29 05, 2021

The Importance of Understanding Basic U.S. Securities Laws Before Seeking Investors

2021-05-29T00:36:42+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, News, The Advisor, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Importance of Understanding Basic U.S. Securities Laws Before Seeking Investors

May 2021 Small businesses need capital to startup, operate, and grow. When entrepreneurs lack the ability or desire to fund a venture entirely from personal assets, they will seek capital from outside investors. If you have or plan on founding a startup, it is imperative to have a general understanding of United States securities laws. Many [...]

4 12, 2020

Good Business Habits Help Prevent Litigation

2020-12-04T22:50:54+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Civil Litigation and Trials, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Good Business Habits Help Prevent Litigation

December 2020   We love to help clients start and grow successful businesses, bring ideas to market and create value. We also love to help client protect what they have built. One of the ways we are called upon to do so is when the need arises to file or defend against a lawsuit. No rational [...]

24 11, 2020

Legal Alert: Real Estate And Land Use Insight – California Continues to Advance “Housing First” Legislation

2020-11-24T19:51:47+00:00By |Land Use and Real Estate, Legal Alerts, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: Real Estate And Land Use Insight – California Continues to Advance “Housing First” Legislation

  November 2020  At the start of this legislative session, the California Legislature seemed primed to pass bills that would have significantly impacted housing production and regulation. However, due to the wide-ranging impacts of COVID-19, many were either dropped or tabled for next year. Still, the Legislature did end up passing several more modest amendments [...]

16 11, 2020

California Consumer Privacy Law Update

2020-11-16T20:28:08+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on California Consumer Privacy Law Update

November 2020  This election season brought a number of new propositions to California ballots. Included on the ballot was Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (“CPRA”).  It  will strenghten California’s already robust consumer privacy protection law – the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) – but also adds  burdensome regulations for businesses across [...]

21 10, 2020

Employment Law Update

2020-11-06T17:51:07+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Employment, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Employment Law Update

October 2020 It’s the time of year that we try to update you on the new laws affecting employers in the State of California. The legislative session has completed and the Governor has now either signed or vetoed all the bills sent to his desk. Below is an attempted summary of key bills for employees [...]

30 09, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Santa Barbara County Moves to Red Tier

2020-11-06T17:54:43+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Legal Alerts, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on COVID-19 Update: Santa Barbara County Moves to Red Tier

Santa Barbara County moves into the red tier allowing more businesses to open and for some to include indoor operations, with modifications. The County of Santa Barbara’s Public Health Department announced that Santa Barbara now qualifies for red tier status after two consecutive weeks of meeting its rolling average. Gyms, movie theaters, personal care services [...]

27 08, 2020

Legal Alert: SEC Expands “Accredited Investor” Definition – Will Aid Small Businesses in Raising Capital

2020-11-06T17:55:35+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: SEC Expands “Accredited Investor” Definition – Will Aid Small Businesses in Raising Capital

Change Will Open the Private Securities Markets to More Participants August 2020 The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to the SEC rules which expand the definition of who will qualify as an “accredited investor.” Historically, individuals have been required to meet minimum requirements for either income ($200,000) or net worth ($1,000,000) before they can [...]

21 07, 2020

What Happens in a Lawsuit? The Basic Steps of Civil Litigation

2020-11-06T17:53:40+00:00By |Civil Litigation and Trials, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on What Happens in a Lawsuit? The Basic Steps of Civil Litigation

July 2020 When private parties are unable to resolve a business dispute, they can file a lawsuit to have the dispute resolved by the civil branch of either our state or federal court systems. The civil litigation process can be bewildering to non-lawyers, since it is full of terminology and processes that aren't used [...]

1 07, 2020

Legal Alert: How do you manage WFH in today’s world?

2020-11-06T17:56:40+00:00By |Employment, Legal Alerts, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: How do you manage WFH in today’s world?

July 2020 Working from home used to be a flexible option provided to employees by some employers, but was definitely not a mandate.  With the current coronavirus pandemic, a shift has been made that makes remote working not only an option, but in some cases, a requirement. As businesses reopen, employers and employees are [...]

29 06, 2020

Housing Bills To Watch This Legislative Session

2020-11-06T17:57:05+00:00By |Land Use and Real Estate, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Housing Bills To Watch This Legislative Session

June 2020 The California legislature has spent the last four years passing sweeping housing bills in an effort to make a dent in the State's severe housing shortage and 2020 may prove no different. Here are the housing bills to watch for the remainder of this legislative session: SB 902 (Weiner) - This bill [...]

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