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30 04, 2016

Starting a Business in California? Read this first…

By | 2016-12-14T11:27:52+00:00 April 30th, 2016|Business Formation, Business Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Compliance|Comments Off on Starting a Business in California? Read this first…

Introduction It is no secret that nine out of ten start-ups fail—that’s a full 90% of businesses that do not become profitable or are derailed for one reason or another. So what can you, as a prospective business owner, do to ensure you are one of the success stories? Starting a business in California [...]

2 02, 2016

Avoiding Ownership Disputes

By | 2016-12-14T13:02:02+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Formation, Business Law, Business Litigation, Corporate Compliance|Comments Off on Avoiding Ownership Disputes

Introduction Our San Diego business lawyers have previously written about corporate governance and compliance issues and the many benefits to business owners of addressing their company’s corporate compliance needs. [1] In this article, we focus on another reason to engage in best practices when it comes to corporate governance—Avoiding Ownership Disputes. Many clients contact our [...]

14 09, 2015

Should You Elect S Corporation Status for Your New Business?

By | 2015-09-14T15:45:45+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Business Formation, Business Law, Corporate Compliance, LLCs|Comments Off on Should You Elect S Corporation Status for Your New Business?

At the outset, it is important to clear up one common misconception our San Diego business attorneys hear a lot: An “S Corporation” is not a type of entity which can be formed through the California Secretary of State’s Office. Unlike a C Corporation, an LLC or LLP, an S Corporation is a type of [...]

5 08, 2015

Does Your Business Need a Corporate Governance Tune-Up?

By | 2015-08-05T09:27:42+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Business Law, Corporate Compliance|Comments Off on Does Your Business Need a Corporate Governance Tune-Up?

Corporate governance broadly refers to the mechanisms, processes and relations by which companies are controlled and directed. For a corporation, corporate governance typically refers to the decision-making processes by officers and a board of directors, and, to a more limited extent, shareholders. For LLC’s, members, non-member managers, a board of directors, or a combination of [...]

7 05, 2015

The Information Practices Act and Your Business

By | 2015-05-07T11:24:45+00:00 May 7th, 2015|Business Law, Corporate Compliance|Comments Off on The Information Practices Act and Your Business

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE: BE PROACTIVE TO PROTECT PRIVATE INFORMATION IN CYBERSPACE Stories of massive “data breaches” are far too common these days. Several national retailers recently all suffered data breaches that threatened to expose consumers’ private information. These data breaches will potentially cost the retailer significant sums of [...]