Law Alerts:
07-13-2016 BREXIT Impact on European Union Trademark Registrations
05-13-2016 New Crowdfunding Rules Take Effect May 16 2016
04-13-2016 New Exemption from California Broker-Dealer Registration fro Finders, Effective January 1, 2016
01-08-2016 California LLC Act Clean-up Legislation Adopted, Effective January 1, 2016
04-02-2015 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Preclusive Effect of Cancellation Proceedings
03-26-2014 SEC no-action letter establishes exemption from the broker-dealer registration requirements for private company M&A brokers
12-19-2013 Attorney's Engagement Letter to Negotiate Employment Contract may be Declared to be Illegal, Void and Unenforceable for Attorney's Failure to Register as a Talent Agency under California Law
07-30-2013 Developments in Penalties and Taxes on Limited Liability Companies Doing Business in California
07-02-2013 Warning Regarding Using Redemption Notes for a Limited Liability Company Founder Buyout
11-08-2012 California Trade Secrets and the Cloud
08-23-2012 Sale of Business Transactions in California: What License is Required for an Intermediary?
07-27-2012 JOBS Act: (Potentially) Good News for Startups Looking to Raise Money
03-20-2012 Succession Planners Beware! Section 500 Amendments Impact Use of Promissory Note in Stock Buyback
02-20-2012 Failure to Document Evidence of Intent to Use of a Trademark May be Fatal to Application
12-06-2011 California Law Regulatating Automatic Renewal Charges
10-21-2011 California Social Enterprise Laws Create Benefit Corporation and Flexible Purpose Corporation
10-12-2011 California Law Prohibiting Independent Contractor Misclassification

General Publications:

Peter Vestal, Co-Author (with William N. Herbert) California Business Litigation 2017, Law Journal Press.

Kelly, John A. "My boss is telling lies about me! Can I sue Plaintiff magazine?", Plaintiff Magazine, Vol. 10 No. 3, pgs. 40-43, March 2016.

Niesar, Gerald V. "Charging Orders and the Single Member LLC", Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Vol. 65, Nos. 3 and 4, pgs. 278-282, Fall and Winter 2011.

Gerald V. Niesar, Co-Author (with Benjamin Berk and Ellen Fleishhacker) California Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual, Data Trace Publishers, Inc.

Rush, K. Stephen. "Level the Playing Field: An Examination of California's 'Student Athletes' Right to Know Act'" Primerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter March 2011.

Lin, June. “Alternate Form of Contractual Waiver of Jury Trial May Also Be Unenforceable in California” Primerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter February 2011.

Niesar, Gerald V. and Lin, June. “Post-Employment Noncompetition Clauses in CA Employment Agreements are Invalid” Primerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter January 2011.

Lin, June. “Not Knowing Where to Sue an Unlicensed Talent Agent Could Cost You $25 MillionPrimerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter October 2010.

Rush, K. Stephen. “A Map Through the Maze of Copyright Termination: Authors or Their Heirs Can Recapture Their Valuable Copyrights” Primerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter October 2010.

Lin, June. “Sales Tax Imposed on Asset Sale Transactions” Primerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter September 2010.

Rush, K. Stephen. “The Artist's Right to a Percentage of the Resale of Fine Art” Primerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter August 2010.

Lin, June. “Attorney Fees Clause Gives Reciprocal Rights” Primerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter July 2010.

Lin, June. “Contractual Waivers of Jury Trial in California” Primerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter June 2010.

Niesar, Gerald V. "Noncompetition Clauses in California Employment Agreements are Definitely Invalid", Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Vol. 64, No. 1, pgs. 72-74, Spring 2010.

Lin, June. “Work for Hire Language Makes Independent Contractor an Employee” Primerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter May 2010.

Niesar, Gerald V. and Lin, June. “Application of the Internal Affairs Doctrine in California” Primerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter April 2010.

Lin, June. “California’s ‘Unauthorized Practice of Law' Trap” Primerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter March 2010.

Lin, June. “Real Estate Licensing for Merger and Acquisition Practitioners?” Primerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter February 2010.

Niesar, Gerald and Lin, June. “Get Your Mother to Invest in Your California Company — Go to Jail! (Do Not Collect $200)” Primerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter January 2010.

Lin, June. “Is a Country Club Membership a Security?Primerus Business Law Institute e-NewsletterDecember 2009.

Lin, June. “California Usury LawsPrimerus Business Law Institute e-Newsletter  November 2009.

Vestal, Peter and Kelley, John. "Litigating Civilly," The Recorder, Sept. 26, 2007 (reprinted in Plaintiff, January 2008).

Niesar, Gerald V. "Noncompetition Clauses in California Employment Agreements are (Probably) Invalid", Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Vol. 61, No. 3, pgs. 396-398, Fall 2007.

Lin, June. “California Usury Laws,Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Vol. 61, No. 3, pgs. 394-395, Fall 2007.

Vestal, Peter. “A License to Bean? –– Avila broadens primary assumption of risk doctrine,” Practice Center Feature, The Recorder, Nov. 8, 2006.

Vestal, Peter. "Gone with the Wind--As CISG Supercedes the UCC for International Sales of Goods, What Your Clients Need to Know," 14 California International Practitioner, no. 1 (2005). 

Gerald V. Niesar, Author of chapter entitled "Strategic Partnering", California Business Practice Guide, Bancroft Whitney, Fall 1996.

Gerald V. Niesar, Lead Editor (with Garrett Cecchini) Business Lawyer's Bankruptcy Guide, a two-volume work published by Clark, Boardman, Callaghan; principal author of chapters on Corporations, Partnerships and Securities Laws.

Niesar, Gerald V. and Niebauer, David M. "The Small Public Company After the Penny Stock Reform Act of 1990", Securities Regulation Law Journal, Warren Gorham Lamont, Fall 1992.

Gerald V. Niesar, Co-Author of White Paper Entitled: "Should the Uniform Partnership Act Be Revised?", 43 The Business Lawyer 121, November 1987.

Niesar, Gerald V. "And on the Eighth Day, Lawyers Created Chaos." Real Estate Finance, Fall 1984, Federal Research Press. (A critique of California's new limited partnership act.)

Aslanides, Peter C., Albert J. Cardinali, Harry J. Haynsworth, Bruce S. Lane, and Gerald V. Niesar. "Limited Partnerships--What's Next and What's Left?" In: The Business Lawyer, Volume 34, Number 1, November 1978.

Kinyon, Richard S. and Gerald V. Niesar. "Partnership Buy-Out Agreements," Chapter 4. In:Business Buy-Out Agreements, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1976.

 

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