Summary of AB 1482 — Statewide “Rent Control” and “For Cause” Eviction Law

By Ellen Gregory You may have heard of it: the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, California now has rent control throughout the state. The law has two basic goals: (1) to control rent increases and (2) to reduce evictions that are not “for cause.” Although commonly referred to as “rent control,” the bill actually is … Continue reading Summary of AB 1482 — Statewide “Rent Control” and “For Cause” Eviction Law

Beware of Cashier’s Check Scams – my own recent experience

I recently received a fake cashier's check for $130,000. The check was supposed to pay the amounts due to a client under his severance agreement. It turned out the client, the entire client relationship and all the communications I received were fraudulent and part of an elaborate scam, presumably designed to get me to deposit … Continue reading Beware of Cashier’s Check Scams – my own recent experience

The Acquisition Odyssey – 7 challenges of acquiring another company as seen through the eyes of Odysseus

So, you are looking to grow by acquisition. Your un-wax filled ears have heard the siren’s song of acquiring new revenue and customers without all the “hard work” of organic growth. You already know that nothing in business is easy, but be prepared for these 7 challenges when you decide to move forward with an … Continue reading The Acquisition Odyssey – 7 challenges of acquiring another company as seen through the eyes of Odysseus

Making an Asset Purchase in California? – Don’t forget about Bulk Sales

California Commercial Code §6101, et. seq. is the codification of the Uniform Commercial Code Bulk Sales law.  It is one instance where a buyer of assets may be responsible for the obligations of the seller, even though the asset purchase agreement states otherwise. A Bulk Sale is defined as any sale outside the ordinary course of … Continue reading Making an Asset Purchase in California? – Don’t forget about Bulk Sales