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Which Contracts Are Enforceable in California?

According to a study by Cottrill Research, about 60% to 80% of business transactions are governed by contracts. When two or more parties or entities are involved in a business transaction, contracts are often established to outline the duties, rights, and responsibilities of each party or entity.

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What Is a SPAC?

In California and across the United States, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) may be formed to raise money through an initial public offering (IPO) in order to purchase or merge with another company. While many investors and companies are often attracted to SPACs, there are various inherent risks and challenges associated with it.

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How a Partnership Dissolution Attorney Can Help You

The legal rights of partners to one another are quite different than the legal rights majority shareholders or corporate management owes to minority shareholders. The legal rights of members of limited liability companies are only slowly being defined. In any dispute among owners or partners, the first step is to analyze what rights are available to you through the entity’s organizational documents and through statutory and decisional law.

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How a Civil Rico Attorney Can Help You

During the course of doing business, commission of only two violations of state or federal law (“predicate acts”) in the last 10 years can expose you to a possible civil RICO lawsuit.

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Do I Need a Lawyer For a Business Arbitration?

Arbitration is an effective dispute resolution method that provides businesses with an alternative to costly, time-consuming, and disruptive litigation. These days, many business contracts include an arbitration clause, which basically means that the parties agree to arbitration should disputes arise. Even if there is no such clause, parties can voluntarily agree to resolve their disputes through arbitration.

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What Are My Rights as a Minority Member of an LLC?

A limited liability company (LLC) is a great business entity type to consider when starting a business. An LLC provides liability protection for its owners because this business structure separates owners’ personal assets from the business.

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Fiduciary Duties of LLC Members

There are more than 4 million small businesses in California, many of which exist as LLCs. As an LLC member in San Francisco, California, or the San Francisco Bay Area, you have certain fiduciary duties to uphold. Breaching these duties could result in legal action against you as an individual, making it important to understand the scope of your obligations.

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What to Do When My Business Partner Pushed Me Out

Starting a business can be exciting and rewarding, but it can also be risky, especially when you have a business partner. It is not unusual for business partners to have disagreements that can lead to one partner being pushed out.

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Terminating a Business Contract

If you operate a business, it is common to enter into agreements – called contracts, whether they’re written or oral – with other people or entities to supply products or services you need to run your enterprise.

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