31 05, 2018

Dynamex v. Superior Court: What the Independent Contractor Decision Means for Your Business

By | 2018-05-31T12:17:56+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Business Contracts, Business Law, Contract law, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Dynamex v. Superior Court: What the Independent Contractor Decision Means for Your Business

The California Supreme Court’s April 30 ruling in Dynamex v. Superior Court is being described as a “game-changer,” “seismic shift,” and “a case that could have wide ramifications” for businesses relying on independent contractors. Those operating in the “gig” or “shared” economy, such as ridesharing apps and delivery services, will likely feel the largest impacts [...]

27 03, 2018

What is Mediation?

By | 2018-05-31T08:54:34+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Business Contracts, Business Law, Contracts, Family Law|Comments Off on What is Mediation?

When two parties are in a dispute, it is typically wise for them to consider alternative dispute resolution (ADR) prior to or pending litigation. Mediation is a form of ADR in which a neutral third party—usually a trained mediation attorney or retired judge—meets with the disagreeing parties to assist in reaching a settlement. In business, [...]

16 11, 2017

The Supreme Court is Considering Arbitration Clauses in Workplace Contracts

By | 2018-01-24T08:00:03+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Business Contracts|Comments Off on The Supreme Court is Considering Arbitration Clauses in Workplace Contracts

The business contract lawyers at Gehres Law Group, P.C. provide advice on the drafting, negotiation, and enforcement of contracts. One especially common provision in many different types of business contracts is called an arbitration clause. Arbitration clauses have become more widely used in recent years and have become the subject of a series of contentious [...]

4 05, 2017

CALIFORNIA USURY LAWS: What you should know before lending or borrowing money

By | 2017-09-11T02:53:23+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Business Contracts, Business Law, Contract law, Contracts, Financial, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CALIFORNIA USURY LAWS: What you should know before lending or borrowing money

Introduction Many business owners and individuals incorrectly believe they can charge any amount of interest to which the parties agree. However, unlike many contract terms, rates of interest charged by non-exempt lenders is limited in California to ten percent (10%) per year, even if the borrower is otherwise willing to pay a higher rate (or [...]

30 08, 2016

Purchasing a Business with Seller Financing

By | 2017-09-11T02:45:54+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Formation|Comments Off on Purchasing a Business with Seller Financing

It is often the case that a purchaser of a business does not have the resources for a full cash sale and will request that the seller finance some of the purchase price. This can be advantageous for both parties, but requires that the parties consider a number of issues, as we highlight in this [...]