Do you need mediation for estate planning?

Estate planning involves a transfer of wealth in families between generations. This is often a contentious and complicated process because no one relishes speaking of their own death, and how to disseminate their personal property among loved ones. This leads parents to make these decisions without involving their children or heirs so as not to burden them with such a morose topic, but this causes confusion, disputes and litigation against other family members and even personal attorneys. Continue reading

Environmental Lawyers to Help with Your EPA Questions

It isn’t easy to navigate through the technical issues that arise in corporate transactions involving technical issues related to environmental matters. The maze of complex regulatory requirements and resulting liabilities can be difficult to understand. Today, public awareness and the urgency to move toward sustainable living creates business risks and opportunities. Continue reading

The 2 Types of Legal Options for Contracting an STD

In the United States alone, over 19 million people acquire a sexually transmitted disease (STD) every year. While it’s clear that contracting an STD has medical consequences, people often overlook the potential legal ramifications. In some states, people are legally obligated to tell potential sexual partners about their STD and take appropriate steps to prevent its spread. If your partner has an STD and didn’t tell you, you do have legal recourse if you get sick. Depending on local laws, you may have one or two legal options to pursue. Continue reading

What is the Government Tort Claims Act?

California’s Government Tort Claims Act is designed to minimize the number of lawsuits filed against state, county or local government agencies or the people that work for those agencies. Basically, this legislation requires a claimant to follow a set process before filing for damages in court. It is very important to properly follow the regulations precisely or you will not be allowed to file a lawsuit. 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 Land Use Laws and Zoning Requirements

What Exactly Are Land Use Laws?

Primarily enacted to protect the environment, land use laws govern how individuals can use specific parcels of property, regardless of if they are privately owned. Land use laws vary from state to state, and the governing of and modifications of these laws are administered by municipalities within these states. Continue reading

Legal Rights When You Contract an STD

Contracting a sexually transmitted disease can be life altering. People can contract them from an infected partner without knowing. In this case, you are entitled to compensation if you contract an STD, and a person fails to inform you of their carrier status. Seeking out an informed personal injury attorney can inform you on how to receive justice. Continue reading

How California Tort Law Protects Government Official

In California, a person who launches a legal claim against a public office, or government official, must satisfy many more requirements than if they make a claim against another citizen. The concept of sovereign immunity protects government officials from everyday legal proceedings and the obligation to be held financially liable in court cases. Continue reading

How to Avoid Pitfalls to Mergers and Acquisitions

Depending on your business and financial plan, one of the best ways to execute a successful exit strategy is having your company absorbed in a merger and acquisition (sometimes referred to as M&A). For many entrepreneurs, the true mark of success is having your company acquired for a substantial profit by a larger firm. Unfortunately, the path to mergers and acquisitions can have a number of pitfalls, and therefore it is important to have expert guidance. Continue reading

Prejudgment Attachment Order in Banking Law

Oftentimes, lawsuits can take many months, if not years, to resolve. In that time span between when suit is brought and judgment is entered, a defendant may try to put his or her assets beyond the reach of the plaintiff and the court. It becomes impossible to satisfy the claim and the judgment becomes worthless. Continue reading

Public Contract Bids Need the Expert Advice of a Public Law Attorney

Securing a public contract takes an understanding of the legal terminology involved in the bidding process. If you own a business and aspire to bid on a public project in the Coachella area, you should consult with our Coachella Valley public law attorney. Here’s why consulting with someone who is knowledgeable in the public bidding process could be the difference between winning the bid, and losing out on the opportunity. Continue reading

How Lawyers Assist In Complex Business Decisions and Planning

Our Palm Springs mergers and acquisitions firm helps clients through complicated business transactions and difficult financial times. If yours is a nonprofit organization, our attorney can help you form a nonprofit organization, receive charitable donations, supervise and record endowments, and file tax forms. Our attorney can help you merge nonprofits and remain compliant with stakeholder guidelines. Continue reading

Real Estate Attorney Resolves Property Issues

Our Coachella Valley real estate attorney helps clients through complicated, difficult real estate transactions, both nationally and internationally. Our firm advises and represents clients who own property, develop property, or finance real estate sales or development. We also represent contractors with interest in real estate development projects in Riverside County. Our law firm can help you with foreclosures, eminent domain issues, and residential or commercial leases.

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A Closer Look at Specific Personal Injury Laws

What Are Personal Injury Laws?

There are thousands of uninformed people that think oral sex is safe or a safer way to enjoy sex. Unfortunately, the transmission of many diseases is transmitted through oral sex. When bodily fluids come in contact with a cut or open sore in the mouth the individual becomes more prone to be infected with a sexually transmitted disease. Oral sex should be approached with caution to avoid a STD. If you find that contracting a sexually transmitted disease has injured you, our Coachella Valley personal injury law firm can help. Continue reading

Understand The Benefits Of Reliable Public Law Legal Representation In California For Medical Marijuana

Future Public Law On Marijuana In California?

The California governor that signed three bills into law including Assembly Bills 243 & 266, along with Senate Bill 643, passed a recent 2015 Legislature. These laws indicate regulatory and licensing mandates for medical cannabis. The law will began to take formation in January 1, 2018 to begin immediate regulation. Continue reading

Conflicts of Interest in Public Law Office Terms

The Act does not explicitly state rules that prevent a person from seeking a term in office because of conflict-of-interest matters. This applies to people seeking public and private offices. The definition of “conflict-of-interest” is only pertinent once a person has succeeding in running for, and holding an official position. This definition is clearly outlined in the case known as Eldridge vs. Sierra View Hospital District, 224 California Application 3d 311 posted in 1990. Continue reading

Attaining a Better Understanding of Real Estate Law as it Applies to Funding Issues

Real estate finance transactions require the services of a legal professional. This is true whether the transaction is relative to development or investment. The lawyer is engaged in order that the deal is properly negotiated and that all relative documents are acquired, and, summarily, reviewed. The real estate legal professional is particularly important, to client needs, in that he provides reports to the lending institutions, and the borrower. The reports address information regarding the property’s title—which is in the process of being acquired. Continue reading

Mediation, Your Voice

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is a process by which a third neutral party assists in delivering an agreement that is mutually acceptable to opposing parties. The process is attended voluntarily. Attorneys without mediation settle cases, so mediation is intended for cases not settled in this manner. 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