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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…
February 24, 2022

How to Buy or Sell a Medical Practice

Buying or selling a medical practice is complicated. Beyond the complexities that come with any major commercial transaction, there are also specialized legal considerations for the owners and operators of medical practices in California. In this article, our Fremont business law attorney discusses some of the most important things to know …
January 26, 2022

Navigating Leases for a Medical Practice

A commercial lease is the legal foundation of a relationship between a business and a landlord. If you own and operate a medical practice in the Bay Area, navigating a lease agreement can be especially complicated. There are some unique issues that should be considered and addressed as part of your commercial lease. In this article, our Cal…
December 30, 2021

Changing California Employment Laws Could Impact Your Business

Changing California Employment Laws Several important employment law changes are taking effect in California on January 1st, 2022. If you own or operate a small or mid-sized business it is crucial that you take action to ensure that your company’s policies and procedures are still in full compliance with federal, state, and local regulat…
November 19, 2021

Steps to Defend a Claim When an Employee Sues

Owning and operating a successful business is challenging in the current economic environment. No business owner wants to face a lawsuit—especially a legal claim from one of their own employees. If your company is facing a complaint from an employee, it is imperative that you know what to do to protect the best interests of the business. He…
October 30, 2021

Restructuring a Business When Adding a Partner

Restructuring a Business When Adding a Partner Successful businesses are not static. With market conditions constantly in flux, it is not uncommon for companies to restructure. You may need to restructure your business if you are bringing a new partner into the mix. In this article, our Fremont, CA business law attorney highlights some o…
September 29, 2021

Should Attorneys Speak for Employers During Employee Disputes?

To be successful, businesses and organizations need strong relationships with their employees. A legal dispute with an employee can cause serious headaches for a business owner or manager. Even worse, it could put the company or organization at a liability risk. A lawyer with experience representing employers can help your business navigate a c…

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