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September 22, 2022

Forming a Professional Nursing Corporation in CA

Nursing is one of the most important occupations and the workplace environment is changing rapidly. According to data from the California Board of Registered Nursing, there are more than 487,000 active registered nurses (RNs) in the state. If you are considering starting a nursing company in California, it is crucial that your business ha…
August 31, 2022

Can a Business Steal Your Employee?

Employers invest a tremendous amount of time, money, and other resources into recruiting and training their employees. A competitor targeting your qualified employees could cause harm to your business. This raises an important question: Can another business poach your employees? In California, the answer is “it depends”—poaching employees is ge…
August 3, 2022

Updated CA Family Care and Leave Act Impacts Small Businesses

The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) is our state’s counterpart to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The CFRA provides more expansive protection to employees and, as of January 1st, 2021, the CFRA has been updated and expanded. More small businesses in the Bay Area now have obligations under the statute. In this article, our F…
August 3, 2022

Regulatory Compliance for Medical Practices

Health care is a highly regulated industry. It is crucial that all medical practices are in full compliance with applicable federal and state regulations. Any violation could lead to significant problems—potentially even financial sanctions. Lynnette Ariathurai is an experienced business lawyer for medical practitioners. Attorney Ariathurai …
June 27, 2022

Importance of Having an Attorney Advise During the Formation of an LLC

Making the decision to start up a new business is exciting. You can build something of real value to support yourself, your family, and your community. A limited liability company (LLC) is a flexible, cost effective legal structure for many different types of businesses. As forming any type of new business can be complicated, it is best to …
June 15, 2022

Negotiating Managed Care Contracts

The health care industry is one of the largest and most complex in the United States. According to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), total public and private U.S. health spending exceeds $4.1 trillion. Insurance providers play a huge role in health financing. Here, our Fremont business contract attorney highlig…
May 27, 2022

Who Owns a Patients’ Medical Records When a Physician Leaves a Practice?

Physicians have an ethical and professional duty to manage medical records properly. To start, the HIPAA Privacy Rule requires doctors, health care providers, and other parties to protect the confidentiality of sensitive patient medical records. When a doctor moves on from a practice group, it is crucial that all patient medical records are…
May 6, 2022

The Importance of Having an Attorney Draft a Contract (IT Industry)

Information technology (IT) remains one of the fastest-growing large industries. According to data from Statista, the total value of global IT companies now exceeds $5.2 trillion. Similar to other industries, contracts are at the basis of most commercial relationships in information technology. It is crucial that all businesses operating wi…
April 25, 2022

LLPs vs Professional Corporations

All businesses need the proper legal structure to thrive. For certain professionals that operate a business with more than one owner—attorneys, accountants, and architects—there are two options available: A limited liability partnership (LLP) or a professional corporation (PC). There are advantages and disadvantages to each of these entitie…
March 28, 2022

Are LLCs the Right Entity for You?

The current economic environment is highly competitive. It is more important than ever that businesses have the right legal structure in place. An LLC might be the right entity for your California business. Indeed, there are many reasons to select an LLC as a business entity. However, an LLC is not the right business entity for every situat…

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