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The Importance of Indemnity Clauses

An indemnity clause is one of the most contentious and litigated elements in any commercial contract. Some people are reluctant to sign contracts that contain indemnification provisions. However, many people do not understand the importance of indemnity clauses and how they can impact their business.
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Protecting Your Interests in a Partnership Dissolution

Nobody enters into a business partnership imagining it will need to be dissolved one day. Unfortunately, a laundry list of unexpected life events, like market downturns, a change in a partner's professional direction and goals, bankruptcies, retirements, and deaths, can all force the potentially complicated issue of dissolving your business partnership.
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What Qualifies as a Trade Secret in California?

Trade secrets are the “stuff” successful companies are made of. Their proprietary information may be the only feature that distinguishes them from similar companies, and that feature may be the key to their profitability.
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Preparing for Business Litigation

If you own or operate a business in California, you’re likely to develop multifaceted relationships with people and entities who help you with your operations.
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What are the Elements of a Breach of Contract Claim?

When doing business, you are likely to sign a number of contracts with other parties to agree on mutually beneficial terms. Once a contract is signed, both parties anticipate that the other party will perform their contractual obligations.
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Understanding Equitable Easements

If you’re a real estate owner or prospective owner in or around Santa Ana, California, and you need to know more about easements, it’s important to get your facts straight.
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Title Disputes: When One Party Doesn’t Want to Sell

If you co-own a property with others and you want to cash out but the others want to retain the property for other purposes, what are your legal options? What if you inherit property with others and no one can agree on what to do with the property? Are all of you stuck until someone budges, or there’s a sudden meeting of the minds?
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California’s Property Line & Fence Laws

When you buy a home in California, you pretty much assume that the boundaries, as established by fences and other structures, are in the correct place; however, this is not always the case. After moving in, a homebuyer may get suspicious that something doesn’t look right.
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