How to Use Crowdsourcing for Your Business to Gain a Competitive Edge

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Running a startup usually involves doing a lot of the work yourself. It’s slow, inefficient and you really should be concentrating on other things. But if you don't do the work, it’s not going to get … [Read more...]

So, You Got Served?

So You Got Served with Court Papers? Now What do You do?

You just got served with a court summons. Now what? This guide will walk you through how to handle a lawsuit - by the numbers. Getting served with a lawsuit isn't typically something that most people … [Read more...]

Trademark (™) vs. Registration (®)

Trademark vs Registered

Next to most logos or brand names, you can find either a ™ or a ® What do those symbols mean and what is the difference between a trademark and registration mark? The ™ can mean a number of … [Read more...]

How Do You Remove a Member, Shareholder, Director, or Officer from Your Company?

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A common question from many of our clients pertains to removing a member, shareholder, director, or officer from your company. How do you remove someone from your company? The first question I … [Read more...]

What are Trade Secrets and Do I Need One?

Protecting Trade Secrets

Intellectual property comprises copyrights, patents, trademarks, and, to a certain extent, trade secrets. Trade secrets are different from the other three in that with copyrights, patents, and … [Read more...]

Pool Boys, Liens and Quiet Titles

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Think of your home. It is too small for you, your spouse, and all of your children, so you begin looking for a new one. You also decide to sell your current home, and you start taking steps in that … [Read more...]

What is a Living Trust and Do I Need One?

What is a Living Trust and Do I Need One?

A trust is simply an arrangement whereby a trustee holds certain property for another person, the beneficiary. A living trust is, as the name implies, is a trust created while the trustee is alive, … [Read more...]

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposes New Rules for Mortgage Servicer’s to Increase Transparency and Accountability

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed new mortgage servicing rules to address a lack of transparency and accountability by mortgage servicers and to prevent servicers’ mistakes … [Read more...]

‘Get Your Business Online’ Comes to New Mexico

Get your business online in New MExico

Albuquerque Business Law knows the importance of maintaining an online presence. With a website and a blog, one might say that ABL is the Gabby Douglas of the internet. Not every business has the … [Read more...]

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Slam the Door on Loan Mods…For Now

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac slam the door on loan mods.

Edward DeMarco of the Federal Housing Finance Agency recently decided that no Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae home loans would be eligible for a principal reduction loan modification. Many private banks … [Read more...]