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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 doing business as an individual under a fictitious business name, also known as a “DBA”.  Each entity form has different benefits and drawbacks, meaning there...

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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 them make a decision).  Judges and lawyers also want to avoid it.  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a remedy that can be used in Alameda County to help you resolve your business disputes without...

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Asset Protection Attorney – Protect Assets from Creditors

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 decision.  The fact that businesses sometimes fail to make a profit and have to close is just a normal part of capitalism, but no one’s personal financial situation should be...

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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 can get themselves involved in complicated legal matters.  Perhaps the court case in which Roger Waters battled his ex-bandmates in Pink Floyd throughout the 1980s over the legal rights...

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Do Home Businesses Need to Use a Business Entity?

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 ahead of its time.  Today, working from home is the norm in many industries, including the creative and high-tech types of businesses that tend to flourish in Pleasanton, California. Which Business Entity...

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LLC Implementation – What to Consider in Business Entities

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 guide.  But when it comes to entity formation, that is, legally establishing your business, you need the help of an experienced lawyer.  A limited liability company (LLC) is a popular type...

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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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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.