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19 03, 2017

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

By | 2017-09-11T05:46:33+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Business Law, Business Litigation|Comments Off on Look Before You Leap! Don’t Sue for an Uncollectable Judgment

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 [...]

8 03, 2017

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

By | 2017-09-11T05:46:59+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Business Law, Contract law|Comments Off on Legal Considerations When Buying a Business: Summary of the M&A Process

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 [...]

3 02, 2017

Importance of Annual Meetings for California Corporations

By | 2017-09-11T02:24:23+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Business Law, Contracts, Corporate Law|Comments Off on Importance of Annual Meetings for California Corporations

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 [...]

6 12, 2016

Video Recording on Private Property in California

By | 2017-09-11T06:05:56+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Business Law|Comments Off on Video Recording on Private Property in California

Over the years, clients have inquired about the legality of installing video cameras on their privately owned commercial real estate or business premises. The short answer is that such recordings are legal in California. However, a more complete answer requires that legal counsel for the client determine whether such recordings violate (or may foreseeably violate) [...]

18 11, 2016

Arbitration Agreements Including Emergency Relief Provisions

By | 2017-09-11T01:47:30+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Business Law|Comments Off on Arbitration Agreements Including Emergency Relief Provisions

There are many sorts of business disputes where “emergency relief” may be called for.  One common example is where trade secrets are stolen, often by employees or former employees.  In view of that possibility, it is common for employment agreements to not only require the employees agree not to divulge company trade secrets, but likewise [...]