Business owners who are unable to repay their debts have the option of filing for small business bankruptcy. Small business bankruptcy is sadly more common than you might think, 22,000 businesses filed for bankruptcy in 2020 alone. Depending on the situation, you can eliminate your SMB’s business debts or set up a repayment plan. Bankruptcy […]
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How to Choose a Notary Public
Finding the right person to stamp your documents doesn’t sound very hard. But not all notary publics are the same; the legal requirements have changed, and notary services have become more diversified. Here are some tips on choosing a state-appointed notary public, plus information on our notary services at OakTree Law. What Does a Notary […]
Employer Liability and Defense: COVID-19 Litigation in California
The world has been turned inside-out by the continued spread of the novel coronavirus. Millions of families have suffered the death of a loved one or watched their livelihoods slip away. The United States has been unwittingly center stage in the COVID-19 global health crisis. With mandatory quarantines, widespread business closures, and questionable stimulus efforts […]
What Is an Adversary Proceeding in Bankruptcy?
When it comes to bankruptcy proceedings, most people don’t ever set foot in a courtroom, and have very little, if any, contact with a judge. Typically, when you file for bankruptcy, you have to fill out detailed paperwork, meet with a bankruptcy attorney, and make a one-time appearance at a ‘341 hearing’, otherwise known as […]
Proposed California Senate Bill That Could Help Small Business Owners
On May 22nd The California Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a piece of legislation that would allow small businesses like restaurants and bars to renegotiate the terms of their leases and rental agreements if they have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus shutdowns. Senate Bill 939 would grant small business owners the ability to modify their […]
Top Causes of Business Debt?
Small businesses acquire debt for various reasons. If the debt is too much to resolve, the business isn’t profitable, or demand for its products and services declines, it may be forced into bankruptcy. Outside forces can lead to increased business debt as well. When your company faces a large amount of debt, options may include […]
Why Should I Hire an Attorney for Business Litigation?
You may be successful in business, but handling a legal issue requires extensive training and expertise. Business litigation hearings can be difficult to navigate, especially if your legal knowledge is limited. There are many rules and loopholes to consider. Legal issues aren’t uncommon even if you run your business faithfully; here are reasons to hire […]
6 Tips on How to Avoid Litigation
Litigation can be distracting not to mention time consuming and expensive for your business. A legal dispute, no matter what the outcome, can damage its reputation and affect employee morale. There are many downsides to suing and being sued, to say the least. While your Los Angeles litigation attorney may be experienced and dependable, avoiding […]
How Do You Prove Theft of Intellectual Property?
If you have invented or improved upon a product, developed an original body of creative or mental work, or have come up with a better procedure or process, then you have the legal right to profit from exclusive ownership of your intellectual property by applying for a copyright, trademark, or patent. The common types of intellectual property […]
Reliable Business Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles Employees are let go of all the time. What makes a termination wrongful is when it is done for improper reasons such as for seeking workers’ compensation for an injury suffered on the job. If you feel you were fired for unjust reasons, you need to retain a […]