Category : Business

Renegotiating Your CEO Package

If you have made it as a C-level executive, you have proven yourself as having significant value to your company. As such, it might be time for you to renegotiate your executive employment contract. When you were first hired, the company knew you looked good on paper. Now that time has passed and the company […]

Executive Employment Agreements – Part 2

When you are negotiating an executive employment agreement, there are several categories that should be addressed. In general, they are responsibilities, compensation/benefits, termination and restrictive covenants. Responsibilities It is important to clarify your duties, any performance goals, your authority within the organization, and your budgeting authority in your employment contract. You will need to understand […]

Using a Non-Disclosure Agreement During Mergers and Acquisitions

During the merger and acquisition (M&A) process, the drafting of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) with potential acquirers is extremely important. Most of the agreements used during M&As are for the benefit of the acquiring entity, but the NDA is drafted to protect the selling entity. Thus, it is wise to confer with your legal counsel before […]

Litigation, Settlement and Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on almost aspect of our lives. Many businesses and even the California court system are facing significant backlogs. In fact, even though the courts have reopened, most are operating at a reduced capacity which slows any progress. If you have a pending lawsuit, you are likely very […]

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Business Attorney – Part 2

This is a continuation of our prior blog titled “Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Business Attorney – Part 1.” Before you retain a lawyer, it is important to ask specific questions that will help you determine whether he/she is the right person to represent you. Below are a few more things you should consider […]

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Business Attorney – Part 1

Most people hope they never need to hire an attorney, but it is likely at some point you will need one. Whether it is divorce, criminal charges, personal injury or an employment matter, you will want to hire a lawyer that is right for you. Below are a few tips on how to choose the […]

Coronavirus & Business-Related Issues

The Covid-19 virus has created issues for every industry and all size businesses across our country. It is important for companies to understand how the pandemic has, and will continue to, impact their business. Whether it is delays in production or a reduction in workforce, having an attorney provide you with the necessary legal advice […]

Summary of the Litigation Process

If your business is facing a lawsuit, it can feel overwhelming. Most people are not familiar with how litigation works, but television shows and news stories have made it seem very dramatic and daunting. In reality, if you have an experienced attorney on your side, he/she will ensure that your case is handled smoothly while […]

Understanding Non-Compete Agreements

Many people make the mistake of thinking non-compete provisions in a contract are boilerplate language. However, a non-compete agreement (alone or as part of a larger agreement) is a contract between an employee and employer. A non-compete contract sets forth the restrictions on the employee’s ability to work for a competitor or even within the […]

What You Need to Know About Non-Disclosure Agreements

If you are asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), it is wise to confer with an attorney regarding what you are giving up and what you are gaining from it. Most non-disclosure contracts are between an employer and employee, but the focus is that one party is prohibiting the other party from disclosing proprietary […]