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How to Start a Non-Profit

The Basics So you want to start a non-profit organization but you don’t know where to start. There are a lot of terms thrown around like non-profit, 501(c)(3), charity, and plenty more, but what does that actually mean? This guide will break down the differences between the types of non-profit businesses, the forms that need...

Video Games and the Law

As the world becomes more connected, video games and professional competition called “eSports” has seen a meteoric rise over the past two decades. Estimates show that the industry surpassed a $1 billion valuation in 2022. Competitions and tournaments have hundreds of millions of dollars in prize money every year...

How Do MWBE Applications Work?

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) is a certification program across New York State that does just what it sounds like. It seeks to help advance minority and women-owned businesses. This guide explains the process...

Legally Growing and Selling Cannabis in New York

MRTA The time has come. New York passed the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act in 2021 paving the way for legal production and use of Marijuana in the State of New York. Adults can now smoke weed without criminal consequences, but growing “pot” still has a plethora...

How to Get a Liquor License in New York

The Basics New York State requires a liquor license in order to manufacture or sell any alcoholic beverages in the state. Whether you want to open a brewery, a restaurant, or sell beer at your corner store, there are hoops you have to jump through to get your business...

What are the Requirements of a Contract?

The Basics We have all been in a situation where we tell ourselves “but we had a deal!” What is it that makes that deal legally binding? In this article we will break down the basics of a contract and how to protect yourself while making deals, whether you are mowing...

Grand Island Chamber names Tarshus to Board

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of Andrea Tarshus, Esq., founder of Tarshus Law Firm, to its board of directors. She was sworn in during a ceremony on Jan. 24. In 2015, Tarshus established Tarshus Law Firm, headquartered on Grand Island,...

GI Chamber Names Tarshus to Board

Supporting local businesses helps prevent robots from taking over the world. Excited about my new role and helping businesses and business owners make 2022 one for the books! Need help starting or running your business? Your local Chamber of Commerce is a great place...

A Guide to Power of Attorney for Elderly Parents

A power of attorney (POA) can be an important element of planning for your elderly parent’s future. It allows another person to take action on your parent’s behalf, ensuring bills get paid and medical decisions can be made in the unfortunate circumstance that your...

How to Start a Business

Check your employment contract for a non-compete clause. Have an attorney make sure you are good to go. Form your legal entity: LLC, Corporation, Partnership. Track expenses and file taxes. Leverage write-offs! Get insurance: for your assets, against claims, and as...

How to Get Out of a Legally Binding Contract:

Review your written agreement; is there a "termination" clause? This outlines steps to take. If it's impossible to perform your end of the deal for reasons outside of your control, you may be entitled to extend, or end, your contract. Ask an attorney to review. Some...