Our business law team understands the needs of ecommerce businesses, especially Amazon businesses. We provide strategic advice to protect your business from common and easily avoidable issues on and off the Amazon platform.
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Do you need to apply for an Employer Identification Number?
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a unique 9 digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service to business entities operating in the United States for the purposes of identification. The information sought through the link below helps us formulate a strategy in obtaining an EIN and/or US Mailing Address.
Business formation is a necessary step when opening a business. This makes the business a distinct legal entity. There are 4 main types: Limited Liability Company (LLC), Partnership, Sole Proprietorship, and Corporation.
- earnings of an LLC are taxed only once
- earnings of an LLC are treated like earnings from a partnership, sole proprietorship & most S corporations
- an LLC owner’s liability is generally limited to the amount of $$$ which the person invested in the LLC
- LLC members are offered the same limited liability protection as corporation’s shareholders
- LLCs are generally free to establish any organizational structures agreed upon by members
- profit interests may be separated from voting interests
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LLCs are very common with sellers. I think the main reason is that you’re not personally liable for a company’s liabilities. They're also much easier to establish and maintain compared to corporations. So this enables small businesses to gain limited protection similar to a corporation. But without the cost and complexity that corporations bring. Under a Limited Liability Company, you're not required to file a separate tax return for your business.
Amazon sellers outside of the USA ask us how to open an LLC in the United States. If you're interested in opening an LLC in the US, call us 1-877-9-SELLER
- Partnership Agreements
- LLC Operating Agreements
- Non Disclosure / Confidentiality Agreements
- Indemnity Agreements
- Purchase Agreements
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Work-For-Hire Agreements
- Vendor Agreements
- General Business Contracts
Whether you’re starting a new business or looking for help with an already-established venture, we are here to provide legal services for your business.
With decades of experience drafting agreements on a myriad of subjects and fields, we’re confident we can prepare an agreement for your needs. Whether it’s a partnership, shareholder, operating agreement, or other type of business contract, contact us to find out how we can assist you.
A partnership agreement is a contract between two or more individuals who operate a business for profit. When drafting partnership agreements, we ensure the terms are tailored to your specific business needs. Certainly contact us if you’re in need of these types of agreements.
An operating agreement is arguably the most important document for owners of an LLC. In short, it outlines the process by which the LLC operates within its rules and guidelines on its daily basis of operation. The operating agreement is specific to the LLC and the specific needs of its members. Moreover, it is binding to its terms. Whether or not it is required in your state, every LLC should have an operating agreement.
Shareholder agreements are made between the owners of a corporation. This document serves as a safety net that details the steps taken if a shareholder leaves the company. It also outlines the percentage of ownership, restrictions on shares, and rights to purchase shares, among many other criteria.
Our experienced attorneys know the importance of vocalizing the wants & needs of both parties at this step.
Contract Drafting & Reviewing
Drafting a contract is at the forefront of almost every legal interaction. When drafting a viable contract, an offer must be made, accepted & a consideration exchanged by both parties. Once fulfilled, the terms of the contract are to be included. It’s common to exchange & draft contracts multiple times so both parties can vocalize what’s important.
We pride ourselves in our ability to make sure that your concerns are met and negotiated into the final contract.
Contract Negotiation & Disputes
Negotiation of a contract is within the basic repertoire of all attorneys. But we have a unique perspective, as the majority of our clients are Amazon sellers. When a contract breach occurs, whether minor, material, or anticipatory, you may be eligible to collect damages. Above all, we are here to help.
Standard Settlement / General Release Agreement
Non-Disclosure / Confidentiality Agreement
Authorized Distributor Terms & Conditions
Trademark Counterfeit Settlement
Manufacturer Distribution Agreement
Exclusive Distribution Agreement
Limited Warranty Form for Businesses & Sellers
Quality Control & Manner of Sale Addendum
Sell Off Settlement Agreement
Non-Infringement / Agree Not To Sell Settlement Agreement
Our expertise in intellectual property law provides us with a diverse background to assist with licensing agreements.
Licensing agreements are between a licensor who owns a good/right to produce said good/right, and allows the licensee to sell the product owned by the licensor. For more information, contact us.
Our business law department is well-versed in these types of contracts and we are confident we can assist you.
Non-disclosure agreements describe information or material that’s sensitive, and therefore protected under said contract. In short, we protect your proprietary information from being stolen / used by others.
We understand the personal stake that comes with owning a business. In addition, the process it can become when deciding to sell; especially attempting to on your own. Selling a business can not only be hard to navigate in terms of stock & assets, but also personally. Therefore, we recommend you contact us for a free consultation 1-877-9-SELLER.
At Rosenbaum Famularo, PC, we know the preparation it takes to draft the necessary documents that will be vital to your evaluation, negotiation, and eventual sale of business. An experienced attorney expedites the process and is vital in decision-making; whether dealing with an asset purchase or a stock sale.
CJ interviews Alex Champagne of Empire Flippers as they discuss acquisition strategies.
Webinar Wednesday: Build an Amazon business to sell for 7 figures.
Discussing topics like:
– What goes into valuing an FBA business
– FBA buying and selling trends
– How to identify growth opportunities
– Deal structuring & negotiation
Alex Champagne is a seasoned entrepreneur who likes solving problems and learning new things. After founding a web design & marketing company, he has successfully consulted companies ranging from startups to billion dollar oil & gas companies on how they can grow revenue online. Since then he has founded multiple other ventures.
Moreover, at Empire Flippers, he uses his experience to help buyers find & acquire online assets that best fit their goals. In other words, he’s responsible for overseeing all deals done between buyers & sellers at Empire Flippers.
For additional information on Empire Flippers, visit the links below:
The last victory was with a case with Empire Flippers. They are one of the biggest online business brokers in the world. In summary, the case dealt with a wrongful suspension and an outstanding debt. Rosenbaum Famularo, PC had this seller reinstated with money rewards.
If you want a trademark, I strongly suggest you visit Empire Flippers. They’re the only business broker that I suggest anywhere in the world. They sell online businesses. They have a fantastic vetting process that I stand behind 100%. Many of the businesses sold come along with trademarks or IP rights. If you are selling right now, and you don’t have a trademark and you want to get it quickly, check out EmpireFlippers.com.
Employment law is an umbrella that covers topics such as workplace discrimination, wrongful termination, severance agreements, among other related topics. Whether you have a claim based on race, age, ethnicity, physical/mental disability, sex, veteran status, citizenship, religion, or wage & hour concerns, our business law firm can help with your claim.
As your Amazon business grows, you’re going to hire staff, and staff means employment issues.
Many sellers don’t know this, but before pivoting into only helping people in companies that are selling products on Amazon, I led a huge contingent of employment lawyers through the American Association for Justice. Basically, I was the chair of a group of over 6,000 lawyers who did nothing but work on employment law issues.
For example, some employment issues can include: discrimination or anti-discrimination policies, wage and hour liabilities, non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements.
Many times when you employ people, you don’t tend to act until there’s a problem. Two things you need to know: One, it is always best to plan in advance and make sure you are in compliance with your state and federal employment regulations. Number two, if you have an issue, before you react, before you write/say anything to that employee who may have legal claims against you, make sure you consult with an attorney. This way, you don’t do anything or write anything that may make the situation worse or create liability upon yourself / your company where no liability may exist.
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CJ Rosenbaum, Chairperson, American Association for Justice
The American Association for Justice, founded in 1946, is a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff’s lawyers in the United States. Above all, AAJ’s stated mission is to “promote a fair and effective justice system.” Their headquarters are in Washington, D.C.