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The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer Morgan Hill CA

During both the formation and the dissolution of a business, there are many legal points to consider. Just as you begin a business applying for a business tax identification number, when you choose to terminate a business, careful consideration must be given to taxes.

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The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer Morgan Hill CA

In business, to set yourself apart from your competition, there must be something unique that your company offers that is unlike anywhere else. Once you have discovered what those elements are, it is important to keep them within the enterprise to prevent others from replicating your ideas.

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The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer Morgan Hill CA

As a business operating in the state of California, you have a moral, ethical, and legal obligation to offer certain protections to your employees. From employee safety at the place of work, income protection and all the way to protection after an injury occurs, employers must meet a certain set of requirements.

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The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer Morgan Hill CA

In business, nearly everything we do today requires agreement, from participating in activities to downloading software. These are important in any running business as they protect the business from liability lawsuits. By having a user sign an agreement, they are effectively placing all of the responsibility for actions on the signee.

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The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer Morgan Hill CA

If you have ever created something—an invention, a song, or even a business design or symbol—you have what is known as Intellectual Property (IP). In California, there are always new ideas created and shared in the workplace, with friends, and on social media.

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The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer Morgan Hill CA

The Supreme Court recently issued a decision addressing the enforceability of arbitration clauses in contracts. The Court ruled that binding arbitration clauses must be honored, regardless of whether California’s law says otherwise, because the Federal Arbitration Act requires that arbitration agreements included in company contracts be honored.

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The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer Morgan Hill CA

If you own a small business or a share of a business, it may be your most valuable asset. Unfortunately, many small businesses do not survive the retirement or death of their owners. Thus, responsible succession planning, meaning planning for the transfer of ownership and management after an owner leaves, is key to a business’s continued success.

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The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer Morgan Hill CA

In California, a general partnership is an association of two or more persons, acting as co-owners of a business for profit. Any partner in a partnership is free to dissociate, or leave the partnership, at any time.

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