Category : Business

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 […]

Breach of Employment Contracts & Recoverable Damages

If you have an employment contract and your employer breaches it, you likely have the right to sue and collect “damages” to compensate you for your financial loss. There are several different types of damages that may be available to you, depending on the terms of your contract and the type of breach by your […]

Non-Performance of a Contract – Is Covid-19 a Valid Excuse?

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised many legal issues arising from businesses failure to meet their contractual obligations. What many people often view as boilerplate language, that is rarely used, is now becoming the focus of virus-related lawsuits. The clause many business owners are relying on for failure to perform is known as the force majeure […]

Tips for Starting a California Business

If you are planning to start a new business in California, you need to consider many items to ensure your success. Consider the following tips to start your new company on the right foot: Create a Business Plan Many small business owners think that having a good idea is all they need for their new […]

Can I Get Out of my Commercial Lease Early?

If you are a business owner, then you are fully aware that most industries can be very unpredictable. This is especially true when there is a worldwide pandemic! Many business owners find themselves wondering if they can terminate their commercial lease early. Because your lease is a binding contract, you cannot simply turn the keys […]

Confidentiality Clauses: Things You Need to Know

Many people make the mistake of thinking language requiring them to keep an agreement confidential is simply boilerplate language in a contract and they fail to take it seriously. However, this type of provision should be read and understood before you sign a contract because it can come back and bit you if you breach […]

Is it Necessary for an Attorney to Draft your Legal Documents?

We all have heard that attorney’s fees are costly, so it is normal to wonder if you actually need a lawyer to draft your legal documents. There is no mandate that your documents be drafted by a lawyer, but if saving money is what you are concerned about, the money you spend upfront to protect […]

Keeping a Business Afloat During Hard Times

Many businesses, big and small, are facing difficult times right now. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused financial challenges, which business owners are having to figure out how to handle. Although every company is different, there are a few general guidelines for how your business can weather the storm: ● Examine Strengths and Weaknesses, Make Adjustments […]