Are Unpaid Internships Legal? | Ryan C. Young, Attorney | Richmond, Virginia

Are Unpaid Internships Legal? | Ryan C. Young, Attorney | Richmond, Virginia
Unpaid internships have long been a staple of American business. Internships have expanded from the traditional summer interns that companies have used for many decades to year-round use of interns. The media traditionally uses more interns than businesses in other industries. The current expansion to more year-round intern use is fueled by those hoping to change careers and people hoping... Read More

What steps do I need to take to dissolve (close) my business? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond Business Attorney

What steps do I need to take to dissolve (close) my business? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond Business Attorney
Closing a Business in VirginiaRyan C. Young Business Law   There are numerous reasons for dissolving a business. Dissolving a business is the legal term for formally shutting down a business, sometimes the process is known as the dissolution of a business. Small and medium-sized businesses often have more than one owner. The first step towards dissolution is having all... Read More

How Your Virginia Business Needs to React to Litigation | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia

How Your Virginia Business Needs to React to Litigation | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia
Ryan C. Young | Attorney Richmond, Virginia Small Business Law “You’ve been served!” are not words uttered by the out of work AOL mail voice now working in a restaurant. These are words no business ever wants to hear as they translates to: “Gotcha, you are being sued and here are the papers (summons and complaint) that prove it!” Usually... Read More

Changing the name of your business in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, VA Attorney

Changing the name of your business in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, VA Attorney
By: Ryan C. Young | Attorney Richmond, Virginia Business Law When you first opened your business selecting your name was far easier than registering with all the legal entities that you had to notify of your existence. When you change your business name there are a number of legal issues that have to be addressed, including many things you did... Read More

Limiting Damages in a Contract | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia | Business Attorney

Limiting Damages in a Contract | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia | Business Attorney
Ryan C. Young Richmond | Business Law | Attorney When a small business enters into a contract, it must meet certain obligations. If the business isn’t able to uphold its part of the deal, the other parties involved in the contract can bring legal action against the business, which may result in damages. To protect itself from unreasonable costs, a... Read More

What does force majeure mean in a contract? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia | Business Law | Attorney

What does force majeure mean in a contract? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia | Business Law | Attorney
Richmond | Contract Law | Attorney When certain uncontrollable events occur, a party involved in a business contract may not be able to hold up his end of the deal. To protect parties from legal repercussions in such situations, contracts often include a “force majeure” clause. What Does Force Majeure Mean? Literally, “force majeure” means “superior force.” Legally, it refers... Read More

Professional Service Contracts: Get Paid Faster | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney | Business Law

Professional Service Contracts: Get Paid Faster | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney | Business Law
Professional Service Contracts Richmond, Virginia Attorney Nothing puts a crimp in your cash flow quite like a slow-paying client. When unpaid invoices drift for weeks or months through a client’s approval and payment process, your ability to concentrate on what you do best–namely, providing professional service to people who truly need your expertise–suffers. While you know you need to dedicate... Read More

Professional Service Corporations (including PLLCs) in Virginia: How are they different? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Professional Service Corporations (including PLLCs) in Virginia: How are they different? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Email Ryan C. Young directly through this form: The act of sending email or other communications to our office DOES NOT establish an attorney-client relationship.  No attorney-client relationship is created by the information... Read More

Balancing Virginia Non-Compete Agreements With Right to Work Laws | Ryan C. Young |Richmond Business Attorney

Balancing Virginia Non-Compete Agreements With Right to Work Laws | Ryan C. Young |Richmond Business Attorney
Non-Compete Agreements Employment law faces a paradox in Virginia when employers require employees to sign non-compete agreements. Those are agreements that employers require which limit for whom an employee may work, and for how long, after vacating a position. Virginia is a right to work state. In right to work states laborers can work for whomever they choose, and employers... Read More

How can a lawyer potentially make your business more profitable over the long haul? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond Business Attorney

How can a lawyer potentially make your business more profitable over the long haul? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond Business Attorney
Small Business | Attorney | Richmond When initially starting a business you have to consult area building codes and get permits for everything. Therefore, you are already consulting the law on how to proceed. For certain, it is a priceless commodity to develop a relationship with a lawyer who knows the mechanics of your specific business. You should keep a... Read More