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May 27, 2021

Business Attorney for Doctors, Nurses and Medical Personnel

Building, growing, and managing a successful business is complicated — particularly for doctors, medical specialists, and other health care providers who must navigate some unique regulatory and logistical challenges. Attorney Lynette Ariathurai is a skilled business law advocate with extensive experience representing physicians and other h…
April 27, 2021

Medical Leave Rules for California Businesses

Recent changes to medical leave rules in California mean that business owners need to learn about their new responsibilities under the law in order to avoid claims and ensure their compliance with state law. Employers in California should specifically know about new medical leave rules that provide California workers with more rights than t…
March 28, 2021

Medical Partnerships, Leases and Entity Formations

If you are planning to open your own medical practice in California, it is critical to understand how California law affects your ability to choose a business structure for your medical practice and to enter into business with other healthcare professionals. Generally speaking, California law allows physicians to operate medical practices a…
March 26, 2021

California Consumer Privacy Acts for Commercial Websites

Recent changes to California consumer privacy laws affect most e-commerce websites in the state, and it is critical for business owners who run e-commerce websites to understand consumer rights and business responsibilities. Whether you are currently running an e-commerce website or considering the possibility of launching one soon, you sho…
February 24, 2021

Things to Consider for Commercial Real Estate Leases – for Landlords

Owning commercial property in California can be lucrative, especially when that property is located in an area that is highly trafficked and desirable for businesses in the region. At the same time, it is important to recognize that the value of a commercial property investment depends on having a strong, well-drafted lease agreement. Th…
February 11, 2021

Obtaining Your Professional License

When you are starting your own business or entering into a new professional field, you may be required to have a professional license according to California law. Indeed, there are many kinds of businesses and professions that require proper licensing, and it can be complicated to determine on your own what steps you must take to obtain and…
January 28, 2021

Common Mistakes Made in Contract Agreements

Contract agreements are the basis of most commercial transactions in California. Whether you are starting a business, buying or selling a company, entering an agreement with a vendor/distributor, or hiring a new employee, you will benefit from a professionally drafted agreement that establishes and protects your rights and interests. A p…
December 29, 2020

Common Legal Documents Needed for a California Business

Starting a business in California has many complex requirements, including a wide variety of legal documents. As you decide on the appropriate structure for your business, you may need to file articles of incorporations or organization, and you will need to draft and execute contracts for commercial leases and for hiring employees. Yet busi…
November 25, 2020

How Proposition 22 Affects Independent Contractors in California

On November 4, 2020, California voters passed Proposition 22 (“Prop 22”), which CNN describes as a “costly and controversial ballot measure to exempt firms like Uber and Lyft from having to classify their gig workers in the state as employees rather than as independent contractors.” Numerous businesses that will benefit from Prop 22 support…
November 3, 2020

Avoiding Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

In the course of running a business, an employer can face many kinds of complaints from employees. As stressful and frustrating as this can be, you can go a long way towards reducing your liability risk with proper preparation. Among other things, you should be prepared for employee complaints and the possibility of wrongful termination all…

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