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Tim Kelly currently is a writer and editor for LawInfo. He holds a law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. An experienced writer, he worked in retail copywriting before switching to online and print entertainment journalism. He has been published in the World Film Locations series of books and quoted by, the New York Times, and

As a lawyer, Tim's primary areas of focus were intellectual property and small business law. He currently lives in the Twin Cities area and greatly enjoys being a husband, dad, and avid record collector.

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What Mistakes Did Bed Bath and Beyond Make?

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), once a giant in the retail home goods industry, suffered greatly from missteps in the last decade. Profits soared in the 1990s, making it one of the more coveted stocks to own on Wall Street. Despite that previous stature, the company as it existed is… Read More

Will AI Help Prevent Business Bankruptcy Filings?

The artificial intelligence (AI) revolution has begun. This emerging technology can transform how Americans do business and make critical decisions. One of the ways AI is helping is through advising companies on their finances. The federal government reported over 10,000 business bankruptcy filings in America in 2022. With so many… Read More

What Is Possession of Drug Paraphernalia?

Being charged with a drug crime in the United States can feel overwhelming. People can face harsh penalties not only for possessing illegal drugs but for being found with drug paraphernalia as well. While “possession of drug paraphernalia” is a common drug charge at the state level, the laws that… Read More

Sentencing for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Possession of drug paraphernalia is one of the most charged drug crimes in the United States. While there are no federal criminal charges for actual possession of paraphernalia, the act is criminalized as a misdemeanor offense in most states. Additionally, states can impose harsher sentences depending on the specific circumstances… Read More

Social Security Benefits Through Ex-Spouses

A person getting divorced after at least ten years of marriage keeps benefit rights on their former spouse’s Social Security record. To receive benefits, the divorced spouse must be at least 62, and their former spouse must be entitled to benefits. A former spouse can receive benefits without permission or… Read More

Retirement Benefits Overview

Whether years away or just around the corner, planning for retirement throughout one’s life is an essential and ongoing process. Retirement plans and benefits come in many shapes and sizes that, when properly structured, cater to the retiree’s needs. When considering your own retirement, you’ll want to pay close attention… Read More

At Will Employment and Termination

Without an employment contract, a U.S. employee is an employee at-will. The employment at will doctrine allows employers and employees to terminate the employment relationship for any reason. However, at will employment has exceptions that limit why an employer can terminate an employee. Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires an… Read More

Voter Requirements and Registration

Before you head to the polls to vote next election day, make sure you know what you need to vote legally in U.S. federal elections. You are eligible to vote in United States elections if you meet the following requirements: You are a U.S. citizen either by birth or naturalization. You meet… Read More

The Right to Vote

Voting rights are a fundamental cornerstone of democracy in the United States. These rights have been codified and refined as the democratic process has evolved throughout the nation’s history. Today, most U.S. citizens over 18 are eligible to vote in elections, though some states still have certain restrictions. Don’t wait… Read More