FUNDS - SECURITIES & REGULATION
We assist many alternative investment managers navigate complex securities law and regulatory matters. Our experience includes establishing investment advisers, master-feeder and other fund structures. Most of work has a cross-border aspect.
BUSINESSES - CORPORATE LAW
We represent multiple corporate clients in advising on by-laws, formations, joint venture, stock-holder issues, solvency matters and governance.
California Civil Code Section 1717 ("Section 1717") provides for an important modification to some contracts. If a contract contains an attorney fee provision, where one party can recover Attorneys' fees if they prevail in a lawsuit, Section 1717 may impact its effect. Section 1717 provides that if the contractual provision favors one party in its terms or effect then it is adjusted so that any party, if they are the prevailing party, can obtain Attorneys' fees. The purpose of Section 1717 is to ensure fairness that one party is not placed at an unfair disadvantage by a one-sided Attorney fee provision. Such clauses are often treated as boiler plate but it is important to consider Section 1717 when negotiating or drafting contracts subject to California law. Contact us for more information.
California: Independent contractors classification (May 2018)
California's top court, the California Supreme Court recently visited the issue of what is considered an "independent contractor". The Court decided that the independent contractor must be engaged in her own business. The independent contractor must not be under the control of the employer in their activities and must perform work outside of the core activities of the employer. For further information please contact us.
Employers can expect further scrutiny of their employment arrangements as there is a significant loss to California in payroll taxes where employees are mis-classified as independent contractors. The potential liabilities and penalties arising from the mis-classification of employees can be significant.
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To contact our Los Angeles office please call (213) 465 2367 or fax (213) 465 2368.
Our LA office is located at 811 Wilshire Blvd, 17 Floor, Los Angeles 90017.
811 Wilshire Boulevard, 17th Floor,
Los Angeles, CA90017