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As Seen: Washington D.C.'s Best Lawyers + Rachel Brenke

As Seen: Washington D.C.’s Best Lawyers + Rachel Brenke

The 2021 edition of Washington D.C.’s Best Lawyers was released on September 17, 2020. Included in this year’s list was our very own Rachel Brenke! She hit the list as one of Virginia’s top intellectual property law attorneys. You can read the full issue here: The 2021 Best Lawyers in Washington, D.C. Rachel Brenke is the managing partner and lead attorney at Eden Law Firm. Eden Law is a national boutique law firm helping entrepreneurs protect their assets, increase value of brand and stay out of court through preventative legal business audits including business formation, contract drafting and reviews, as well copyright and trademark matters.  
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As Seen: Photography for Real Estate – 7 IG Accounts Every Real Estate Photographer Should Follow

Are you a real estate photographer looking for business inspiration? Rachel was recently featured on 7 Instagram Accounts Every Real Estate Photographer Should Follow.  Check it out here.   Where to find the list: Photography for Real Estate Did you know Rachel has tools to help you with real estate photography on our sister brand, TheLawTog®?  Find the Real Estate Contract Bundle.  
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As Seen: The Legit Endeavors Podcast + Rachel Brenke - Protecting Your Intellectual Property

As Seen: The Legit Endeavors Podcast + Rachel Brenke – Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Do you have questions on what you can do to make sure your business and the things you create for your business are protected? Then you don’t want to miss this! Rachel recently visited The Legit Endeavors Podcast to talk to Elizabeth Hill about protecting your intellectual property. For a quick preview, listen here!   Key points to listen for: IP law and what it entails why IP law is important for brand protection examples of infringement how to make sure images you get off of the internet are actually ok to use (licensing rights) potential penalties of infringement registered vs. unregistered copyrights how to use a DMCA and more!   Where to find this episode: Legit Endeavors website Apple Podcasts   Want more information about protecting your intellectual property and the other information you heard about in this interview? Check out these resources from the Business Bites Podcast®! Episode...
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As Seen: Forbes Magazine + Rachel Brenke - To Be Successful, Ask "What Would I Want?"

As Seen: Forbes Magazine + Rachel Brenke – To Be Successful, Ask “What Would I Want?”

Jill Griffin recently interviewed Rachel for an article for Forbes.  In that interview, she asked her about when she wanted to be an attorney, how she is different from other attorneys, the types of clients Rachel has, and more. The main takeaway that Rachel wants you to have is to get your business and legal stuff in order so that you can focus on your life.     You can read the full article here  
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As Seen: To the Point with Eric Mitchell + Rachel Brenke

As Seen: To the Point with Eric Mitchell + Rachel Brenke

If you haven’t noticed by now, Rachel loves all things legal and loves sharing that knowledge with others so they can better protect themselves and their businesses. Eric Mitchell, host of To the Point, asked Rachel to share some of that knowledge with his own audience.     Key Points to Listen for: the way you respond to trolls on social media can affect how people perceive your brand how to get started with copyright for your photos and watermark vs. no watermark (see also: Business Bites Episode 36 DIY Copyrighting Your Intellectual Property and Episode 65 How to Register & Defend Your Copyright) making sure you have the proper permissions when using stock photos even if you get them from a site that says you have permission (see also: Episode 71 Using Free Stock Photography Sites Can Kill Your Business) the importance of taking the time to use proper contracts...
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As Seen: The Heart & Hustle Podcast + Rachel Brenke - Trademarks, Copyrights, Intellectual Property, DBAs, and Contracts

As Seen: The Heart & Hustle Podcast + Rachel Brenke – Trademarks, Copyrights, Intellectual Property, DBAs, and Contracts

Lindsey and Evie from The Heart & Hustle Podcast invited Rachel to come and talk about all things legal for entrepreneurs.   In this episode you will learn: why you should use contracts why you need a local attorney to review your contracts that you buy online the differences between copyrights and trademarks why you need to review your contracts as your business grows and more!   Where to listen: The Heart University iTunes Google Play Stitcher Spotify  
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Small Business Reorganization Act

Small Business Reorganization Act

Businesses facing financial difficulties that want to restructure their debts and continue operations must do so under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.  However, some elements of Chapter 11 made it difficult for small businesses to reorganize effectively. In particular, the Absolute Priority Rule imposed a significant barrier to successful reorganizations.  Under that provision of the Bankruptcy Code, the owner(s) of a business cannot keep their equity unless they either pay all creditors in full or provided a capital injection to essentially purchase their equity (termed “new value”).  Having to pay all creditors in full was simply not feasible for many small businesses.  Furthermore, by the time small businesses seek bankruptcy protection, they’ve often tapped out all available sources of additional capital, so they had no source of funds with which to provide new value. Additionally, the requirement that all administrative claims be paid on the Effective Date of the...
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As Seen: Rachel Brenke Quoted in Money

As Seen: Rachel Brenke Quoted in Money

With everything happening in regards to the pandemic, people are seeking out ways to legally protect themselves and their businesses. And who better to go to than Rachel?   Money reached out to Rachel to get her advice on liability waivers and what to look for in them.       Read the full article here:  Coronavirus Liability Waivers Are Popping Up at Gyms, Restaurants and Shops.   Are you looking for more legal resources regarding COVID-19? We’ve got you covered from everything from COVID-specific legal docs to informational resources and a handy-dandy checklist for reopening your business after COVID. Find everything you need here: https://rachelbrenke.com/covid/
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As seen: Rachel Brenke quoted in Forbes

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, small businesses have been greatly impacted. This especially includes wedding vendors such as florists, caterers, cake designers and photographers.  Forbes reached out to Rachel Brenke for legal advisement to vendors facing cancellations of weddings and the associated legal contracts.  This quote isn’t the full analysis or discussion but gives a little insight into knowledge needed to navigate the murky waters of contract law during a global pandemic.   You can find the full article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/yolarobert1/2020/04/28/what-to-do-if-you-have-to-cancel-your-wedding/#44724f02714a
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As Seen: Authority Magazine + Rachel Brenke - Here are 5 Things You Need to Know to Create a Very Successful Podcast

As Seen: Authority Magazine + Rachel Brenke – Here are 5 Things You Need to Know to Create a Very Successful Podcast

Have you ever thought about creating your own podcast?  Recently, Jason Hartman from Authority Magazine interviewed Rachel about her own success as a podcaster. For those of you who didn’t realize Rachel has a podcast, too, here’s a link:  The Business Bites Podcast®. In this interview, Rachel was asked things such as: mistakes she has made and the lessons learned from them advice on consistency and being disciplined where her inspiration for show topics comes from how to book great guests the equipment needed to get started Read all of Rachel’s answers to these questions and more in “Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know to Create a Very Successful Podcast”.     Want to save this article for later?  Pin it! 
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