Category Archives: Business Law

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Top LLC Mistakes

Forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a popular choice for entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking to protect their personal assets and enjoy flexibility in management and taxation. However, while LLCs offer many advantages, they also come with certain legal requirements and considerations that must be carefully navigated. The consequences of common LLC mistakes […]

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Employee Handbooks 101

Small businesses face numerous challenges, from compliance with state labor laws to maintaining a positive workplace culture. One essential tool that can help small businesses navigate these challenges is an employee handbook. Employee handbooks are essential for establishing clear expectations, fostering compliance, and promoting a harmonious work environment. There are many benefits of employee handbooks […]

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How to Avoid Unfair Trade Practices in Your Business

Maintaining ethical standards is paramount not only for legal compliance but also for building trust and long-term success. It’s extremely important to steer clear of unfair trade practices that can tarnish a company’s reputation and lead to legal consequences. Here are some effective strategies to help businesses avoid unfair trade practices and foster a culture […]

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Common Risks Small Businesses Can Face

Embarking on the journey of entrepreneurship is an exciting endeavor, but it comes with its fair share of challenges and risks. Small businesses in California, despite their agility and innovation, are not immune to legal pitfalls. Here’s what to know about common risks that small businesses may encounter and how partnering with a California business […]

  • Posted on: Dec 7 2023
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Why You Need an Attorney to Draft Your Business Contracts

Business contracts are like the rulebooks for agreements between companies. They help make sure everyone knows what’s expected. But making a good contract isn’t always easy. Having an attorney help can make sure businesses get it right and avoid problems down the road. The Complexity of Business Contracts Business contracts can be intricate, often containing […]

  • Posted on: Oct 19 2023
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Giving Early Employees Equity in Your Business: What All Founders Should Know

It can be an extremely exciting adventure to launch a start-up company. However, it’s not without its own share of struggles and important decisions. One very important decision is whether you should offer equity to early employees. This can often be considered a type of compensation and can help to attract and retain great candidates. […]

  • Posted on: Sep 29 2023
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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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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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