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Foreign LLCs Doing Business in California

  September 18, 2017     By Fassonaki Law Firm, LLP
Foreign LLCs should qualify and register with the California Secretary of State before conducting business in California. Failure to do so may...
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Three Deal-Breakers in Franchise Agreements

  September 12, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
A franchise may be the perfect way for budding entrepreneurs with little capital and/or little experience in operating a business to get started...

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know about California Commercial Law

  September 11, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
For the new California entrepreneur, one consistent piece of advice you are likely to hear is to retain the services of an experienced...

FBAR - How to File & Report Foreign Accounts to Avoid IRS Penalties

  September 11, 2017     By Golding & Golding, Attorneys at Law
When it comes to reporting and disclosing foreign accounts assets, income, life insurance policies, pension funds, retirement funds and more,...

Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) - Understanding the Basics

  September 7, 2017     By Golding & Golding, Attorneys at Law
The IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) is a U.S. Government program designed to bring non-compliant individuals, businesses, and...

Texting and Driving: Illegal and Dangerous

  September 5, 2017     By Law Offices of Edward A. Smith
As a personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen many accidents caused by distracted driving, and one of the most common causes is texting. While having...

Understanding Deleted Files and What They Mean

  September 5, 2017     By Trace Digital Forensics, LLC
Attorneys who need to read and understand reports by computer forensics professionals and/or who need to present recovered files as evidence...

Real Estate Financing for California Real Estate Investors

  September 4, 2017     By Bona Law PC
The financial commitments required in real estate investing can vary in size and scope, from purchasing a handful of shares in a real estate...

Bid-Rigging Is a Per Se Violation of the Antitrust Laws

  September 4, 2017     By Bona Law PC
Bid rigging violates the U.S. antitrust laws.

Personal Liability for LLC Owners

  September 4, 2017     By Fassonaki Law Firm, LLP
Limited liability companies (or LLCs) offer protections against personal liability, similar to corporations, and provide advantageous...

Are You Ready to Exit Your Business? But Is Your Business Ready?

  September 1, 2017     By NM Law, APC
Let’s say that a buyer came to you and offered you plenty of cash for your business that would give you total financial security…would you sell?

Saving Private Practice: Preserving Income after Departure

  August 28, 2017     By NM Law, APC
A professional practice (dental, medical, legal, etc.) is unlike any other type of business in that it is not freely transferable and it cannot...

11 Interview Questions You Must Ask Your Attorney

  August 28, 2017     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
At some point in their lives, people may need to consult with legal counsel to handle an important legal matter. Attorneys are in place to help...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) Continues to Focus on Informed Decisions

  August 24, 2017     By Fassonaki Law Firm, LLP
This month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) prevailed on a motion to dismiss brought by Navient, which was founded, at least...

When Your California LLC Ceases to Exist

  August 24, 2017     By Fassonaki Law Firm, LLP
There are many legal ramifications that stem from a non- active California LLC. It is important to understand what the different status types of...

Challenges to Effective Business Succession Planning

  August 24, 2017     By NM Law, APC
A business exit strategy, or a succession plan, requires a strong organized plan for the unexpected. That includes preparing for contingencies...

The Constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - Reinforced by Historical Precedent

  August 24, 2017     By Fassonaki Law Firm, LLP
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act [12 U.S.C. §...

Death Benefit Claim Under California Workers Compensation Law

  August 21, 2017     By Napolin Law Firm
When an accident happens at work that results in the death of the employee or an injury arising out of and in the course of employment causes...

Liability for Dog Bites in California

  August 21, 2017     By Law Offices of Edward A. Smith
With over 4.5 million dog bites a year and 800,000 medical visits annually in the United States, the potential for liability is particularly...

Can My Employee Say That?

  August 17, 2017     By Fassonaki Law Firm, LLP
With the recent “Google memo” fiasco in the news, many employers are questioning whether Google was permitted to fire one of its engineers over...

The "Detailed Description" of an Invention

  August 16, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
As a basic requirement, the Detailed Description provides an enabling disclosure of the invention sufficiently adequate for an ordinary person...

What California Real Estate Investors Should Know about Commercial Leases

  August 14, 2017     By Bona Law PC
Real estate investment can take many forms and offers many ways to obtain a return on one’s investment.

The JOBS Act and What it Means for Your Startup

  August 14, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
The Securities and Exchange Commission has been issuing new regulations to define the details of what the JOBS Act really means. Some new rules...

Organizing a Real Estate Syndicate and Securities in California

  August 14, 2017     By Bona Law PC
Real estate syndication allows you to put your private savings into real estate investments when other financing isn’t available for them. The...

