Category: Business Litigation

All businesses could use a lawyer. In the day to day work of running a business, so many different questions can arise as to legality, or the best way to go about doing things. Instead of guessing, hoping, asking the opinion of someone on your staff or searching online, a business litigation lawyer can tell […]Continue reading

When people hear the phrase “business lawyer in Irvine,” they might think that they only need a business lawyer when someone sues them. That’s often not the case, though. There are many other uses for a business lawyer than that. There’s so much that goes into a business, a business lawyer can come in handy […]Continue reading

The New Year brings thoughts of a fresh start. For corporations, this may translate into acts to dissolve and re-form under a new name. Care should be exercised when dissolving a company. Otherwise, the shareholders (or members of an LLC) could become personally liable to creditors. Causes of action against a dissolved corporation (or LLC), […]Continue reading

On October 21, 2015, pursuant to order of the California Supreme Court, the opinion in SingerLewak LLP v. Gantman, 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 929 (2nd Dist., 7/29/15) was published in the official reports. The case is important because it affirms the general rule that absent a contrary provision in the arbitration agreement the award is […]Continue reading

Fraud, duress, and unconscionability can invalidate contracts. In Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., LLC (2015) 61 Cal. 4th 899, the California Supreme Count examined the unconscionability defense involving an arbitration agreement between a car dealer and customer.  The vehicle was a 2006 pre-owned Mercedes-Benz S500 purchased for $53,498 and financed at 4.99%.  A dispute arose concerning the […]Continue reading

The parol evidence rule is tricky. The rule provides that a court cannot look to extrinsic evidence–words or conduct beyond the terms themselves–to alter or add to a written agreement that was intended by the parties to be the final expression of their deal. Casa Herrera, Inc. v. Beydoun (2004) 32 Cal.4th 336, 343. The […]Continue reading