12 Mar
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Business Succession Planning in California: A Legal Perspective

Planning for the future is a fundamental part of running a successful business. However, many business owners in California overlook a crucial aspect of their long-term strategy: succession planning. In this blog post, we will discuss the ins and outs of business succession planning from a legal point of view. What Is Succession Planning? Business...

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02 Feb
Legal Strategies for Resolving Business Disputes in California

As a business owner in California, you know that disputes are an unfortunate reality of running a company. From contract disagreements to intellectual property disputes, these conflicts can disrupt your operations, drain resources, and even jeopardize the future of your business. Common Business Disputes Here are ten types of business disputes we encounter often at...

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14 Sep
Effective Business Negotiation: Strategies for Win-Win Outcomes

Do you want to become a more skilled negotiator? Here are some strategies for creating a win-win situation for both parties in any negotiation. By following these strategies, you can increase your chances of creating a win-win situation for both parties in any negotiation. Here are some more tips for becoming a more skilled negotiator:...

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10 Aug
Safeguarding Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Ideas and Innovations

Imagine a world without innovation. A world where groundbreaking ideas are left unprotected and vulnerable to exploitation, and where creativity and ingenuity are stifled by the fear of theft. Fortunately, we do not live in that world. In today’s society, intellectual property (IP) is recognized as a valuable asset.  IP law protects the creations of...

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27 Jul
Building a Safe and Inclusive Workplace: Preventing Harassment and Promoting Equality

Harassment of any kind has no place in the workplace. Employers have a legal obligation to provide a work environment free from intimidation, insult, or ridicule based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  This obligation is not only required by federal anti-discrimination laws, but it is also good business practice. Harassment can have...

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29 Jun
Intellectual Property Acquisition, Licensing, and Disposition: Protecting Your Company’s Most Valuable Assets

Intellectual property (IP) assets are among the most valuable items companies have. Acquiring, licensing, and disposing of IP can be a very fraught process for many companies that are unfamiliar with the legal process. Many companies today do not fully appreciate the value of their IP, as IP can be even more valuable than physical...

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01 Jun
Understanding Office, Retail, Warehouse, and Industrial Leases: A Guide for Tenants and Landlords

Commercial leases can be much more complicated than traditional lease agreements, and people will need to be aware of several important provisions relating to these kinds of documents. A commercial lease will typically be an agreement between a person or entity that is the tenant or lessee and a property owner who is the landlord...

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25 May
Wrongful Termination: Understanding Your Rights and Legal Options

Wrongful termination occurs when a person is fired or laid off for unlawful reasons such as discrimination, reporting California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) violations, whistleblower actions, contract violations, public policy violations, filing of workers’ compensation claims or reporting work injuries, California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) violations, taking leave, or filing...

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18 May
Emerging New Development on Employer’s Use of AI

Today, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance explaining the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to automated systems that incorporate artificial intelligence in a range of HR-related uses. In doing so, the EEOC explained that without proper safeguards, employers might violate Title VII when they use AI...

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11 May
Broker and Agent Liability: Mitigating Risk and Protecting Your Interests

Differentiating between an agent and a broker can be a tricky business as many courts have conflated the two terms as meaning the same thing even though there are significant differences between the two. An agent customarily represents insurers to sell people products, while brokers represent people when they are deciding between insurance policies.  Broker...

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