Constructive Possession of Marijuana

Throughout this summer, I have had the fortunate opportunity to speak with many parents who are seeking explanation for why their son or daughter was charged with the unlawful possession of marijuana when, in fact, they were not the rightful owners of the controlled substance. “The weed belonged to his friend… it wasn’t even found […]

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Trademark and Ownership

What happens when the ownership of your trademark changes? This is a common occurrence caused by a business changing its name, selling your business, or assigning your trademark rights to another individual and/or company. Three common types of ownership changes are (1) change in name, (2) change in entity type, and (3) assignment of the […]

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Appreciable Impairment     

Today’s blog will attempt to explain the significance of ‘Appreciable Impairment’ as it pertains to North Carolina’s DWI Law.  DWI’s are the most litigated crime in North Carolina, and there are many different facets that create challenges for both the State and the Defense.  However, when dealing with Appreciable Impairment, it’s hard to understate how […]

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Ways to Start a Business, Enter into a Business, or Buy a Franchise

Buying an Existing Business Always evaluate the business by reviewing its history and its operations. Learn the business’s marketing strategies, how it generates its sales, acquiring customers, and an understanding of its finances. Some items needed from the existing business: Financial statements Tax returns Copies of leases and deeds Debt and loan repayment schedule Inventory […]

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