In preparation for marriage, many couples consider entering into a contract to protect their assets and/or to set forth terms that will govern their rights and obligations during the pending marriage or upon the occurrence of a divorce. These sorts of contracts are called Premarital Agreements or Prenuptial Agreements, and very specific law applies to...Read More
The term “intellectual property” refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. In the United States, there are several types of intellectual property protection, which include patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. Patents Patents allow their owner to determine who can...Read More
We have all seen “No Trespassing” signs and have heard of nuisance, but what is the difference between the two? Trespass In California, there are two types of trespass: criminal and civil. Pursuant to Penal Code section 602.5, criminal trespass is a misdemeanor that prohibits a person from entering someone else’s property without permission or...Read More
While some might argue that using a lawyer for real estate transactions adds thousands of extra dollars to the cost, there are a number of reasons it can be worth the investment. Here are three reasons why you should consider hiring a lawyer for buying and selling property: 1) Contract Negotiations Whether it is negotiating...Read More
In the current age of valuing entrepreneurship, start-ups, and new creative solutions to issues, it is important to understand the steps that must be taken to form a new company. The decisions made at each step have varying legal implications, so it is crucial to understand the specific impact of these decisions in relation to...Read More
How do we define circumstances and injuries that go beyond a typical claim and severely impact a person’s life? How do we characterize the types of claims where an individual’s enjoyment of life is affected in an extraordinary manner? Typically, attorneys refer to these types of cases as “catastrophic injury” claims. These are the type...Read More
Premises liability is a relatively simple concept: landowners, lessors, and occupiers of land must keep their property safe and avoid causing harm to others. Premises liability lawsuits can arise from an array of circumstances including a slip and fall by an individual, a construction site accident, or an accident at occurs on a residential or...Read More
Essentially, a personal injury is when an individual is hurt during an accident. Whether driving on the road, walking down the street, or sitting in a chair, accidents happen. When there is an accident, medical treatment may be necessary. Individuals who sustain injuries usually seek compensation for their medical treatment and pain and suffering in...Read More
Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) is a term that refers to a number of processes that can be used to resolve a conflict, dispute, or claim. ADR processes are alternatives to having a court decide the dispute in trial. ADR processes can be used to resolve any type of dispute including but not limited those related...Read More
How do living trusts work? Many people have heard of a living trust, but not everyone knows how they actually work. A living trust is but one kind of trust, and is also known as a “revocable” trust. For many people, a living trust is the first, and sometimes only, trust they will need. At...Read More
If you’re wondering what non-compete agreements are, this article will provide information about what they are and how they are handled in the business world. In general, non-compete agreements prohibit one party to enter or start a similar profession or trade in competition with another party. Laws pertaining to such agreements differ in every...Read More
It is critical for employers to update policies and procedures to comply with the latest local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Clear and updated policies and procedures provide direction to employees and protection for employers. Below is a summary of several updates California employers should consider in 2019 and beyond. Sexual Harassment Policy The...Read More
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