3 10, 2018

Pitfalls to Avoid for Small Businesses, Non-profits and Start-ups in California

By | 2018-10-03T07:49:57+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Asset Protection, Business Contracts, Business Formation, Business Law, Commercial Law, Contract law, Contracts, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Law, LLCs|Comments Off on Pitfalls to Avoid for Small Businesses, Non-profits and Start-ups in California

Many small business owners and non-profits are unaware that their organization may not have the legal right to enter into contracts, prosecute a lawsuit, or defend against a lawsuit if their business does not maintain a qualified status with the California Secretary of State’s office (SOS) or the Franchise Tax Board (FTB). Contracts entered into [...]

4 05, 2017

California Successor Liability

By | 2017-09-11T02:51:49+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Asset Protection, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Commercial Ligitation, Corporate Law|Comments Off on California Successor Liability

If you are purchasing an existing business or even the assets of a business in California, it is important to consider to what extent your business will have exposure to successor liability following the purchase. California successor liability laws are significantly broader than those in some states, so being informed and taking steps to mitigate [...]

21 03, 2016

Remedies for Cybersquatting

By | 2017-09-11T06:20:00+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Asset Protection, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Remedies for Cybersquatting

Introduction Have you ever noticed that when a person or business name becomes popular or well-known, there’s often an unrelated third party prepared to park or register website domains in the name of that person or business? In many such cases, the third party’s objective involves making an easy profit by holding the domains “hostage” [...]

8 03, 2016

Trademark Protection

By | 2017-09-11T06:19:15+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Asset Protection, Business Law, Commercial Law, trademark, Trademarks & Copyrights|Comments Off on Trademark Protection

The Importance Of Protecting Your Trademark  Introduction Most company’s trademarks are extremely valuable assets and represent a significant percentage of the company’s worth.  Brand recognition creates customer goodwill and promotes customer satisfaction, which leads to increased sales.  Because of this, it is critical to maintain protection of these intangible assets.   To achieve this protection, it [...]

5 01, 2016

Estate Planning: Choosing Per Stirpes or Per Capita Distributions

By | 2017-09-11T06:25:56+00:00 January 5th, 2016|Asset Protection, Estate Planning, living trust, Wills and Trusts|Comments Off on Estate Planning: Choosing Per Stirpes or Per Capita Distributions

Per Stirpes or Per Capita Distributions While Latin may be a dead language, it remains relevant to estate planning lawyers and their clients when choosing how to prepare for the distribution of an estate through a will or living trust. “Per Stirpes” literally means “by roots or stocks; by representation” and is used interchangeably with [...]