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Piercing the Corporate Veil in California: What You Need to Know


In the state of California, a corporation is considered a separate legal entity from its shareholders, officers, and directors. This means that the corporation is responsible for its own liabilities and debts, and the individuals associated with it are not held personally liable. However, in certain circumstances, a court may "pierce the corporate veil" and hold the individuals behind the corporation liable for its actions. In California, the legal concept of piercing the corporate veil serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining a clear separation between the corporation and its shareholders, officers, and directors. It also serves as a...

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California LLC: What You Need to Know


When you start a new business, one of the most important decisions you must make is to determine which type of legal structure best suits the needs of your business. The legal structure of your business will determine your tax rate, management obligations, and other important factors of your business. One of the most popular entity types is a Limited Liability Corporation, or LLC. A California limited liability company (LLC) is a form of business organization that combines the limited liability of a corporation with the flexibility of a partnership. LLCs are formed by filing articles of organization and paying a...

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Top Causes of Real Estate Litigation 


The real estate market today is ever-changing. While the market may not always be booming, the market has shifted in the last several decades. The average age for home purchases has increased, more individuals and investment companies are finding opportunities in purchasing and renting out properties as supplementary income, and today’s buyers are spending more. Ownership rights, property interest and acquisition, and financial stipulations of a home purchase are important things to consider and plan out in real estate. If even the most minor detail is overlooked, it could cause a legal blunder. No one looking to buy, sell, or rent a property...

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What You Need to Know About Business Litigation

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You started a thriving business, but not everything goes as planned and you end up in litigation. Maybe you slipped up and missed a key detail, or maybe someone thinks you are at fault in a customer, vendor, or employment issue. As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. Managing daily tasks, a team, and all business operations can be challenging. When a problem or accusation turns into a legal issue or lawsuit, it is important to know how to take action. Representing yourself isn’t always the best option, especially when it comes to business legalities. And if you...

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Why You Need to Hire a Real Estate Lawyer

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Many people only think of hiring a lawyer in response to something negative like a divorce, car accident, or personal injury. However, there are other situations, like buying or selling a home or investing in commercial real estate, when hiring a real estate lawyer can be beneficial. Buying or selling a home can carry uncertainty because people may not know the caveats of the real estate transaction or may not know how to navigate unique situations. Commercial real estate transactions tend to be very large, expensive, and often require more legal knowledge than a traditional real estate agent can provide. Enlisting the...

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Have a Business? You Need a Business Lawyer

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Deciding to start a business takes a lot of hard work and determination. A business comes with numerous challenges to ensure the business’ daily operations runs smoothly and ensure that all aspects of your operations, services, and transactions are legally compliant, which is why it is essential to find a business lawyer to guide you through the process. Having an attorney who can guide you when managing employee relations, drafting contracts, reviewing contracts, and being able to answer your legal questions is imperative. This article will explain what a business lawyer does and lists some indications that you may need to...

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Entity Formation: Business Entities in California

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It’s easier than ever to start a business. In fact, the number of small businesses in the United States reached over 33 million in 2022, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Starting a new business, however, comes with its challenges. Aside from having a solid foundation for your business and the proper marketing to back it up and generate revenue, there are a lot of legal implications associated with starting and operating a business. As a business owner, being educated on the legalities behind business operations is key. Fines, lawsuits, or penalties would do a lot of damage to your business...

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What Can a Business Attorney Do for You?

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Small business development is growing rapidly. As more and more individuals hone in on their skills, interests, and education level, people find it easy to work for themselves and design the business that suits them best. However, starting a business can be a heavy task. Businesses require a lot of time and effort to generate revenue from marketing materials to bookkeeping, content, web design, and sales. But regardless of what skill you possess and are passionate about, it is more possible than ever to start a business of your own. Starting and owning a business doesn’t come with a manual. You have...

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Why Should You Hire A Business Lawyer?

Running a business is no easy task and can prove to be quite stressful at times. With the business world constantly expanding, there are many efforts that must be made for things to run smoothly. Having someone in your corner for guidance that is trustworthy and able to help through important business decisions can take a load of stress off your shoulders, which is where a business lawyer comes in. Corporate lawyers specialize in business law and will help navigate through many different processes and be there when you need it most in the event of any legal complications. Whether you...

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Choosing a Lawyer for Your Business: A Guide

At some point in time when running your business, you’re likely to need the help of a lawyer. Whether you need help signing leases, dealing with taxes, handling employees, or representation in court. It can be helpful to find a lawyer before you even start your business, but equally as helpful if you already have a business up and running.  There are some things to consider when searching for a lawyer. Since you may not know where to start, we have created this guide to help you find a business lawyer and guide you on how to pick one that works...

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