4 Crowdfunding Models Your Startup Can Use to Raise Capital

  August 11, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Have you been thinking about using a crowdfunding model to launch your startup? Then you may want to understand the 4 basic types of...

When Is the Filed Rate Doctrine a Defense to an Antitrust Lawsuit?

  August 11, 2017     By Bona Law PC
The doctrine of federal antitrust law includes several immunities and exemptions—entire areas that are off limits to certain antitrust actions....

Antitrust Laws Do Not Allow Real Estate Agents to Jointly Fix or Set Prices or Commissions

  August 11, 2017     By Bona Law PC
If you have sold or purchased a home recently, you might be under the impression that real estate commissions—the price to engage a real estate...

Equity Crowdfunding for Startps

  August 11, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Equity crowdfunding has only recently become available to startups in the United States.

Finding an Honest Attorney for Startups

  August 10, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Finding an experienced, honest start-up attorney really shouldn’t be so difficult. If you know the right places to look and the questions to ask...

What Does a Commercial Lawyer Do?

  August 10, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
New entrepreneurs and small business owners may view commercial lawyers with some amount of suspicion and may hesitate to employ the services of...

Patent Attorneys Protect Your Company’s Investments

  August 9, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
When you acquire a new headquarters for your business or a valuable, tangible asset to help your company grow, you naturally (and wisely) take...

Get Financing but Don’t Lose Control of Your Company

  August 9, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
How you choose to finance your new business venture can have a dramatic impact on the type of entity you use for the venture, the structure of...

Basics of Estate Planning

  August 9, 2017     By Flat Rock Law Firm
At some point in everyone's adult life, thought needs to be given to your estate plan.

How Much Can I Gift Before Gift Tax?

  August 9, 2017     By Flat Rock Law Firm
Not to be confused with Estate Tax, Gift Tax is a tax on the transfer of any assets such as cash or property or other to another person without...

Get Financing but Don’t Lose Control of Your Company

  August 8, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
How you choose to finance your new business venture can have a dramatic impact on the type of entity you use for the venture, the structure of...

When to Call a Lawyer to Protect Your Creditor/Debtor Rights

  August 4, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
In times past, creditors – that is, those who lent debtor’s property or services on a promise that the obligation would be paid – held...

What Are the Benefits of Patent Pending Status?

  August 3, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
It is well-known that patents can provide useful protection to a California business’s ideas and inventions. Even if you or another business...

The Detailed Description of an Invention for a Patent Application

  August 2, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
As a basic requirement, the Detailed Description provides an enabling disclosure of the invention sufficiently adequate for an ordinary person...

Resolving Commercial Construction Disputes

  July 28, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
While commencement of commercial construction projects is typically (or, at the very least, should be) preceded by the execution of a...

Uber Accidents: Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?

  July 17, 2017     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
Ridesharing is a growing trend. The popularity of ridesharing networks like Uber has skyrocketed in recent years. In fact, Uber’s services are...

What to Look for in a Business Start Up Law Firm

  July 5, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Along with your investors and startup management team, you will want to have the services of an experienced and knowledgeable California...

What Happens in a Legal Mediation Proceeding?

  June 28, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
There are several ways that a California business dispute can be resolved, but litigation is usually not the preferred method for doing so.

Federal Law and Consumer Credit Scores

  June 27, 2017     By Sierra Litigation
With the exception of your Social Security number, no other number has more of an impact on your life than the impact made by your credit score....

What Is Civil Litigation?

Disputes and disagreements are commonplace in the business world, and civil litigation is one method whereby these disputes and disagreements...

Considering Purchasing a Franchise in California?

Get Your Franchise Lawyer Involved Early.

How Small Businesses Can Afford Legal Counsel

With limited capital at the start of a business, hiring a lawyer can be a daunting prospect, and is commonly perceived as being too expensive,...

Commercial Lease "Letter of Intent" - LOIs

The letter of intent (“LOI,” a.k.a. term sheet or MOU) [is]used for negotiating a commercial lease. The LOI comes early in the process, and it’s...

San Diego Class Action Defense Strategies for Products Labelled “Organic” and “Made in the USA”

Many companies that grow agricultural products or manufacture goods and provide services in San Diego and Southern California label their...

Class Action Defense in San Diego: Diffusing a Complex Legal Challenge

Class action defense is unfortunately a more common reality for California and San Diego agricultural, technology and manufacturing producers....

How To Properly Describe An Invention For Your Patent Application

Patent applications require up to five well-written descriptions which not only complement each other, but do not conflict.



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