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Nurse Practitioner Independent Practice OK for Some APRNs in WV

If you want to learn about West Virginia's nurse practitioner independent practice law, you're in the right place. In 2016, West Virginia joined 21 other states by broadening the legal scope of practice for nurse practitioners, also known as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). This opens the door for a qualified APRN to start his or her own independent practice.

Maximizing Your Company's Value for Sale: A Critical Component of Business Succession Planning

If you are a small business owner considering succession planning, maximizing your company's value is at the top of your to-do list. This blog is the fifth in a series of six designed to help small business owners make important decisions about business ownership transition. Its focus is on how to maximize the value of your company.

Getting Started on Your Internal Transition: Identifying Potential Successors

Small business owners who have decided to pursue an internal ownership transition often struggle with where to start. This blog is the fourth in a series of six designed to help small business owners ease into the transition process. In this article, we'll focus on identifying potential successors.

Deciding on the Type of Business Ownership Transition: Internal, External, or Closure?

Business succession planning is a process. It takes time to define your goals and structure your plan to best achieve those goals. This blog is the third in a series of six designed to help small business owners make important decisions about business ownership transition.

Defining Your Goals and Starting the Business Succession Planning Process

If you want to know more about business succession planning, you've come to the right place. This blog is the second in a set of six designed to help small business owners understand the importance of the succession planning process. If you missed it, read the first in the series: "Business Succession Planning: The Key to Your Future."

Business Succession Planning: The Key to Your Future

When you are ready to retire, will your business be ready? Many small business owners look forward to retirement-to unplanned days and more time with loved ones-only to learn that their dreams are hindered by a lack of timely business succession planning.

Business Divorce: Options When Your Business Relationship Fails

Have you ever heard of a "business divorce"? Everyone knows that a traditional divorce is the official end of a marital relationship. However, the term "divorce" is also being applied to the end of the relationship between business owners.

Think Your Arbitration Clause Is Solid? Consider This Case from WV's Supreme Court. . .

Arbitration can be a less expensive, relatively simple alternative to formal court litigation. Policy at the federal level clearly supports the ability of contracting parties to choose arbitrators over judges to resolve disputes. Regardless, many state courts find creative ways to avoid contractual arbitration clauses. Consider the recent case of Schumacher Homes v. Spencer, heard by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals not once, but twice.

House Bill 4191 - Taxation with Representation Act

On January 21, 2016, Delegate Howell introduced House Bill 4191, which creates the Taxation With Representation Act (the "Act"). Under the Act, nonresidents of a municipality who work in the municipality and pay user fees pursuant to a municipal ordinance may vote in municipal elections. House Bill 4191 has been forwarded to the House Committee on Political Subdivisions for review and consideration.

House Bill 2615- West Virginia Small Business Capital Act

At the start of the 2016 Regular Legislative Session, Delegates Lane and Faircloth introduced House Bill 2615, which creates the West Virginia Small Business Capital Act (the "Act"). The Act exempts the offer and sale of certain securities from the requirements of the West Virginia Uniform Securities Act and is designed to provide small businesses with additional start-up options.