Should My Business Have a Succession Plan?

Should My Business Have a Succession Plan

You’ve been in business for a while. You are working hard to continue to grow and prosper, but have you given much thought as to whom you’ll eventually pass the keys to your business? In ideal situations, you should have a succession plan in place before you open the doors of your business. In reality, … Read more

Do You Have the Correct Power of Attorney Documents?

Do You Have the Correct Power of Attorney Documents?

What if an accident, illness, or even simply the effects of aging left you unable to tell your doctors what kind of medical treatment you wanted, or made it impossible to manage your financial affairs? No one likes to think about such grim possibilities, but the truth is that almost every family will eventually face … Read more

Do You Need a Lawyer When You Buy or Sell Your House?

Do You Need a Lawyer When You Buy or Sell Your House

In most real estate transactions, a realtor is involved in the process, and you may not need a lawyer involved in a home sale or purchase. However, buying or selling your home is one of the most significant financial event(s) in your life. Every transaction should include the creation of a real estate contract between … Read more

Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet!

Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

Do you ever find yourself asking, “Where does all the time go?” Or maybe saying, “There’s just not enough time to get everything done!” If you’re struggling with time management, you can learn skills that will help you become more productive. As we kick off a new year, this is a perfect time to reflect … Read more

Is Your Loved One With a Disability Protected?

Is Your Loved One With a Disability Protected

At times we may find ourselves caring for a loved one who is unable to function independently. Whether their disability is from injury, illness, or other causes, legal and financial issues arise when the person receives sizable funds such as an inheritance or lawsuit settlement. The money is intended for the use and care of … Read more

Effective December 1st, Final Overtime Rule Enforced

As a small business owner, you should be aware of the new overtime rules that come into effect as of December 1, 2016. These are the most significant changes to salary exemptions since 2004. While you may have an employee on salary now, that does not necessarily mean you should automatically move them to an … Read more

Why People Delay Estate Planning

As you go about your busy schedule, estate planning may not be your top priority. In the back of your mind, you know it is important to start the conversation. Maybe you think you have plenty of time for that later or you aren’t quite sure where you want to be financially, but you continue … Read more

Celebrating 20 Years In Law

This October marks my 20th year practicing law. That’s certainly a milestone and reason for celebration, which is why I would love to celebrate with you at the open house I’m hosting this month. This particular work anniversary has prompted me to think about all the experience I’ve gained and relationships I’ve developed over the … Read more

Avoid the “Handshake Agreement”

Law Office of Sativa Boatman-Sloan Avoid the Handshake Agreement

When any type of business entity has more than one owner, having the proper written documentation is essential. Some entrepreneurs are reluctant to take this step as it may be seen as a lack of trust. On the contrary, written agreements demonstrate good business and are designed to protect all parties involved. Business owners usually … Read more

Associate Attorney Spotlight

Amanda Fick I grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas. While earning my Bachelor of Arts degree in editorial journalism from the University of Arkansas, I took a course on Constitutional law and was inspired to go to law school. While in law school, both of my grandmothers passed away. During this time, I helped my parents with … Read more