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 […]
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 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 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 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 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 20, 2018

4 Things Everyone Should Know About Probate Law & How it Works

The residents of California are lucky in that the probate process isn’t especially difficult. Unfortunately, it can be expensive. California is unique in that it is one of the few states that let lawyers charge a fee based on the percentage of the assets going through probate. These rates are set out in the California probate […]
November 16, 2018

Landlord Laws You Should Memorize Before Renting Property: Know Your Rights & Your Tenant’s Rights

Being a landlord comes with a lot of responsibilities. You are allowing someone, most often complete strangers, to move into a home or apartment you own. There are landlord laws on the local, state and federal levels that you must adhere to. It is important that both the property owner and client understand these tenant laws. […]
November 5, 2018

How to Draft an Eviction Letter

It’s unfortunate, but there are times when we have to say goodbye to tenants. Those times often happen through the process of eviction. There’re many reasons to evict tenants. Nonpayment is most popular. But lease violations, property damage, and illegal behavior are others. If you must release a problem tenant from your property, there’s a […]
November 1, 2018

Top 5 Reasons You Need to Hire a Probate Lawyer

The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory rates various life events for stress. Not surprisingly the death of a spouse is the top item and death of close family is in the top five too. It’s not surprising then that it’s at a time like this that executors and families turn to professionals to help them. The legal […]
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 […]
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

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

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

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

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

Common Landlord Mistakes to Avoid

If you are a landlord, it’s important to treat your property like a small business. That means keeping your tenants happy and constantly learning from your mistakes. As time goes on, you will learn a lot about what types of things you want to avoid and what actions help you succeed as a landlord. Many […]
September 6, 2019

Choosing the Right Executor for Your Estate

Whenever you are working on your estate planning, it’s always a good idea to think about who is trustworthy enough to take care of your estate when you are gone. You want to choose an executor that is both reliable and honest so that you know your family will be looked after when you pass […]
October 3, 2019

Why You Should Consider Using a Non-Disclosure Agreement

Whenever you are entering into a new business relationship, it’s always important to have a certain level of confidence in trusting your new associate. Partnering up can be a great way to grow your business, take advantage of new perspectives, and obtain access to additional capital. However, if confidential information about your business will be […]
October 3, 2019

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

If you are a business owner, the chances are good that you have thought about incorporating before. It can be an expensive endeavor at first, but the benefits can ultimately make it worth your time and effort. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of incorporating a business, it essentially refers to creating a separate […]