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Richard M. on ContractsCounsel
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January 19, 2024

Richard M.

Tax Attorney
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San Diego, California
25 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
UCLA School of Law

Richard A. Mathurin is as a member of the professional team at Sage Law. Since graduating cum Laude from The University of Notre Dame and UCLA School of Law, Rich has enjoyed an exciting and diversified career in the practice of law. In his early career, he assisted several energy companies all over the world in the development and funding of major wind energy and other green technology projects. Following an assignment by his firm to their Far East offices in Tokyo and Singapore, Rich represented global corporations such as Hitachi, UPS, and Fuji-Xerox in major commercial transactions. More recently, Rich returned to his native San Diego to care for an ill family member and work in the local community. Rich specializes in tax resolution, bankruptcy and small business services helping clients get in compliance with complex tax laws and manage their personal and business finances. When he is not working servicing his valued clients, Rich is an ardent golfer and enjoys rooting for his favorite Boston sports teams.

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December 15, 2023

Brian S.

Corporate Attorney
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Arizona, United States
23 Yrs Experience
Licensed in AZ, CA, DC, TX
South Texas College of Law Houston

I am a corporate lawyer with over 15 years of experience in litigation and in advising companies on a variety of legal issues, including mergers and acquisitions, securities regulations, and contract negotiations. I have a deep understanding of the technology industry and have represented numerous tech companies in my career.

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January 26, 2024

Scott B.

Partner
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Los Angeles, CA
1 Yr Experience
Licensed in CA
Purdue Global Law School

Scott Bowen, Esq brings legal experience in family law, special education law, and healthcare law matters. Scott also has over 20 years of expertise in healthcare compliance, medical coding, and healthcare consulting to the firm.

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January 28, 2024

Aaron S.

Attorney
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Los Angeles, CA
5 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, TX
University of Texas School of Law

My passion is protecting the passions of others. I have 5+ years of contract review, and all aspects of entertainment law including negotiation, mediation, intellectual property, copyright, and music licensing. I also have experience working with nonprofits, and small businesses helping with formation, dissolution, partnerships, etc. I am licensed in both Texas and California.

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February 14, 2024

Dany C.

OnlyFans Attorney
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California
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
George Washington University Law School

Lawyer Vets APC is a digital legal practice founded on the idea that legal services should be available to all– Not just a privileged few. In support of this mission, we leverage technology to reduce overhead, increase productivity, and put more money in our client's pockets.

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February 6, 2024

Sayema H.

Employment Attorney
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Pasadena, CA and Pleasant Hill, C
22 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
UCLA School of Law

Sayema Hameed is an experienced California attorney offering exceptional legal services in the field of employment law. With over two decades of legal experience, Sayema provides her clients with thoughtful and strategic advice and counsel, attention to detail, and high quality work to satisfy client goals and achieve successful outcomes. Helping clients maintain legal compliance, reduce liability exposure, and resolve conflicts efficiently are top priorities of Hameed Law Group. Sayema's practice includes preparation and update of employee handbooks, policies, and contracts, as well providing advice and counsel in all areas of employment in California. Sayema makes it a priority to stay up to date on the latest developments in California employment law. Sayema has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer (2019-2024) and previously as a Rising Star (2009-2017) by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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March 19, 2024

Arohi K.

Partner
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California, Delhi
5 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of Berkeley - School of Law

I am a Partner at Kashyap Partners (operating in California, New York and New Jersey), along with it's sister firm in India. I have been working as a technology, transactional and data privacy lawyer for 5 years with a specialisation in start-up law.

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April 8, 2024

Steve H.

Managing Member
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Los Angeles
23 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
UC Hastings Collegue of the Law

Steve has 20+ years of IP and litigation experience, including 10+ years of experience at two of the most prestigious large U.S. law firms, Greenberg Traurig LLP, (AMLAW 10) and Sheppard Mullin LLP (AMLAW 100). Steve has been a licensed U.S. Patent and Trademark Office registered attorney and litigator since 2002. Steve’s extensive experience and interpersonal skills have given him the skills that allow him to provide his clients with the very best quality and service. Steve has successfully represented clients achieve their goals in a variety of IP, patent, trademark and trade secret disputes. He has successfully obtained many hundreds, if not over a thousand, valid and enforceable U.S. and international patents and trademarks applications for his clients over the years. As a result, he has strong, longstanding relationships with many of the Examiners at the USPTO and works with an international team of foreign associates to secure foreign rights and litigate abroad whenever needed. Many of Steve’s clients have been a client of Partners Law Group for 5+ years. More than a few have been clients for 15+ years. Steve prides himself on providing accurate results and efficiency-driven advice on complicated IP, litigation, and real estate matters in a clear and concise way; helping his clients make the best decisions possible when dealing with complex and sensitive legal matters. Steve has successfully negotiated hundreds of complicated licensing and pre-litigation IP, patent, trademark, business, real estate cases and matters for various clients large and small. Steve’s IP practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property and covers various technical disciplines. He has extensive experience in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, internet or business methods and processes, broadband and 5G technologies, data acquisition, migration, monitoring and protection, piracy, nutritional supplements, sports and nutrition products, herbal products, pharmaceuticals, orthodontics, and surgical procedures and devices, health-related products to computer hardware and software, music, and mobile device applications, hardware and software, business methods, industrial machinery, mechanical devices to other technologies he understands and believes he can help the client achieve his or her goals.

Gordon F. on ContractsCounsel
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April 10, 2024

Gordon F.

Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property business Affairs Counsel
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Los Angeles
32 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Southwestern University School of Law

30+ Years counseling clients in entertainment, media and the arts and representing them in transactional, structural and strategic matters.

