Businesses, by law, are required to adopt formalities within the corporation to ensure the company functions as a separate entity to themselves, independent of the company’s owners. A Limited Liability Company is also known as an LLC and is, for instance, set up as the entity itself and shields the individual owners from personal liability.
The probate court process is how an estate handles the settlement of the distribution of property. The process can be hard to handle on your own. When you don’t have a probate attorney or expert, it can be completely impossible. The entire estate can get tied up in the courts. If you’re asking the question of when to get a probate attorney, the answer is as soon as your loved one passes. If you can, it’s best to have it all arranged prior to your loved one’s passing.
By John Pinkney
Although California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, officially declared the drought to be over, the state still encourages water conservation and efficiency.
Recently, SCA 9 was proposed by Senator Steve Glazier (Democrat Orinda) to help mitigate the effects of future droughts on California by incentivizing the construction of rainwater capture systems.
Learn What to Do If You Were Unknowingly Removed as a Beneficiary on Your Husband’s Will
When someone serves in the military, they are entitled to a life insurance policy. Within the policy, the member must designate a person to be the beneficiary of the policy when they die. The beneficiary can be changed at any time if the military member decides that he or she wants to change it.
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
Forming a corporation in California requires serious thought. But the most important decision is choosing between a California “C Corporation Tax Designation” and an “S Corporation Tax Designation.” You may want to consult a lawyer for help with choosing the best tax designation. Continue reading
Non-disclosure agreements are forms that are typically presented to an employee at the time of hire. These forms are legally binding. They entail that the employee may not tell anyone outside of the business any secrets, recipes, or anything to do with how the business operates and produces its products.
The modern, fast-paced business era demands for companies to structure solid succession plans to ensure that day-to-day business operations are not hindered, and to ensure that a bright future for a company remains possible. Succession planning is a highly evolved process that strategically places individuals in significant positions within a company’s infrastructure.
Owners of goods and services who wish to protect the rights to their goods and services use trademarks to protect their brand from being stolen or misused. In America, preparing an application and having it authorized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office is how to do this. The applicant must be knowledgeable in the different trademarks and how they are applicable to the owner. Continue reading
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
A “bootstrap buyout,” more formally known as a leveraged buyout (LBO), is a method of obtaining a business wherein the buyer utilizes a blend of other investors’ money and business assets to purchase a business. These are tough times and credit markets are drying up. Finding funds can be difficult, however, these tough times often lead to enormous investment opportunities because there is a good amount of value in an LBO, if you find the right business for the right price. Our Coachella Valley corporate attorneys have gathered a few tips to help ensure your success. Continue reading
Pioneering the development or management of a corporation can be stressful and confusing. This is because the management has to make decisions bearing in mind that the risk curve is ever changing. However, there are alternatives to this task. For example, a corporation can hire the expertise of a legal firm to assist in the process. Continue reading
The aim of corporate lawyers is for business management and owners to find easy answers to their questions in a fast paced environment. Clients depend on the savvy of a Coachella Valley corporate attorney to act as legal advisers when managing assets and completing transactions. Our group presents businesses that are Fortune 500 members and sole operators alike with the same goal of great service in mind. Continue reading
Because sellers and buyers view each side of the transaction differently, they can be blind to many important facts. Coachella Valley mergers and acquisitions firms are highly experienced in mergers and acquisitions to help your party view the transaction from a practical stance, which enables you to get the best deal for your position. The following list is just a few of the most common mistakes buyers and sellers make during a merger and acquisition. Continue reading
Mergers and acquisitions are one of the primary means by which a business can rapidly grow. They have the major advantage of allowing a business to eliminate the competition, while gaining access to markets that are proven profitable. However, a large number of mergers and acquisitions end up never happening. This may be because of problems during negotiations, problems with the law, and problems raising money to reach an agreement. Continue reading
Can two different companies hold the same trademark name if they provide different services or products?
The brief answer is, sometimes. Trademark registration/ infringement disputes revolve around the possibility that differing services or brands can be confused for each other. Continue reading
With most litigation cases that involve partnership, the root cause usually stems from one of these issues:
• Breach of Contract – partner goes against the contract terms
• Fiduciary Duty Breach – one business partner betrays the other partner
• Misrepresentation or Fraud – business partner conceals or misrepresents facts that are material
• Account Issues– where co-owner steals and what amount of damage has been caused to the company Continue reading
Whenever an opportunity is open for acquisitions, there is a perfect chance for becoming an ally with others. This is also the case when you are considering a merger. While working closely with these alliances, there is also a possibility of forming a joint venture. With planning strategy, compounded by the numbers involved, there is a greater chance for synergy. Our Coachella Valley mergers and acquisitions firm shares why. Continue reading
There are two major parts to the process of merger and acquisition of business. First is the accounting and appraisal of the business to be acquired. If a business is to be acquired or merged, the value of that business has to be documented and established. Then you have to be assured that such acquisition would represent a benefit. Continue reading
Managing The Details Of Intellectual Property Rights
A corporation will frequently depend on its Intellectual Property (IP) to maintain its profits over time. It is often thought of as a vital component of the new economy. This is owing to the fact that the company can use these components to generate revenue for itself. Continue reading
If you own property on leased Indian land in Riverside County you may have received a mailing recently from two law firms offering their services in helping you receive a tax refund from the county. The mailing helps leaseholders with an important tax question that has weighed on the Continue reading
A company’s success is due, in large part, to the quality of the people under its employ. Companies looking to acquire other businesses know that and measure their interest accordingly. Palm Springs mergers and acquisitions firms can guide you through this difficult time. Here are 5 things to think about as you prepare your business for acquisition: Continue reading
“Thinking outside the box” is a useful tool in winning settlements. A practitioner
needs to consider all aspects of each case, and consider the possibility that some negotiations can be resolved with methods other than financial ones. If all parties enter negotiations cooperatively, then resolutions can often be found that will both allow conflicting parties to work through disputes, and continue doing business together. In the case of a loan repayment for example, the borrower might agree to increase the amount of payments for a specified period of time so that the lender does not lose money. Continue reading