Setting the Table: Opening a New Restaurant in Ventura or Santa Barbara

Nestled along California’s picturesque coastline, the cities of Ventura and Santa Barbara are known for their stunning landscapes, vibrant communities, and thriving culinary scenes. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own restaurant, these beautiful cities offer a fantastic backdrop to turn your culinary dreams into a reality. However, the journey from concept to opening […]

  • Posted on: Aug 11 2023
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Keeping Time and Time Rounding Policies – What all CA Business Owners Need to Know

California business owners have a lot to think about, including what they must do to comply with labor laws while running an equitable and fair work environment. One labor law concern is that they must maintain accurate records of the hours each employee works and must implement what are known as time rounding policies. Here’s […]

  • Posted on: Jul 20 2023
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Getting Remarried? Top Estate Planning Considerations

Enduring a divorce can be heartbreaking on many levels. The last thing people often think about is meeting someone new. So, when you find yourself in love and happier than you’ve been in a long time – maybe, ever – you may wish to rush towards imagined marital bliss. However, it’s extremely important that you […]

  • Posted on: Jul 14 2023
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Here’s Why You Should Appoint a Guardian for Your Children

As parents we want to protect our children. One of the most important things that you can do for your children is to establish guardians should something happen to you. This can ensure that your children are taken care of in an emergency. Here’s why you should appoint a guardian for your children.  1. Ensure […]

  • Posted on: Jun 20 2023
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What Are Contract Breach Defenses in California?

When you sign a legally binding contract with another party, you are required to uphold it. Therefore, when you breach a contract, you can be responsible for damages – unless you have a legal defense.  To recover for breach of contract, the plaintiff must prove: To avoid paying damages, the defendant must present and prove […]

  • Posted on: Jun 8 2023
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Why Would a California Business File for Bankruptcy?

Starting a business can be very challenging and running a business can prove extremely stressful. This is especially true with the current state of the economy. Most businesses are faced with financial challenges. Unfortunately, these financial challenges can uproot the entire wellbeing of the business, rendering it unable to meet its debts and obligations. When […]

  • Posted on: May 19 2023
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What is “Piercing the Corporate Veil?”

When you own your own business in California, creditors may have reason to go after your business assets, but generally can’t go after your personal property. This is because by creating a separate legal business entity, such as a limited liability company (LLC) or corporation, business owners are afforded protection. Therefore, if the business has […]

  • Posted on: May 5 2023
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When Can You Legally Terminate an Employee?

Sometimes employees just aren’t a great fit for your business. When this occurs, you may want to terminate their employment. However, they may claim that you need to provide them with a reason for their termination or that you must provide them with an advance warning. Is either of these things true? When can you […]

  • Posted on: Apr 26 2023
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What to Put in Your Business’s Employment Agreement

Hiring employees for your business can be a big undertaking. You not only want to ensure that your employees have the skillset and experience, but also that they understand their job responsibilities. This is why an employment agreement is so important. An employee agreement lays out the terms and conditions of the employee’s role, responsibilities, […]

  • Posted on: Apr 14 2023
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