Our attorneys have assisted in the creation and growth of businesses across the United States and throughout the world.
We have also helped entrepreneurs and small businesses build sound foundations for long-term success, recognizing that the goals of closely-held businesses typically differ greatly from large corporations and publicly-held corporations. Many of our corporate clientele stem from almost a decade long relationship and are indicative of the skill and commitment of our attorneys.
Corporate Formation and Governance
Our attorneys have a long, successful record of assisting clients in the formation, restructuring, and, if necessary, the orderly dissolution of corporations. This experience includes preparation of the necessary articles of incorporation, bylaws, corporate records and other filings, as well as negotiating and drafting corporate contracts, providing advice regarding dividend policies and extraordinary corporate transactions.
Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Limited Liability Companies
Our attorneys have extensive experience in non-corporate enterprises: partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability organizations. Their work includes counsel in the formation and start-up of these ventures and extends to other dimensions of the entity’s life cycle: new partners, withdrawal or removal of partners, and restructuring.
Recent Business Law Articles
Silverstein Legal Announces ‘Personal Safety, Online & IRL’ Event
Join attorney Corey D. Silverstein for a discussion about personal safety, both online and in daily in-person life. Cyberspace (October 14, 2022) - Join adult industry attorney Corey D. Silverstein, the driving force behind MyAdultAttorney.com and Adult.Law, and esteemed guests for the fourth event in Silverstein Legal’s Legal Impact series. The “Personal Safety, Online & IRL” live-streamed event is happening on October 20th at 4 pm ET (1 pm PT) via Zoom. It will feature special guests Nate Glass (Takedown Piracy), Alison Boden (Free Speech Coalition/FSC), and content creator and performer Jada Kai. The event is sponsored by the FSC and will be hosted by sociologist Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals. It’s never been more important to know how to protect yourself online – and in your daily in-person life – from threats facing those working in adult. During this discussion, industry experts and thought leaders will share practical guidance for keeping…
Adult Industry Attorney Corey D. Silverstein Announces European Summit Takeover
The European Summit (“TES”) is scheduled for September 13, 2019 – September 16, 2019 and it is now confirmed that for the second consecutive year, adult website attorney Corey D. Silverstein will be in attendance as a sponsor, speaker, and attendee. This year’s TES takes place at the Vienna House Diplomat Conference Hotel located at Evropska 15, Prague, Czech Republic and is being advertised as the conference “where affiliates, media buyers, advertisers & publishers meet”. TES anticipates that this year’s tradeshow will have 3,500 participants, 150 + exhibitors, and 100 + speakers from more than 80 countries. At this year’s TES Prague, adult attorney Corey D. Silverstein will be presenting and participating in various educational seminars created for the benefit of all attendees. The following is the speaking schedule web lawyer Corey D. Silverstein. Additionally, you can find the full TES schedule here. Legal for Newbies – Back to Basics…
The Legal Checkup
Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral x-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination annually. Pets visit the veterinarian for vaccinations and well-care appointments. Vehicles need oil changes and regular maintenance. Your personal and business legal affairs are no different and require regular “legal checkups.” Much like going to the dentist, the idea of meeting regularly with your attorney is probably not going to excite you; but now more than ever, periodic communication with your lawyer is essential. This is even more true for online and adult business operators. Unfortunately, far too many web entrepreneurs wait too long and ultimately reach out to their attorneys when trouble has already come their way. In many instances, the legal problems encountered could have been prevented had a “legal checkup” taken place. The law in…
Adult Business Attorney, Corey D. Silverstein – 2017 Phoenix Forum Speaking Schedule Announced
On February 12, 2017, the Law Offices of Corey D. Silverstein, P.C. announced that porn lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein would be attending this year’s Phoenix Forum. It is with great excitement to report that adult industry attorney, Corey D. Silverstein, has been invited to speak at the Phoenix Forum on multiple seminars/workshops. Here is a schedule of the seminars that adult industry lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein has accepted: Business 101 panel With extensive experience and backgrounds spanning the industry, esteemed panelists offer a glimpse into what it takes to own, operate, and optimize an adult online business in today’s diverse environment. Topics include legal issues, mobile strategies, effective billing, and payment services. When: Thursday March 23, 2017 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm Where: E – Classroom Sweets with Security panel With hackers making news each month, content, passwords and login information, credit card data, all the bits of information that reside…
Adult Business Lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein, Speaks About Understanding Laws & Regulations
Adult Business Lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein, Talks About Understanding The Laws & Regulations That Can Affect Your Bottom Line. This past January 16, 2017, adult business attorney, Corey D. Silverstein was invited to present at the 2017 Internext tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. For those of you that missed this incredible educational opportunity, here is the video of the complete presentation. This is a great opportunity to hear from adult industry lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein himself, and his thoughts on some of the biggest developments in politics and the laws that affect the adult industry. As always we encourage you to contact adult industry attorney, Corey D. Silverstein by visiting our contact page.
