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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 …

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 …

IT Security of the Law Office

IT Security of the Law Office

A simple firewall and anti-virus is not enough these days. The following is a review of the four systems, as a starting point for good security, that every firm should have in place.

The Ever-changing World of California Franchise Law

The Ever-changing World of California Franchise Law

This article will provide a brief update on two areas of franchise law receiving attention in the courts: (1) when a franchise may be legally terminated; and (2) the proper venue for franchise disputes.

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Common Myths that Could Hurt Businesses

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Common Myths that Could Hurt Businesses

As an attorney representing an ADA defendant, the first step is to dispel misperceptions and impress upon the client the seriousness of the claim.

Succession/Exit Planning for Family-owned and Other Closely Held Businesses

Succession/Exit Planning for Family-owned and Other Closely Held Businesses

While all business attorneys agree that a succession plan is a good idea for any family-owned and/or closely held business, crafting the ideal plan and the method by which it should be implemented is no simple task.

Tax Tips from the Tax Lawyer: Deducting Your Summer Vacation

Tax Tips from the Tax Lawyer: Deducting Your Summer Vacation

Attending a convention, seminar or other meeting in the North American area may qualify as a business expense, depending on the facts and circumstances of each case.

Designing for Millennials: Trends in Law Firm Office Space

Designing for Millennials: Trends in Law Firm Office Space

Law firms are embracing new workplace designs along the lines of their corporate clients. How much of these future trend ideas have permeated into the outlying office regions such as Walnut Creek?

May 2015 - Family Law Edition

May 2015 – Family Law Edition

Highlights of the May 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Family Law edition include articles on premarital agreements, capacity for divorce, frozen embryo cases and more.

Divorce and the Closely-held California Business Owner

Divorce and the Closely-held California Business Owner

Without preparation and precaution, the consequences of divorce can have a devastating financial impact on a business.

Tax Tips from the Tax Lawyer: Free Filing Services

Tax Tips from the Tax Lawyer: Free Filing Services

For taxpayers who have AGI below $60,000, there are many free filing options for completing and filing a federal income tax return.

Is There a Glass Ceiling as Lawyers Climb the Law Firm Ladder?

Is There a Glass Ceiling as Lawyers Climb the Law Firm Ladder?

Is bias an ethical issue? The answer to this question is increasingly “yes.” In the past 20 years, many states have passed disciplinary rules prohibiting discrimination by lawyers.

 Recent Developments in the Law of Lawyering

Recent Developments in the Law of Lawyering

The past year has brought numerous developments in legal ethics and the law of lawyering, including confidentiality for attorney-plaintiffs and successor attorney fees.

Criminal Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

Criminal Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

Our criminal courts have kept up with the caseload and absorbed the influx of additional cases by working harder and smarter.