Category Archives: Business Law

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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. Filing […]

  • 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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Mergers vs. Acquisitions: Here’s What You Should Know

Sometimes companies participate in a merger and acquisition in order to increase the shareholder value over what each company would be separately. This often happens when businesses are struggling. But because M&As require a great understanding of the law as well as each company’s operations and goals, it’s often extremely helpful to find a legal […]

  • Posted on: Feb 16 2023
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Should I Incorporate My LLC in Delaware?

When you’re forming a limited liability company (LLC), you can choose to do so in any state. So, why do so many businesses choose to do so in Delaware – even when they don’t reside there? The short answer is because of the benefits. Here are some of the reasons why you may want to […]

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2022
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