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  • What effect does choice of business entity have? Do I want an LLC, a corporation, a partnership...?
    • Choice of business entity has many important effects on the planning and development of a new business, from how the business will be managed and operated to how its income and expenses are treated for State and Federal income tax purposes.
  • What is intellectual property and how does it relate to business pursuits?
    • Essentially, intellectual property is all of the information which you or your company has created, including any logos, written materials, unique business models, inventions, creations, trade secrets, jingles, artwork, etc.
  • How do I read my insurance contract?
    • Very carefully. Insurance contracts are notoriously difficult to read and understand. Careful and close reading of the entire contract is essential to understanding precisely what your insurance company will and will not cover.
  • Why is it important to have a valid will?
    • Wills are important to protect a person's assets for the next generation. Business owners, as well, must consider having a will which to protect the business in the event of the unexpected. Wills are commonly used to pass one's wealth and assets to loved ones or charities and to provide support for his or her family.
  • What is a Trust?
    • Trusts are legal entities which are used for a variety of purposes. Trusts can be used to provide support and care to vulnerable people; they can be used for estate planning purposes and wealth preservation; they can be used to fund charities or other designated organizations; they can be used to protect assets from creditors. They are flexible and an important part of many estate plans.
  • How do land use and zoning regulations affect real property?
    • These regulations affect real property primarily by restricting permitted uses of land in order to protect the health, safety, welfare, and character of a community. Understanding land use and zoning regulations is criticalto business owners and people looking to use land for a particular purpose.
  • What are the main advantages of properly drafted contracts?
    • A properly drafted contract defines the relative rights and responsibilities of parties to a transaction. A well drafted contract eliminates the "He said, She said" problem when people have disputes about their obligations under the contract. Written contracts provide clarity in the event of a dispute and can eliminate costly legal battles by clearly defining the relative rights and responsibilities of parties to a transaction.

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Anthony F. Gibbs

Gibbs Law Offices
15600 Redmond Way
Suite 101
Redmond, WA 98052

206.734.4374 (Phone)
206.971.5053 (Fax)
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Redmond, WA 98052

206.734.4374 (Phone)
206.971.5053 (Fax)
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