Experienced
43+ years of combined in-house and law firm experience.
Diverse
Represent clients in more than 30 industries.
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One team, one goal; your business's success.

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With over 43 years of combined in-house and law firm experience, the business Lawyers at the Law Office of Elliott J. Brown provide dependable legal solutions to problems that businesses of all sizes often encounter. Our mix of in-house and law firm experience has provided us a unique ability to balance the [often-divergent] needs of a business with the law.

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Law Office of Elliott J. Brown | 33 N. Main Street | Marlboro | NJ 07746

Our Latest Blogs

Don’t Call It A Partnership!

When two people agree to form a business together, what would you guess they call it? Naturally, many people use the term “Partnership.” In some instances, Partnership is technically correct, like when two or more attorneys share an office and referrals, or two accountants do the same. However, today the term “Partnership” is misused by many, and it could have an impact on their business.

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Ultimate Checklist for Hiring Your First Employee in New York
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For many startups and businesses, hiring your first employees can be an anxious process. Hopefully, this checklist will help entrepreneurs get past the initial hurdles and feel more confident moving forward.

The Ultimate Checklist for Hiring Your First Employee in New York is in chronological order to the extent that some things need to be done before others, but the exact order doesn’t always matter. Do what you can as soon as you can to ensure you comply with federal and state requirements.

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Does My Startup Need a Certificate of Authority to Do Business in NYC?
Certificate of Authority. A close up of startup employees reviewing figures and paperwork with a tablet and laptop.

New York State’s Department of Taxation and Finance issues Certificates of Authority to businesses which authorize them to collect sales tax from customers. This also allows them to honor the tax-exempt status of non-profit agencies with whom they do business. You might be wondering when and if you need a Certificate of Authority for your startup or business to do business in New York City; especially if you are a foreign (whether U.S. or international) entity.

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What to know about the SBA Paycheck Protection Program
U.S. Small Business Administration

Updated April 3, 2020!

The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released its Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) guidance, which, via The CARES Act, authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. This blog post gives a summary of the guidance.

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