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Software Patents and Alice in the Looking Glass

  April 24, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
The public tends to believe the purpose of the Patent Office is to issue patents. The facts paint a different conclusion.

When Large Medical Groups Acquire Small Physician Practices – Legal and Economic Structure

  April 20, 2017     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
A trend in the medical marketplace is for big group multi-specialty medical practices to buy up small practices, and integrate them into the big...

How to Legally Protect Your Inventions and Ideas

  April 19, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
An idea can be worth a million dollars – to you or to your competitor – which is why it is important to take steps to protect your inventions...

Expressing Your Wishes and Mitigating Tensions Through Letters of Intention

  April 4, 2017     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
The estate planning process can be an overwhelming experience for clients. After all, we are discussing a pretty unpleasant topic (your ultimate...

Look Before You Leap! Don’t Sue for an Uncollectable Judgment

  April 4, 2017     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
When a client walks in the door and says “I really don’t care about the money, it’s just the ‘principle’ of the matter,” the wise lawyer may...

Legal Considerations When Buying a Business: Summary of the M&A Process

  April 4, 2017     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
Thinking of buying a business? For any arms’ length transaction, it is critical that buyers take certain steps during the purchase process (also...

Importance of Annual Meetings for California Corporations

  April 4, 2017     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
Did you know that failing to address your company’s corporate and legal compliance issues can lead to costly and avoidable consequences?

Considerations in Choosing a Trademark

  April 3, 2017     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
The process of developing a successful brand for your business can be difficult and overwhelming. One must consider a variety of factors,...

Why Is Antitrust Compliance Counseling and Training so Important for Companies?

  April 3, 2017     By Bona Law PC
If, like me, you have ever spoken to someone that faces criminal indictment by a federal grand jury following a Justice Department antitrust...

When Should an Accident Victim Contact a Lawyer?

  March 28, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
If you or your loved one has been in an accident, you’re understandably shaken up, hurt, confused and overwhelmed. You may be feeling...

Why Shouldn't an Accident Victim Settle for the First Offer?

  March 28, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
There’s a common misconception out there that insurance company payouts cover all losses of an accident victim. This is simply not true.

How to Speed Up a Claim for Los Angeles Bicycle Accidents

  March 28, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
If you’ve been in a bicycle accident in Los Angeles, you know how painful the process, both physically and mentally, can be when trying to get...

What To Do Before You Disclose an Idea for an Invention

  March 28, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
A question high on the list of first asked questions to a Patent Attorney, is “what do I need to protect my idea before I talk to an investor,...

Business Disputes That Require a Business Attorney

  March 16, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Even though Americans pride themselves on their rugged individualism and independence, there are some things that simply should not be attempted...

What Is Crowdfunding? (And How Can It Help Your Startup?)

  March 16, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Crowdfunding is an innovative way to raise money for a project by pooling small contributions from a large number of people.

Legal Structure for a Business with 50/50 Shareholders

  March 16, 2017     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
The key to the [legal structure of a business with 50/50 shareholders] is this: The two partners can either work together, or they can break up.

Questions You Need to Ask When Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

  March 14, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
When you are faced with a serious criminal charge, your situation may seem bleak. The first thing you need to do is search for a criminal...

Exclusive Dealing Under the U.S. Antitrust Laws

  March 8, 2017     By Bona Law PC
Are you unable to compete for certain customers because those customers are bound by exclusive-dealing agreements with your competitors? Or are...

What Is 506(C) Offering and What Does It Mean for Financing Your Company?

  March 8, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
A New Day For Startups Seeking Capital

To Uber or Not To Uber? That Is the Question

  March 8, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
You’ve probably heard of Uber—the smartphone app that allows you to call a cab to your doorstep in a matter of minutes. It’s a widely adopted...

What Are the Elements for a Monopolization Claim under the Federal Antitrust Laws?

  March 1, 2017     By Bona Law PC
Do you or your competitor have a monopoly in a particular market? If so, your conduct or their conduct might enter the territory of the Sherman...

What Happens When a Bicyclist Gets Hit by a Car Turning Right?

  February 27, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
Bicycle accidents often can result in some extremely serious injuries. At times, they can even be fatal. There are a number of injuries that...

Is That a Patent, Trademark or Copyright?

  February 27, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
If you wouldn’t know a patent if one bit you [1], you are not alone. Most of the public doesn’t know the difference, and there are lawyers who...

