Shareholders sometimes file lawsuits to protect their interests in a corporation or because of harm done by the corporation. The most common types of shareholder actions are:  derivative actions, direct actions, and appraisal actions. In this article, our Irvine shareholder litigation lawyers provide an overview of each of these types of actions. DERIVATIVE ACTIONS Derivative…

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A Business Lawyer Orange County on the Benefit of Consulting a Lawyer when Starting a Business While it is certainly true that many new enterprises begin on a tight budget, and it’s prudent to avoid unnecessary expenditures, it may be a wise investment to seek the advice of a lawyer before you actually begin conducting…

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When forming a small business, it is important to have a business attorney Orange County walk you through the myriad commercial agreements you will have to set up. Any properly formed business necessitates drafting and approving a variety of formal contracts that govern different aspects of the business such as the office lease, purchase-of-goods agreements,…

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Recently, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 361 into law.  The bill makes California the 6th state in the nation to adopt two new classes of corporations.  The new classes of corporations are unique in that they are expected to pursue business goals beyond just profit. Businesses that form as “benefit corporations” are required by law…

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Surprising statistics show that California experienced a dramatic and sudden decline in new business formation in 2010. In 2009, California ranked first in the country for new business formation.  However, last year, the state moved to second to last in the country with Michigan being the only state to experience less growth in new businesses.…

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This week, two international tax and accounting businesses announced that they will be forming a strategic business partnership that will not only benefit the two companies, but accounting professionals and clients all over the world. Baker Tilly International, an accounting advisory firm with 150 offices in 120 countries, will be forming the partnership with CCH,…

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