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October 2015 - Business Law

October 2015 – Business Law

Highlights of the October 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Business Law edition include articles on startups, LLCs vs. S-corps, succession planning and more.

Employment Law Basics for Business Lawyers

Employment Law Basics for Business Lawyers

As advisors to business clients and in many instances employers themselves, attorneys face the daunting task of keeping current with numerous employment laws and regulations. The last session of the California legislature added to the mix. What follows is a summary of some newly enacted employment legislation that may affect attorneys and their clients.

Grow Your Business: Lawyer Referral & Information Service

Grow Your Business: Lawyer Referral & Information Service

Benefits of joining the LRIS: We do the marketing and screening for you, and referrals are paying clients!

The Business of Law

The Business of Law

Many of us became lawyers because we weren’t inclined to go into “business.” But the truth is, whether you are an associate, solo or leading a full-service firm, you are running a business.

Partners in Love and Law - Top Ten Tips for “Couples in Business and Bed Together”

Partners in Love and Law – Top Ten Tips for “Couples in Business and Bed Together”

From courtroom to bedroom, couples in the legal profession are making it work together.

Law school not only helped produce great lawyers; in some cases, love partners. Other legal practitioners found themselves in Love and Law later in their careers. Some have decided to hang a single shingle and combine their law practice.

Grow Your Business - with our Lawyer Referral & Information Service

Grow Your Business – with our Lawyer Referral & Information Service

Client Referrals, Quality Screening, Marketing and more! LRIS makes good business sense…

Certifying Your Law Office as a Green Business

Certifying Your Law Office as a Green Business

THE BAY AREA GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM offers a path towards environmentally friendly operations for your business—and then rewards you for it!  More specifically, the Program has laid out specific standards in the areas of energy and water conservation, waste reduction and pollution prevention that businesses must meet in order to be certified as a green […]

Lawyer Referral and Information Service

Grow Your Business – with our Lawyer Referrral & Information Service (LRIS)

Client Referrals, Quality Screening, Marketing and more…LRIS Membership Makes Good Business Sense! Our Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) staff handles over 12,000 calls and online requests each year from members of the public who contact us with legal-related problems; nearly 4,000 of those calls result in client consultations with members of our LRIS each […]

Practicing Law as a Court Employee

Practicing Law as a Court Employee

For those of you who may have wondered what it would be like to work for the courts, we thought we’d give you some insights from legal research attorneys, who work exclusively behind the scenes, and facilitators, who work in the courtroom and at public service points in various courthouses. We asked each of them some general questions.

Frivolous Lawsuits and Motions: What Do We Do with Them, and What Should We do with Them?

Frivolous Lawsuits and Motions: What Do We Do with Them, and What Should We do with Them?

Nearly everyone would likely agree that a truly frivolous lawsuit or court motion is a bad thing – except the person filing it. In other words, for most people frivolous tactics are a nightmare, while for a few they are a business model.

Creativity in Tax Law

Creativity in Tax Law

The opportunity for creativity in the area of tax law has always kept me interested in the practice of tax law and business law. With every new presidential administration, there are often many changes to the tax laws or to tax policy. These changes concern everyone because they affect individuals, businesses, and families. The changes […]

Mind the Gap: The Increasing Divide Between California and Federal Employment Laws Under the Trump Administration

Mind the Gap: The Increasing Divide Between California and Federal Employment Laws Under the Trump Administration

California’s outspoken response to the new administration indicates that the gap between state and federal employment laws will only increase.

California’s Wage Equality Law:  Will a Rise in Social Awareness  and Litigation Lead the Way to a Rise in Pay?

California’s Wage Equality Law: Will a Rise in Social Awareness and Litigation Lead the Way to a Rise in Pay?

California’s 2016 Fair Pay Act which strengthens California’s pay equality statute, is suggested to possibly be “the nation’s most aggressive attempt” to close the salary gap between men and women.

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service

Barbara Arsedo, Jenny Comages and Emily Day handle over 12,000 calls and online requests each year from members of the public who contact them with legal-related problems covering everything from family law, criminal defense, personal injury, probate and estate planning to real estate, business law, landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, consumer law and labor/employment law.

Book Review: The Anxious Lawyer

Book Review: The Anxious Lawyer

If you are open to concepts of mediation and mindfulness, if you feel that your practice is inherently negative and stressful and you are looking for a way to change that, I think this book could give you a good start.