Monthly Archives: April 2013

How a Business Can be Subject to the Securities Laws

Whenever a business entity issues ownership interests, whether it is to existing owners or new investors, one must be aware that such issuance can be deemed an issuance of securities and that the securities laws may come into play.  If … Continue reading

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Flexible Purpose and Benefit Corporations

The California legislature, effective as of 2012, created two new types of corporations.  One is called the “flexible purpose corporation” and the other type is the “benefit corporation.”  Both types of corporations allow management to pursue not only for-profit purposes … Continue reading

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Hiring an Employee From a Competitor

In certain industries there are employees who are in demand by the competing employers because these employees have special skills.  Whether an employer can hire an employee from a competitor can be surprisingly difficult to determine.  Under California law employees … Continue reading

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