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11 02, 2016

Contract Disputes and Personal Jurisdiction

By | 2016-12-14T12:44:18+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Contract law|Comments Off on Contract Disputes and Personal Jurisdiction

Introduction With the prevalence of the internet and all of our information and communication technologies, it is increasingly common for individuals and businesses to enter into contractual relations across state lines.  People buy and sell all manner of goods and services on-line, taking advantage of greatly expanded choice and markets.  But there are risks and [...]

22 01, 2016

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

By | 2016-01-22T09:37:42+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law|Comments Off on Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Introduction: When People You Have a Right to Trust Cheat You Ours is a world of contractual relationships, written and oral.  We hire people to help us, and we hire people to act on our behalf.  We hire real estate agents and brokers to buy and sell our homes or other real estate.  We hire [...]

8 12, 2015

Filing a Lawsuit to Secure a Prompt & Enforceable Settlement

By | 2015-12-08T09:56:34+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Contract law|Comments Off on Filing a Lawsuit to Secure a Prompt & Enforceable Settlement

Ways Filing a Lawsuit Can Help Secure a Prompt and Enforceable Settlement While it’s true that litigation can be an extremely expensive means of dispute resolution, and that prompt, voluntary settlements are almost always preferable to extended litigation, it is also true, paradoxically, that filing a lawsuit can be the best way to settle a dispute [...]

1 12, 2015

Bulk Sales Law for California Asset Sales

By | 2015-12-01T15:16:00+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Business Contracts, Business Law, Commercial Law, Contract law|Comments Off on Bulk Sales Law for California Asset Sales

Introduction While many states have repealed their bulk sales laws, California’s Bulk Sales Law remains in full force and effect. The primary stated purpose of this law is to protect buyers and creditors following the purchase of more than half of a business’s assets. If a buyer makes a bulk sale purchase but does not adhere [...]

29 01, 2015

When Subpoenas Happen: What to do Next?

By | 2015-01-29T07:11:13+00:00 January 29th, 2015|Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Contract law|Comments Off on When Subpoenas Happen: What to do Next?

Receiving a subpoena can be a bit scary for any business owner. Before you panic, there are a few things you need to determine first. For instance, what type of subpoena have you received? What actions are you required by law to take? If you’re a business owner and you’ve just been subpoenaed, in addition [...]

15 01, 2015

How to Move your Corporation to Another State

By | 2015-01-15T06:42:51+00:00 January 15th, 2015|Business Law, Commercial Law|Comments Off on How to Move your Corporation to Another State

If you have plans to relocate your business to another state, there are a number of factors to consider. Aside from potential physical logistics, such as finding a new space, moving or terminating and hiring new employees, there are corporate matters to consider. Consulting a small business attorney is the best first step you can [...]

8 01, 2015

Common Mistakes when Drafting Contracts

By | 2015-01-08T06:38:23+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Business Contracts, Business Law, Commercial Law, Contract law|Comments Off on Common Mistakes when Drafting Contracts

Most important business negotiations result in a written contract, a binding legal document which sets out the terms on which the parties have agreed and serves as a guide to the parties in fulfilling their obligations to one another. In the best of situations, the contract may sit in a drawer for years and never [...]

22 12, 2014

Respondeat Superior: What it Means to Your Small Business

By | 2014-12-22T18:33:09+00:00 December 22nd, 2014|Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Respondeat Superior: What it Means to Your Small Business

The Latin meaning of Respondeat Superior is “let the master answer”. Today, this legal doctrine has come to mean that an employer is responsible for the actions of their employees and agents performed in the course of their employment. However, as most business litigation lawyers will tell you, the devil is in the details. While [...]