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Updated:California Has a New Rule for Tracking Deferred Taxes from Section 1031 Exchanges
Updated:Tax Planning Reminders for Businesses Before Year-End
Updated:Crowdfunding Made Easy? Not So Much
Updated:Limited Personal Guarantees: It Pays to be Precise!
Updated:Asset Purchases May Come With Hidden Liabilities
Updated:A Checklist for Closing Down a Business
Updated:UCC-1 Financing Statements: Easy to Make A Whopper of a Mistake
Updated:New Corporate and LLC Startups May Find Relief with the Passage of a New Bill in California
Updated:Upcoming Nationwide Changes in UCC Financing Statements
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Updated:Recent California Tax Law Changes
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Updated:Closing the Deal: Boring is Best
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Updated:2013 Changes to California Laws that Affect San Jose Taxpayers
Updated:Closing Conditions Common in Acquisition Agreements, Part 2
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Updated:More Case Law for Employee Non-Compete Agreements
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Updated:Higher Taxes in 2013: The California Wood and Lumber Tax
Updated:Tax Update: IRS Ruling Affects Automatic Gratuities
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Updated:Property Taxes: California Property Owners Should Consider an Appeal
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Updated:U.S. Market Entry – The Flip-Up
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Updated:U.S. Market Entry – Foreign Startups Coming to Silicon Valley
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Updated:The Brinker Case: Employers Receive Clarification on Meal and Rest Breaks
Updated:California B Corporations Disclosures
Updated:New Rules for Business Entities Change of Ownership Reporting for Real Property
Updated:Fighting Over Profits – The Earnout, Part 2
Updated:Is a B Corporation the Right Choice of Entity for Your New Company?
Updated:I’ll Pay You Tuesday for Your Company Today – The Earnout, Part 1
Updated:Stopping Illegal Acts by Current and Former Employees
Updated:New California Law Regarding Willfully Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors
Updated:Proposed Filing Deadlines Could Impact Fundraising in California
Updated:Contractor State License Board Now Issues Licenses to Limited Liability Companies in California
Updated:Combating Unfair Competition By Competitors
Updated:Risky Representations – Part 2
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Updated:Risky Representations – Part 1
Updated:Santa Clara County Has Implemented a California Traffic Infraction Amnesty Program
Updated:Catching Up On New California Employment Laws For 2012
Updated:Update: IRS Mileage Rate for 2012, New 401(k) Maximum Contribution Amount
Updated:California’s New Green Corporation
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Updated:Alternative Workweek Arrangements in California
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Updated:Employment Basics for Employers – Looking for Employees
Updated:Merger and Acquisition Letters of Intent – Hold Me Back!
Updated:Update: IRS Changes Mileage Rate
Updated:Choice of State for a New Corporation
Updated:Merger and Acquisition Letters of Intent – Binding the Nonbinding
Updated:Professional Corporations for California Doctors
Updated:Tax Break for Investors in Qualified Small Business Stock
Updated:Merger and Acquisition Letters of Intent – Don’t Hold Me To It
Updated:Owners of Single Member LLCs Doing Business in California Must Also Be Registered in California
Updated:Are You A Real Estate Professional?
Updated:Save Me! Purchasing the Financially Troubled Company – Part 2
Updated:Save Me! Purchasing the Financially Troubled Company – Part 1
Updated:California is Focusing on Cancellation of Debt Income
Updated:An Incomplete or Improperly Formed Corporation or Limited Liability Company Can Hurt Your Silicon Valley Business in Several Ways, Part IV: Shareholder/Partner Buy-Sell Agreements
Updated:Merger and Acquisition Deal Structure – Stock Purchase, Part II
Updated:Merger and Acquisition Deal Structure – Stock Purchase, Part I
Updated:An Incomplete or Improperly Formed Corporation or Limited Liability Company Can Hurt Your Silicon Valley Business in Several Ways, Part III: IRS Problems, Securities Problems, Shareholder Disputes
Updated:An Incomplete or Improperly Formed Corporation or Limited Liability Company Can Hurt Your Silicon Valley Business in Several Ways, Part II: Liability Protection
Updated:Merger and Acquisition Deal Structure – Sale of Assets
Updated:An Incomplete or Improperly Formed Corporation or Limited Liability Company Can Hurt Your Silicon Valley Business in Several Ways, Part I: Estate Planning
Updated:Finding a Buyer for Your Business: Dating Silicon Valley Style
Updated:Separate Your Business Enterprises for Maximum Liability Protection: Sunnyvale Real Estate, Mountain View Manufacturing and Real Estate
Updated:LP verses LLP verses LLC – What is the Difference?
Updated:Finally! LLCs for Licensed Contractors in California
Updated:Bankers, Brokers and Finders, Oh My – Part 2
Updated:Bankers, Brokers and Finders, Oh My – Part 1
Updated:New Rules for California Limited Liability Partnerships (“LLP”)
Updated:Selling Your Business – It Takes a Team
Updated:Independent Contractor or Employee? The Wrong Answer Could Cost You
Updated:Mergers and Acquisitions – The Importance of Good Company Records, Part 2
Updated:Mergers and Acquisitions – The Importance of Good Company Records, Part 1
Updated:Sale of a Business: Jump the GAAP
Updated:Mergers and Acquisitions: Start Now or Forever Hold Your Company
Updated:Doing It All Yourself – One of the Most Expensive Mistakes a Small Business Owner Can Make
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