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October 2017 Archives

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plan Confirmation: Feasibility

chapter_11.jpgPerhaps the most important aspect of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is crafting a strong, viable reorganization plan. After all, why go through the time and effort of the bankruptcy process if it is not going to fix the underlying problem? Your company needs a strong restructuring plan.

Preference Actions: Contemporaneous Exchange for New Value Defense

bankruptcy.jpgA preference action refers to a lawsuit brought under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in which a creditor or bankruptcy trustee seeks to get pre-bankruptcy payments reversed. Under U.S. law, bankruptcy courts can automatically review all payments made by the filing business, to any party, within the last 90 days before the bankruptcy petition was filed. Courts have the authority to force individuals and companies that received inappropriate payments to compensate damaged creditors. In this post, our top-rated San Jose business bankruptcy attorneys discuss one of the common defenses that can be used to fight against preference lawsuits: contemporaneous exchange for new value.

The Updated 2017 Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property

copyright-law.jpgThe year 2017 has brought a considerable amount of political change across the country. While certain political developments receive never-ending media attention, other key policy changes fly completely under the radar. Of course, that does not make these changes any less important for the affected business. One area where this applies is the new federal intellectual property licensing guidelines. This new (lightly covered) new was announced at the beginning of this year by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Here, our experienced Bay Area intellectual property lawyers discuss some of the most important changes in the updated IP licensing guidelines.

Preparing for the sale of your business

It may seem like only yesterday when you started your business. Or maybe you took over for your father or mother and carried the tradition of hard work and success through another generation. At this point, however, you know it is time to sell the business and move on to something new.

Is Your Business Facing a Lawsuit: Four Tips to Help You Win Your Case

lawsuit.jpgNo California business wants to face the tremendous hassle that comes with a lawsuit. If your company is being sued for any reason, whether it is a part of a contract dispute, a partnership dispute or an employment law issue, dealing with a lawsuit can be incredibly frustrating. The first thing you need to do is to consult with an experienced San Jose business law attorney. Your attorney will be able to determine what needs to be done to protect your company's legal rights and business interests. From there, you need to be sure to handle your case with due care. To help, our team has put together a list of four of our best tips for companies facing litigation.

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association | 1917
  • American Inns of Court
  • CWL | California Woman Lawyers
  • Bay Area Bankruptcy | Forun
  • The State Bar of California
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