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Best Business Entity Choices for Franchisees A person interested in starting a franchise business would be wise to research the legal options for formalizing their business entity. Not only do most franchise operators require a legally registered business entity, certain business entities can also limit the liability of the business and provide certain tax benefits […]

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JGPC Law - Alameda County Business and Corporate Mediation Attorneys

Best Business Entity Choices for Consultants Starting a consulting business in California is becoming a more popular, and more lucrative choice for many East Bay residents. When deciding to start a consulting business, there are several legal considerations that should be considered and decided on from the start. The most important of these decisions involves […]

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My Partner is Suing Me, What Do I Do? A business can end in many ways, from a successful sale to an unsuccessful bankruptcy. In some circumstances, a business can even end when one partner files a lawsuit against another. While the best legal option depends on the nature of the lawsuit and the partnership, […]

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Breach of Contract Examples

Business contracts are the private law that binds businesses and people. Entered into voluntarily, each party has the power to bargain for their rights in the contract and their corresponding obligations. Unfortunately, parties to a contract are not always able to fulfill these contractual obligations. When a person fails to perform, the party has committed […]

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Business Incorporation Choices for 2018

What types of Businesses Entities Are There?  If you are looking to start a business in the East Bay then one of the first steps involves choosing which  business form best suits your needs. The most popular options include sole proprietorships, limited liability companies, and corporations. A sole proprietorship is not an entity, it is […]

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What Are ADR Services?

What Do They Mean to a Business Owner? If you have ever been to a courthouse for litigation proceedings, you know how crowded, time-consuming and expensive the process can be.  You are not the only one who wants to avoid litigation (arguing your case in front of a judge or a jury and then having […]

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Everyone who opens a business does so with the intention of making a profit, so why do so many businesses in Fremont, Livermore, and elsewhere end up failing?  Even worse, almost any holiday party or barroom bull session will involve someone telling a story of how his long-standing financial woes began with a bad business […]

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Musical Bands and LLC

Why Your Music Band May Need an LLC

In the beginning, things are great with your band, spending long afternoons jamming in your living room in Livermore and playing gigs in Pleasanton.  The last thing you ever think about is needing a business lawyer for musicians.  One does not need to look too far into music history to find examples of how bands […]

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There are lots of people in Livermore who work from home, and many of them could use a business lawyer for home businesses.  In 1995, audiences thought it was outrageous when Homer Simpson worked from home, wearing a comfy muumuu, but it was one of many times in the 90s when The Simpsons was way […]

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JGPC Law - Alameda County Business and Corporate Mediation Attorneys

The East Bay is a great place to start a business, especially in the tech or entertainment industry.  Part of the excitement of startups is that you and your partners are building something from scratch.  For many of your dealings in the early phase of your business, you can let innovation and intuition be your […]

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JGPC Business Law is a business law firm providing cost-effective, quality legal services to privately held businesses, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), general partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability partnerships (LLPs), limited partnerships (LP), trusts, business start ups, entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, executives, investors, buyers & sellers throughout the Tri-Valley and the East Bay Area, including Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Walnut Creek, Castro Valley, Fremont, Tracy, Modesto, Manteca, Stockton and all of Alameda County and Contra Costa County. We are here to serve all of your business and corporate law needs.