Industry Loses Respected Sales Tax Expert

Last month, the network marketing industry lost a valued and popular service provider when Jim Richmond passed away unexpectedly. For many years, Jim had been this firm’s “go-to” guy when referring clients who needed sophisticated direct selling sales tax guidance. We take solace in learning that Jim’s son, Jeremy, a gifted expert in his own […]

Firm Transition News: Gerry Has Not Retired!

About a year ago the Nehra & Waak firm quietly began a transition in its internal operations by announcing the change of its primary address to the Delton, MI, office address of Rick Waak. At the same time our letterhead was modified, without announcement, to reflect Rick’s new role as Principal Attorney, and Gerry’s designation […]

Getting A Jump Start

Founders programs are a sort of corporate jump-start for network marketing companies. They are often, but not always, used at start-up and may be called “pre-launch” programs. Though rare years ago, such programs have become increasingly common in the last decade or so. When properly designed, they can be effective at getting the company off […]

Montana Rewrites MLM Registration Law

The Montana legislature recently passed, and the Governor signed into law, a rewrite of the statute requiring registration of mlm companies operating in that state. The new law became effective immediately upon approval. It makes some minor administrative amendments to the prior law and one substantive change. That is the creation of an exemption from […]

Don’t Scrimp on Compliance

The following is a condensed and edited version of an article that appeared in a newsletter published recently by our firm’s “go to guy” for direct selling company compliance investigations and consulting, Greg Caldwell, CEO of White Hat Solutions, LLC. It’s a cautionary report of a scenario that frequently leads start-up companies into troublesome and […]

Primary Address Change – Reminder!

The primary mailing address for Nehra & Waak, Attorneys at Law is now: 11300 East Shore Drive Delton, MI 49046 This change was effective 1/1/2013. NOTE: Mail sent to the Muskegon, Michigan address will NOT be lost or go unanswered. Also, the phone and fax numbers, and email addresses for Rick Waak & Gerry Nehra […]

BurnLounge Appeal Moves Forward

Filing of Briefs The parties have begun filing their briefs in the appeal of the federal District Court’s decision and order in the widely followed FTC vs. BurnLounge, Inc. et.al. case (see March Business Associate Advisory for a summary of the case and Order). The case generated widespread concern in the direct selling community when […]

DSA Annual Meeting

At the Marriott Desert Ridge – Phoenix – June 9 – 10 – 11 Both Gerry & Rick will be there. The firm booth number is 606. Please stop by and say “Hello.”

Reminder of Primary Address Change

Primary Address Change The primary mailing address for Nehra & Waak, Attorneys at Law is now: 11300 East Shore Drive Delton, MI 49046 This change was effective 1/1/2013. (Mail sent to the Muskegon, Michigan address will NOT be lost or go unanswered.) The phone and fax numbers, and email addresses for Rick Waak & Gerry […]

Funky Shark Faces Fines

The following information is condensed and edited from http://www.mlmwatchdog.com/ and is used with permission of the Owner and Editor, Rod Cook. I recommend you subscribe to the MLM WATCHDOG newsletter by clicking on “Free Newsletter” at the upper left of the opening page of the web site. Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. […]