Cryptocurrency and the Howey Test

The advent of cryptocurrency has brought both technological excitement and legal/regulatory conundrum. In the context of a startup company, an…


Be Careful Where You Nest: Bird Scooters and City Cooperation

Birds are taking over urban areas and college campuses. And no, I am not referring to the small two-winged flying animals with feathers. Birds,…


What is a Privacy Policy and When Does It Matter?

So you’re thinking about developing a product, or starting a business, or maybe you already have clients. One question you should ask: should you…


Domain Names and Trademarks: How to Get Your Website Name Sorted

  Turns out being John Malkovich isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. One of the first thing all new businesses do today is register a domain…


Donald Trump and Start-Ups

Hillary Clinton received 64 million (and counting) votes in the 2016 Presidential election and one of the driving factors behind that was the…


Updates to Michigan's Legislative Battle to Permit Ride-sharing Statewide

The Michigan House of Representatives failed to pass on Wednesday HB 5951 which would have permitted ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to…


Uber's Regulatory Drama Continues: Portland Sues Uber

The City of Portland sued Uber on December 8 seeking to enjoin Uber from operating in the city limits. Yesterday's post discussed Michigan's proposed…


Transportation Network Company Bill Supported by Uber Moves to House Vote in Michigan

The Michigan House of Representatives will vote on HB 5951 which would implement state regulations largely consistent with Uber and Lyft's existing…