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A Quick Primer on Premises Liability for WV Businesses

Running any business in the Mountain State runs the standard risk that something may happen on business property that could open you up to liability. The law imposes a duty on business operators to keep employees, customers, clients, and visitors safe on business property. Inevitably, however, accidents happen. Knowing the areas to watch for potential risk is the first step to preventing a claim. Read on to discover what WV premises liability attorney Oscar R. Molina has to say in part two of his four-part series on premises liability for WV businesses.

A WV Premises Liability Attorney: Your Defense Before It's Needed

Those who own or operate a business in West Virginia have a duty to keep the premises safe for visiting customers and clients. Defensive practices can make your business more welcoming and help avoid claims based on premises liability. In this first of a four-part series, WV premises liability attorney Oscar R. Molina explains some of the "open and obvious" changes in business property personal injury law in the Mountain State.

West Virginia Roads and Loads of Opportunity: Using WV QOZ Attorneys

In this last of a four-part series, Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, explores the myriad and varied Qualified Opportunity Zones in West Virginia, focusing in on current development projects in North Central West Virginia. West Virginia finds itself with loads of exciting prospects with the creation of Qualified Opportunity Zones and Qualified Opportunity Funds that were established by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Public Law 115-97). West Virginia's numerous US routes (US 50, 119, and 250), ease of road transportation (via I-79 and I-68), and Corridor D and Corridor H, combined with the state's assorted industries and focus on hospitality and tourism, make the Mountain State an ideal location for potential investors.Investors from inside or outside the state are encouraged to consult WV QOZ attorneys to explore the opportunities in West Virginia. Exciting development projects in West Virginia abound but further opportunities await.

Charleston, WV Opportunity Zones Offer Benefits for Investors and the Community

A drive through Charleston, West Virginia (WV) reveals the investments that are being made to grow business and enhance the local community. Savvy developers and investors who seek to capitalize on and lend to the city's progress now have an additional incentive in the form of tax benefits when efforts are focused in designated Charleston, WV Opportunity Zones.This article is the third in a series of four on the topic of Opportunity Zones in WV. An overview of Opportunity Zone basics was provided in the first blog of the series, while article two focused on development opportunities in Huntington, WV.

Huntington, WV Opportunity Zones: Prime Opportunities for Investment

It is an exciting time for the river city of Huntington, West Virginia. Potential investors can now further West Virginia Governor Jim Justice's vision for a brighter future for the Mountain State by investing in the Huntington, WV Opportunity Zones identified in three census tract areas: Guyandotte, West End Huntington, and Downtown Huntington.General information on West Virginia Opportunity Zones can be found in the first of this four-part series on the subject. This second piece focuses on Huntington, WV Opportunity Zones.

West Virginia Opportunity Zones: Investment Opportunities Benefiting the Mountain State

One of the most innovative provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Public Law 115-97) is the creation of Qualified Opportunity Zones (Opportunity Zones or QOZ) and Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds (Opportunity Zone Funds or QOF) in all 50 states. Together, the Opportunity Zones and Opportunity Zone Funds function to encourage economic development and create jobs in distressed areas, both in rural and low-income urban communities. West Virginia Opportunity Zones and Opportunity Zone Funds provide tax advantages based on investment in the economic development of designated areas in the Mountain State.

A Skilled WV Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer Closes the Deal

Merger or acquisition? These terms are interchangeable in everyday discourse. However, they have distinct, different legal meanings. If you are involved in such a transaction--in West Virginia (WV) or elsewhere--it is crucial to know the difference. Your WV mergers and acquisitions lawyer should command a thorough knowledge of these legal distinctions and the nuances of each. The attorneys of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC are experienced and trusted advisors who guide companies through the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process.

Obtaining and Reapplying for a US Student Visa

A non-US citizen desiring to study as a nonimmigrant at a US educational institution must obtain a student visa. The F-1 visa is the most common US student visa because it is an academic visa used to attend a college, university, or other learning institution that is accredited by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). There are other student visas, including the M-1 visa for vocational programs and the J-1 visa for other exchange programs, but this article discusses the F-1 visa.

WV Gun Laws for Businesses: The Impacts of HB 4187

Significant changes were made to WV gun laws for businesses in the 2018 legislative session. House Bill 4187, an amendment to West Virginia Code §61-7-14, created the Business Liability Protection Act. The Act effectively bans businesses from restricting the rights of individuals to stow a firearm in a personal vehicle on employer property under certain circumstances.

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.
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