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- How to Transfer Ownership in a Digital Business and Digital Assets
In the electronic age, there are many businesses upgrading to the digital and buying and selling digital assets. However, there are not as many that know how to transfer the ownership of a company primarily running on online products and services.
- Software Patents and Alice in the Looking Glass
The public tends to believe the purpose of the Patent Office is to issue patents. The facts paint a different conclusion.
- Benefits of Using a C-Corporation Formation
The use of a C corporation is the most common and provides potentially unlimited possible growth with the use of stock and various other means. This may bring in numerous investors that are looking to increase their portfolios, have the ability to exponentially raise profits and assist in perceived value in the company. Shareholder numbers are not limited a C corporation as in other businesses.
- 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 in this M&A process.
- 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?
- Doing Due Diligence: Private Investigation of Your Business Partners and Contracts
Due diligence is necessary when partners and contracts are involved in a business. This is due to certain paperwork, processes and the initial files needed to ensure the company is setup correctly, with valid processes and is legal in activity.
- Secret Weapons of Private Investigators
Private investigators are need for a variety of reasons, but they often have secret weapons they are able to employ in research, surveillance and other areas of providing data to the client.
- Someone Broke a Contract
Did a client, vendor, bank, corporation or partner break a contract? Did you break a contract? When someone breaks a contract it's described as a breach. If you breached a contract you may have a valid reason. Or, are you the plaintiff in a breach? What should you do if you're the victim of a breach of contract?
- Conducting Due Diligence for a Merger or Acquisition
Mergers and acquisitions are very important for corporations when conducting business. To ensure that due diligence is accomplished, a lawyer is usually both necessary and vital in ensuring that paperwork, documentation, contracts and numerous other affairs are in order and properly filed.
- California General and Limited Partnerships and LLCs - What’s Best for Your Business
Without a written partnership agreement for a business which two or more people own and operate in California, it may well be deemed to be a general partnership with each of the partners jointly and severally liable for the acts of the others and no mechanism for resolving deadlocks which require a majority vote. Business partners should have a partnership agreement drafted by an experienced partnership attorney and should understand the differences between partnerships and LLCs.