Insights & Analysis

As Eviction Controls Ease, Consider the Possibility of Bankruptcy

As Eviction Controls Ease, Consider the Possibility of Bankruptcy Emergency Rule of Court 1 temporarily prohibits evictions of all types in California. But that prohibition will end sometime. It has to because landlords are still facing mortgages regardless of whether tenants pay or not. If tenants don’t pay, the property may well be foreclosed. California […]

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The Bankruptcy Question for Small Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Shutdown

The Bankruptcy Question for Small Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Shutdown Do you have a small business that is severely impacted by the COVID-19 Shelter In Place orders? Have your PPP, EIDL or other SBA loans been held up or denied? What will happen to your business when the stay on evictions is lifted? Should […]

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Duties of Members of the Board of Directors, Officers and Managers

Duties of Members of the Board of Directors, Officers and Managers In many smaller companies, corporate formalities are adhered to with less stringent measures. Yet, it is often the smaller companies where shareholder disputes erupt over time, and the failure to adhere to corporate formalities and obligations can result in lawsuits that can cause damage […]

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“Boilerplate” Contract Provisions in Business Transactions Need Careful Review

“Boilerplate” Contract Provisions in Business Transactions Need Careful Review It helps to have a level playing field when litigating or arbitrating. The playing field is often set when the parties sign the contract. Once a business relationship has gone sour, it is too late. In short, it pays to closely examine the contract you are […]

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Copyright Basics

Copyright Basics Copyright Law protects original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium, and derivative works springing from those original works. This definition is interpreted broadly to include protection for recorded songs, software programs and musical or theatrical performances, as well as art and literary works such as books. The 1976 Copyright Act gives […]

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