Shawn J. Roberts’s Guides

Shawn J. Roberts

Oklahoma City Business Attorney.

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  1. 3 reasons you need a buy-sell agreement

    Written by attorney Shawn Roberts, over 3 years ago.

    The phrase buy-sell is popular but often misunderstood. A buy-sell agreement, or shareholder agreement as it is sometimes called, controls how ownership interests in a company are transferred. A buy-sell agreement sets terms on how a business can sell her ownership interest if s...

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  2. How do I avoid being in a Terry Schaivo situation?

    Written by attorney Shawn Roberts, over 3 years ago.

    If you recall from the early part of this century, there was a huge legal battle in Florida over whether a poor woman namedTerri Schaivowould be kept alive through artificial means (feeding tube) or allowed to pass away. Her husband, who was estranged from her family wanted her ...

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  3. How does a power of attorney help protect my family?

    Written by attorney Shawn Roberts, over 3 years ago.

    power of attorney is your act of giving another person (usually your spouse or other family member) the authority to handle your affairs, when you are not able to do it. The power of attorney usually allows the person you choose to make business, personal and financial decisions ...

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  4. The Definitive Legal Guide to Business Selection

    Written by attorney Shawn Roberts, over 3 years ago.

    Considerations when starting your business (prior toworld domination). These are the thoughts and accompanying concepts that one should consider when starting a business. Be an entity.You may have been called worse things, but this is actually not a slam. An entity, in this co...

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  5. Why would I want to plan my estate?

    Written by attorney Shawn Roberts, over 3 years ago.

    Last week I wrote generally about the benefits of doing estate planning to replace the cookie-cutter plan the State of Oklahoma has for all its citizens. This week my focus is on one aspect of the estate planning process: theappointment of guardians for minor children. If both p...

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  6. Six Tips for a Successful Social Media Existence for attorneys

    Written by attorney Shawn Roberts, over 3 years ago.

    I am neither a social medial expert nor wildly successful in generating business through social media. But these rules make sense. Keep it positive. The world is full of negative events and people. For an example, follow any major news stream. There is no reason to add to it. E...

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  7. The Independent Contractor Trap

    Written by attorney Shawn Roberts, over 3 years ago.

    Most businesses useindependent contractorseither on a regular basis or from time to time. Operating as if a person or entity is an independent contractor; then discovering the state employment security commission, the state department of Labor or the Internal Revenue Service cons...

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  8. Is my non compete agreement foreceable?

    Written by attorney Shawn Roberts, over 3 years ago.

    The short answer is that if you are in Oklahoma it isnot enforceable. With a couple of exceptions, Oklahoma law is clear that an individual is allowed to work in his or her chosen business or industry even if a piece of paper says otherwise. While competition is allowed, Oklahom...

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