The Apex Law Podcast

Episode 32: Dealing with Negative Press

Have you been slammed by a negative article? Has someone purposefully tried to attack your company’s image? Tune in to hear Alexander and Peter’s advice on how to deal with negative press: what to do, when to do it and how to manage a movement against you. As they reflect on their experiences and share …

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Episode 31: Fraud Management

After last week’s informative podcast on the significance of internal controls, this week Alexander and Peter are back with their take on what to do once fraud has occurred within a company. While the first reaction might be to panic, Peter suggests that just the act of doing something – reporting the fraud to the …

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Episode 30: Internal Controls

In today’s podcast, Alexander and Peter discuss something important to consider for nonprofits: internal controls.    The term “internal controls” is a combination of accounting processes and legal procedures that an organization should put into place in order to make sure that the nonprofit’s money is being spent for charitable purposes. In other words, it …

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Episode 29: Unanimous Consent and Electronic Notice

For this week’s speedcast, Alexander and Peter cover an important topic in nonprofit governance—unanimous consent of board members and electronic notice. When nonprofits plan programs or take action of any sort, it all starts with the board. Usually such actions are decided through a voting process during board meetings. Giving notice to board members of …

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Episode 28: Startup IP Considerations

In today’s speedcast, Alexander and Peter discuss startup intellectual property (IP) considerations. Startups tend to produce or buy quite a bit of new IP. With that in mind, it is important to note that without specific written agreements in place, every individual person or worker who produces something for a startup owns what they make …

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Episode 27: Top 5 Nonprofit Issues

For today’s podcast, Alexander is joined by Tara (Lukjan) Vitale who has compiled a list of the top five most common obstacles that she discusses with nonprofits. While budgets may be tight when forming a nonprofit, it is important to make sure to consult with an attorney when managing tasks such as completing online articles …

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Episode 26: Reverse Vesting

In today’s speed-cast, Alexander and Peter cover reverse vesting. The key component of reverse vesting is that rather than granting equity to an employee over time, all the equity is granted at the outset the company has the right to buy back shares if the founder of the company leaves. This offers the benefit of …

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Episode 25: Copyrights

In this week’s special speed-cast, Peter and Alexander discuss copyright law. From copyright registration to copyright infringement laws, it is important to know how you can protect your intellectual and creative property, especially because copyrights last for significantly long periods of time as shown in this chart by Tom Bell. What exactly is a copyright? Why …

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Episode 24: Independent Contractor Relationships

In this week’s podcast, Alexander and Peter discuss the specifics of independent contractor relationships. While many generally understand what an independent contractor is and what an employee is, the understanding of the distinction between the two is often vague. As an employer, why is it important to know the difference between the two? From the …

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Episode 23: Trademark Registration

In a previous episode, Alexander and Peter have discussed trademarks in general and intellectual property. In this week’s podcast, they delve into the topic of registering a trademark. A trademark, while protecting your intellectual and physical property, also functions to increase the value of your company as it transforms the intangible assets of a company …

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