Why Should You Hire a Lawyer Instead of Doing it Yourself?

In the age of the "Do-It-Yourself" (DIY) mentality, entrepreneurs who are resourceful and eager to cut costs may attempt to perform legal work themselves by using the Internet as a resource for sample agreements, forms, and answers to their legal questions.  While the Internet is an amazing tool and the great equalizer, it is no …

The Grady Firm, P.C. Expands to Orange County with Irvine, CA Office

The Grady Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Irvine, California, to better serve the needs of its clientele in Orange County.  The Grady Firm, P.C. offers services in Business, Immigration, Employment, and Intellectual Property law.  The Irvine location supports the growing economy in technology, life sciences, professional services, …

When and How Must an Employee Be Compensated for Travel Time?

There are various factors that influence whether an employee must be compensated for his or her travel time to a new work site, or for off-site employment activity. One of the main factors to consider is whether the employee is actually engaging in travel as part of the employer’s principal activity or, whether the employee …

SEC Rules Everyday Citizens (Non-Accredited Investors) Can Now Participate in Equity Crowdfunding & Invest in Startups

by Jennifer Grady, Esq. Finally, after three years the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ruled that investments in businesses with less than $50 million no longer require that an investor be an "accredited investor."  This means that everyday citizens can now invest in Startups and small businesses as an investor on Crowdfunding platforms.  The …

The E-2 “Entrepreneur Investor” Visa Provides a Path for Small Business Owners to Live and Work in the US

by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. For foreign investors wishing to obtain a visa to live and work legally in the United States, there are two options available through the E-2 and EB-5 investor visa programs.  The E-2 Visa requires less startup capital (around $100,000), and is the fastest way to obtain a visa, although it …

Canadian Immigration Policy Turns Against Investor-Based Immigration, Leading to More Opportunities for Foreign Investors in the United States

By Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. and Anthony Mance, Esq. A report in the Hong Kong media led to the downfall of the world’s most popular investor-based visa program in Canada, leaving thousands of foreign investors out in the cold. According to an article published in Forbes magazine on February 13, 2014, the Canadian government announced the …

The Grady Firm, P.C. Expands to San Francisco and San Diego, California

The Grady Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce that it has opened offices in San Francisco and San Diego, California to better serve the needs of its clientele throughout the state. These offices are exciting additions to the current Los Angeles headquarters in the Miracle Mile/Museum District of Los Angeles, which is located across the street …

Ignite Startup School Will Feature Online Courses in Order to Bring Business Education to Entrepreneurs Around the Country

Catering to the Millennial and Generation X audience interested in entrepreneurship, Jennifer A. Grady, Esq.—Startup attorney, business consultant, and entrepreneur herself—recently launched Ignite Startup School, a unique platform from which she can help business owners achieve their dreams of entrepreneurship. While teaching Members the practical essentials needed to succeed in starting a business, Jennifer empowers other …

The Women Entrepreneurs Club and LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce Will Host “How Entrepreneurs Can A.C.E. the Global Market by Exporting to Emerging Markets” on 11/20/13

Jennifer A. Grady, Esq., of The Grady Firm and Founder/President of the Women Entrepreneurs Club, will be hosting, and Sarita Jackson, PhD., will be presenting, a seminar on the benefits and practical tips for entering, and succeeding in, the export market to emerging countries. The event will take place at the LAX Coastal Area Chamber …