Category Archives: Business Law

Top Five Reasons to Use a Bill of Sale

By | May 7, 2008

Regardless of what type of property or item you are about to sell or buy, you should insist that a Bill of Sale is used to finalize the transaction. A Bill of Sale Form that is compliant with your state’s laws is the only way both parties in a transaction can feel 100% secure about the terms of… Read More »

Restructured IRS Helps Businesses

SMALL BUSINESS CAN CELEBRATE IRS RESTRUCTURING. With the recent passage of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, many new taxpayer rights provisions now allow businesses to function more smoothly despite IRS audit or collection efforts. The new law expands, clarifies, and fine-tunes many of the most significant small-business oriented provisions in the Taxpayer Relief Act of… Read More »

President Bush Signs the Omnibus Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2005

By | January 14, 2005

In our recent e-mail magazine (which can be viewed at www.visaserve.com) it was reported that Congress passed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2005. On December 8th, 2004, President Bush signed the consolidated spending package containing numerous business immigration-related measures. The most salient of the provisions of the Bill make significant changes to the present H-1B and… Read More »

Doing Business With the Almost-Dead.com

The dot-coms’ demise has filled the news recently. Every day brings new reports of layoffs, CEO resignations and, inevitably, bankruptcies and liquidations. Those who never forgot that profits, a positive bottom line and a business plan really do matter may simply shrug, “Too bad!” Perhaps it’s as natural to dance on the hoods of repossessed Porsches of twenty-something… Read More »

Have you chosen the right type of business to protect your assets?

Article written based on California Law As small business owners are well aware, we live in a time where anyone who feels that they have been wronged files a lawsuit. Now, more than ever, it is important that small businesses examine their options to determine the correct type of business entity in which to operate. Choosing the right… Read More »

Are Non Compete Agreements Enforceable?

Despite what most high-tech employers think, California courts are extremely reluctant to enforce a non-compete agreement that an employee signs as a condition of his/her employment. California Business and Professions Code Section 16600 provides that subject to certain limited exceptions “every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade or business of any… Read More »