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Common SEC Violations

May 30th, 2022

The Securities and Exchange Commission has earned a reputation as a dogged and tenacious regulator. They have a large staff of highly-qualified attorneys who keep a close eye on the securities markets. Here are some common reasons why they will take enforcement action. Unregistered Sale of Securities If you are selling something that meets the […]

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What Is “Winding Up”?

May 3rd, 2022

Winding up is the legal term for the process of liquidating a company or partnership when it ceases to do business or to exist. The winding up process aims to sell off assets, pay off creditors, and distribute any remaining assets to partners or shareholders. Winding up is essentially the same process as liquidating a […]

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Top Legal Concerns for Startups in 2022

March 31st, 2022

Every new business owner has legal concerns – and if they do not, they are likely in violation of the law or otherwise harming their chances of success. Below are some top concerns for current startups, and no one should ever hesitate to seek direct legal advice from a San Francisco business lawyer. Incorporating a […]

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Steps for a Corporate Compliance Program

February 28th, 2022

Once you have a corporation in place, you need to make sure you stay in full compliance with all relevant laws. This requires designing and implementing a comprehensive corporate compliance program, which can be complicated and time-consuming. Let a San Francisco corporate compliance lawyer help. Assessment – First things first, we help assess your compliance […]

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Are Your Contracts Airtight?

January 31st, 2022

All businesses engage in transactions based on agreements with other parties, and in the large majority of cases, these agreements should be memorialized in written contracts. However, just because you write something down and sign it does not mean that your business is protected. If the terms of your contract are not airtight, you could […]

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Outsourcing General Counsel Can Save Your Business Resources

December 31st, 2021

Hiring a general counsel and standing up your own legal department costs money. Not only do you need to hire an attorney, but you also need the resources to support them. In some cases, this may mean even more staff members and expenses. If your business does not need a full-time general counsel and legal […]

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IP Concerns for Your Startup

November 27th, 2021

In the early stages of a business, intellectual property (IP) is often the company’s most valuable asset. However, it is necessary for owners to take the proper steps to protect their IP. The following are four types of IP you might need to protect when beginning your operations. Confidential Information If you have business plans, […]

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California E-Commerce Laws

October 5th, 2021

Many businesses operate fully online, while even bricks-and-mortar businesses conduct online transactions on a regular basis. With the internet so ingrained in business in 2021, every company leader should stay aware of compliance issues for e-commerce in California. The following are only some issues your business needs to consider in the online sphere: Taxes – […]

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Steps Involved in Incorporation

September 13th, 2021

When you have decided to start a business, knowing what type of entity to establish can be complicated, as there are quite a few options. If you would like to be able to rest assured that the liabilities of your business cannot impact your personal finances and property, then incorporation might be for you. Think […]

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Starting a Business with Partners

August 15th, 2021

Many people say that two (or more) minds are greater than one, and it is true that starting a business with one or more partners can be beneficial. Owners can all bounce ideas off each other, bring different strengths to the table, and provide additional resources to get the business off the ground. However, there […]

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