience. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Bryant served as head of litigation for the Federal Land Bank of Louisville.

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    Thomas graduated from the University of Louisville Business School with a B.A. in 1973

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    Sandra F. Keene

    Sandra earned her Bachelor of Health Science degree, with Honors, from the University of Louisville in 1982.

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    Elizabeth M. Jenkins

    Colgate University, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 1983

    University of Virginia, J.D., 1992

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    Edward L. Galloway

    Ed graduated from Indiana University in 1967 with a degree in history.

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    Thomas G. Karageorge

    Thomas graduated from the University of Louisville Business School with a B.A. in 1973

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    Tacasha attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the summer of 2001, where she studied courses in law and psychology.

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    Ayala received her J.D. in 1994 from the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky, where she was a member of the Brandeis Family Law Journal, and

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    Kacie A. Wilkinson

    Kacie A. Wilkinson recently joined Tilford, Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC, where she practices in the areas of business law & transactions, real estate, estate planning and probate.

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    Gwen recently joined the Firm after being employed by notable Louisville companies for over 15 years in a variety of capacities including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, and Risk Manager.

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    Bill earned his B.A. from Centre College in Kentucky in 1956.

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    Terrell L. Black

    Terry earned a B.S. in Social Science from Campbellsville College in 1966.

    In 1969, he attended graduate school at Eastern Kentucky University focusing on

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    John A. Wilmes

    John was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1977 and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in 1979.

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