27 11, 2019

NON-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE IN CALIFORNIA

By | 2019-11-27T14:19:33-08:00 November 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NON-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE IN CALIFORNIA

Introduction Consider the typical situation when a person wishes to purchase a home. The purchaser typically puts a certain amount of money down, say 10% of the purchase price, and finances the remaining 90% through a loan from a bank or other mortgage lender. The purchaser then signs a promissory note in favor of the [...]

31 10, 2019

Can I Tell you Everything? California Attorney/Client Privilege.

By | 2019-11-07T14:27:50-08:00 October 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can I Tell you Everything? California Attorney/Client Privilege.

Introduction Most of us are familiar with the attorney–client privilege in terms of protections provided in criminal cases and prosecutions.  But what about its application to civil and business related matters? Through television and movies, most of us have learned that if you tell your lawyer all your dirty deeds he or she can’t tell [...]

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 [...]

18 07, 2019

SCOTUS RULING STRIKES DOWN BAN ON SCANDALOUS AND IMMORAL TRADEMARKS

By | 2019-07-18T13:13:13-08:00 July 18th, 2019|trademark, Trademark, Trademarks & Copyrights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SCOTUS RULING STRIKES DOWN BAN ON SCANDALOUS AND IMMORAL TRADEMARKS

For decades the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has refused to register trademarks consisting of words or symbols deemed “immoral’ or ‘scandalous’, in accordance with Section 2(a) of The Lanham Act.  In recent weeks, however, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down this long-held prohibition when it ruled that the refusal to [...]

28 05, 2019

HOW DOES PAGA EFFECT EMPLOYERS IN CALIFORNIA?

By | 2019-07-19T07:43:28-08:00 May 28th, 2019|Labor & Employment Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on HOW DOES PAGA EFFECT EMPLOYERS IN CALIFORNIA?

Introduction This article provides guidance to employers in understanding and defending against claims brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA), Labor Code § 2699 et seq. Under PAGA, aggrieved employees are allowed to step into the State’s shoes, specifically California’s Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), to bring legal actions against employers for [...]