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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!

What is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

By | April 6th, 2020|Business Law, Employment Law|

Families First Coronavirus Response Act and New Department of Labor Regulations On March 18, 2020 the federal government enacted the FFCRA in an ongoing effort to respond to challenges employers face due to the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. On April 1, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor issued regulations to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Differences Between Corporations and Limited Liability Companies in Structure and Management

By | February 6th, 2017|Business Law|

So you want to start a new business and your accountant tells you to have an attorney form an LLC or Corporation. If there is no tax difference between the two, how do you know which one is better for your business? Your attorney will probably guide you on which one provides better liability protection. [...]

Contracts: Simple and Often Misunderstood Business Tools

By | January 9th, 2017|Business Law|

Most business relationships start with a contract.  This contract can be verbal, or written; very informal or formal, but let’s not forget that at the heart they are all contracts.  Most business lawsuits also involve contracts and start over a contractual dispute.  So we cannot discount the importance of words that constitute our agreements in [...]