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Local Attorney – Who Knows Your Business Needs Better?

Starting a business in the Bay Area is not like starting a business somewhere else.  When you hire a lawyer to help with business formation, you want someone who knows the entrepreneurship environment in your local area and the laws that will apply to the business.  A business lawyer who has only worked with companies in Miami or Chicago or Boston, for example, would not be of much help.  Your local attorney, with offices in Livermore and Pleasanton, is the best person to help you establish your...

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Pros and Cons of an LLC Designation

As your LLC designation law firm can more fully inform you, starting your business as a limited liability company (LLC) can provide you and your fledgling enterprise with considerable benefits and protections. These benefits and protections, however, can come with certain “costs” – drawbacks of which you should be aware. It is therefore advisable to consult with your LLC designation law firm before you settle on the business form your new venture will take to ensure you select the form that will...

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JGPC Business and Corporate Law Opens New Office in Livermore, California

JGPC Business and Corporate Law is proud to announce that it has opened another office location at 373 North L Street in Livermore, CA.  The new office will provide all the same legal services as the services available at the original JGPC office in Pleasanton. The motivation for opening a second office is to provide clients in and around Livermore with a more convenient location.  “All of us at JGPC law are excited about opening our new office in Livemore and providing a more efficient and convenient...

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What Do IP Attorneys Do and When Do You Need One?

Ideas, creative inventions and processes, and trademarks are what help give you an edge over your competition, and it is your intellectual property (IP) attorney’s job to ensure these assets continue to provide you benefits and advantages for years to come. Your IP attorney’s mission is simple: to help you take advantage of intellectual property laws in the United States and wherever else your business conducts commercial activity so that your products or services are distinguished from competitors...

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Legal Risks in Do-It-Yourself Crafting and Alterations

Someone recently asked about the legal implications of altering something yourself, such as piece of furniture, of selling the altered furniture in person, of selling the altered furniture via the Internet, of making a copy of the furniture, of instructing others on how to perform these alterations. In the current vernacular, some people call these efforts, a hack or a “mod” (as in modifying) or a “dup” (as in duplication). Whether a person may hack, mod and dup an object depends on whether the...

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Three Deal-Breakers in Franchise Agreements

A franchise may be the perfect way for budding entrepreneurs with little capital and/or little experience in operating a business to get started with their own business. When you choose to operate a franchise, a larger parent company agrees to permit you to sell their product or service – and oftentimes agrees to assist you in establishing and operating the business – in return for a certain amount of your business’s profits. Many fast food chains and local offices of national service providers...

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What Entrepreneurs Need to Know about California Commercial Law

Commercial Law FAQs For the new California entrepreneur, one consistent piece of advice you are likely to hear is to retain the services of an experienced commercial law attorney. While this is certainly good advice, the reasons why this is so may not be as readily apparent. This is because most new entrepreneurs – and even some seasoned business owners – do not fully comprehend the scope, purpose or objectives of commercial law. What You Need to Know About Commercial Law in California For those...

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When to Call a Lawyer to Protect Your Creditor/Debtor Rights

In times past, creditors – that is, those who lent debtor’s property or services on a promise that the obligation would be paid – held considerable power over debtors. If a debtor failed to pay his or her obligation, there was little in the law to prevent the creditor from having the debtor thrown in jail, his or her property seized, and/or his or her family being forced or compelled to work in order to pay off the obligation. Thankfully, those days have passed: now, creditors as well as...

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Resolving Commercial Construction Disputes

How Commercial Construction Disputes May Be Resolved While commencement of commercial construction projects is typically (or, at the very least, should be) preceded by the execution of a well-drafted contract, even this is no guarantee that a dispute will not arise between your business and the construction company with which you are doing business. When such a dispute arises, there may be one of several ways that the dispute may be resolved. The options available to you will depend on the terms...

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Describing An Invention Part 2

Part 2 of a multi-part series “Part 1” of Describing An Invention covered the purpose of a patent application (limited monopoly in exchange for complete disclosure) and the Brief Description of the Invention. This “Part 2” of Describing An Invention discusses the Detailed Description of the Invention. As a basic requirement, the Detailed Description provides an enabling disclosure of the invention sufficiently adequate for an ordinary person skilled in the art to make and use the invention. So...

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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.