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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

23 08, 2016

When Must an LLC Membership Interest be Registered as a Security in California?

By | 2017-09-11T06:10:13+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Business Formation, Business Law, Commercial Law, Securities Law|Comments Off on When Must an LLC Membership Interest be Registered as a Security in California?

Most business owners and investors refer to corporate stock when discussing “securities”. However, other types of ownership interests, other than stocks, fall under the definitions of securities pursuant to California law, including a membership interest in a limited liability company (“LLC”). However, not all LLC membership interests are included in these definitions, in which case [...]

30 05, 2016

Making Breach of Contract Actions Worthwhile: Liquidated Damage and Attorneys’ Fees Provisions

By | 2017-09-11T02:16:44+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Commercial Ligitation, Contract law|Comments Off on Making Breach of Contract Actions Worthwhile: Liquidated Damage and Attorneys’ Fees Provisions

business litigation attorney san diego As a business litigation attorney, I sometimes have the unpleasant task of informing clients that their “breach of contract” case is not worth pursuing because the legal fees and costs to pursue legal action are likely to exceed the recoverable amount in their case. With some foresight when [...]