Category Archives: Business

Don’t Get Trademark Scammed!

Recently, our firm received what appeared to be a “contract” or “bill” for services for which we had not solicited. The company, called Intellectual Property Services, which is based out of the Czech Republic sent a “contract” demanding payment of $2,356 as a “registration fee” for one of our registered trademarks. The “contract” included information […]

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Business Liability Protection

  Attorney John Szymankiewicz feels that an attorney should be a partner in the growth of your business. John believes protecting your assets while helping to facilitate your growth is the best form of practicing a successful business law practice. John aims to provide as much value value as possible by taking your questions about […]

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Top 4 Ways a DWI Charge Can Affect Your Career

1.  Suspended License If you are convicted of Driving While Impaired in North Carolina your license will be suspended for a minimum of 12 months. If your license is suspended and you don’t get a limited driving privilege for driving to/from work (NC does allow this exemption under certain circumstances) then you’re either taking a […]

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Arrested for a DWI in North Carolina?

We recently had a Driving While Impaired case that dealt with the issue of probable cause.  In the State of North Carolina, a police officer cannot make an arrest without first establishing probable cause.  Probable cause for a DWI is based on the officer’s opinion that a defendant is appreciably impaired, or that his mental and/or physical […]

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Immigration Law for the Small Business Owner – Part 2

Immigration for the Business Owner – Part 2 So, I spent the last installment of this blog talking about the different terms, kinds, and nuances in immigration, at least at a high level. I did that so I could write this blog post – talking about what and why certain things are important to small […]

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