Chris Kelleher

Chris Kelleher is an award-winning small-business advisor and attorney. He's also a sought-after speaker and the founder and resident legal guru of The Law Firm For Businesses, a boutique law firm that helps business owners creatively solve their business and legal problems.

29 Recent Stories

Five Surprises in the New Junk Fax Law

The new junk fax law changes how you can fax information to customers. Here's five gotchas you weren't expecting.

The New Bankruptcy Laws: What You Need to Know

Even if you're not planning to file for bankruptcy, you may be surprised how the new law impacts your biz.

Benefiting From the New Bankruptcy Law

How this year's bankruptcy act protects you if one of your customers or tenants files for bankruptcy
Legal Center

The New Junk Fax Law: An Overview

Find out how the new law changes the way you're able to fax information to customers.
Legal Center

Benefiting From the New Bankruptcy Law

How this year's bankruptcy act protects you if one of your customers or tenants files for bankruptcy

Beware These Biz Scams

Our legal expert shares two new -- and ingenious -- scams every business owner should know about.
Legal Center

5 Litigation Secrets

These tips may keep your business out of court--or possibly help you win if you get there.
Legal Center

Beware of These Business Scams

Our legal expert shares two new--and ingenious--scams every business owner should know about.

Who Will Pay Your Legal Fees?

When writing contracts, follow these tips for determining who should be responsible for legal fees.

Paying the Lawyers

When writing contracts, follow these tips for determining who should be responsible for legal fees.
Legal Center

What to Know About the New Bankruptcy Laws

Even if you're not planning to file for bankruptcy, you may be surprised how the new law impacts your business.

Keeping It Top Secret

Keep competitors away from your formula for success. Use these five rules to protect your trade secrets.
Protecting Your Idea

How to Protect Your Business's Trade Secrets

These five rules will help safeguard some of your company's most important assets.
Legal Center

The Basics on FACTA

Learn how this new FTC rule on document storage and disposal could affect your business.
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Who's Gonna Pay Your Legal Fees?

When writing contracts, follow these tips for determining who should be responsible for legal fees.

The ABCs of Schedule Cs

Find out if being a sole proprietor--and filing a Schedule C--is the best tax option for your business.
Tax Center

The ABCs of Schedule Cs

Find out if being a sole proprietor--and filing a Schedule C--is the best tax option for your business.
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Protecting Your Business From the Phishing Scam

Don't let your business be hooked like a phish--follow these tips to thwart those online predators who are out to steal your money and even your identity.

Four Overtime Traps to Avoid

Don't become another lawsuit statistic! Follow these tips on sticking to overtime regulations.

Five Litigation Secrets

These tips can help keep your business out of court -- or possibly help you win if you get there.
Legal Center

Turbo-Charge Your Contracts

Smart tips for boosting the performance of your legal documents

Courting Disaster?

Here are five tips that may keep your business from being dragged into court -- and if you are, they could help you win.

Why You Need to Write Great Job Descriptions

A well-written job description will help your staff stay on task and keep you out of legal hot water.
Legal Center

Avoiding Contract Disputes

Notarizing signatures is one way to protect your business when contracts are involved.
Compensation and Benefits

Keeping Up With COBRA

5 tips for making sure your business is in compliance with this health-care regulation
Legal Center

How Check 21 Will Impact Your Business

3 ways the banking act will affect entrepreneurs
Employment Law

4 Overtime Traps to Avoid

Follow these tips to ensure you're following overtime regulations.
Family Business

Preventing Feuds in the Family Business

Handling delicate topics--like succession planning--with care is key to keeping the peace in any family business.
Employment Law

Writing Great Job Descriptions

A well-written job description will help your employees stay on task and keep you out of legal hot water.