Spitz Law Firm – Blog

The New York Times Rule

March 7th, 2014

The "New York Times Rule," in its broadest definition, means don't do anything you wouldn't want to read about on the front page of the New York Times. A somewhat narrower version of the rule Read More

When Should You Incorporate?

March 6th, 2014

If you are working on a startup, one of the hardest early decisions you will make is when to incorporate your company. Incorporation, when done properly, will cost money, which is why too many companies Read More

Moonlighting – Check Your Employment Contract

March 4th, 2014

Often during the early stages of a startup, founders will keep their existing jobs while working on the startup in their spare time. This enables them to pay their bills and live during the period Read More

Is Google Fiber Coming to Cincinnati?

March 4th, 2014

According to this article in the Business Courier, City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld and a group of startup executives would like to bring Google Fiber to town. Google Fiber is a high-speed broadband service that Google Read More

83(b) Basics for Startup Founders and Employees

February 26th, 2014

Typically, any blog post or article about a section of the tax code promises to be a snoozer, but knowing about Section 83(b) is crucial to any startup founders and employees. It's pretty easy to Read More

Qualifying As A Foreign Corporation

February 24th, 2014

Any newly-incorporated company must grapple with the issue of whether and when it needs to qualify to do business as a foreign corporation in various states. What exactly does this mean? Suppose that a Cincinnati-based Read More

The Importance of Vesting

February 11th, 2014

I just came across this article by Rebekah Campbell, on a topic of crucial importance to entrepreneurs -- how to divvy up ownership interests in a startup. Campbell is an Australian entrepreneur, and is the founder Read More

Cincinnati Business Courier Announces Our Opening

January 8th, 2014

Andy Brownfield of the Cincinnati Business Courier has written an article about the opening of our firm, which you can find at this link.  Andy covers the legal and startup beats for the Courier. Andy does a Read More

Flat Fees, Part 1

January 2nd, 2014

What is this going to cost me? That’s a question every single client asks, either openly or silently, when seeking out legal services. Most clients fear the answer is “more money than you can imagine,” Read More

Choosing the Right Entity

December 18th, 2013

One of the most important decisions to make when starting a business is what form the business entity will take. There are a number of options - sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability corporation, corporation, S-corporation, Read More

Expect the Unexpected

December 17th, 2013

Launching a business isn't easy. There's a lot of planning to do, and invariably some unforeseen event will occur that derails your schedule. Today's post is about just such an event.It came in the form Read More

Coming Soon!

November 4th, 2013

Welcome to The Law Office of Paul H. Spitz and its website.  I am currently in the setup phase, and expect to be open for business on December 9, 2013.  I will be moving into Read More