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.

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 [...]

California’s New 2017 Laws That Affect Businesses

By | April 12th, 2017|Business Law|

If you are running a business in California, there are numerous things to worry about.  Here is a list of a few new 2017 laws to help you and your business stay in the loop: Minimum wage, equal pay and paid parental leave: The statewide minimum wage was raised from $10 to $10.50 an hour for [...]

California’s New 2017 Laws of Public Concern

By | March 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The following are new laws enacted in California that every person living in the Golden State should know about.  Here we categorize them: SAFETY Distracted-driving: Texting was already forbidden, but the new law prohibits drivers from using smartphones for other purposes while behind the wheel — unless they’re in hands-free mode. Motorcycles: California became one [...]

How New Changes in the Law Affect a Contractor’s License

By | March 15th, 2017|Construction Law|

We've already covered the number one reason contractors get sued. Now, let's talk about how to stay in the clear when it comes to your contractor's license. Ever wonder what will happen if by mistake your office person forgets to renew your contractor’s license during an active project? California Law Under California law you would NOT [...]

What is Lease-Lease Back in Construction and How Has it Changed in 2017?

By | March 7th, 2017|Construction Law|

The Previous  Law: The Lease-Lease Back construction law authorizes a school district to lease a school site to a contractor for a token amount (say for example $1), if the lease contract requires the contractor to construct, or provide for the construction of, a building to be used by the school district, so long as [...]

Top 5 Wage and Hour Risks for California Employers

By | February 28th, 2017|Employment Law|

The new federal overtime rules, the misclassification of employees, and recordkeeping are among the top five wage and hour risks employers in California face, according to California attorney Marc Jacuzzi of the law firm Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, PC. Overtime Risks In a recent session at BLR’s California Employment Law Update (CELU) in Costa [...]

The Number One Reason Contractors Get Sued

By | February 13th, 2017|Construction Law|

You work hard, get a bid to be accepted as a contractor, do a good job building and still get sued. You ask yourself why. Read on to find out: Number one reason contractors get sued: Payment Disputes: This could be in the context of commercial or residential projects; public or private contracts. Typical scenario: [...]