Thoughts on The Open COVID Pledge

Thoughts on The Open COVID Pledge

Intellectual Property, Licensing
Like most of you, in the wake of the unprecedented (in modern times, anyway) COVID-19 pandemic, I have been spending the past several weeks working remotely from home and self-isolating.  Certainly when compared to the heroic efforts and sacrifices of our healthcare workers and first responders (and let's not forget those collecting our trash and re-stocking the grocery store shelves), there really is nothing quite like a deadly pandemic to make me and my law degree feel completely useless.  As I've been taking the routine conference calls, responding to e-mails, and completing other client work from the comfort of my home office, I have been trying hard to think of ways that I could make my decades of legal experience useful to the Arizona biotech, research, and medical device community in…
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How to Get an Arizona Business License

How to Get an Arizona Business License

Business Formation, Corporations, Licensing
There are occasions when I'll get a call from a new (or aspiring) business owner who calls or e-mails me saying, "I need to get an Arizona business license". This statement is normally followed up by some variation of, "Can your firm help us with this?" These questions are based largely on a number of (understandable, yet incorrect) assumptions: First, that their business even requires a license to begin with; second, that such a license is given out by some central licensing authority here in Arizona, and, lastly, that there is a one-size-fits-all business license for every type of business out there. While one or more of these assumptions might be true in other 49 States, this is not the case here in Arizona. Generally speaking, Arizona handles business licensing…
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