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Look Before You Leap! Don’t Sue for an Uncollectable Judgment

By | 2017-03-19T23:20:47+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Business Law, Business Litigation|

When a client walks in the door and says “I really don’t care about the money, it’s just the ‘principle’ of the matter,” the wise lawyer may reply: “You shouldn’t sue for ‘principle’, unless it’s ‘principal plus interest’”, i.e. money. The meaning of this old pun, of course, is that the only satisfaction likely to [...]

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Legal Considerations When Buying a Business: Summary of the M&A Process

By | 2017-03-08T23:12:01+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Business Law, Contract law|

Thinking of buying a business? For any arms’ length transaction, it is critical that buyers take certain steps during the purchase process (also referred to as the M&A process) to protect their legal and financial interests. Assuming the buyer has already identified a viable target company to purchase, we summarize here the essential next steps [...]

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CONSIDERATIONS IN CHOOSING A TRADEMARK

By | 2017-02-14T13:23:49+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Trademarks & Copyrights|

The process of developing a successful brand for your business can be difficult and overwhelming.  One must consider a variety of factors, including the products or services that will be associated with a specific mark and decide how to effectively market them with a strong, unique brand, such that consumers will develop trust and goodwill [...]

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Importance of Annual Meetings for California Corporations

By | 2017-02-03T12:48:15+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Business Law, Contracts, Corporate Law|

Did you know that failing to address your company’s corporate and legal compliance issues can lead to costly and avoidable consequences such as: -Legal claims by employees, shareholders, vendors or customers -Personal liability of owners/managers for company obligations -The potential for a dissolution of your company -Limited access to new capital or loans -A negative [...]

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WAIVER OF UNKNOWN CLAIMS UNDER CALIFORNIA CODE §1542

By | 2017-01-30T09:40:51+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Business Litigation, Contracts|

Introduction In settlement agreements, one or more parties may waive their right to pursue recourse against other parties to the agreement in return for some form of consideration, such as a payment of money. However, what if a party is unaware of certain claims they may have against the party they are releasing--could they then [...]

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