Boston University Student among Those Slain in Marathon Bombing

Posted by Kathlyn on April 17, 2013
Informational / 1 Comment

Among the three people who were killed in Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon’s finish line was a Boston University graduate student.

The student was a Chinese citizen whose name is not being disclosed through her family’s request, but has been identified as a math and statistics major. One of her friends, another Chinese citizen, was among those seriously injured in the blasts. The Chinese consulate and BU are working closely together to assist the victims’ families with anything they may need under these tragic and trying circumstances.

The university is offering counseling and guidance to those who have been affected by these terrible acts through various channels, including the Student Health Services, and the chaplains at Marsh Chapel. There will also be a service at the chapel at 5:30 this evening. Everyone is welcome to attend.

There is still very little known concerning who is responsible for Monday’s bombings and what the motive behind them was. If you have any information, video, or photographs, please share them with authorities by calling the police department’s anonymous tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS or sending email to [email protected].

Our thoughts and hearts are with the city of Boston and the victims of this terrible tragedy.

Information For Students: The Importance of Retaining a Business Attorney

Posted by Kathlyn on March 20, 2013
Business, Informational / 1 Comment

A business attorney can be a good investment for any commercial business owner. Because business law can be somewhat complex, it is not easy for a non-lawyer to dot all the Is and cross the Ts. Important legal aspects are bound to be overlooked or forgotten, simply because business executives might not have the legal skills and experience to deal with business legalities. A competent business lawyer will ensure that all the necessary legal requirements are upheld and that all relevant paperwork is completed accurately and efficiently.

What kind of trouble can you get into if you don’t have the benefit of a business attorney’s expertise? Well, that depends. If you are just starting out in business, you may find yourself in deep water when it comes to drafting partnerships or corporate documents. Such contracts and documents may be drawn up incorrectly, or written to your disadvantage. Liability is another area where you can run into trouble, no matter what kind of business you’re in. Additionally, compliance with the state and federal rules and regulations governing your type of business, or the formation of your business, can cause problems if your legal documentation is incorrect or problematic. Unfortunately, it won’t help your case to say you “didn’t know” that you made a mistake. The owners of the flight school ( swear by the assistance of their business attorney, who helped greatly with tax liabilities and the formation of the company. It is your responsibility to know, and for your lawyer to explain to you what all those legal terms actually mean.

According to the website of the Cedar Rapids business attorneys of Arenson Law Group, PC, a lawyer can not only protect from legal complications when your business is beginning, but can also provide support if and when a person or entity sues your company for violation of law.  Having this support can be beneficial because you will not have to worry about what legal steps to take to fight back; your attorney will take care of it for you. This will guarantee that a professional will be dealing with issues they are familiar with while you concentrate on running your business.

Retaining a business attorney is a worthwhile expense. From the time that you start a business, there are legal complications that are best left to a professional to handle, as mistakes can be made easily and can lead to complete and utter ruin. Compliance with all business laws is critical, and a lawyer can help you be sure you are doing what you need to do.

Learn More About Theft Crimes

Posted by Kathlyn on March 15, 2013
Crimes, Informational / 1 Comment

common types of criminal offenses, it can still put a strain on you and your life. Being arrested can mean that you face hefty financial penalties, as well as possible long term imprisonment. Your life does not have to end like that.

There are a number of theft charges, and penalties depend on the severity of these different types. The different types of theft are:

  1. Identity theft – where a person uses private details of the victim (such as credit cards) to purchase or acquire things
  2. Property theft – when a person steals something that is legally owned by another person
  3. Shoplifting – also called retail theft, this involves taking merchandize or goods from a business without paying for those things
  4. Burglary – illegally entering another person’s home with the intent of stealing  personal property
  5. Automobile theft – stealing or taking another person’s car without his or her knowledge or permission
  6. Robbery – taking or trying to take something valuable from a person using threats and force, causing fear in the victim

People arrested for theft charges more often than not have their rights taken for granted. You don’t have to put up with such treatment. Knowing your rights and fighting for them is important, which is why it is just as important to find a criminal attorney that you can trust.  Being under police custody can be hard, especially when you want to maintain your rights, but with a good lawyer, you won’t have to put up with bad treatment.