Mahyar

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About Mahyar

Mahyar Ghassemian, is an accomplished business litigation and construction defense attorney with over 16 years of experience in complex litigation including Business, Construction, General Liability, and Personal Injury law. From defending national construction companies to small businesses, Mahyar offers clients versatile legal expertise they know they can count on. Her master’s degree in physics together with years of business experience in the corporate world form a unique combination that continues to yield successful results. A distinguished entrepreneurial figure within the community as well, Mahyar bears an array of high-ranking positions within preeminent business and legal organizations. She has received recognition from many of them, along with publications such as the Orange County Metro and Orange Coast Magazine. When she's not busy playing catch with her dog, Sir Franklin, she can be found strolling on the beach or with her loving (yet, loud) Persian family.

Is Uber And Lyft’s Fight To Keep Their Drivers As Independent Contractors, About Caring For The Drivers Or Reducing Taxes?

By | October 7th, 2020|Employment Law|

Growth in technology, the desire for flexible lifestyles, and the goal of reducing work-related stress have contributed to the rise of what is commonly known as the “gig economy,” in which individuals perform freelance, contract or temporary jobs. As much as a third of the working population is already participating in the workforce in this [...]

Construction Law Alert: What is a pay-when-paid clause?

By | June 10th, 2020|Construction Law|

Construction Law Alert – Recent Court Decision on Enforceability of Pay-When-Paid Contract Clauses On April 17, 2020, the CA Court of Appeal handed down a decision that will have major implications for construction industry players including general contractors, subcontractors, and sureties. In Crosno Construction v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, the Court held that an open-ended [...]

RELIEF FOR BUSINESS LOSS DUE TO COVID-19: Part 2!

By | April 30th, 2020|Business Law, Contracts|

Has Your Business Been Affected By The Coronavirus Pandemic? Let's Talk Legal Options In last week's post, we discussed the ways you might be able to find some immediate relief for your business in the midst of this COVID-19 climate via the Force Majeure clause. However, not all contracts contain this clause. So we've done [...]

Relief for Business Loss due to COVID-19: Force Majeure!

By | April 21st, 2020|Business Law, Contracts|

With the coronavirus still continuing to spread across the world, few remain immune to the many unprecedented changes it's causing--including your business. That's why we've created a two-part series detailing some legal options that may help ease the blow for you and your business during these trying times. Force Majeure Most contracts contain a “force [...]

Mahyar Ghassemian Exit Coach Radio Interview: How Contracts Can Help you Deal with COVID-19

By | April 13th, 2020|Business Law, Construction Law, Contracts|

Mahyar Ghassemian gave an illuminating interview just yesterday with Exit Coach Radio on contract provisions that can help business owners with COVID-19 issues and other advice about dealing with this crisis. Click this link to her Exit Coach Radio Interview and give it a listen!

The New CARE Act Stimulus and What It Means for You

By | March 31st, 2020|Business Law, Uncategorized|

Many American small businesses are facing diverse and complex challenges in addition to the human tragedy and public health dimension of the COVID-19 outbreak. Last week Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“Act”). Ghassemian Law Group is prepared to assist our clients in meeting the legal and business challenges created by [...]

What Are the Public Works Contract Laws for 2017?

By | August 8th, 2017|Construction Law|

If your construction company is involved in public works and relies on public works contracts, you need to do what's best for your business and keep yourself updated with the newest public works contract laws. You need to familiarize yourself with your legal obligations and understand exactly what you are getting yourself into because you [...]

Learn to Fly: Drones in Construction

By | June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Have you been looking to modernize your construction company and bring it into the future? Here is how you can make your company FLY: Use Drones! Construction companies are using drones creatively. One apparent use for construction is getting an aerial view of the job site to help surveyors, earthmovers and project managers with a [...]

LLCs and Corporations: Similarities and Differences

By | May 9th, 2017|Business Law|

You hear so much about corporations and LLCs but do you know when you should have one, and what are the similarities and differences between these under California Law? When Should You Have A Corporation Or LLC: The answer is when you need to protect your personal assets from business debts. So if you have [...]

What Is A Warranty And How Can You Limit It?

By | May 1st, 2017|Business Law, Uncategorized|

A warranty is a statement made by one party to another party on which the other party can rely. A guarantee is different because it is a promise to pay for the debt of someone else. Most people and contracts mix these two terms. Most, if not all, construction contracts contain warranties. Examples of express [...]