The Small Business Reorganization Act

By Nisha Patel

~5 minute read Reviewing the Small Business Reorganization Act and Subchapter V Bankruptcy As of April 19, 2021, the Small Business Reorganization Act and Subchapter V, the new bankruptcy option for small businesses, has been in effect…

Virginia Leads The Way: The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act

By Tricia Dunlap

In March of 2021, Virginia became the first state on the east coast with a comprehensive data privacy protection law. The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA” or the “Act”) goes into effect on January 1, 2023. The CDPA takes inspiration from the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) but its sponsors avoided some of the weaknesses of those two predecessors.

Microbusinesses Only: New PPP Rules For 2021

By Nisha Patel

~5 minute read History Between Microbusiness and the PPP Last spring, the government established the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) as one of the main aid programs for small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.  In the…

Is Small Business Bankruptcy Right For You?

By Nisha Patel

Worst of all, your cash reserves and any Paycheck Protection Program money you may have received are long gone. Your creditors are hounding your cell phone and your mailbox is full of bills. And with all of the talk about the “new normal,” perhaps you no longer see any light at the end of the tunnel for your business and are ready to throw in the towel. If so, perhaps a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is right for you.

The Confidentiality Clause Curse: Should Your Professional Services Contract include a Confidentiality Clause?​

By Brandy Brown

Attorneys have an ethical duty to protect their clients’ confidential information under the law, but most professional services providers are not automatically bound to do the same. One way the parties to a professional services contract can manage the risks accompanying the necessary access to sensitive information is to address them in a confidentiality statement.

Starting a Business With Friends? 6 Questions You Need To Ask

By Tricia Dunlap

This post will help you think through six of the most basic questions that you’ve got to answer before you start your business.1. What Will Each Person Contribute to the Business? 2. Will Your Rights In Your Business Be Proportional to the Contribution to the Business? 3. What If One of You Wants to Resign? 4. Whether or Not You Need a Prohibition Against Engaging in Competing Business Activities. 5. Who Will Manage the LLC?
6. Can a New Member Join the LLC?

Be Smart(er) about Data Collection

By Tricia Dunlap

Tricia Dunlap, Esq. & Ben Nelson Ben Nelson is an experienced technologist at SingleStone Consulting who has provided custom application development and technical leadership for the public and private sectors.  He is a writer, podcaster,…

3 Tips to Prevent Coronavirus Lawsuits

By Tricia Dunlap

Subscribe to our YouTube channel Tricia Dunlap, Esq. ~4 minute read 3 Tips to Prevent Coronavirus Lawsuits Coronavirus lawsuits are pretty hyped in the news lately and if you’re a business owner you might even…

DOL’s Q & A on the FFCRA

By Tricia Dunlap

Tricia Dunlap, Esq. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers The following Q & A is from the Department of Labor, reposted here for the convenience of small business owners seeking help with issues…

4 SaaS Security Best Practices

By Tricia Dunlap

What Is SaaS? Over the past five years, Software as a Service (SaaS) products saw steady growth. Their increasing rate of adoption and innovation is exciting but can also serve as a cause for concern.…

How Two Floods Led to Dunlap Law

By Tricia Dunlap

In August of 2007, as the summer sun faded behind the mountains, my dear friend Peri sandbagged me.   “What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do that you’ll die without doing?”   I was…