Category: Contracts & Agreement Attorney

The 4 Steps Involved in Business Contract Preparation

The 4 Steps Involved in Business Contract Preparation

Business contracts and agreements are an important aspect of running your own small company. However, signing something that hasn’t been prepared properly can have detrimental effects and may even run you out of business. Let’s consider the 4 stages of business contract preparation and see how you can avoid being taken advantage of. Drafting – […]

3 Benefits of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is also sometimes referred to as a confidentiality agreement. This business contract helps to protect confidential information that may have to pass between individuals for the sake of a business arrangement. Depending on the guidelines set forth in the NDA, both parties commit not to disclose confidential business information to any […]

2017 Update – New California Laws that Affect Small Businesses

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) has recently reviewed a slew of new legislation that may affect small business owners in the state of California. They called the report “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” and it outlines some beneficial new laws along with a few that may cause complications for small business […]

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Intellectual Property & Patents: Protecting Yourself During a Joint Venture Agreement

What is the difference between a joint venture and a partnership? How can you protect your intellectual property and patents if you decide to enter into a joint venture agreement? Here are some suggestions for small business owners who want to take this step. Joint Venture Agreements Vs. Partnership Agreements A partnership is a type […]

Play 15, “Franchise – Franchising Your Business.”

Play 15, “Franchise – Franchising Your Business.”

Welcome to another week’s Play from my Small Business Legal Playbook. I hope the tips are helpful to you and your business, as these Plays are specially designed to give you a little insight on the legal side of running a small business. Today’s Play, “Franchise – Franchising Your Business” involves something several of my […]


Protecting Your Business in CA, Where Non-Compete Agreements Are Banned

California is one of 4 states that has banned non-compete agreements. What is a non-compete agreement? Why are they banned in California? How can you protect your company’s intellectual property without a non-compete agreement? Here is what you need to know. What Is a Non-Compete Agreement? A non-compete agreement is a business contract designed to […]

Why You Need to Have an Invention Assignment Agreement with Your Programmers

When it comes to protecting your intellectual property (IP), there are many business contracts and agreements that need to be addressed. One of the most important is an Invention Assignment Agreement, especially if you have someone else coding key applications for your company. Here are 2 important reasons why. 1. Avoid Ownership Issues When a […]

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Small Business Legal Playbook|Play #9: “The Dreaded Coin-Flip”

Welcome back to another week of the Small Business Legal Playbook! Play 9 is titled “The Dreaded Coin-Flip.” All fans in the NFL dread the coin-flip, especially in over-time. If your team calls the flip correctly, it can be the difference between winning and losing. We spoke last week about the unique issues family owned […]