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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 …


When a Stranger Calls, They Could Be Scamming You By Marleigh Green If you own a phone—especially if you own a business—you’ve probably gotten a call from a telemarketer. Telemarketers, in-large-part, are harmless salespeople; however, in recent times, diabolical schemes have been drawn-up by nefarious folks using a telemarketing-system. While telemarketing scams have existed for …


“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 …


Legal Marketing: How Attorneys Can Use Snapchat to Bring in New Business By Matthew Harvey, Marketing Coordinator By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Snapchat, most likely through the news of Snap’s massive IPO. Snap, Inc. identifies itself as a Camera company, but to those of us who use their app, Snapchat, they may be …


CALI[FAIR]NIA By Kori Macksoud, Law Clerk A few years ago, the California State Legislature signaled it would take a very aggressive approach toward eliminating unfair pay practices and indeed it has!  In late September, Governor Brown signed off on several important bills of great significance to employers and employees alike.  Beginning January 1, 2017, additional …


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 …


Calling All Employers: Don’t Be This Guy! By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. This article was originally written for Stone | Dean’s At Issue Newsletter, Fall 2016. You can find the entire issue, as well as our library of past At Issues, by visiting the link here: http://stonedeanlaw.com/media/newsletter/ Stone | Dean recently obtained a six-figure arbitration award on behalf of a wrongfully terminated …

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