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6 minutes | 4 days ago
Master Service Agreements, Part 2: Confidentiality and Intellectual Property Provisions
On CalCurrent’s second installment of the Master Service Agreements Series, corporate and securities attorney Sarah Hibbard dives further into MSAs, highlighting three basic concepts to consider when drafting confidentiality and intellectual property provisions. To catch up on the full series, listen to: Episode 31: Master Service Agreements, Part 1: The Basics.
13 minutes | 11 days ago
Key Legal and Business Considerations in Selling a Business
Join Snell & Wilmer corporate and securities partner, Jim Scheinkman, as he discusses important considerations for business owners in selling their businesses. This episode discusses important preparation steps for a business owner to consider, how many buyers evaluate businesses and how sellers can anticipate their evaluation criteria, potential risks to a seller in the sales process, and some of the key legal and business factors for business owners to consider in advance of a sale to address a buyer's perception of a business and its risks.
8 minutes | 18 days ago
FDA Issues New Action Plan on Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning-Based Software as a Medical Device
The Food and Drug Administration recently published a new Action Plan for how the agency will evaluate artificial intelligence and machine learning-based software when used as a medical device. On this episode of CalCurrent, digital health technology partner Eric Kintner discusses the FDA’s new Action Plan and how it may serve as a roadmap for future regulations.
16 minutes | 25 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine – FAQs Employers Should Know Right Now
As the vaccination for COVID-19 is becoming more commonplace, employers are facing new hurdles, such as employee vaccination requirements and exemptions. On this episode of CalCurrent, labor and employment partner Tiffanny Brosnan answers frequently asked questions employers should consider as they create COVID-19 vaccinations policies for the workplace.
16 minutes | a month ago
A Seven-Point Roadmap to Purchasing Property in Mexico
With 7,000 miles of coastline, proximity to the United States and a diverse culture, Mexico has become a popular location for people looking to buy a home away from home. However, buying property internationally is not always as simple as making an offer and signing on the dotted line. On this episode of CalCurrent, Los Cabos real estate attorney Jorge Fragoso outlines seven key factors to consider when purchasing a property in Mexico.
12 minutes | a month ago
Understanding Drones and the New FAA “Remote ID” Broadcasting Requirements
On December 28, 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration issued new regulations requiring Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones to broadcast a digital license plate in the form of a Remote ID. On this episode, guest host and UAS/drone partner Kelly Daly provides a summary of these rules and explains why this a critical step towards integrating drones into the national airspace.
7 minutes | a month ago
Master Service Agreements, Part 1: The Basics
On this episode of CalCurrent, corporate and securities attorney Sarah Hibbard kicks off the Master Service Agreements Series discussing considerations when entering into Master Service Agreements.
12 minutes | 2 months ago
Working Capital Purchase Price Adjustments – What You Should Know When Buying or Selling A Business
If you are party to an M&A transaction, whether buyer or seller, purchase price adjustments based on working capital can affect you. On this episode of CalCurrent, learn the basics of purchase price adjustments with Los Angeles corporate and securities partner Rose Sorensen.
8 minutes | 2 months ago
Tort Litigation Immunity for COVID-19 Vaccines
In March 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a notice of declaration granting immunity from tort litigation for vaccine and therapy makers developing COVID-19 vaccines. On this episode, guest host, Dan Wittenberg highlights the recent developments and nuances stemming from this declaration.
8 minutes | 2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine Leads to More Questions for Employers
With the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine, many employers are asking the same question, “What do we do now?” On this episode of CalCurrent, OSHA attorney Kevin Brown highlights some of the new challenges employers face as the vaccine becomes more widely available.
7 minutes | 2 months ago
Four Branding & Trademark Tips for Business Owners
CalCurrent episode 24 focuses on common branding and trademark pitfalls business owners may want to avoid. This episode continues the narrative as host, Jeff Morton, outlines four tips for business owners during the branding and rebranding process.
13 minutes | 3 months ago
Handling the Death of a Loved One: A Legal Checklist
Experiencing the death of a loved one can be overwhelming and stressful. In this episode of CalCurrent, estate planning partner Steffi Hafen outlines the actions to be taken after a loved one passes, and how advance estate planning can provide your loved ones with clarity during a stressful time.
17 minutes | 3 months ago
Commercial Leasing During a Pandemic
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, landlords and tenants alike are looking for guidance on their commercial leases. On this episode of CalCurrent, guest host and real estate partner, Jon Frank, gives an overview on state and local ordinances, force majeure clauses and liability responsibility in relation to California commercial leases.
8 minutes | 3 months ago
Four Branding & Trademark Pitfalls for Business Owners
In today’s market, a company’s branding strategy is a key business asset. On this CalCurrent episode, patent and trademark partner, Jeff Morton focuses on four common pitfalls businesses may want to avoid when branding or rebranding.
14 minutes | 3 months ago
Can the Creation of the California Fire Response Fund Lead to a Tax Increase? What You Should Know About Prop 19
The California voters passed Prop 19, also known as the California Fire Response Fund proposition, which goes into effect in 2021. This proposition can have surprising effects on property tax and estate planning as it relates to transfers to children. On this episode of CalCurrent, private client services partner, Steffi Hafen, discusses the history that brought us to Prop 19, and the effects it can have on California homeowners.
12 minutes | 4 months ago
Become Aware of the TCPA!
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act can be a dangerous federal statue for any company communicating with the public. With unclear definitions and major statutory damages, the TCPA doesn’t just apply to marketing communications. On this episode, Los Angeles partner Becca Wahlquist gives an overview on sections 227B and 227C of the TCPA.
14 minutes | 4 months ago
Trying to Avoid a Jury Trial and Arbitration? There’s a Third Option!
Many companies, wanting to avoid a jury trial when facing legal issues, often insert jury trial waivers into contracts. While these waivers are not enforceable, there are two court directed ways to avoid a jury trial: arbitration and judicial reference. On this episode, partner Jeff Singletary, discusses the pros and cons of the lesser-known judicial reference process.
7 minutes | 4 months ago
Bayh-Dole Act Casting a Shadow Over New COVID-19 Medical Developments
Historically, circumstances under which a federal agency has requested transfer of patent title under the amended Bayh-Dole Act have been rare. However, times and circumstances have changed. On this episode, patent partner, Jeff Morton, discusses the possibility of a federal agency requesting transfer of title for a patent that covers COVID-19 antibody treatment.
11 minutes | 4 months ago
Affordable Housing: Opportunities in the 2020 California Legislature
In this week's episode, real estate partner Cary Jones summarizes the recent California legislative history of efforts to promote affordable housing in single family neighborhoods, as well as the Supreme Court background of single family residential zoning.
10 minutes | 4 months ago
General Issues Every Startup Should Consider at Formation
Startup companies are faced with many decisions at the start of their business. In this episode of CalCurrent, partner Bill Kastin discusses six general corporate and tax issues every startup should consider at formation, and how those issues could impact the business and its owners over time.
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