Mediating real estate disputes

Real estate is about much more than simply buying or selling a piece of property. California residents may be surprised to learn that there is a long legal process involved in any real estate transaction. That process can become even longer if mediation or other legal...

Understanding shareholder rights

A company’s value can be directly harmed by unscrupulous actions committed by a director, CEO, or other high-ranking official within the company. When that company is owned by shareholders, those shareholders can seek legal action against the director or officer...

How the law treats trade secrets

Companies in California and throughout the country have multiple methods of protecting their intellectual property. One way of protecting a recipe, manufacturing process or other confidential information is by labeling it a trade secret. In some cases, intellectual...

The basics of real estate development

Real estate has long been regarded as one of the best investments anyone can make, but it can be complex. It’s not a traditional instrument, like an interest-earning savings account or a security like a bond, and developers must put a lot of time and work into...

How to invest in commercial real estate

Many single-family home investors in California and other U.S. states eventually graduate from the residential to the commercial arena. Commercial real estate ranges from multifamily apartments and restaurants to office and retail spaces. The purchase of a commercial...

The facts about unfair competition

Unfair competition in the corporate world involves dishonest rivalry in commercial trade practices, such as false advertising or misrepresenting revenue. Unfair competition in California differs in each situation based on the type of business. In any case, companies...