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Nina Kaufman

Nina L. Kaufman is an award-winning business attorney, author and speaker. For more than 15 years, she has successfully navigated thousands of small businesses through the legal hurdles they face in starting and running their companies. Under her AskTheBusinessLawyer.com brand, she reaches thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners with her legal services, professional speaking, information products, and LexAppeal weekly ezine. With skills honed from stand-up comedy, Nina is a sought-after professional speaker. She has given seminars, workshops, teleclasses and presentations for numerous organizations in the New York City area, with hot topics that include protecting your business on the internet, building business partnerships and collaborative alliances that work, and training clients to pay on time.

30 Recent Stories

Why Business and Personal Funds Should Be SeparatePlay Video

Why Business and Personal Funds Should Be Separate (Video)

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains why mixing your money can lead to legal issues.
December 4, 2012 in Financing
How Not to Get Burned When a Partnership Goes BadPlay Video

How Not to Get Burned When a Partnership Goes Bad (Video)

Attorney Nina Kaufman on why a written agreement can be a critical asset for keeping partners accountable.
November 27, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for YouPlay Video

3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for You (Video)

Attorney Nina Kaufman on when entrepreneurs should steer clear of this business entity.
November 15, 2012 in Choosing a Business Structure
Legal Tips for Setting Up a 'DBA'Play Video

Legal Tips for Setting Up a 'DBA' (Video)

Attorney Nina Kaufman on establishing a new name under which your company can do business.
November 6, 2012 in Naming Your Business
What You Need to Know Before Taking on InvestorsPlay Video

What You Need to Know Before Taking on Investors (Video)

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains the legal precautions business owners need to take.
October 30, 2012 in Starting a Business
3 Critical Elements of Client AgreementsPlay Video

3 Critical Elements of Client Agreements (Video)

Attorney Nina Kaufman outlines what's needed before you begin working with a client.
October 18, 2012 in Legal Center
3 Steps to Avoiding Late PaymentsPlay Video

3 Steps to Avoiding Late Payments (Video)

Attorney Nina Kaufman offers advice on collecting payments from customers in a timely and efficient way.
October 4, 2012 in Legal Center
Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing BusinessPlay Video

Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business (Video)

Attorney Nina Kaufman on why the days of 'doing business on a handshake' are over.
September 27, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
3 Reasons to Consider a Legal Exit StrategyPlay Video

3 Reasons to Consider a Legal Exit Strategy (Video)

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains how an exit strategy can be useful if unexpected situations arise.
September 18, 2012 in Legal Center
3 Reasons to Incorporate Your BusinessPlay Video

3 Reasons to Incorporate Your Business (Video)

Attorney Nina Kaufman on when it makes sense to incorporate your startup company.
August 16, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
How to Know If a Business Partner is Right for YouPlay Video

How to Know If a Business Partner is Right for You (Video)

Attorney Nina Kaufman on making sure you and your partners have what it takes to start a successful business together.
August 9, 2012 in Startup Basics
3 Reasons Why Your Website Should Include Terms and ConditionsPlay Video

3 Reasons Why Your Website Should Include Terms and Conditions (Video)

Attorney Nina Kaufman outlines why you should have the right policies in place online.
July 31, 2012 in Your Website
When to Take Legal Action Over Late-Paying CustomersPlay Video

When to Take Legal Action Over Late-Paying Customers (Video)

Consider these three issues before suing a client over unpaid fees.
July 24, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups