About Paul Rafelson

Paul Rafelson is a founding partner in one of the Nation’s leading eCommerce law firms, Rafelson Schick, PLLC (“RS”), specifically focused on Amazon, eBay, Shopify and other eCom platforms. A former eCom seller himself, Paul leads RS’ Mergers & Acquisitions (representing sellers looking to exit their Amazon or eCom businesses), corporate, tax and litigation practices. Prior to entering private practice, Paul spent the majority of his career as in house counsel for some of the world's largest companies: Microsoft, Walmart and General Electric. Paul's practice motivation is to ensure businesses of all sizes, not just the Fortune 500, have access to competent, globally-minded counsel, which has never been more important than in today's eCommerce economy.

Amazon Exit Strategy

By |2021-02-27T23:03:04+00:00February 27th, 2021|Categories: Amazon Strategies, Company Mergers, Sales, Acquisitions, and Buy-Ins, Contract Law, General Business Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US AND SCHEDULE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY AMAZON EXIT STRATEGY CALL TODAY   How to Sell Your Amazon Business or Brand by: Rafelson Schick, PLLC M&A Team Part 1:  How to Find a Buyer Last year, our firm (Rafelson Schick, PLLC) saw a record year in the M&A space [...]

Beware of Sales Tax Registration Scams

By |2019-01-24T21:30:42+00:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Sales Tax, Tax Law|

The Sales Tax Registration Scam How Software Companies Peddle False Hope and Safety Over the last year, sales tax registration has become a scary subject for eCommerce businesses, especially those businesses selling on Amazon FBA. The more we read about sales tax law, the more we desperately want to find a quick-fix solution that will let [...]

Amazon’s Notice That They Are Turning Over Your Company Data: Now What?

By |2018-11-08T16:00:43+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Sales Tax, Tax Law, TAX LAW INSIGHTS FOR ONLINE MERCHANTS|

The New California Sales Tax & What Amazon Sellers Can Do On October 23rd, 2018, Amazon sellers received a notice from Amazon stating that the company would be turning over seller information to the California Department of Tax and Free Administration (CDTFA) on November 6th, 2018. Based on my experience representing taxpayers currently dealing with California, [...]

Supreme Court Decision South Dakota v. Wayfair: Physical Presence Incorrect

By |2018-06-21T14:45:33+00:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: TAX LAW INSIGHTS FOR ONLINE MERCHANTS|

The Supreme Court is hearing the case South Dakota vs Wayfair (W). The case is a challenge to 1992 Quill V North Dakota Supreme Court case reaffirming that a state could not require a business to collect sales tax unless the business is physically located in the state....

Why California Hid Amazon Meta Data in Official State Documents Sent to Taxpayers

By |2018-05-03T14:51:44+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: TAX LAW INSIGHTS FOR ONLINE MERCHANTS|

So a reporter asked California why hidden Amazon meta data was embedded in an official state document sent to taxpayers. Open the doc in Google Docs...