Litigation in the Context of Tribal Law

Tribal law is a complex and unique field, one that has become a truly vital area with the growth of population and the escalation of commercial development. The enforcement of tribal law plays a very important role in guaranteeing that the resources within tribal lands are utilized to the advantage of tribal communities. It also factors heavily into decisions regarding cases that relate to tribal rights. Continue reading

Disclosure is Necessary in Real Estate Law for Commercial and Residential Properties

As a realtor, you’ve probably experienced some properties that were nearly impossible to unload. Something about the house kept the buyers away and you struggled with selling it. In some cases, you might have considered not disclosing an item just to close the deal. The problem is this could have resulted in a legal hassle with a Palm Springs real estate lawyer. Instead, SBEMP would like to review some of the important things to disclose so the selling process is easier for you. Continue reading

Social Media and Commercial Litigation

The use of social media has become a sounding board for various interests, information, and the expression of feelings. The latter can lead to another’s invasion of privacy, or harassment, when taking a hurtful situation too far. In a recent HG article, the topic of defamation of character, by using slanderous remarks, were discussed to be a gray area that relies on individual states to make a judgment. Continue reading

An Overview of Modern Banking Law

Financial institutions are under constant scrutiny. Not only do banks and other finance-related businesses have to deal with customer complaints, but also matters related to government regulation often arise and complicate the bank’s daily operations. Continue reading

The Spectrum Act – What Locals are Doing to Fight Back

Many individuals in the La Jolla community are worried that towering cellphone antennas are going to invade their neighborhoods. To fight back, community leaders are lobbying officials in San Diego to fight the new Spectrum Act, a federal law that can trump local land-use rules, such as height limits. According to city officials, these regulations are mandated federally and in effect already, so the city is trying to update the local cell tower ordinance, coming up with a new approach. Continue reading

Navigating a Personal Injury Case of Negligence: What to Expect

Many wrongful death claims and personal injury claims filed by attorneys are the result of acts that were intentional, such as homicide or assault. However, in many cases, personal injury, or even death, can result from carelessness or negligence of another party. For victims to receive any type of compensation for injuries sustained, they need to prove that the defendant is at fault due to negligence. Continue reading

Compensation in a Personal Injury Case: What’s Compensated For & Settlements

After being injured in an accident, you may decide to hire a Palm Springs personal injury lawyer and file a suit against the company or person responsible. Taking immediate action by hiring a personal injury lawyer will show the insurance company you are serious about going to trial. People with an attorney will usually get better treatment from the insurer because they know a jury typically favors those who have been injured. Continue reading

Why Do the Majority of Mergers and Acquisitions Come Up Short?

Mergers and acquisitions are not successful for different reasons. The disappointment can be before the physical merger and procurement occur, amid the usage process or amid the running of the new consolidated substance. Potential disappointments fruition for varying reasons.

Coachella Valley mergers and acquisitions can build a company’s shot of having an effective merger and acquisition with the help of careful development, by living up to expectations inside of a pre-characterized philosophy and by dealing with the entire merger as a whole project. Continue reading

Planning an Estate: Overcoming Challenges

Our Palm Springs estate planning attorneys have experience in surveying its clients’ finances and then appropriately advising clients on the best way to separate and disperse money, property, and other assets in a manner that assures that the needs of the clients are being met. Continue reading

What Entity Type Should An Entrepreneur Choose for Their Business?

The period during the planning and brainstorming of a new business is a heady and exciting period. Many starry-eyed dreamers have started a business venture with visions of success. We at SBEMP understand how exciting this time is and want to help entrepreneurs understand the practical side of registering your business as a legal entity. What confuses entrepreneurs is trying to decide which business entity to choose. Our Coachella Valley business transaction law firm advises on this detail for new businesses founded in the Coachella Valley. Continue reading

Santa Monica Awarded for Transparency and Collaboration Through Open Data

According to recent Canyon News, the City of Santa Monica has been uniquely committed to “Transparency, Collaboration and Third Party Applications Through Open Data,” and has now received national recognition for it in the Technology Solutions area, from The Public Technology Institute – a non-profit organization with a focus on technology issues such as those the Coachella Valley government law firm also believes will impact our locality. Continue reading

Settling An Estate, In Or Out Of Probate Court

Serving as executor to someone else is a position of trust, but it’s also a tall order. An executor is responsible for realizing another person’s last will and testament – which can be anything as simple as final resting place arrangements to parceling out property. If debts and taxes are involved, the executor might have to protect the deceased person’s assets until such time as those affairs are settled. Continue reading