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 [...]

24 05, 2019

Corporate Leaders’ Duty of Loyalty and Conflicts of Interest in California

By | 2019-05-24T08:30:18-08:00 May 24th, 2019|Business Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Law, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Corporate Leaders’ Duty of Loyalty and Conflicts of Interest in California

This article outlines the duty of loyalty imposed on corporate leaders, how the business judgment rule provides protection against liability for directors if they act with reasonable care, and how conflicts of interest should be handled by corporate leaders. I. Duty of Loyalty California law imposes certain fiduciary duties on officers and directors of a [...]

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 [...]

26 04, 2019

ISSUES OF FRAUD IN BUSINESS CONTRACTS

By | 2019-05-22T12:08:03-08:00 April 26th, 2019|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Contract law, Contracts, Corporate Law|Comments Off on ISSUES OF FRAUD IN BUSINESS CONTRACTS

Contracts are the foundation that businesses, small or large, depend on daily to carry out their mission.  Most businesses exist by virtue of contracts, agreements of mutually dependent promises and obligations such as partnership agreements, articles of incorporation and shareholder agreements, limited liability operating agreements, service agreements, licensing agreements, and many others.  Businesses hire their [...]