Author Archives: Thomas Slovak

How to Avoid Business Litigation

Every company needs to be prepared for unanticipated controversy which could lead to business litigation. It does not matter what industry you work with, the company could become engaged in disagreements with other companies regarding any transaction. That could lead you to the need for civil litigation.

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How to Protect and Manage Intellectual Property in Business Transactions

For ages, people have often felt short-changed while trying to value intellectual property in business transactions. To a large extent, there has also been a need to manage assets. However, determining the intrinsic value, in most instances, has posed to be a great challenge. This is mainly due to the sentimental value attached to an item. However, several approaches can ascertain the value of an article. Continue reading

Judge Sides with County Over Tribal Land Lessee Taxes

A recent publication stated that the Aqua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians from Coachella Valley, California recently lost a lawsuit that accused a California county of unlawful collection of taxes on leased tribal trust lands. A California federal judge ruled that the collection of these taxes did not overly interfere with self-governance of the tribe. The decision sided with Riverside County over a possessory interest tax that is charged to non-Native American lessees on the recognized tribal reservation. The unique case required specific knowledge and expertise of Coachella Valley tribal law attorneys. Continue reading

Investors and Corporate Business Litigation

Corporate investors have an assortment of legitimate ways available to them to look for reward for damages caused by the corporation, by the board of directors, controlling investors, or others. We, as often as possible, help investors in looking for remedies from corporations. The most widely recognized way we use in helping our investor customers are an investors’ request to assess books and records; an investors’ subsidiary suit; and claims for minority investor persecution. Continue reading

Preventing Commercial Lease Disputes

 Commercial lease disputes are often difficult to prevent simply because there is no one to speak into the situation. This article explains how you may avoid these complications with an expert witness, and you will feel far more confident about your court battle when you have hired the proper lawyer. You may consult with an attorney who will find an expert witness, further your case and save you quite a lot of time.

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Changes To The Political Reform Act Lead To A Shifting Focus For Candidates, Political Groups, And Elected Officials

On January 1st 2017, the Political Reform Act came into existence as a piece of U.S. legislation and promises to make political campaigning and fund raising far more open and transparent for all to see. Campaign funding has always been a contentious issue for many U.S. citizens with the changes made to campaign funding options through the Political Reform Act including changes to the way campaign funds can be used by elected officials and those candidates convicted of specific crimes.

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2 Ways Government Legal Counsel Works with Local Government

Coachella Valley government legal counsel must be consulted on a number of cases that involve the local authorities. There are many items that must be brought to a lawyer to ensure that they may find the best deal for their clients, and it is important that the lawyer is given an opportunity to work with the government instead of against it. This article explains how a simple consultation will change a case’s outcome.

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How to Handle Defamation Cases In San Diego

Defamation cases in San Diego are quite important because they must be handled in a way that protects the business and their owners. A company may have been put through quite a lot that is requires compensation for, and this article explains how a San Diego business litigation law firm helps. These lawyers will ensure that they have looked over the case completely, and they will find that the client may be protected well.

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Keeping Your Small Business Protected

Having and running a business can be a very rewarding feeling. This great feeling however does come with some risk. The reality is that any small business owner becomes open to litigation the moment he starts a business. It is important for a business man to understand this point and understand the way that litigation can happen.

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Expert Witnesses Are Critical For Litigation

Trials and court proceedings can be a tricky situation for anybody involved. Depending on the situation, a lot of information might not be known on specific topics. Not only would work need to be done for the litigation but some extra time set aside to research the topic in which will be discussed during the trial.

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How A Business Lawyer Can Save You Time And Money

If you feel you haven’t received the quality of service you paid for and were promised, you should contact an experienced Coachella Valley business litigation law firm. They will look at the contract, the advertised services and the work you received and advise you on the steps you should take next. A good law firm will be able to determine if the company is guilty of false advertising or did not meet their contractual obligation.

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Coachella Valley Business Litigation Law Firm: Your Legal Interests Are Ours

Commercial litigation includes any and every dispute that arises between parties who are involved in some business relationship. The complexities of a business transaction require the guidance of a solicitor to draft and negotiate the terms and conditions of the agreement. If these terms and conditions are breached, the agreement provides remedies for the breach. A breach of contract may be a result of a good faith dispute or based on fraudulent or dishonest behavior. Continue reading

Ignoring ‘Environmental Site Assessment’ in California Could Cost You Your Business

While most real estate transactions will have a ‘Full-Disclosure’ clause, there should still be an adherence to the phrase ‘Due Diligence,’ meaning it is your responsibility to understand exactly what you are a buying and, most importantly, that any and all legal requirements regarding the land and any structures are compliant with all laws and regulations.

Most of you have heard the phrase ‘Due Diligence,’ but in a state like California, the phrase ‘Environmental Due Diligence’ (EDD) is extremely important. On a federal level, there is the Environmental Protection Agency, an environmental regulatory commission on a state level and local municipalities. As you’ve probably heard or read in the news, California has some of the most stringent regulations regarding the environment. Continue reading

The Laws Regarding Leasing Indian Trust Land

The Leasing Of Indian Trust Land

The secretary of the interior must approve the lease of all Indian land whether agricultural, mineral and gas, business or residential. Federal regulations still apply if the tribe has their own realty services and requires approval of the BIA. Federal regulations state the secretary can provide the required consent for landowners and groups. This means not all landowners are aware or have consented to all leasing decisions. Continue reading

Understanding The Foundation Of Corporate Law

What Is Corporate Law?

Essentially, corporate laws are the laws associated with business entities that include partnerships and corporations. Corporate law is also known as company or business law. They specify how a corporation is set up, the taxes, documents, and specific registration requirements. They also govern contracts, sales, and employees. They focus on the relationship between businesses and consumers. They provide the foundation that defines how commerce laws should be conducted. Continue reading

The Top 3 Business Litigation Dispute Examples

Business litigation deals with legal issues arising from a commercial relationship. In the majority of cases, it will involve disputes between two businesses or between partners involved in the same business. This legal practice area doesn’t include disputes between a company and their clients. Any business owner facing a potential dispute with another company or partner should consult with an experienced attorney specializing in this area of law. Continue reading