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What Makes a Good Business Succession Plan?

Succession planning is the process where the business identifies one or more potential successors for key roles within the organization, or when best-performing employees are placed in a succession pool for future leadership roles. In short, it’s designed to make sure...

HAWAI’I SUPREME COURT: Inconsistent Implementation Sinks Non-Compete Enforcement Attempt (also, violation of non-solicitation agreement requires “active initiation of contact”)

On Thursday February 17, 2022, the Hawai’i Supreme Court issued only its third significant ruling since the mid-1970s on the enforceability of post-employment restrictive covenants. The majority opinion refused to enforce a non-compete agreement on behalf of...

Can Another Business Have the Same Name as Yours? 

You left your job to start your own company. You spent months working on the branding, figuring out the name and getting everything set up. Then, just a few weeks before launch, you Googled your own company name. What you found is that there is another company that...

Some Fundamentals of Business Succession Planning

Someday, you will be stepping down from the helm of your business or corporation and handing your duties over to someone else. Other key roles will have to be filled by the right people as well.  That transfer of authority and leadership at the pinnacle and among the...