Kevin A. on ContractsCounsel
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April 11, 2024

Kevin A.

Senior Commercial Real Estate Attorney
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San Francisco Bay Area, California
19 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Since 2005, I have been practicing commercial real estate law. I have worked for AM 100 Law firms and highly respected in-house corporate real estate legal departments. I come with a broad array of experience and can get on the ground running immediately. I pride myself in the quality and efficiency of my work product.

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April 15, 2024

Justine F.

Real Estate Attorney
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Temecula CA
27 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, MI
University of Notre Dame Law

Versatile, analytical, detail-oriented California barred corporate attorney with a comprehensive real estate, transactional and finance background as in-house counsel to large real estate developers, asset and property management companies, Fortune 500 quick service retailers/restaurant franchisors and international energy franchisors (retail and gasoline/mini market). Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, work ethic and integrity. Enthusiastic and quick mastery of new responsibilities, technologies and business strategies.

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Business Contracts Legal Questions and Answers

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Building Lease

California

Asked on Nov 21, 2023

Are pets allowed under a building lease?

I am currently in the process of renting an apartment in a building that has a strict lease agreement. I have a pet that I would like to bring with me, but I am not sure if the lease agreement allows for it. I am looking for clarification on whether pets are allowed under the building lease so that I can decide if I am able to rent the apartment.

Alexis L.

Answered Dec 15, 2023

Whether you are allowed pets or not would be dependent on the actual language in the lease. One would have to review the entirety of the lease and lease provisions to answer for sure. Certain lease provisions will address if pets are allowed or not.

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Business Contracts

Software License

California

Asked on Sep 14, 2021

What invalidates a perpetual software license?

What would invalidate a perpetual S/W license under a user agreement that was purchased over 20 years by the customer under a services contract for a unique legacy test system still in use? Would the customer be required to purchase an annual subscription S/W license under a new contract when they are not receiving any additional enhancements, features or benefits for legacy S/W maintenance, training or upgrades since it in stalled on legacy Linux operating system computer workstations? This legacy S/W still operates under it intended use and functions correctly as advertised. Replacing the legacy S/W with new subscription S/W license would also force the customer to purchase new computer H/W at an additional cost and impact other legacy H/W and S/W that interfaces the legacy perpetual S/W. This would create additional S/W develop to test and modify existing code to validate the change would still meet it original intent and test capability. I am curious if this proposal would violate any federal acquisition or ethics rules in attempting to force the customer to pay for a S/W license that are not required to perform its current function providing no additional value because the company has changed their business rules to follow the current trend to charge customers for subscription based S/W license? Their justification is they are charging another customer an annual subscription S/W license so we should also be required to go along with their new business rules.

Octavia P.

Answered Sep 24, 2021

A perpetual license generally authorizes use of a specific version of a software program indefinitely with the payment of a single upfront fee. However, software companies usually limit supplemental support and updates to a specific time (i.e., three years) and when that period ends, gives the customer the option to use the current version with or without paid support. Consequently, if there is a perpetual license in place your company should be free to continue to use your particular version of the software indefinitely without the requirement to move to a subscription-based plan unless your company requires tech support or any type of update/upgrade to continue to use the software which does not seem to be the case here. Nevertheless, the original user agreement and any ancillary agreements should be reviewed to determine factors such as the actual type of license and the powers/rights of the software vendor and your company to terminate or invalidate the license. If you would like a legal review of the user agreement/services contract you can post a contract review project on this platform, based on your question, to receive and compare multiple proposals from licensed attorneys who are registered and verified. Once you receive a response from an attorney you will be able to correspond through the platform to help with your decision to hire that attorney for the project.

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Business Contracts

Business Purchase Agreement

California

Asked on Oct 18, 2023

Can a business purchase agreement be verbal?

I am in the process of purchasing a business and am currently in negotiations with the seller. I am trying to understand the legal requirements for a business purchase agreement. Can a business purchase agreement be verbal or does it need to be in writing? I'm looking for clarification on this as I want to ensure that all parties involved are legally protected.

Brian W.

Answered Nov 14, 2023

Business purchase agreements need to be in writing. It will protect you and each party. Let me know if you need assistance in drafting the agreement.

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Business Contracts

Noncompete Agreement

California

Asked on May 21, 2023

Noncompete agreement time restrictions?

I am an entrepreneur who recently signed a Noncompete Agreement with a potential business partner, and I am looking to gain a better understanding of the time restrictions that are in place. I am concerned that the terms of the agreement may prevent me from pursuing other opportunities in the future and want to make sure I am aware of all the restrictions before making any decisions.

Gagandeep K.

Answered May 30, 2023

The non-compete agreement will likely specify the non-compete period/time restriction. If that is not obviously stated, you should consider having an attorney review the non-compete agreement. Typically, a non-compete agreement in a partnership or LLC places a geographic limitation for a certain time period such that the partner/member is prevented from carrying-on a similar business in a geographic area where the partnership/LLC has done and continues to do business. You can read more about non-compete agreements in California here: https://www.contractscounsel.com/t/us/noncompete-agreement/california.

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Business Contracts

Options Contract

California

Asked on Oct 10, 2022

Can I negotiate my stock option agreement?

I am being offered stock options by a potential employer. What can I negotiate?

Michael M.

Answered Oct 11, 2022

In general a stock option agreement is a mutually agreed upon contract. However, these documents must conform to to the terms of the Stock Option Plan. Typically, the only true negotiable item is the quantity of options one is receiving but each situation is fact specific.

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