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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 [...]

12 05, 2016

Promissory Notes

By | 2017-09-12T01:14:50+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Business Law, Commercial Law, Contract law|Comments Off on Promissory Notes

Put simply, a promissory note is a written promise to pay a definite amount of money on specified date(s) or on demand. The primary purpose of a promissory note is to evidence a loan amount, interest rate, if any, and other terms on which a loan is to be repaid. Depending on the type of [...]

30 04, 2016

Starting a Business in California? Read this first…

By | 2017-09-11T06:15:43+00:00 April 30th, 2016|Business Formation, Business Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Compliance|Comments Off on Starting a Business in California? Read this first…

Introduction It is no secret that nine out of ten start-ups fail—that’s a full 90% of businesses that do not become profitable or are derailed for one reason or another. So what can you, as a prospective business owner, do to ensure you are one of the success stories? Starting a business in California [...]