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How to Comply with California Final Paycheck Laws

Posted by David Burgess | Sep 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Employers often are confused about the procedures for paying final wages to an employee on termination of employment. California has explicit requirements, and the failure to comply can be costly. Here is the lowdown: When to Pay Some employers mistakenly believe they may wait until the next re...

5 Fallacies About Protecting Your Business Name

Posted by David Burgess | Jun 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

You have worked hard to choose the perfect name for your business. You want to be sure you are entitled to use the name. You also want to prevent competitors from using the same name. This is one area where a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Following are some frequent misconceptions: Fall...

The 4 Paths to Business Exit Planning

Posted by Dixon R. Howell | Apr 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most business owners hope to one day reap some reward and benefit from their labors by selling their business. Common to all sales are three key questions: Who's the buyer? What's the business worth? How will the purchase price be paid? Business exits normally follow one of the four following pat...


Posted by David Burgess | Aug 04, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of businesses are formed every year. Many of them are in significant need of capital, presenting opportunities for investors. While startup investing is not for everyone, those with a high risk tolerance can find it a stimulating and potentially rewarding pastime. The pos...

New California Law Requires Paid Sick Leave

Posted by David Burgess | Jun 04, 2015 | 0 Comments

Effective July 1, 2015, California employers will be required to give employees the right to at least three days of paid sick leave per year. San Francisco, San Diego, and Long Beach already have their own paid sick leave laws, which also will apply to employees working in those cities (although ...

Tax Saving Estate Planning

Posted by Dixon R. Howell | Jun 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Is your Estate Worth Less than $10 Million? As you may know, federal estate tax law has changed dramatically. The federal estate tax exemption is now over $5 million per person ($10.68 million per couple) and, as a result of something called “portability,” any portion of the $5.34 million exempti...

Your Most Important Agreement:

Posted by Dixon R. Howell | Oct 02, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Business Continuation or Buy-Sell Agreement Every privately held business with more than one owner needs a business continuation or buy-sell agreement. A buy-sell agreement (“Agreement”) helps ensure the survival of the business and establishes its value upon the future occurrence of certain ...

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