marijuana funded
Jeff Coppaken

Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Missouri voters approved medical marijuana by passing Amendment 2. There are now 32 states that have legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes. This recent passing’s implications will take the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services months to develop rules before the first medical marijuana card is even applied for, much less granted. Additionally, employers will now have a new set of legal issues they are faced with for employees.
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Succession Planning
Jeff Coppaken

You’ve built a small business in the Kansas City area. Your blood, sweat and tears have kept your business surviving through ups and downs. You are on the verge of retiring and want to ensure a smooth transfer of ownership. As a business owner who has poured their heart in to being successful, a succession plan is an excellent tool to keep that business profitable through the transition. After all, you’ve worked hard to build this business.
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Franchise
Jeff Coppaken

Owning and operating a franchise has many pros and cons. Is owning a franchise the right opportunity for you? Discovering if a business venture is right for you requires a risk analysis process. In my years as an attorney I have done business with several franchisees in the Kansas City area. Deciding whether owning a franchise is right for you, does not always come with a clear-cut answer. By weighing the pros and cons of joining a franchise you can make the decision that best suits your business goals.
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TOU
Jeff Coppaken

Your business idea has come to fruition. You are ready to dive in to your adventure and need assistance creating your Terms of Use (TOU) for your website or online platform. These terms are guidelines that detail out the terms and conditions that will protect you, your business and make sure that those utilizing your services or products know the rules. Failure to abide by these documents can expose companies to fines and costly litigation.
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Employee
Jeff Coppaken

If you own a growing business in Kansas City, you may have found the need to seek help in carrying some of your workload or you may be contemplating expanding your team. When faced with these growing pains, many times, the first question a client will ask is: “Should I hire an employee or utilize an independent contractor?”
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Workplace blog
Jeff Coppaken

Every year companies struggle to keep up with the latest employer regulations and trending workplace issues. As a legal professional, I feel 2018 and in to 2019 will be no different. Many clients of mine locally in Kansas City and the surrounding metro seek out my guidance to advise them on local, state and federal laws that are constantly evolving and impacting today’s workforce. It is my intention to provide guidance to avoid potential legal issues that can arise for violating these laws.
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Business Dispute blog
Jeff Coppaken

Are you a business owner in the Kansas City metro? If you answered yes, you are more than likely involved in one or more contractual relationships. From corporate governance documents, purchase agreements, employment contracts, rental agreements to contracts with suppliers, there are many contractual obligations that go along with being a business owner. Most business relationships start off well, two or more parties come together and have one or more common goals, thus forming a relationship.
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GDPR blog
Jeff Coppaken

You may be asking yourself what is GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), why am I hearing about it so much and how does it apply to my Kansas City area business. On May 25, 2018 these regulations will be going in to affect, and as an attorney that specializes in business law I anticipate many of the organizations that I do business with to seek guidance on how to make sure they are in compliance.
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Commercial Lease blog image2
Jeff Coppaken

Here in Kansas City, new strip malls, offices, and residential buildings seem to pop up around every corner. Investing in real estate and acting as a landlord can be an incredibly fulfilling and lucrative opportunity for many people, but there are quite a few things one should consider before signing a commercial lease to a residential or commercial tenant.
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