I serve as outside general counsel to a 45-year old, family-owned, consumer electronics business. The Founder, Chairman and CEO announced at a recent Board Meeting that he was getting ready to throw in the towel as CEO. There was no obvious successor from within the family, since those who might otherwise have succeeded the CEO were already established in other businesses and professions....Read More
In this blog, I’ll discuss the required Disclosures for a divorce in Santa Clara County, also known as the Preliminary Declarations of Disclosure. In Santa Clara County, prior to finalizing your divorce, you and your spouse must complete your Preliminary Declarations of Disclosure. This means: complete and exchange your Schedule of Assets and Debts (FL-142) and your Income and Expense...Read More
Occasionally, I have the opportunity to step is as a temporary judicial officer for personal property arbitrations in Santa Clara County at the San Jose courthouse. I really enjoy working with these parties because they are litigated cases that are often having their first opportunity to mediate – albeit at the tail end of their case. Recently, I was poignantly reminded how important the...Read More
Anyone who has ever worked as corporate counsel knows it ain’t easy.
Corporate counsel has to deal with lawsuits, human resources, risk management, internal politics, and an ever-changing landscape of compliance landmines. To make matters worse, the higher-ups do what they want, when they want… and then they come to tell you about it just in time for you to deal with the fallout you could...Read More
Commercial contract disputes in Beverly Hills California are almost inevitable. Between the many contracts that a business enters into every year with other businesses, customers and vendors, it is likely that a problem will arise at some point. These commercial contract disputes in Beverly Hills California can often mean lost productivity, lost profits and a diminished reputation in the...Read More
Despite business deals and transactions starting out sunshine and roses, there’s a chance that even the most promising transaction can head south and straight into litigation with contract disputes in Beverly Hills CA.
But what happened? How could seemingly promising relationships get off course and crash in a fiery heap that has both sides lawyering up and ready for battle? According to legal...Read More