Businesses with more than one owner can face serious problems if one owner needs to leave the operation for whatever reason — unless there is a binding buy-sell agreement between the partners.
In the course of running a business, certain issues often arise. Agreements that determine how disputes between shareholders will be settled must be properly drafted to protect shareholders and prepare for potential contingencies.
If your business requires the use of cleaning solvents, or even if it relies on electronic components such as computers, then you’re most likely using what are classified as hazardous materials.
The formula for Coca-Cola is reportedly locked in a vault in the company’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Now, that makes it a trade secret, right? Actually, trade secrets can be less zealously guarded than the Coke recipe but still qualify as protected assets.
Contract disputes are often heated and fiercely contested. Apart from the time, money, and stress they can cost your business, contract disputes can cause irreversible damage to existing business relationships and partnerships. If you are involved in a contract dispute with another party or business, it is important to consult with an attorney for proper guidance.
If a director of a corporation in California faces a lawsuit for a decision he or she made that may have backfired or resulted in a financial loss, what liability does that person face? In the Golden State, the business judgment rule protects directors by establishing standards that they must follow.
Business competition can be disruptive and sometimes even ferocious in nature. So what happens when an outside party interferes with an existing business relationship and causes economic or other losses? Through either willful or negligent actions, wrongfully harming the ongoing operation of a business enterprise can have serious legal consequences.
As a business or homeowner, you take great pride in your property. When you notice a defect in the way your home or office was built — or worked on after being completed — you want the responsible party held accountable.
You’ve devoted your life and resources — human, economic, and otherwise — to building up a business, only to have it challenged and undercut by another entity engaging in unfair business practices. Whether it is misappropriation, theft of trade secrets, false advertising, or the other party’s tortious interference, you have the law on your side and you need to take action.
According to the Community Association Institute, about 25 – 27 percent of the U.S. population reside in private communities governed by condominium, cooperative, and housing associations. Homeowners' Associations (HOA) are established in many communities across the country, but unfortunately, homeowners sometimes run into a unique set of issues with their HOA.