Author Archives: Thomas Slovak

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

How To Choose A Quality Mediator

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is an assisted negotiation that involves a neutral third party to help resolve issues for individuals, businesses, and corporations. The goal is to help both parties reach an agreement that is acceptable to both of them. However, this may not always be a case. A mediator should never guarantee either party a specific outcome. Continue reading

Why All Corporations Need A Corporate Attorney

Companies often make the unfortunate mistake of overlooking the importance of legal infrastructure. When they are faced with a lawsuit, they are left staggering, unable to complete normal operations because they did not have a proper infrastructure or a plan of action. However, there are several strategies and methods of preparation to develop and maintain a robust structure for your company.

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What is Probate Law?

Probate is a legal process following the death of an individual. You will encounter this if the owner of the property you are listed as beneficiary dies.

Steps followed during the process include:

  • Proving the will of the deceased person is valid in court.
  • Identification and appraisal of the deceased’s property.
  • Payment of taxes or debts owed. Continue reading

Resolve a Conflict with Mediation

Conflicts can be devastating when not solved in a professional way, either by involving a mediator, litigator or both. Disagreements may arise between business partners, individuals, family and many others. Mediation is the best tool to put out a fire during disagreements to come to a resolution before using litigation. Continue reading