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February 2013 Archives

Debt maturity may affect commercial real estate in California

The real estate market took a significant hit upon the onslaught of the recent recession. However, commercial real estate in California may be rebounding from its dramatic downturn. On the other hand, despite promising signs, many experts are warning there may still be some bumps in the road to recovery for the commercial property sector. One of the issues which many experts are warning about involves maturing equity notes.

Selling a business taxed retroactively in California

Many are claiming that the California tax authorities are being unfair by their recent decision to retroactively charge business owners to 2008 for transactions in which they legally obtained tax breaks. A small business owner who had previously benefited legally from tax breaks from selling a business has more than likely been contacted by the tax authorities demanding payment for back taxes. It remains to be seen what kind of repercussions this will have on businesses in our state.

Innovative services need adequate business planning in California

When starting a business, it is important to consider all of the legal implications of doing business within the specified industry. Rules and regulations tend to differ for each industry and each type of business. Three new ride-sharing businesses found out how important this part of business planning is when the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) sent them cease-and-desist orders. The CPUC was concerned that these companies were not adhering to the same standards as similar services such as taxis.

Bellator prevails over Eddie Alvarez in contract dispute

Mixed martial arts, otherwise known as 'MMA,' has seen a rapid increase in popularity over the last several years. With this increased popularity comes large revenue-earning potential for those in the business. This includes not only the fighters, but also the companies which promote the MMA events. However, this also means there is more at stake in contract dispute issues that could potentially arise. This is the case with a recent dispute between Bellator MMA, based in California, and one of its fighters, Eddie Alvarez.

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