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Golder Named Best Lawyers 2018 Charleston, WV Commercial Transactions and UCC "Lawyer of the Year"

Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC is proud to announce that Stephen J. Golder, head of the Business Services Section, has been named the 2018 Charleston, WV Commercial Transactions and UCC "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America©. In addition to this prestigious title, Steve has previously been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® for his work in four additional business law practice areas: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Real Estate Law.

The Role of Your WV Business Succession Planning Attorney

Savvy business owners know they have the best chance of meeting their business transition goals when they start early. Whether your company just opened its doors or retirement is right around the corner, you can get on track and stay there with the help of a business succession planning attorney experienced in your market. Whether you do business in West Virginia (WV), Kentucky (KY), or Ohio (OH), or elsewhere, you'll learn what to expect from your business succession planning attorney in this article.

MAXIMIZING YOUR COMPANY'S VALUE FOR SALE: BUSINESS VALUATION AND SUCCESSION PLANNING

The value of a small business is not an absolute. Unfortunately, no business valuation calculator can effectively capture and account for the assets of a company. It is often more productive financially to engage the services of a business ownership transition attorney than to attempt to maximize company value without expert advice. This is one area where short-cutting usually leads to short-changing.

START YOUR INTERNAL TRANSITION WHEN YOU IDENTIFY 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 how to identify potential successors in the internal transition process.

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. Whether you do business in West Virginia (WV) or elsewhere, you'll learn helpful tips from reading this blog series.

DEFINING YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING GOALS

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." This second blog will help you define your succession planning goals and get started in the business succession planning process.

BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING IN WV: 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.

WV Small Business Capital Act

Starting a new business is hard, and finding the funding to get that business off the ground can be one of the hardest parts. Recognizing the challenges faced by financing a business in West Virginia (WV), in 2016, the West Virginia Legislature passed the WV Small Business Capital Act (the "Act"), codified at Chapter 32, Article 5 of the West Virginia Code.

Home Damage from Mine Blasting in West Virginia

A 2017 attempt to increase the required distance between production blasting activities and currently or recently occupied structures failed to pass in the West Virginia legislature. House Bill 2087, introduced in February of 2017, proposed to amend and reenact §22-3-22a of the Code of West Virginia relating to blasting activities in order to prevent home damage from mine blasting in West Virginia.

NURSE PRACTITIONER INDEPENDENT PRACTICE IN WV OK FOR SOME APRNS

If you want to learn about West Virginia's nurse practitioner independent practice law, you're in the right place. In 2016, WV 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. This blog will discuss applicable law for starting a nurse practitioner independent practice in WV.
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