The Law of Fashion: Part IV

The Law of Fashion: Part IV

FIRE JAWNZ. Yes, we’ve been waiting with baited breath for the duration of this series to stitch that slang, but that’s what this drop comes down to—the relationship between fashion influencers and the ever-scrolling influencees.

The Law of Fashion: Part III

The Law of Fashion: Part III

So why spend time reiterating a topic Carolina Craft Legal has dealt with before? Well, there are a couple of reasons. First, it is to underscore exactly that sentiment—that even a business model as newly casted and social media driven as Tailor Made Style should be hemmed with the entity formation basics. Every business, like every decent look, should have a solid foundation. And secondly, like DJ, our commitment to utilizing innovative techniques in our practice does not diminish the need to apply the fundamentals whenever necessary and proper.

The Law of Fashion: Part II

The Law of Fashion: Part II

TODAY we bring you the initial consultation between Carolina Craft Legal and Tailor Made Style. We prepared a few questions to get at the heart of Tailor Made and DJ rapped the basics of the fashion business, his vision and his ultimate needs from legal counsel. The conversation has been reproduced below, with Michael’s questions in bold followed by DJ’s thoughts. If you missed last week's introduction, find it here.

The Law of Fashion

The Law of Fashion

EXPRESSED in “Foreword” as a major tenet of this blog is meaningful collaboration with professionals beyond the legal industry. Indeed, entrepreneurship today is as emergent as the technology we employ in its successful pursuit. This week, DJ Hargrave and I embark on a multi-part series aimed at stitching together the fabrics of our respective businesses.

Podcast: Beer, Business and Entrepreneurship

Podcast: Beer, Business and Entrepreneurship

PODCASTING has quickly become a new favorite of mine. Though I've only been fortunate enough to sit down on a couple thus far, I am finding that conversation is the most effective way to get at the heart of topics and issues we care about. If you're like me, throwing on a pair of headphones is also a superior way to absorb new information in a multi-tasking world.

Entrepreneur Roundtable: 5 Questions for the Young Attorney

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Entrepreneur Roundtable: 5 Questions for the Young Attorney

I sort of backed into entrepreneurship, so to speak. As my time in law school began to wane, I realized what many students realize in that I had no real idea what I wanted to do or who I wanted to be. That sort of existential angst is expensive, too. In my final semester, I applied for and joined my school’s entrepreneurship clinic. I fell in love. Playing the attorney role for entrepreneurs is fulfilling for me.

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Distribution: the Agreement and the Evolution

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Distribution: the Agreement and the Evolution

In North Carolina, contracts between breweries and distributors are quite regulated. It is thus prudent for both parties to understand the statutory framework for local distribution and what terms standard distribution agreements typically address. This post aims to (1) give an overview of the most common distribution agreement provisions, (2) explain how termination of these agreements functions in North Carolina, and (3) explore how considerations of craft beer may alter negotiations between local brewers and distributors in the near future.

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The Path to Exemption in North Carolina

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The Path to Exemption in North Carolina

But alas, where our laws were designed to regulate business relationships in a competitive economy, North Carolina’s legislature, perhaps with remarkable foresight, also outlined certain relief valves to preserve the incentives of a collaborative economy. Because a couple of our previous posts have noted the inherently collaborative nature of craft-inspired businesses, we feel it necessary to highlight when these two concepts intersect.

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Business Creation: Part 2

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Business Creation: Part 2

As promised, this Part 2 will highlight the most common entity choices for business owners facing the formal organization decision and provide some helpful insight about what organizational criteria matter most. As you read, think about the mechanics of your own business, either existing or prospective, and get a sense for how it might look within each framework. Let’s dig in.

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Business Creation: Part 1

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Business Creation: Part 1

At bottom, this overview should help demonstrate how sound internal controls combined with external liability protection can deliver confidence in your legal status so that your business may focus on growth. As always, if you are curious how Carolina Craft Legal can help protect and grow your business, drop us an email.

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The Dish on FDA Menu Labeling Compliance

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The Dish on FDA Menu Labeling Compliance

You’re all over it. Under federal law, drink is food. Beer is definitely a drink. Thus, because beer is drink, beer is food. And because beer is clearly food, nutrient and calorie information of beer being served in a restaurant or similar food establishment with at least 20 fixed locations must be readily accessible to you, the customer. We're just the messenger here.

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Foreword

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Foreword

As a law practice concept, the mere existence of Carolina Craft Legal is a testament to the realized local growth and abounding entrepreneurial opportunity across our state. We have a distinct appreciation for the North Carolina alcoholic beverage scene and its intersection with local economy. What better lens to look through to engage with North Carolina's small business landscape than the one anchoring its upward trend here at home?

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