Business Law

I help clients understand the many legal areas that come up in running a business: employment law, deciding whether to form a corporation or other legal entity.

  • New California Website “Do Not Track” Law Goes Into Effect January 1, 2014 (11/26/2013) - California already has a law requiring that website operators provide a privacy policy describing what personally identifiable information is collected, how it is shared, and how users can view and update the information, and the effective date.1 Starting at the beginning of 2014, there is now an addition that privacy policy law, which requires that commercialRead

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  • Don’t Make Your Terms of Service Changeable At Any Time (4/18/2013) - Anyone providing services on the internet should check their terms of service to ensure that the terms of service aren’t amendable at any time.  This is especially true after last year’s court ruling that the Zappos’ user agreement was not valid because it could be changed at any time.  This makes the terms of service anRead

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  • Negotiations: Dealing With Lawyers (4/18/2013) - Generally speaking, I don’t really like negotiating with lawyers, mostly because I feel it just isn’t that productive.  Business people are much more focused on getting deals done, which is ultimately more rewarding.  A good ending to a contract negotiation almost invariably has to include a compromise where both sides have to make tradeoffs betweenRead

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  • Dealing With Pre-Existing Copyrightable Contractor Work Product (11/19/2012) - Fairly often a contractor will create a customized version of something for a client based on a template: a customized version of a software program, a customized presentation or publication. In that situation, the contractor usually wants to be able to use the template again, but the client wants to feel like they own theRead

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