Studnicki Law Firm, P.C., Arizona Business and Injury Law Firm

We love our pets. More than 60% of U.S. households include at least one pet. According to one poll, more than half of pet owners would prefer to be stranded on a desert island with their pet rather than another human. An estimated 1 million dogs in the U.S. have been named the primary beneficiary in their owner’s will.

Companion animals: property or family members?It may come as a surprise to many pet owners that under the laws of most states, including Arizona, pets are considered personal property. In other words, Rover is treated no differently than a couch, chair or DVD player.

But things may be changing. Recently, the Arizona legislature changed the legal definition of “personal property” to remove the word “dogs”. [click to continue…]

Encourage feedback from employees

#FreeLegalTip: Encourage open feedback from employees.

Always Wear Your Seatbelt

#FreeLegalTip: Always wear your seatbelt.

An LLC has fewer legal formalities than a corporation

#FreeLegalTip: An LLC has fewer legal formalities than a corporation.

Never commingle business and personal funds

#FreeLegalTip: Never commingle business funds and personal funds.

If injured, take photos of your injuries

#FreeLegalTip: If you are injured, take photos of your injuries.

A 3-D printed object could violate copyright laws

#FreeLegalTip: What you print on your 3-D printer could violate copyright laws.

If there is more than one owner, use a manager-managed LLC

#FreeLegalTip: If there is more than one owners, use a manager-managed LLC.

Protect your business with non-disclosure agreements

#FreeLegalTip: Protect your business with non-disclosure agreements.

Employer responsible for employee<#FreeLegalTip: If an employee causes a car wreck, the employer is normally responsible.