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Author: Pat Geddie

Reopening Your Business after the Shutdown

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As California continues the reopening process, many business owners are still looking at unchartered territory. Many companies have not had to rebound from a multiple-month-long closure or reopen in a time of caution and social distancing. There are different things that owners should consider as they open to help ensure that they can get back on a successful track….

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The State of Evictions in California


There is no doubt that COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the economy, and many people have had their employment put on hold or suddenly terminated, making it impossible to pay their rent in California. As many families were concerned about losing their homes – on top of possibly contracting a potentially deadly virus – Governor Gavin Newsome issued an…

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Contract Disputes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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These are uncertain times, especially for business owners. With physical locations of all non-essential companies closed, many businesses are experiencing devastating losses. This might mean they cannot currently fulfill their obligations they agreed to in current contracts. If this happens to you, your company might be accused of breaching the contract, and you can face significant liability. On the…

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Resolving a Dispute with a Neighbor

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In most situations, it is preferable to get along with your neighbors, since you might see and interact with them on a daily basis. When a property dispute arises between neighbors, it can quickly sour the relationship or even lead to litigation if the matter is not addressed properly and promptly. If you have a legal conflict with a…

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Is it the Right Time to Sell Your Company?

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While some people dream of running their business until they retire and pass it on to their child or another trusted party, other owners may realize that it might be time to sell a company and move on with a different endeavor. If you sell your business, you want to ensure it is the right choice based on several…

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Starting a Company? Consult with a Business Lawyer

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It is an exciting prospect to start your own company, and some people jump right in and start selling a service or product right away. While it is possible to begin your company as a sole proprietorship or partnership without any official paperwork or state filings, there are many other issues to consider to prevent any unnecessary expenses, liability,…

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Resolving a Breach of Contract Claim

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Both individuals and businesses enter into a wide variety of contracts on a regular basis. Whether you are purchasing a product, booking a service, selling tickets to an event, ordering supplies from vendors, signing a lease, or agreeing to certain terms of employment, you will likely be agreeing to a specific contract. Contracts legally bind parties to adhere to…

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Have a Lawyer Review Your Commercial Lease Agreement

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Many businesses require a specific type of space for their operations. Whether you own a restaurant, manufacturing company, an accounting firm, or any other enterprise, you know what you are looking for in a commercial space. Once you find the right one, you will need to sign a lease agreement with the property owner. It is always important to…

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