Let’s Talk Digital Marketing and Law
We had the pleasure to sit down and talk with Corey, owner of the Law Offices of Corey D. Silverstein, P.C.. Corey has extensive knowledge in the digital marketing field. When we asked Corey what he saw as the biggest errors for those just starting out in digital marketing make, he was quick to answer. You Need an Agreement This may seem a matter of common sense in most businesses, but Corey indicates people sometimes underestimate the need for a good agreement in their excitement over opening a digital business. He cautions that it is still a business and must be thought of as such. When asked what type of information is necessary in a good agreement, he named several factors: *Profit/Loss distribution - Everyone gets excited about the prospect of earning money and often don't consider how the profits will be divided. What is even more likely to cause…
The Birth of Escrow.Domains
I don't make it a habit of endorsing products or services. In fact, until this posting, I have never endorsed a service or a service's operator(s).In this case, an exception needed to be made. A brand new domain transactional service has been launched by a couple of attorneys that I happen to admire and respect. Attorneys Stevan Lieberman and Michael Greenberg went to work to create a trustworthy escrow service for individuals and businesses that engage in various types of domain transactions, including domain purchases, domain rentals, and domain leases. Escrow.Domains is a refreshing service that I'm happy to recommend. So check it out by visiting Escrow.Domains.
Law Between the Sheets: Independent Contractor or Employee?
All too often, adult business operators spend so much time focusing on things such as obscenity, record-keeping and intellectual property that they neglect some important corporate issues, including taxation and employment law, which can have a tremendous impact on a business owner. Make no mistake about it, adult business operators need to be concerned with obscenity, record-keeping and intellectual property, but at the same time, they should not be forgetting about some other very important areas of corporate law. Every year around tax season, my office receives numerous telephone calls from clients (individuals and businesses) with concerns related to their own worker status or the worker status of someone providing services on their behalf. The classification of a worker as an employee or independent contractor is very important and any misclassification can create numerous issues. As you read through this article, it is essential to remember that you should always…
Acquiring Online Businesses
2013 was a busy year in the online adult industry; especially in terms of business purchases, sales and mergers. Online businesses were purchased at record prices in 2013 and I expect that 2014 will continue the trend. This is the first of a series in which I will discuss some of the more important do’s and don’ts when purchasing an online adult business. This article is not meant to replace the services of an attorney nor is it meant to be an inclusive list of everything that a purchaser should do. Part 1 will focus on a purchase from a buyer’s perspective while Part 2 will focus on a purchase from a seller’s perspective. Keep watch for Part 2 in XBIZ World. Due Diligence I am always amazed by how many purchasers contact my office in the course of purchasing an online business and have no idea what they are…
Learning from the Financial Crisis in Cyprus
There are a multitude of reasons why you may want to have your adult entertainment business set up outside of the United States. Some of the reasons include favorable tax laws, decreased individual liabilities, and staying outside of the jurisdiction of state and federal agents and prosecutors, just to name a few. For the record, I am not suggesting that you pack up your bags and move your corporate entity and money overseas. Nor am I suggesting that setting up your corporate entity and bank relationships overseas is a bad idea. I am merely urging you to carefully analyze all of the legal and financial aspects of your decision whether or not to pursue an overseas business entity and banking relationship. Imagine that you were running a highly successful adult business that you spent a tremendous amount of time, money and energy setting up overseas. Imagine that your business was…
Internext 2012: Protecting Your Online Brand
I am pleased to announce that I will be co-presenting this year's legal seminar at the Internext trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 16, 2012 at 3:00pm. This year's seminar is entitled: Protecting Your Online Brand; Trademarks, Licenses and Affiliate Agreements. In an increasingly complex adult industry, the protection of your intellectual property has never been more important. This seminar is a MUST for everyone in the adult industry. More details to come soon. See you all there.