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About Emily + Sam of Wilkinson Mazzeo

Emily Wilkinson and Sam Mazzeo have a heart for humanity and a passion for the creative community. They also happen to be lawyers. With an abundance of knowledge and experience between them, they are ready to be your legal advisors, guard dogs, reinforcements, advocates, sounding boards and/or paperwork junkies.
Latest Posts | By Emily + Sam of Wilkinson Mazzeo
How to Build An Advisory Council in 5 Steps
1 week ago

How to Build An Advisory Council in 5 Steps

An advisory council can be a fundamental asset to your organization. Think of your advisory council as your “dream team” of mentors. That’s what they do. They mentor you and …
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Legal Minute: 3 Annual Requirements Every Nonprofit Should Know
10 months ago

Legal Minute: 3 Annual Requirements Every Nonprofit Should Know

Congratulations, you’ve received 501(c)(3) status, so now what!? Read this article to learn about your yearly obligations as a nonprofit organization at the federal (IRS), state, and board governance levels.


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Legal Minute: Here’s What You Need To Know When Naming Your Business
12 months ago

Legal Minute: Here’s What You Need To Know When Naming Your Business

The name of your business is one of the most important decisions you will make as a business owner— after all, it is the foundation of your brand. Read this …
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Legal Minute: Talking All Things Copyright Protection
1 year ago

Legal Minute: Talking All Things Copyright Protection

Copyrights…you’ve heard it before. You’ve probably even seen that mysterious © symbol countless times. But what is Copyright law and why should you care? Let us briefly take you through …
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New Business Challenges: LLC or a Corporation?
1 year ago

New Business Challenges: LLC or a Corporation?

Choosing between an LLC and a Corporation for your new business can be a daunting decision. It is always best to consult with an attorney to discuss your concerns and …
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You’ve Got A World Changing Idea…Now What About Forming A Corporation
1 year ago

You’ve Got A World Changing Idea…Now What About Forming A Corporation

Ok, so you’ve decided on forming a corporation, great! Read on to learn more about the different types of corporations available to you.

Upon creation, a corporation is a distinct …
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An Introduction To Raising Money For Your Startup
2 years ago

An Introduction To Raising Money For Your Startup

Small businesses may piece together funding from several different sources—such as bank loans, friends and family, or equity investors. Read this article to learn more about financing options available for …
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Legal Minute: 6 Important Tips for Hiring Unpaid Interns
2 years ago

Legal Minute: 6 Important Tips for Hiring Unpaid Interns

So you’re a new business owner in need of personnel. Thank goodness for unpaid interns willing to trade in their time for experience. Before you set your eager new intern …
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Employee Equity The Easy Way
2 years ago

Employee Equity The Easy Way

Numerous studies have found less staff turnover and more productive and innovative employees at firms where employees share a financial stake in the company’s success. But, granting employees shares of stock can also be …
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What To Know When Hiring An Independent Contractor
2 years ago

What To Know When Hiring An Independent Contractor

Entering into an independent contractor agreement can be quite beneficial to both the worker and the company. Hiring an independent contractor means fewer burdens and formalities than hiring an …
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Legal Minute: Nonprofits And Politics
2 years ago

Legal Minute: Nonprofits And Politics

Last month, part one of this article discussed the compensation and revenue related restrictions on nonprofits, and how that relates to the overall purpose of nonprofit organizations. This month, part …
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Legal Minute: NonProfit 101 and The Important Issues To Consider
2 years ago

Legal Minute: NonProfit 101 and The Important Issues To Consider

This will be the first of two articles discussing the important issues that should be considered by anyone starting a nonprofit organization. If you are planning to start an organization …
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Legal Minute: Should You Register Your Hashtag As A Trademark?
2 years ago

Legal Minute: Should You Register Your Hashtag As A Trademark?

The hashtag. Used in memes, Tweets, selfies, commercials, and just about everywhere we look…

Widespread use began with Twitter in 2009, but it now extends throughout social media. The hashtag …
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Legal Minute: Cause Marketing 101
2 years ago

Legal Minute: Cause Marketing 101

You may not know it, but Cause Marketing is all the rage in the social impact space these days. So, what is it? Cause Marketing is a joint effort between …
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Legal Minute: How to Obtain That Coveted Social Media Handle
3 years ago

Legal Minute: How to Obtain That Coveted Social Media Handle

So you’ve chosen your company name, branding, stationery, and mission statement. Now it’s time to pump up your online presence, right? Yes! That is, if you want people to find …
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Legal Minute: How To False-Start Your Startup
3 years ago

Legal Minute: How To False-Start Your Startup

Chances are you have an idea that you want to turn into a business. The plan to take that idea to the market is commonly known as a startup in …
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Legal Minute: Best Practices To Using + Posting Online Images
3 years ago

Legal Minute: Best Practices To Using + Posting Online Images

Images are important, right? Images draw in viewers, tell stories, and facilitate the sharing of experiences. This is a fundamental principle of online publishing. If you are familiar with this …
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Legal Minute: 5 Practical Tips To Confidently Create A Nonprofit Board
3 years ago

Legal Minute: 5 Practical Tips To Confidently Create A Nonprofit Board

 

Having a board of directors is not only a legal requirement for nonprofits; it’s a powerful business strategy. Think of your board members as your super-volunteers and build a …
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Legal Minute: Pros + Cons of Incorporating in Delaware
3 years ago

Legal Minute: Pros + Cons of Incorporating in Delaware

If you are in the early stages of starting a non-profit organization (“NPO”) it’s likely that you’ve been told to incorporate in Delaware, rather than your home …
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Legal Minute: Your Brand Is Your Storefront, So Protect It With a Trademark
3 years ago

Legal Minute: Your Brand Is Your Storefront, So Protect It With a Trademark

If you are reading Conscious Magazine, chances are you have—or will—launch an innovative business that deserves protecting.

To protect your brand, you should look into applying for …
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Legal Minute: The Differences Behind The Various 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Models
3 years ago

Legal Minute: The Differences Behind The Various 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Models

The non-profit sector has steadily grown over the last several years. In fact, in 2010 the non-profit sector accounted for over 5% of the United States’ Gross Domestic Product …
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Legal Minute: Forming a Non-Profit? Learn about the New IRS Form Designed To Help You
3 years ago

Legal Minute: Forming a Non-Profit? Learn about the New IRS Form Designed To Help You

We all know the process of forming a non-profit is difficult, right? And we all know that the waiting period for approval of tax-exempt status is …
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Legal Minute: Not Ready For the Full Non-Profit Route Just Yet? Consider a Fiscal Sponsorship
3 years ago

Legal Minute: Not Ready For the Full Non-Profit Route Just Yet? Consider a Fiscal Sponsorship

Legal minute with Wilkinson Mazzeo 

Do you have a great idea for a charity or other non-profit organization but you just aren’t ready (financially, mentally, etc.) …
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Legal Minute: Non-Profit Board of Directors FAQs
4 years ago

Legal Minute: Non-Profit Board of Directors FAQs

Legal minute with Wilkinson Mazzeo

Welcome back to another installment of the Legal Minute with your favorite lawyer duo, Wilkinson Mazzeo. For this edition, we’ve compiled …
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Ever Considered Turning Your Social Business Into A Non-Profit?
4 years ago

Ever Considered Turning Your Social Business Into A Non-Profit?

Legal minute with Wilkinson Mazzeo 

Do you operate a business that creates a social impact or has a charitable purpose? Ever wondered if you could …
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