Business Organization

How to Start an LLC in Utah

You have a great business idea, you have a business plan, now you need to form the entity to start conducting business. After reviewing the options, you have decided a limited liability company (LLC) is the best choice for you. Making the choice to create an LLC is a big decision, but there are still …

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Stopping Employees from Breaching Non-Competes and Non-Solicits Through Injunctions

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com After a Utah employee leaves his or her employer and breaches a non-compete agreement by working for a competitor, or he or she breaches a non-solicitation agreement by soliciting customers or employees of the former employer, can that employer stop the employee from continuing to engage in this conduct? Often times, yes. If the employer can …

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Are Non-Competition Agreements in Idaho Enforceable?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com In Idaho, a non-competition agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee that prohibits the employee, after the employment relationship ends, from engaging in employment or a line of business that directly competes with the employer. Non-competition agreements generally prohibit employees from selling or offering to sell products or services that are …

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Are Non-Solicitation Agreements in Utah Enforceable?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Usually, a non-solicitation agreement (or a non-solicit) is a written agreement signed by an employee that prohibits the employee from soliciting—or reaching out to do business with—the employer’s clients and customers after the employment relationship ends. A non-solicit can also refer to an agreement that prohibits an employee from soliciting or enticing …

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What Sellers and Purchasers Need to Know about a Utah Real Estate Sale

A real estate sale can seem like a daunting task, but with an attorney on your side, you can sail through with ease. There are a few documents that you need to understand when entering into a real estate transaction: deed of trust, promissory note, and guaranty. Let’s walk through these documents so you can …

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How to Deal with Ambiguous Contracts in Utah

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com What happens when two parties to a contract disagree about what the contract language means? How are ambiguities in a contract resolved? Utah courts and judges should interpret and enforce each contract in a way that is in line with the intent of the parties who signed the contract. Usually, the parties’ …

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Does a DBA Protect Me from Personal Liability?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com A client of mine owned a company that was involved in a lawsuit, and he was not worried about personal liability because the company was a DBA (“doing business as”). He, personally, had applied for and obtained the DBA, so he was mistaken. He, personally, was liable for any claim or judgment …

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