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

The Importance Of A Disability Attorney For A Special Needs Child

 Financial Aid For Special Needs Children

Parenting is a challenge, but when the child has emotional, developmental, or physical disabilities, the difficulty level increases. Parents of children with special needs have to arrange special education, healthcare services, and pay the bills. Financial help is available with programs through the federal government. Your child may be eligible for benefits, including Supplemental Security Income Disability. This would entitle your child to receive a check each month until they turn 18. Continue reading

Why You Need a Business Attorney for Your Firm

If you are running a business at any level, you may need a lawyer at one point. It is not easy to start and run a venture without rubbing shoulders with employees, competitors and other stakeholders. If your business is small, you do not need an attorney, however, as time goes by, you will realize the need to get one. Continue reading

An Eye Opener on How to Handle Commercial Litigation Using Alternative Dispute Resolution

In today’s world of business, most business organizations are fond of suing other firms and, the same time, are being sued. However, if a firm is not careful, they can find themselves on the wrong side of the arm when a lawsuit becomes serious, and a legal battle erupts. This is because the hearing sessions can take a long duration before a verdict is met. At the same time, both parties entangled in the lawsuit end up spending a lot of money in solving the case. It is for this reason that most parties that find themselves in such a situation opt to engage in an alternative dispute resolution as a better way of solving their differences. Continue reading

Get Familiar With Zoning Before You Buy

Know Your Zoning Laws

If you are considering buying some land, you first need to get familiar with the zoning of the property. The federal, state, or even the local governments has a say in how the land is to be used. Property can normally be designated for either commercial or residential. If you are unsure on the zoning for the property, contact your local planning agency or one of our Palm Springs real estate lawyers. Continue reading

How New Medical Marijuana Regulations May Effect You

California’s medical marijuana laws have changed. As of January 2, 2018, the state will implement the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act. The act was released earlier this spring. The act is altered many regulations previously known under Proposition 64 with the Medical Marijuana Act. All three state licensing authorities, known as the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Food and Agriculture have decided to withdraw from their proposed regulations. Continue reading

Municipal Law and Budget Allocation

Jerry Brown signed a $183 billion state budget amid uncertain times when the California Government required a balanced state budget. In an article from the Sacramento Bee, Brown stated that the government was making decisive actions in budgeting for funds. He also added that the budget would provide the required funds to pay down debts, repair roads, provide medical care, and fund income taxed credit.  Continue reading

The Main Types and Signs of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

According to a study conducted, it was revealed that 40 percent of adults could hardly detect signs associated with STDs. Another research conducted by Mintel showed that at least 28 percent of youths aged below 25 years would not go for a check-up even after having sex that wasn’t protected. This is probably because most of them do not understand the severe effects associated with the diseases. STDs have been associated with causing cancer, infertility and other serious illness. 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

Updated Case in Land Use Law

Scher v. Burke (June 15, 2017, S230104) 

Many substantial private landowners records observe, under the arrangements of the Civil Code, with a specific end goal to guarantee that open utilization of their property does not transform into a suggested devotion of their territory to people in general. Those landowners can rest all the more safely in the wake of this choice. Continue reading

Why Palm Springs Corporate Lawyers are Important In Today’s Changing Times

The DOJ, the Department of Justice section of financial crimes, the FDIC and other aspects of federal regulation, have made strides in cracking down on money laundering. There are still issues that exist, and enforcement remains a challenge. Here is a brief overview of how this all pans out in the day-to-day life of financial liability and the enforcement placed on compliance officers. Continue reading

Treasury Report Affects Banking Law

On June 12 2017, days after the House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act, there was a bill to rescind and supplant a large portion of the saving money changes actualized by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Treasury Department discharged its hotly anticipated answer to change the US monetary framework. The report is entitled “A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities: Banks and Credit Unions.” Continue reading

Is Arbitration Right for Me?

There is not much worse in life than having to spend time and energy going to court to settle a dispute.  You have heard about arbitration, but you thought that it could only be used in big dollar amount cases, and not for your small claim commercial case. Arbitration uses a third party to settle a claim, the third party will review the evidence and come to a decision that is legally binding and will be enforced by the court. 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

Legalization of Commercial Cannabis in California

Reason for Legalization 

The promise of new tax revenue amounting to millions of dollars was the major argument put forward by advocates of recreational marijuana. The California voters were convinced to vote for the legislation because local municipalities and the state would receive more than $1 billion in taxes. Continue reading

Statistics Growing in Nationwide STD Infections

Sexually transmitted diseases are spreading at a high rate in the United States. The proliferation of these diseases is a major issue that needs to be solved. For instance, Planned Parenthood reports that approximately eighty-five people are infected with Chlamydia, three acquire AIDS, while twenty-eight are infected with gonorrhea in Virginia alone. Continue reading

Estate Planning for Blended Families and Common Mistakes

Meeting the person you’d like to spend the rest of your life with in a second marriage is a joyous occasion. Often, one or each person has children from a previous marriage or relationship. In a blended family, the responsibility to take care of the children falls on both parents and the new spouse in many cases. When you have an estate to settle between the both of you and your blended children, California families need to plan for the future. 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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