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Larry Donahue is an attorney and founder of Law 4 Small Business, P.C. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, New Mexico and the US Patent and Trademark Office.

How to Get Disaster Relief Funds For Your Small Business From The SBA

There are 2 PROGRAMS that make up the CARES Act. Make sure you know the difference. The two programs that make up the CARES Act are The Paycheck Protection Program and The COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan.  They are two different loan programs and you apply for each one differently…. and yes, your businesses can […]

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Using a Force Majeure Clause to Re-Negotiate with Vendors and Landlords in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

In today’s COVID-19 environment, businesses are being told to close their doors and send employees homes.  As such, many business owners are struggling to earn enough revenue to be able to meet their contractual obligations to their vendors, landlords and banks, let alone make payroll. With financial disaster looming for so many businesses, do standard […]

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Divorce Among Partners: How Not To End Up In Business With An “Ex”

What happens when one of your business partners gets divorced? Unless your Operating Agreement states otherwise, chances are you are now in business with your Partner and their ex -spouse.   It’s a well-known fact that half of all marriages end in divorce, yet it is staggering as to how little by way of planning goes […]

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What is a Bad Operating Agreement?

I bet you could guess that most of our revenue as a law firm, comes from expensive litigation. But, did you know that most of that expensive litigation is due to partnership disputes involving a bad Operating Agreement? What is a Bad Operating Agreement? An inadequate Operating Agreement is either a free template you found […]

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Free Operating Agreement Template – Bad Idea!

A free operating agreement typically cause problems for your business

A Free Operating Agreement Template doesn’t make anyone money, so you have to wonder why companies make them available? As a law firm, it probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear that we make most of our money in legal fights — when our clients are in a knock-down, dragged-out fight in litigation. Some of our […]

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Selecting the Right State to Form Your LLC

This is one of those questions where if I was paid a quarter for every time I was asked this question, I would be a rich man indeed. There are many things to consider when choosing the right state to form your LLC in. What is the Right State to Form Your LLC? There is […]

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Tax Status for Companies

Companies in the United States are taxable entities. How they are taxed depends on the designated “tax status”. This “tax status” occurs at the federal-level with the IRS, and the states adopt this status when dealing with corporate income tax. Corporations can be taxed in one of two ways: S-Corporation and C-Corporation. LLC’s can be […]

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Important Clauses for LLC Operating Agreements

The Operating Agreement acts like a “partnership agreement” between the owners of a LLC. Important clauses for LLC Operating Agreements are critical, and a well-written and customized Operating Agreement for your business is essential to preventing very expensive problems from rearing their ugly heads years later. The problem for many business owners, is they formed […]

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What is the Best State to form a LLC?

We get this question a LOT — more often than I would care to guess. The problem is, it’s really not an easy question to answer. A lot depends on where you live, where you do business, how you do business and your personal circumstances and preferences. Therefore, to help answer this question, we’ve put […]

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