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  • Protect Assets From Creditors in California

    Everyone who opens a business does so with the intention of making a profit, so why do so many businesses in Fremont, Livermore, and elsewhere end up failing?

  • Stockholders’ Agreements: Plan Ahead for Owner Exits

    Owners of small and mid-sized businesses can spend nearly all of their time running their business, and many times, they do not make time to consider the life changing events that should be addressed in their stockholders’ agreement. Owners hope that the good relationships between owners today will naturally carry forward into the future.

  • Holiday Considerations for Bankruptcy

    Filing bankruptcy is rarely someone's first choice. However, when you accumulate more debt than you can hope to pay on your own, bankruptcy may be your best option. Filing bankruptcy during the holidays can be somewhat complicated. Below are some tips for holiday bankruptcy filers to help you make the best decisions.

  • Utilizing the Bankruptcy Mean Test
      by HG.org

    Preparing for bankruptcy is often difficult, but the person affected must ensure he or she qualifies based on certain criteria such as the bankruptcy mean test. This is used to determine if the person has low enough income to file Chapter 7 when bankruptcy is the only way out of financial ruin and needed to resolve these matters.

  • Creditor Froze My Bank Account without Notice - Now What?
      by HG.org

    When a creditor has initiated a claim against a person that owes money to the financial institution, it is possible to take certain actions that may negatively impact the borrower. However, only so much may be accomplished without a judgment or settlement pursued through the courtroom and with a judge before these processes complete.

  • Small Business Financial Assistance Following Disasters
      by HG.org

    When a disaster like a hurricane, earthquake, forest fire or tornado strikes, small businesses are often hit hard. They may not have a disaster plan in place or the resources to quickly recuperate after an emergency. The Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates that approximately 40 percent of small businesses never reopen after a disaster because the cost of recovery is so high.

  • U.S. Economic Sanctions: A 3/4-Year Review

    Aside from one last mid-January initiative by the Obama Administration to begin rolling back sanctions targeting Sudan, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") was quiet at the start of 2017 and during the first 100 days of the transition.

  • Can a Private Lender Initiate a Voluntary Foreclosure?
      by HG.org

    Foreclosure of a property is often devastating to the person that is leasing or that owns the house. There are several processes involved in this event, and the lending agency holds the most power over the entire situation with the ability to initiate a voluntary foreclosure in usual circumstances.

  • Common Litigation Challenges for Financial Advisors

    In the securities law arena, there are more issues than just fraud, misrepresentation, breach of contract, etc. Financial advisors are sometimes involved in the following types of litigation problems and should, therefore, be familiar with the following terms: Promissory Notes, Broker Raiding, Regulatory Compliance, Solicitation, Broker Protocol and Sunset Agreements/Sale of Practice.

  • The Financial Advisor Expungement Process

    Financial advisors registered with FINRA each have information regarding their experience in the securities industry available on FINRA’s Broker Check. The purpose of BrokerCheck is to help investors make informed choices about brokers and brokerage firms-and to provide easy access to investment adviser information.


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