The Law (in Plain English) for Small Business (Fifth Edition) (Paperback)

By Leonard D. DuBoff, Amanda Bryan

Allworth, 9781621536871, 312pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2019

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“Well written and logically organized.” —Booklist

In The Law (in Plain English)® for Small Business, Fifth Edition, Leonard DuBoff and Amanda Bryan guide entrepreneurs and small business owners through the maze of legal obligations and protections they need to understand. This handbook makes planning and problem-solving easy with its clear explanations of complex issues. Chapters cover important topics such as:
  • Licenses
  • Trademarks
  • Insurance plans
  • Franchising
  • Incorporating
  • Advertising
  • eBusiness considerations
  • Taxes
  • Succession planning
Whether one is just about to open a small business, reassessing an existing business, or simply have a few questions, The Law (in Plain English)® for Small Business, Fifth Edition, is the go-to resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

About the Author

Leonard DuBoff is the founder of the DuBoff Law Group, PC. He graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University with a degree in engineering and summa cum laude from Brooklyn Law School, where he was the research editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. He was a professor of law for almost a quarter of a century, teaching first at Stanford Law School and then at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. He resides in Portland, Oregon.

Amanda Bryan is a practicing lawyer representing clients from all over the world specializing in intellectual property including copyright, trademark and related subjects. She received her master’s degree in writing with an emphasis in book publishing from Portland State University. She graduated magna cum laude from Lewis and Clark Law School with a certificate in intellectual property law. She resides in Portland, Oregon.

Praise For The Law (in Plain English) for Small Business (Fifth Edition)

The Law (in Plain English)® for Small Business is well written and logically organized, covering an adequate range of topics. The guide is most effective in introducing basic, high-level considerations such as whether to incorporate, how to borrow money, and how to develop a business plan.” Booklist

“Straightforward, simple explanation is the exclusive realm of the highly competent and intelligent. My community college physics teacher liked to cite Einstein as her favorite example of a clear thinker. Leonard DuBoff has the unique talent to expose the simplicity in what might seem complicated and intimidating. I can give no higher praise.” —Kelvin Scribner, CEO, Sagetech Corporation.

“Concise and simple explanation of complex issues. Leonard and Amanda provide an understandable business road map to help navigate pitfalls and to be successful.” —Cork Cieslinksi, president, C2F, Inc.

“Successful small business owners all have one thing in common—they are chameleons who wear the hat of a marketer one moment, an engineer the next, then an accountant, a human resources director, an innovator, a leader, and a negotiator. With every new role, different legal issues loom large and can impose an incomprehensible layer of complexity. The Law (in Plain English)® for Small Business is the perfect tool to help business owners decipher legal complexity, manage risk, and move forward with confidence. No small business owners, be they serial entrepreneurs or established executives, will want to be without this book.” —Dr. James Hardt, founder, Biocybernaut Institute

“An invaluable resource, The Law (in Plain English)® for Small Business is, as the title indicates, an easy-to-understand explanation of legal issues commonly faced by small business owners. I recommend this comprehensive guide to everyone involved in business whether they are just starting out or are seasoned business people.” —Marvin Aaron, president, Coilhose Pneumatics

“Leonard has a unique way of getting to the point quickly . . . and clearly. I have worked with him for over twenty years, and he speaks from ‘feet on the ground’ experience. Most importantly he has a rare common sense that is refreshing!” —Paul Lubitz, cofounder, Holly Yashi, Inc.