When negotiating the acquisition or sale of a business, attorneys need to understand the dynamics of the deal from both sides of the table.
What every lawyer should know about the latest interpretations of California’s cost-shifting settlement statute.
Labeling a client’s retainer payment “nonrefundable” can be a big mistake. Only a true retainer merits that treatment—and they are extremely rare.
Every lawyer is a communicator of some sort, and the key to success is good communication with the client.
What are the ethics rules when a third party is paying the client’s legal fees?
The California Penal Code contains important privacy protections that prohibit wiretapping and eavesdropping on confidential communications.
What lawyers should know about timing, tax issues and structured payment of legal fees.
Attorneys who fail to disclose conflicts to clients may lose their right to collect fees—and may have repay fees already collected.
Making another party provide indemnity sounds like a great idea, but it can get complicated.
Attorneys need to know the subtleties of marital privilege, a vital evidentiary rule.