Monthly Archives: January 2019

Selling a Business in California

Selling a Business While starting a business can be difficult, since you have to make many decisions that have lasting impacts, so is selling a business in California. There are multiple, complex steps that must be completed, which are best done with the
Posted in Buying and Selling of Businesses

Child Actor – California Law

Child Actor In California Given that minors (those under 18 years old) can also be a part of the entertainment industry, it proves worthwhile to summarize some of the protections they have in the industry, and how their work contracts recognize their age and
Posted in Entertainment Law

10 Legal Terms You Need To Know

10 Legal Terms You Need To Know    10 Legal Terms You Need To Know Legal jargon can be either confusing or intimidating – or both. While lawyers use these terms on a daily basis, those not familiar with the legal system may find it a challenge
Posted in Business Law, Corporate Law

Covenants Not To Compete In California

Covenants Not To Compete In California Covenants Not To Compete In California California law has a troubled relationship with covenants not to compete. Generally, in the absence of a statutory exception, covenants not to compete are unenforceable in California. Covenants are generally promised to do or not to
Posted in Business Law, Corporate Law

Bribery of Witnesses in Criminal Proceedings

Bribery of Witnesses in Criminal Proceedings In criminal proceedings, witnesses are important to a case as they can present evidence to the court, some of which can be very important facts like material information. Witnesses are to swear or affirm to be under oath, meaning that
Posted in Criminal Defense

Synchronization Rights in California

Synchronization Rights The entertainment industry, and more specifically the music industry, is made up of professionals using their creative skills and talents to put together a piece for the public. While creating films is just as complicated, the process for creating music
Posted in Entertainment Law

Chain of Title

Chain of Title When creating a film, the creative process will involve many creators, owners, and source material. Therefore, one of the main concerns of those in the industry is to establish legitimate ownership or proprietary rights. To document these rights, a chain
Posted in Entertainment Law

What is a Professional Corporation in California?

Definition of a Professional Corporation Definition of a Professional Corporation A professional corporation is a corporation formed under the California state laws in order to practice a particular profession.The following professions may be professional corporations:  • Accounting (see Bus & P C §§5150–5158); • Acupuncture (see
Posted in Business Law, Corporate Law

How To Handle HOA Disputes Internally

How To Handle HOA Disputes Internally How To Handle HOA Disputes Internally Homeowners Association (“HOA”) disputes could morph into protracted costly and legal battles. There are several procedures as set forth in the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (“Davis Sterling Act”) and often HOA governing documents which set
Posted in Homeowners Association Law

Committing a Hit and Run in California

Committing a Hit and Run There are many different criminal convictions that may arise as a result of misdemeanors or felonies committed while operating a vehicle. One of the serious vehicular crimes is a hit and run, which can be either a misdemeanor or felony
Posted in Driving Violations