About Joe Fournier

Joseph E. Fournier is an Attorney and a CPA who has more than twenty years experience advising and leading companies and individuals in a variety of capacities. Joe received his law degree from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill School of Law and his Accounting degree from the University of Rhode Island. He is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and he is a CPA. He is an Adjunct Professor and lecturer at the University level and has been a frequent speaker on business planning and legal matters.

Four Reasons to use an LLC to Purchase Real Estate

There are many reasons why limited liability companies (“LLCs”) may be your preferred method to purchase real estate. The main overall benefit of purchasing real estate via an LLC is the ability to own real estate and minimize liability exposure without adding tax complexity. This combination of benefits creates a variety of strategic planning opportunities.

By |2018-10-04T09:34:14+00:00October 4th, 2018|Blog, Estate Planning|Comments Off on Four Reasons to use an LLC to Purchase Real Estate

#metoo Has Reverberations For Employees

It is hard not to be aware of the recent #metoo movement. To say it took the world by storm is a massive understatement, and it has had enormous consequences for some very powerful individuals in various industries.

By |2018-09-25T09:38:16+00:00September 25th, 2018|Blog, Employment|Comments Off on #metoo Has Reverberations For Employees

Choice of Entity

Historically, the three main types of business entities have been sole proprietor, partnership, and corporation. Today, another common form of business is the limited liability corporation (LLC).

By |2018-09-18T10:14:08+00:00September 18th, 2018|Blog, Business Planning|Comments Off on Choice of Entity

Four Highlights of Massachusetts’ New Law on Non-compete Agreements

On August 10, 2018, Massachusetts signed the Massachusetts Non-competition Agreement (the “Act”) into law. Non-compete agreements are still permitted, but the Act severely limits their use and employers will have to re-consider how and when to use them. Here are four key components of the Act.

By |2018-09-11T09:32:16+00:00September 11th, 2018|Blog, Employment|Comments Off on Four Highlights of Massachusetts’ New Law on Non-compete Agreements