September 6, 2019

How Derryberry & Associates LLP Can Help You with Your Real Estate Closing

Purchasing real estate is an exciting and promising time in someone’s life. However, if you aren’t confident about the big day, it can lead to serious errors. That’s why you should consider hiring a real estate attorney. A lawyer can provide you with the legal expertise, expert negotiating skills, and protection that you need to […]
September 6, 2019

3 Reasons Why Good Record Keeping Benefits Your Business

Every business out there should consider record keeping an essential component of their success. Without good records, you can run into serious legal issues, confused employees, and big problems. There’s nothing worse than trying to deal with an audit or legal inquiry and being unable to find the appropriate documentation. One of the easiest ways […]
September 6, 2019

Reasons for Restructuring Your Business

If you are a business owner, the structure you have chosen for your company will have a dramatic impact on your success. Sometimes, you realize that restructuring your business is the best decision to keep making progress towards your business goals. Restructuring a business can help you make financial adjustments to assets and liabilities and […]
September 6, 2019

Easy Ways Your Business Can Avoid Litigation

If you are a business owner, it’s very likely that you understand just how expensive heading to court can be. Litigation can be both time consuming and expensive, which is why you might be interested in learning about how your business can avoid it. Getting sued is never fun to deal with and can put […]
September 6, 2019

3 Legal Tips for Small Businesses

One of the most difficult aspects of running a successful small business is navigating the legal world. There are a number of legal issues that you will probably have to deal with during your time as a small business owner, so it makes sense that you would want to prepare yourself in any way possible. […]
September 6, 2019

Things to Consider When Selecting the Executor of Your Estate

Choosing an executor for your estate is one of the most important steps of the estate planning process. You want to find someone that is reliable and trustworthy so you can rely on them to take care of things after you are gone. It’s important to spend the necessary time thinking through who would be […]
July 25, 2019

The Right Ways for Landlords to Collect Rent from Their Tenants

One of the biggest issues that end up causing problems for landlords is rent payments. As a landlord, you will quickly realize that some tenants will pay late, some will try to pay in strange ways, and some will simply not pay their rent at all. You need to have a specific plan of action […]
July 25, 2019

Important Steps for Avoiding Employee Lawsuits

As an employer, one of the worst issues to deal with is when one of your own employees is suing you. This can occur for plenty of different reasons, which is why it’s always a great idea to have a basic understanding of employment law. Hiring a great business lawyer that understands the intricacies of […]
July 25, 2019

3 Common Issues That Can Lead to Employment Law Problems

As an employer, it’s up to you to create the policies and regulations that let your employees come to work in a safe and productive work environment. Unfortunately, many employers neglect to put the time and effort into making sure employment law problems don’t come up. Creating a Human Resources department and making sure that […]
July 25, 2019

Why Real Estate Transactions Go More Smoothly with A Lawyer

Putting together a real estate deal can be stressful and intimidating if it’s your first time. The truth is that even experienced business owners can get nervous around the closing date of a big real estate transaction. That’s why it makes so much sense to hire a great business lawyer to help you out with […]
November 20, 2018

6 Reasons You Need to Hire a Business Lawyer (Even if You Don’t Think You Do!)

Does your small business have a lawyer on its side? If not, you should consider finding a business lawyer right away. Lawyers will be there when something goes wrong for your business, but there are other benefits they can offer as well. Keep reading to see how a business lawyer will benefit you. Find a […]
November 21, 2018

How to Choose the Right Type of Business Formation: Understanding the Differences Between an LLC, Partnership & Corporation

When you first start a business, you’re probably imagining how you’re going to change the world. People don’t start companies because they want to sift through paperwork. They do it because they want to make something that people need. Yet, there are still many, lengthy, legal processes that all budding entrepreneurs need to go through. […]
November 24, 2018

The Important Questions You Should Ask Your Estate Planning Attorney

More than half of all American adults don’t have any kind of plan in place for when they pass away. They haven’t thought about writing their will yet or setting up an estate plan, which is a risky game to play. Whether you’re only in your mid-30s or you’re about to turn 60, you need […]
November 24, 2018

The Types of Workplace Discrimination Every Employer Needs to Know (& Avoid!)

As an employer, you should know that the United States Department of Labor protects your employees from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. You may not discriminate against your employees based on sex, pregnancy, color, race, religion, and national origin. But the discrimination laws get more complex. Other EEO laws also protect […]
November 25, 2018

Your Guide to Small Business Legal Services: When You Can Skimp & When You Should Splurge

There are more than 30 million small businesses in the United States, and that number keeps growing. As millions of Americans know, running a small business is both challenging and rewarding. Managing your budget is one of the many challenges facing small business owners like you. You may be tempted to cut costs to make […]
November 28, 2018

5 Key Steps to Remember When You’re Starting a Business From Scratch

Thinking of starting a business from scratch? If you start it in 2018 you’ll join the other 8% of entrepreneurs who began a business. But sadly, that’s slightly lower than the 9% of businesses which closed this year. Starting your own business isn’t for the faint of heart. 50% of you will fail in the first […]
December 11, 2018

Understanding the Difference Between Wills & Trusts

Planning your estate is no easy task. There are many factors to consider when deciding what will happen to your possessions and assets after you die. Most importantly, how will your estate be managed in the event you pass away or you become incapacitated? Preparing for the Future The two most common choices for planning […]
December 28, 2018

5 New California Employment Laws Taking Effect in 2019

As an employer in California, you’re bound to abide by certain laws. Employment laws typically have a direct effect on the way you operate your business and engage with your staff. Therefore, it’s important that all you and your management staff have a thorough understanding of these laws. Below, we take a look at some […]
December 29, 2018

Contesting a Will in California

When a loved one passes, the last thing you want to do is worry about issues with their estate. Unfortunately, sometimes the unexpected does happen. If you find yourself in a position where you have to contest a will in California, it’s important to know what steps to take to ensure the best possible outcome […]
December 29, 2018

Planning for Long-Term Care for You & Your Spouse

If you are one of the many baby boomers that are currently heading into retirement age, it’s important that you make plans for the future of you and your spouse in terms of healthcare. Unfortunately, health issues are part of aging. And while it’s not something we typically think about, there are legal challenges that […]