19 09, 2019

THE CALIFORNIA UCC AND ME

By | 2019-09-19T07:51:49-08:00 September 19th, 2019|Business Contracts, Business Formation, Business Law, Commercial Law, Contract law, Contracts, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on THE CALIFORNIA UCC AND ME

Why should I care and what should I know? Whether you’re a small business owner who’s hoping to expand, or just getting started; or, as often times in today’s economy, in need of some extra capital to stay afloat, you’re more than likely going to come into contact with a UCC Form-1 filing. What is [...]

14 06, 2019

WHERE TO INCORPORATE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

By | 2019-07-18T13:19:37-08:00 June 14th, 2019|Business Formation, Corporate Law|Comments Off on WHERE TO INCORPORATE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Introduction Many California business owners have heard and read that Delaware is the best state in which to form their entity due to their business-favorable laws. In particular, Delaware has historically offered: the most favorable franchise tax rules and been the most pro-management from a legislative and judicial perspective; broader protection for board members against [...]

3 05, 2019

PROTECTING PERSONAL ASSETS AGAINST LIABILITY FOR BUSINESS DEBTS IN CALIFORNIA

By | 2019-05-24T08:45:33-08:00 May 3rd, 2019|Asset Protection, Business Formation, Business Law, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Commercial Ligitation, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Law, Financial, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PROTECTING PERSONAL ASSETS AGAINST LIABILITY FOR BUSINESS DEBTS IN CALIFORNIA

Although no business owner ever wants to consider the likelihood of being sued for unpaid business debts, breach of contract, or damages caused by their employees, business activities, or the like, these events do happen. What’s more, if businesses do not plan properly, owners may become personally liable for the debts of the business. This [...]

3 10, 2018

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

By | 2019-05-22T12:19:48-08:00 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 [...]

7 03, 2018

CALIFORNIA STATEMENT OF INFORMATION, WHEN TO FILE?

By | 2018-03-07T08:36:06-08:00 March 7th, 2018|Business Formation, Business Law, Corporate Compliance, LLCs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CALIFORNIA STATEMENT OF INFORMATION, WHEN TO FILE?

Don’t miss your deadlines for filing a Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State. Below are the required due dates for filing (penalties assessed range from $50 to $250): 90 Day Statement of Information/Change of Corporate Information: For Domestic Stock, Agricultural Cooperative, Foreign Corporations and Limited Liability Companies, a Statement of Information is [...]