past due debt

What You Should Not Do When Trying To Collect On A Debt

Several months ago, I posted a blog on the steps you "should" take in order to…


Email Disclaimers: Legal Effect in American Courts

Boilerplate email disclaimers have become so commonplace that many of us don’t…


Unlawful Detainer Complaint - Landlord Tenant Lease

Is There Any Way I Can Get Out of My Lease?

Economic times have been difficult for many businesses throughout Southern…


Paid in Full

Check Marked "Paid in Full": To Cash or Not to Cash?

Over the past two plus decades of my business litigation practice, I have…


Arbitration Agreement

Not All Arbitration Clauses Are Enforceable

It is common practice among retailers to use form contracts which are presented…


Foreclosure

Developers May Be Liable to Homeowners for Marketing to Sub-prime Buyers

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal Fires a Warning Shot Across the Bow of…


Unlawful Detainer Complaint - Landlord Tenant Lease

Landlord Responsibilities to Neighboring Properties for Problem Tenants

Landlords: Keep tabs on your tenants or you could pay dearly. Many people…


Buy-Sell Agreements: An Introduction – Part I

Assume that you hold 50% of the shares in a successful corporation.  The other…


tax-finance

California SB 86 Tries Carrot and Stick Approach to Tax Shelters

California has once again tried to create a legislative fix for tax shelters in…