Non-profit corporations are typically formed for the purpose of furthering one or more charitable causes. In most cases, non-profit corporations are governed by a Board of Directors comprised of well-intentioned individuals who are volunteering their time for the benefit of … Read more
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Business Owners: Take Steps to Clearly Establish Ownership of Works Created by Employees and Contractors
The owners of a business often assume that their business will automatically own all works created by their employees and contractors. However, if a business fails to carefully address these issues, that may not be the case.
To properly safeguard … Read more
Benefits of Obtaining Certification as a “Woman-Owned Small Business” through the Small Business Administration
By obtaining certification as a “woman-owned small business” through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and at the state level through third-party firms, a small business that is managed and controlled by one or more women can secure a number of … Read more
Are You Doing Enough To Protect Your Brand Name? Understanding and Utilizing The Protections Afforded To Names And Trademarks
By: MaryJo Kishel, Esq.*
If you are like most business owners, the protection of your brand name is very important to you. However, many business owners make the mistake of assuming that they own the exclusive rights to their brand … Read more
Professional Activity Profile: MaryJo Kishel, Member of the Closely Held Business Committee of the Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
In this week’s Professional Activity Profile, we recognize the service of MaryJo Kishel of our Business & Finance Department with the Closely Held Business Committee of the Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
The Closely Held Business Committee … Read more
MaryJo Kishel and Nick Marinelli Join the Closely-Held Business Committee of the Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
Congratulations to MaryJo Kishel and Nick Marinelli on joining the Closely-Held Business Committee of the Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association!
The Closely-Held Business Committee was formed for the purpose of assisting Pennsylvania lawyers in providing advice to … Read more
Protection of Work Product of Employees and Contractors
By: MaryJo Kishel, Esq.*
When you’ve invested substantial resources in developing the knowledge and skills of those you employ or engage, you should take action to insure your ownership of the intellectual property produced and discovered by them. Businesses often … Read more
Meet Attorney MaryJo Kishel
Meet Attorney MaryJo Kishel! MaryJo received her B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University and her J.D. from Villanova University. She was a Quarterfinalist in the Reimel Moot Court Competition.
Her legal experience includes, but is not limited to Construction Law, … Read more
Did You Know? Non-profits For Use With a Charitable Cause Are Not Automatically Exempt from Federal Taxation
Individuals organizing a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation for use with a charitable cause are oftentimes surprised to learn that such entity is not automatically exempt from federal taxation. Rather, to obtain such tax-exempt status, the organization must apply for, and be … Read more