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HAS YOUR CALIFORNIA BUSINESS LOST MONEY AS A RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC?
Post On May 22, 2020
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You know that the COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic has caused many small and medium sized business throughout the State of California to lose money. However, what you may not know is that some insurance policies cover these losses. HAS YOUR CALIFORNIA BUSINESS LOST MONEY AS A RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC?...

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May a Contract Be Forgiven if it Becomes Impossible or Impracticable to Perform During COVID 19?
Post On Apr. 24, 2020
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This guide will discuss the defense of impossibility to breach of contract, in the context of the current pandemic. Introduction In the current climate, when businesses are shutting down and economy has come to a staggering halt, many business owners are left wondering whether they are obligated to...

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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Business Interruption and Loss of Business Income Insurance Claims
Post On Apr. 23, 2020
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If your business has been closed, you may immediately consider a business interruption/loss of income claim under your commercial insurance policy. I suggest that you review your commercial insurance policy to check for potential insurance coverage The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has...

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Cause of Non Performance In Force Majeure Contract Disputes
Post On Apr. 13, 2020
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A force majeure clause in a contract may excuse a party’s performance if there is an unpreventable occurrence that disrupts contract performance. The COVID-19 pandemic may be such an occurrence as well as many of COVID-19’s affects. For any of these events to trigger force majeure, however, they...

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Protecting Trade Secrets Under Coronavirus COVID-19 Work From Home Policies
Post On Apr. 10, 2020
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COVID-19 is having a huge impact on businesses. The government has issued stay-at-home orders. Businesses have also implemented work-from-home policies for employees. These policies, however, may create new challenges for businesses in protecting their confidential information and trade secrets....

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Force Majeure - What It Means For Your Business
Post On Apr. 06, 2020
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A force majeure 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. What is Force Majeure? A force majeure event is an occurrence...

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THE IMPACT OF COVID 19 ON YOUR BUSINESS AND THE FORCE MAJEURE (ACT OF GOD) CLAUSE
Post On Apr. 04, 2020
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Can performance of a contract be excused due to inability to perform the terms of the contract as a result of the shelter-in-place orders in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic? Introduction During these times of uncertainty in the business sector, issues pertaining to contractual obligations are...

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How to Navigate the Administrative Remedies Process

We all deal with administrative agencies on a regular basis, whether it be through renewal of our cars’ yearly registrations, paying taxes, or through receiving and maintaining licensures to engage in certain professions such as medicine or teaching. Conflicts can arise between persons and agencies...

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Bankruptcy Basics in Oregon

A brief overview of how filing bankruptcy can help you get a fresh financial start. The Process Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution authorizes Congress to enact "uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies." Under this grant of authority, Congress enacted the Bankruptcy Code in...

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REGULATING THE CONDUCT AND ETHICS OF TAX PROFESSIONALS

This article explains the reciprocal nature of the ethical requirements governing all Tax Professionals. It also explains a taxpayer’s rights when confronted with unethical and inappropriate conduct. It then explains the tools available to Tax Professionals to report any ethical violations. Finally,...

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