Corporate & Securities

Five Things to Consider Before Expanding into China1. Is the investment allowed under Chinese law?Although China has become increasingly receptive to different types of foreign investment, not all foreign investments are currently welcome or allowed.In 2017, China published a catalogue which contains guidance for different...

One of the worst things a director sitting on a board of directors may encounter is a derivative lawsuit from stockholders seeking to hold the board personally liable for some misdeed. It can cause a company to lose stockholder faith, it can cost millions of...

We have observed two recent trends relating to Chinese investment in early stage U.S. high tech companies which have caused entrepreneurs to consider restructuring their ventures to have a presence in China. We generally encourage our clients to consider every alternative for investment and these...

In recent months, Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) have grown to account for more startup funding in blockchain-based companies. Rather than seeking funding from traditional angel or venture investors to pledge capital for equity, companies are now looking toward the cryptocurrency sphere to crowdsource the sale...

An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is an event in which a new cryptocurrency project sells a portion of its cryptocurrency tokens to early enthusiasts in exchange for convertible virtual currency (e.g., bitcoin, ether) or government fiat. ICO “tokens” or “coins” are, in essence, digital coupons...

There is no doubt California labor law is friendly to workers while placing corresponding obligations on employers. This is shown to be true time and again by the laws of California, state regulations, and how those laws and regulations are interpreted by the courts of...

An important tool for any business is the Lanham Act, also known as the Trademark Act of 1946, which protects registered trademarks from infringement, dilution, and unfair competition. This is particularly true for businesses in California because state common-law claims of unfair competition and actions...

California Feed Supply Company Defends Captive Insurance DeductionsKings River Commodities, LLC, a livestock feed business, was denied $2.83 million in deductions for captive insurance expenses. In a U.S. Tax Court petition, dated May 11, 2017, the company argues that these expenses were necessary to...

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