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March 2016 Archives

Unfair Competition and Legal Remedies

Business Competition.jpgThe business environment in the United States can be a ruthless place. Companies that sell similar goods and services to a particular market often spend millions of dollars competing with one another over customers and may even go as far as to engage in conduct that many people would find morally reprehensible if it occurred between individuals. Competition in business often benefits consumers by improving products and lowering prices, so, to some extent, it is encouraged. On the other hand, there are some types of business competition that are blatantly deceptive or amount to theft and, as such, are prohibited by state and federal law.

An Employee Handbook Can Help Limit Legal Liability for Employers

employee handbook.jpgHiring and retaining employees is an integral function of many businesses and very often essential to their success. From the perspective of employer, employees, while essential, are also a source of legal liability. This liability can come from third parties as a result of the conduct of an employee that caused injury or loss or even from the employees themselves if they allege a violation of California or federal employment law.

Significant Impact Legal Advice Can Have on New Business's Potential for Success

business law.jpgStarting your own business can be an extremely rewarding venture, both personally and financially. It is important for potential entrepreneurs to be aware of the fact, however, that even a one-in-a-million business idea that has tremendous potential could easily be derailed by failing to consider the myriad legal issues related to starting and operating a business. Fortunately, by consulting with an attorney familiar with California business law, startup founders can maximize their chances for success and limit their legal liability. Some of the ways a lawyer can help entrepreneurs are detailed below. For specific advice regarding your situation, call our office today.

Potential Benefits of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy for Businesses

Chapter 11.jpgChapter 11 bankruptcy is a type of reorganization bankruptcy that is available to both individuals and business entities, although it is predominantly utilized by businesses. It is important to understand some of the ways that businesses can benefit for filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections. For more information or for answers to specific questions regarding your case, call our office today to speak with a San Jose bankruptcy attorney.