Corporate & Securities

Everyone should have a will designating who they would like to receive their assets, following their demise. In California, however, a will may not be the most efficient testamentary instrument. Even if a California resident has a will, if they own more than $150,000 in...

The price of attorneys and determining who pays them are important issues in trust disputes. When a beneficiary brings a lawsuit against a trust or trustee, the beneficiary needs to be aware that, in some circumstances, the trust’s costs of the suit might be chargeable...

The International Entrepreneur Rule (the “IER”) was created by an executive order by the Obama administration just three days before the former president left office and is set to go into effect on July 17, 2017. If IER become effective, it would allow eligible foreign...

Employers often include a non-compete clause in their employment agreements. Generally, the purpose of a non-compete clause is to prevent an employee from competing with the employer in a certain region for a specified period of time. The policy rationale is that the employee should...

If you own all, most, or even part of a private company, you may have wondered from time to time whether it is a good idea to take that company public. There are many benefits and reasons to take a company public, not the least...

Thomas Sandys Derivatively on Behalf of Zynga, Inc. v. Pincus, et al., Delaware Supreme Court, Case No. 157,2016, December 5, 2016, highlights the sometimes difficulty, and the importance of evaluating director independence in the circumstance of a shareholder derivative suit.In Zynga, the plaintiff filed his...

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