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Top Business Lawyers Orange County

Whether you’re a startup, small business owner, or employ thousands in Orange County, chances are at some point you’re going to need the counsel of top business lawyers in Orange County. Some of the world’s largest companies call Orange County, CA home, while thousands of additional businesses are also headquartered in our neck of the […]

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How To Win A Business Litigation Case – Expert Trial Attorney Greg Brown on ‘You Can Win In Court’ Podcast

Expert Trial Attorney Greg Brown on How to Win A Business Litigation Case With ‘You Can Win in Court’ Podcast Host, Dr. Petra Deeter. Getting Legal Help Brown & Charbonneau, LLP represents individuals as well as large and small companies in cases involving all forms of business disputes. If you are involved in a business […]

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Corporate Directors’ Fiduciary Duty to Monitor – Failure to Comply Could Result in Personal Liability

THE DUTY TO MONITOR Corporate directors should be aware of recent developments in Delaware corporations’ law. Directors of businesses that operate in California, but which are incorporated in Delaware, may have a fiduciary duty to monitor the corporation for any violations of law. Failure to do so could result in personal liability. What are Fiduciary […]

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Force Majeure and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new relevance to an old contractual principal, “Force Majeure.” This clause discharges certain contractual obligations upon the occurrence of a force majeure event.  What obligations are discharged and under what circumstances depend on the language of the specific force majeure clause. These clauses are often included in contracts but historically […]

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When Can a Corporation Dissolve in California?

Dissolving a Corporation The process by which a corporation ceases to exist is called dissolution. Dissolution can occur at any time by a vote of fifty percent of the corporation’s shareholders. There are a number of reasons why a corporation’s shareholders might want to dissolve the corporation. However, California law places certain restrictions on dissolution […]

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Demand for Shareholder Buyouts Under California Corporations Code Section 2000

Oftentimes, owners of corporations and businesses find themselves unable to work together anymore.  What happens when they are 50/50 owners?  How does the corporation move forward?  How can business decisions be made?  In many cases, they cannot. Usually, there are many available options.  But, what happens when one of the owners (or a group representing […]

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How to Keep Your Business Safe from Cyber Crime and Fraud

So, we like everyone are preparing to re-open our business soon.  I never looked forward to going to the office like this before.  While doing some research for a client, I had to review many articles on protecting your business from cyber crime, fraud and other malicious acts by the unscrupulous.  So, I thought I […]

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What are the Fiduciary Duties of Managers in Limited Liability Companies?

A manager of a limited liability company (“LLC”) owes certain duties to both to the LLC, and its members. These duties are known as fiduciary duties, and include a duty of loyalty and a duty of care. A manager’s breach of their fiduciary duties will generally entitle the LLC or its members to monetary or […]

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The 10 Best Tips to Avoiding Business Ownership Disputes

Business disputes can be costly and, in some instances, can be catastrophic for the owners of all types of businesses.  Whether you operate business as a corporation, limited liability company, partnership or other business entity, these 10 tips for avoiding a partnership or shareholder dispute can help your business run smoothly for decades! Have a […]

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How Do I Sell Stock in a Corporation?

How Do I Sell Stock in a Corporation? Selling stock in a corporation is not always easy.  This can be especially true with privately help companies.   The business and corporate lawyers of Brown &  Charbonneau, LLP have extensive experience dealing with all aspects of business and corporate law. Brown & Charbonneau, LLP represents individuals […]

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