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Partners, Partnerships, and the Sinkable Boat

Q:  What’s the only ship that is sure to sink? A:  A partner-ship Well, not necessarily, but at least once several times a month, a new client will come into my office asking me to help them “unload” a bad partner.  So, I am often asked, “Am I the only one to go through this?”  Read More

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Mergers and Acquisitions: Why Culture Matters  

Mergers and acquisitions as a growth strategy has become popular once again. Like any business deal, the long-term success takes hard work and a strategic approach to creating synergy between companies. It is not uncommon that employees of an acquired company fear losing their jobs, complain about being in the dark, and feel demoralized regarding Read More

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What to Do When a Shareholder Dies

When a shareholder of your corporation dies, it can spark a lot of questions, such as who gets his or her remaining shares? If a relative inherits them, can you control to whom they go and that person’s subsequent role within the corporation? Can existing shareholders buy out the deceased shareholder’s shares? At Garcia & Read More

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How to Fire a Board Member

A California board member may be asked to step down for any number of reasons, ranging from conflict of interest to unethical behavior. If you and the rest of the members of your board feel that a member no longer benefits the company or corporation, you must take actions to remove that board member before Read More

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What to Do When One Partner Refuses a Buyout Offer

Going into business with someone has many rewards, the greatest of which include having someone to share the responsibility with, having a second perspective, and having someone to swap ideas back and forth with. On the other hand, partnerships can be tricky because many times, both (or all, if there are more than two) partners Read More

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Benefits of Forming a Business Partnership in California  

  Starting a business is a new and exciting adventure, but it is also one that requires asking a lot of important questions and making a lot of important, often irrevocable decisions. One of those decisions is which form your business should take. When forming a small business in California, you have six business entity Read More

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