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 [...]

13 08, 2018

5 Key Differences Between California State Court and Federal Court

By | 2018-08-13T10:17:38+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Business Law, Business Litigation, Corporate Law|Comments Off on 5 Key Differences Between California State Court and Federal Court

If you are involved in business litigation in California, the court system in which your case is heard can have a significant impact on the outcome. The California State Court system differs notably from the federal courts in California in many ways, particularly surrounding the following factors.   Jurisdiction In order for a court to [...]

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 [...]

17 04, 2018

What to Look for in a Business Attorney

By | 2018-05-31T08:54:23+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Contract law, Corporate Law, Family Law, Labor & Employment Law, Trademarks & Copyrights|Comments Off on What to Look for in a Business Attorney

Every business owner needs a reliable business lawyer. You have seen the articles – including our own – outlining what to look for in a business attorney. Experience, expertise, communication, professionalism, and availability are absolute musts. But what if you’re considering several different attorneys who all appear to have the foundational traits? Let us help [...]

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, [...]