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Reverse Veil Piercing: Another Reason to Pay Your Bills

By: Tamara B. Pow, Esq. A recent California Court of Appeals case ( Curci Investments, LLC v. Baldwin ) means California LLC assets could be at risk for a member’s personal liability. Baldwin ...
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By Reading This Blog, You Are Agreeing To...

By: Robert V. Hawn, Esq. How many times have you registered or signed up for something online and came across a Terms of Service agreement? The answer is a lot, because vendors want to make sure we ...
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Big Changes Are Happening to California Tax Law

By: Tamara B. Pow, Esq. As of July 1 st, important changes are now being implemented regarding the administrative side of California tax law. The state Legislature has restructured the Board of ...
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Cannabis Cash - Green Industry's Troubles with Greenbacks

By: Robert Hawn, Esq. Being a business lawyer in Silicon Valley, I have seen new industries develop and bloom overnight. Last November, California voters created the State’s newest green ...
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Crowdfunding: Are you the Right Investor?

If you have always wanted to invest in a start-up business, whether a high tech emerging growth company or a low tech products company, you have no doubt heard of the new SEC rules allowing ...
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New California LLC Statement of Information Forms - Don't be caught unaware!

By: Tamara B. Pow Will your LLC be suspended for failure to file the Statement of Information because you use an outdated form? In May of 2016 the California Secretary of State published a new form of ...
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Crowdfunding - Is this the deal for you?

By: Robert Hawn If you are an emerging growth high technology start-up, or a closely-held small business, you’ve heard of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is commonly used to describe an approach to ...
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Business Contracts - Beware of Third Party Beneficiaries -They May Not Be Missing Persons

By: Robert Hawn As a business attorney with a Silicon Valley practice, I create a lot of contracts for many different kinds of companies. It never gets boring! One of the issues we sometimes worry ...
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Doing Online Business With Europe? New Shield to Replace Your Safe Harbor?

By: Robert Hawn As a business attorney practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area working with start-up companies, I often represent companies which are pursuing market opportunities in the European ...
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The LLC - The Right Choice For Your Business?

By: Serge Filatov I’ve written previously about sole proprietorships and general partnerships as forms of businesses for the small business owner here in San Jose and Silicon Valley. However, as ...
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2016 Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rates

By: Tamara Pow IRS Announces 2016 Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rates The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates ( IR-2015-137, Dec. 17, 2015 ): As of January 1, ...
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Show Me The Money - And Start With Your Revenue!

By: Jack Easterbrook Technology lenders, asset based lenders, commercial lenders and factors always pay attention to a borrower’s revenue line – obviously the revenue line is critical for ...
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Capital Structure For Start-Ups: Part 2

By: Robert Hawn As a business lawyer in the Silicon Valley area of California, I find that one of the most important issues founders of a high tech start-up company have to consider is its ownership, ...
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General Partnership - What Is it And Am I In One?

By: Serge Filatov Working as a business attorney in Silicon Valley, which some consider the start-up capital of the world, I have seen my fair share of different business structures. One structure ...
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Partnership Alert!

By: Tamara Pow On November 2, 2015 the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “Act”) was enacted, completely transforming partnership audit procedures going forward. The intent was to ...
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Sole Proprietorship - Is it right for me?

By: Serge Filatov Many people here in San Jose and Silicon Valley have a dream of starting their own small business. Small business owners that are just starting out often come to me and ask if they ...
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New California Law Allows Finders To Help With Start-up Financing

By: Robert Hawn In representing start-up companies in Silicon Valley I have found that one of the biggest challenges facing founders is raising early stage capital. Emerging growth companies often do ...
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We Are Not Going There! The Limits of Waivers in Loan Guaranties

By: Jack Easterbrook Question: if a person signs a loan guaranty and it contains a long waiver section in which the signer gives up defenses (and the guaranties all have these sections, right?), is ...
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Loans With High Rates of Interest - Be Careful About Usury

By: Serge Filatov As a corporate attorney here in Silicon Vall ey and San Jose, I have numerous clients who need help documenting loan transactions and promissory notes. These clients may be taking on ...
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Capital Structure For Start-Ups: Part I

By: Robert V. Hawn As a corporate attorney in San Jose, California, I help a lot of high tech start-up companies get up and running. One of the major decisions that requires a lot of time and ...
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Understanding the Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

Becoming an incorporated business has many advantages, including liability protection and ease of growth and transferability. However, incorporating a business requires payment of state franchise ...
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Why Tax Planning Is Essential for Your Business

A corporate attorney should work closely with a client’s other business advisors, including financial advisors and accountants. This team approach for a business attorney is critical in ...
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Choice of Entity: What to Consider When You Choose Your Business Structure

Before you decide what type of legal structure is best suited to your business, you should be sure to speak with a business attorney at a corporate law firm serving San Jose. There are a number of ...
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A Closer Look at LLCs

A limited liability company, or “LLC”, is a business structure that operates like a partnership but whose members are not personally liable for the company’s debts. The income of an ...
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Reasons the California Secretary of State Rejects Corporate Filings

Are you planning to file to form, change, or dissolve a business entity in California? If so, you should be aware of the most likely reasons that your corporate filing may be rejected by the ...
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