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Going Once, Twice, Sold: How Warehousemen Can Properly Sell Goods on a Lien to Settle Debts By Gregg Garfinkel, Esq. A warehouseman has a lien on goods left in his care as security for payment for all services performed, including storage charges, processing fees, transportation, and auction fees. The lien protects the warehouseman in the …


Gregg Garfinkel to Present at the CA Moving & Storage Association’s (CMSA) Annual Convention Gregg Garfinkel is excited to be speaking at the 99th Annual California Moving & Storage Association (CMSA) Convention at the Westin, Mission Hills on May 2-7, 2017. He will be offering insight to transportation industry professionals such as owners of Trucking Companies, Warehousing …


If you build it, they will come: The Steps to Starting a Successful Business By Alex Knaub, Law Clerk This article was prompted by a frustrating conversation I had with one of my more-imaginative friends. Changing the names to protect the guilty (and the frustrating), leaves us with Steve Poppyseed. Steve is a fine young man; …


March Legal Roundup By Matthew Harvey & Marleigh Green Only the best news in Business, Employment, Insurance, and Law from California and around the globe. Business Modern Appealing Clothing, a fashion boutique based in San Francisco, California, has filed a lawsuit against first daughter Ivanka Trump’s brand for unfair competition. “Citing California law, the suit …


“Sharing” is Caring: Social Media & Copyright Laws By Marleigh Green Are Social Media Posts Subject to Copyright? Social Media is still in its infancy, leaving the legal industry scrambling to catch up. With websites like Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook gaining popularity amongst individuals and businesses alike, new lawsuits are arising that call the …


998 Reasons to Serve an Offer to Compromise for the “Rhyme Impaired” By Suzanne Feffer, Esq. So you find yourself stuck in a claim And no longer care who you can blame You just want out But still have some doubt If you can settle and limit the pain Sometimes it’s tough to call up …


Mediation: Dispute Resolution Without the Courtroom By Marleigh Green What is Mediation? Mediation is a process by which two people (“the parties”) involved in a dispute meet with a third-party neutral (“the mediator”) to try and come to a resolution. Sometimes mediations—such as in divorce cases—are court-ordered, where a judge will require the two parties to …


Fool’s Gold: Details are Bigger than Dollars By Alex Knaub, Law Clerk “I’ll give whatever price you ask, but I set the terms.” I heard this years before I handled my first business sale. At once, my mind began to wonder how someone could make such an offer without knowing anything about the business, its …


February Legal Roundup The most important headlines in business, employment, and insurance from California and around the Globe. By Matthew Harvey Business — 1) Los Angeles City Council decriminalizes street vendors; Board of Public Works to regulate & issue permits “We look forward to working with the Council and city staff to ensure any new …


Why? Retirement for Business Owners By Alex Knaub This is the second article of a series for business owners contemplating retirement.  The first installment raised more questions than it answered.  With the ultimate question being, what do I want? What you are trying to accomplish with retirement is likely not a dollar amount.  The dollar …

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