Overview of License Defense for a Physician

  February 27, 2017     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
[P]rofessional discipline for a physician [involves] the process by which your medical license comes under attack and your defense of it.

What Does the Prosecution Have to Prove When You’ve Been Charged with Armed Robbery?

  February 24, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
Armed robbery is a type of violent crime that can have serious repercussions. If you are charged with armed robbery or another type of violent...

Nondisclosure Agreements For Technology Companies

  February 23, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
While intellectual property laws present a significant amount of protection to individuals and companies, some “creations” are not capable of...

What To Do When Business Partners Do Not Agree

  February 23, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Partnerships are one type of business entity available to California entrepreneurs. A partnership can be formed at any time when two or more...

Types of Defective Product Liability Claims

  February 16, 2017     By Layfield & Barrett
Defective products are the cause of thousands of injuries every year in the U.S. These claims typically fall into three main categories.

How to Register and Protect Your Trademarks

  February 9, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Registration is essential to protecting your good name and reputation.

Business Partnership Agreements Best Practices

  February 9, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Running a business with friends or others who share your vision and values can be extremely rewarding.

What to Do When Falsely Accused of a Crime

  February 9, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
Facing a serious criminal charge can be a terrifying experience, especially if you are falsely accused of a crime. The best thing to do when you...

What to Do When Charged with a Violent Crime

  February 8, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
If you are suspected of assault, assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, domestic violence, or other violent crimes, talk to a violent...

Considerations in Settling a California Dispute

  February 8, 2017     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
[There are] advantages of filing a lawsuit, even where you know from the outset that the other party will likely agree to settle, so you can use...

Why You Need an Embezzlement Lawyer

  February 3, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
If you have been accused of embezzlement, it is always best to seek an embezzlement lawyer or a criminal defense attorney who can help defend...

What to Do When Facing Drug Charges

  February 3, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
If you are in danger of facing drug charges, you may face severe penalties and even a lengthy prison sentence. The best thing to do for your...

What to Include in a California Business Contract

  February 3, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Obligations and Non-fulfillment Clauses are Only the Start. California business contracts are deceptively complex.

What is Required in a California Non-Disclosure Agreement?

  February 1, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
When your business hires a new employee, the last thing you as a business owner want is for your new employee to learn your company’s trade...

5 Facts about Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in California

  February 1, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
While we are all aware of the facts of driving under the influence of alcohol, the laws about driving under the influence of marijuana are not...

Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney Immediately

  February 1, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
If you have recently been arrested or charged with committing a crime, the best thing you can do to protect yourself is talk to a criminal...

Waiver of Unknown Claims under California Code §1542

  February 1, 2017     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
In settlement agreements, one or more parties may waive their right to pursue recourse against other parties to the agreement in return for some...

Video Recording on Private Property in California

  February 1, 2017     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
Over the years, clients have inquired about the legality of installing video cameras on their privately owned commercial real estate or business...

How to Handle Natural Disaster Insurance Claims

  February 1, 2017     By Layfield & Barrett
Need to file a natural disaster insurance claim? Get all the information you need for a successful claim from our 15-step process.

Understanding the Laws on Underage Drinking in California

  January 30, 2017     By Layfield & Barrett
Consumption of alcohol below the age of 21 is a criminal offense. Ensure that you are not breaking any of these other laws regarding underage...

Bicycle Accident Insurance: What Would Your Attorney Recommend?

  January 27, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
Bicyclists and drivers share a lot of the same roads, but their transportation modes are completely different.

How to Get the Maximum Payout You’re Entitled To From the Insurance Company Without the Hassle

When you’re injured in a car accident, you’ll definitely be in touch with insurance companies. Some are faster than others, and they all want to...

Rights in a California Franchise Dispute

  January 25, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Many small business owners choose to open a franchise for various reasons. Franchise arrangements allow a new, inexperienced business owner to...

What is Copyright Infringement?

  January 25, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Copyright infringement can cost a business owner or the creator of a copyrighted work dearly. Not only does the owner or creator of the work now...

10 Lies Auto Insurance Companies Tell You After a Car Accident

  January 25, 2017     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
Insurance companies deal with car accidents all the time, and their process to sweep it away is highly efficient.

Multi-Discipline, Integrated Health Care Practices

  January 25, 2017     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
Physicians sometimes team up with chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and other health care providers to...

Legal Structure for a Medical Practice with 50/50 Shareholders

  January 25, 2017     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
The key to the structure is this: The two physician / shareholders can either work together, or they can breakup.



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