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Legal Basics Videos

Foster Swift business attorneys in Michigan realize entrepreneurs and business owners have lots of legal questions so we've developed a library of short videos to provide basic legal information on some of the more frequently asked questions. The video collection will continue to grow as we see trends among our clients' needs.   

Please remember, the content is for general information purposes and is not a substitute for consulting with a business lawyer licensed to practice law in Michigan.

Business Basics Video Library

Business Starter Series
Up and Running Series
Entertainment Business Series
Local government
Tax Exempt Series


DISCLAIMER:
Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC videos are intended to provide general information. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Individuals viewing the video should consult an attorney to determine how the information applies to any specific situation before taking any action.

Business

Launch Video For Qualified Opportunity Funds
Qualified Opportunity Funds
Launch Video For Tax Planning for Farm Losses
Tax Planning for Farm Losses
Launch Video For Securities Exemptions 101
Securities Exemptions 101
Launch Video For Convertible Promissory Notes
Convertible Promissory Notes
Launch Video For Michigan Sales Tax Update
Michigan Sales Tax Update
Launch Video For Michigan Sales and Use Tax Audits: What You Need to Know
Michigan Sales and Use Tax Audits: What You Need to Know
Launch Video For Fallacies of Marketing Legally
Fallacies of Marketing Legally
Launch Video For Get It in Writing: Contracts
Get It in Writing: Contracts
Launch Video For Covenants Not to Compete
Covenants Not to Compete

Criminal Law

Launch Video For What Will Happen to Me in a Criminal Law Matter?
What Will Happen to Me in a Criminal Law Matter?
Launch Video For How Should I Talk to the Police?
How Should I Talk to the Police?
Launch Video For What is the Juvenile Court System?
What is the Juvenile Court System?
Launch Video For Andrea Badalucco Criminal Law Experience
Andrea Badalucco Criminal Law Experience
Launch Video For Robert Easterly Criminal Law Experience
Robert Easterly Criminal Law Experience
Launch Video For Nicolas Camargo Criminal Law Experience
Nicolas Camargo Criminal Law Experience

Employer Services

Launch Video For Employee Benefits: Retirement Plan Issues
Employee Benefits: Retirement Plan Issues
Launch Video For Employee Benefits: Cafeteria Plan
Employee Benefits: Cafeteria Plan
Launch Video For Employee Benefits: Retirement Plan Failures
Employee Benefits: Retirement Plan Failures
Launch Video For Employee Benefits: Importance of Proper Counsel
Employee Benefits: Importance of Proper Counsel
Launch Video For ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans): As a Succession Planning Tool
ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans): As a Succession Planning Tool
Launch Video For Employee Classification
Employee Classification
Launch Video For Employee vs Independent Contractor
Employee vs Independent Contractor
Launch Video For At Will Employment: What You Need to Know About Hiring and Firing
At Will Employment: What You Need to Know About Hiring and Firing

Entertainment Law

Launch Video For How to Turn Your Book Into a Movie
How to Turn Your Book Into a Movie
Launch Video For I Have a Script and I Want to Make a Movie
I Have a Script and I Want to Make a Movie
Launch Video For Tips for Finding Investors for Your Film
Tips for Finding Investors for Your Film
Launch Video For Film Financing
Film Financing
Launch Video For Tips for Distributing Your Film
Tips for Distributing Your Film
Launch Video For 3 Tips for Creating a Reality TV Show
3 Tips for Creating a Reality TV Show
Launch Video For Music Licensing 3 Tips
Music Licensing 3 Tips
Launch Video For Will You Read My Script?
Will You Read My Script?

Intellectual Property

Launch Video For What are Provisional Patents?
What are Provisional Patents?
Launch Video For Data Protection, Cybersecurity and Third Party Vendor Management: Introduction
Data Protection, Cybersecurity and Third Party Vendor Management: Introduction
Launch Video For Data Protection, Cybersecurity and Third Party Vendor Management: Shifting Focus
Data Protection, Cybersecurity and Third Party Vendor Management: Shifting Focus
Launch Video For How Do I Protect My Ideas?
How Do I Protect My Ideas?
Launch Video For Selecting A Trademark
Selecting A Trademark
Launch Video For Copyright Basics: 3 Tips for Small Businesses Regarding Copyright
Copyright Basics: 3 Tips for Small Businesses Regarding Copyright
Launch Video For Intellectual Property: Copyrights
Intellectual Property: Copyrights
Launch Video For The Biggest Mistakes When Dealing With Copyrights
The Biggest Mistakes When Dealing With Copyrights
Launch Video For IP Basics
IP Basics
Launch Video For Patent Basics
Patent Basics

Small Business Resources

Launch Video For How to Form an LLC
How to Form an LLC
Launch Video For Crowdfunding: Update on Title III Rules
Crowdfunding: Update on Title III Rules
Launch Video For Tax Planning for Family Businesses
Tax Planning for Family Businesses
Launch Video For Why You Must File a Form 990
Why You Must File a Form 990
Launch Video For Forming A Charity: 501(c)(3) Organization
Forming A Charity: 501(c)(3) Organization
Launch Video For The Difference Between Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt
The Difference Between Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt
Launch Video For Selecting Professional Advisors for Your Small Business
Selecting Professional Advisors for Your Small Business
Launch Video For Vendor Management
Vendor Management
Launch Video For Record Retention
Record Retention
Launch Video For Crowdfunding: Income is Taxable
Crowdfunding: Income is Taxable
Launch Video For Service Agreements: Promote Smooth Working Relationships
Service Agreements: Promote Smooth Working Relationships
Launch Video For Forming a Business Entity
Forming a Business Entity

Other Videos

Launch Video For A Systematic Plan for Debt Collection
A Systematic Plan for Debt Collection
Launch Video For Alternative Dispute Resolution: Facilitative Mediation
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Facilitative Mediation
Launch Video For Alternative Dispute Resolution: Selecting a Mediator
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Selecting a Mediator
Launch Video For Freedom of Information Requests (FOIA)
Freedom of Information Requests (FOIA)
Launch Video For How to Evaluate Investment Opportunities
How to Evaluate Investment Opportunities
Launch Video For Small Claims Court
Small Claims Court
Launch Video For Cease & Desist: What to Do When You Receive the Letter
Cease & Desist: What to Do When You Receive the Letter
Launch Video For Proactive Approach to FMLA and ADA Requests Can Minimize Exposure to Future Liability
Proactive Approach to FMLA and ADA Requests Can Minimize Exposure to Future Liability