Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What are your lease options under the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

Many of our commercial real estate clients are asking for guidance about the ramifications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on their businesses and leases. To address this global health crisis, in South Carolina Governor McMaster has issued executive orders that among other things close all non essential businesses, restrict restaurants from…

Social Media

How Employee Handbooks Can Save You From Social Media Legal Claims

Social Media.  Everyone is doing it, BUT are you exposed to claims?!? What you don’t consider when engaging in social media on behalf of your company can create legal issues and expose your company to claims.  Claims can range from slander to intellectual property infringement.  Literally your errors and those of your employees can be exposed to…

Trademarks

Trademarks: How to protect your brand and intellectual property legally

Trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents are all common types of intellectual property.  Intellectual property or IP refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.  The business world is highly competitive, and it pays to stake claim to and protect your IP.  This is ESPECIALLY…