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Unexpected issues that can arise after signing commercial leases

If you are a business owner leasing commercial space from a property owner, you will need to have in place an enforceable lease. You might assume that a lease just dictates how long the lease will be in place and how much rent you will pay, but there are many details and specifications that can be included in a commercial lease.

Study: Business landscape presents legal challenges for employers

A recent report found that, for the first time in decades, many areas across the country are seeing more businesses close than open. The article, which can be read in full here, specifies that metro areas have been hit the hardest by this troubling trend. It also notes that this phenomenon isn’t confined to just one type of business or industry.

What is a breach of fiduciary duty?

Assigning financial decision-making powers to someone else is an important element in any comprehensive estate plan. These designations make it possible for a person to handle financial matters from paying your bills if you can no longer manage your own finances to tracking down your heirs to distribute property in the event of your death.

California employers: Should you consider arbitration agreements?

When employers and employees are at odds, it can be nearly impossible for the two sides to come to any type of resolution on their own. Under these circumstances, the case may need to be resolved by a third party. In situations involving allegations of employee rights violations, that third party will be the courts.

Going to friends for help with a startup

Starting a new business can be a very big, and sometimes rather intimidating, undertaking. Given this, it is natural that a person might reach out to those close to them for help when pursuing this endeavor. For example, they might ask a friend for advice on a given matter related to the start-up or for feedback on ideas they have for the business.

My parent was coerced into changing a will: what can I do?

As our parents get older, their physical and mental faculties might start to deteriorate. In these difficult situations, the roles can quickly get reversed and it will be up to the children to take care of and protect their parent. This can be a challenge, particularly if you are estranged or if your loved one is being cared for by someone else.

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