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Laura B. on ContractsCounsel
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October 6, 2023

Laura B.

Free Consultation
Oakland, CA
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
UC Davis School of Law

I received my undergraduate degree from Columbia University and my JD from UC Davis School of Law. I specialize in drafting, reviewing, and litigating contracts, general civil litigation, restraining orders, and family law. I have helped entrepreneurs form their business entities and grow their small businesses. This area of my practice has focused heavily on YouTubers, podcasters, and individuals creating unique online platforms. In the family law context, I have helped my clients petition for and obtain custody of their children and modify existing custody arrangements.

Janice K. on ContractsCounsel
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August 30, 2023

Janice K.

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22 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, WA
Empire College School of Law, Santa Rosa, CA

Twenty-plus years experience in family law, employment law, public agency law, federal, state and local contracts drafting and review, appellate practice.

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September 5, 2023

David B.

Senior Transactional Counsel
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SF Bay Area
28 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of San Diego

Seasoned transactional attorney with extensive experience in the life sciences / medical device / pharmaceutical industries. Skilled at providing actionable legal advice that balances risk and reward.

Rosemary L. on ContractsCounsel
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August 11, 2023

Rosemary L.

Startup, Business and Real Estate Attorney
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Los Angeles California
29 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of Southern California

I represent startups, small and existing business in organizational, entity and agreement issues. I provide services for contracts, employment issues, intellectual property, operating issues, leases and real estate. I have extensive experience in large real estate transactions, title issues, financing and leasing. I have provided a large amount of pro bono services to Public Counsel.

Max K. on ContractsCounsel
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August 5, 2023

Max K.

Associate General Counsel
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Las Vegas, Nevada
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, NY
Western State University College of Law

Transactional attorney with experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts related and ancillary to commercial leasing. Licensed in CA and NY.

Matthew G. on ContractsCounsel
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August 10, 2023

Matthew G.

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San Diego, CA
2 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

I am a Berkeley Law 2020 graduate. I have experience working in finance and operations, plaintiff and defense litigation, and have been involved in multiple start-ups.

Jeanilou M. on ContractsCounsel
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August 10, 2023

Jeanilou M.

Small Business Lawyer
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Honolulu, Hawaii
14 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, HI
Concord Law School

Jeanilou G.T. Maschhoff has over 20 years of comprehensive business operations, finance, and development experience in addition to being a licensed attorney in California and Hawaii. She zealously works as a Trusted Advisor, Business/Brand Consultant, and Advocate for small businesses, non-profit organizations, and personal brands. She is dedicated to helping female business owners and professionals in the entertainment, beauty, fashion, and wellness industries make their goals a reality. She uses her diversified expertise to provide a holistic approach to addressing business and legal needs. Acting as a trusted advisor and outsourced general counsel, she assists on an array of business and personal matters. Passionate about social justice and assisting underrepresented populations, Jeanilou started her legal career working in the non-profit sector working towards access to justice and gender equity. She continues to assist non-profit organizations in many capacities and actively looks to partner businesses with charitable causes, creating a synergistic effect that benefits not only the organizations involved but our society as a whole. As an early adopter of the virtual practice of law, Jeanilou has been assisting law firms and solo practitioners adjust to the remote delivery of legal services and helping businesses explore Web 3.0.

Christopher L. on ContractsCounsel
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August 12, 2023

Christopher L.

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Los Angeles, CA
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, NY
Yale Law School

Christopher M. Lapinig is an experienced attorney, admitted to practice in California and New York, with extensive experience in civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels in various areas of the law, including, but not limited to, constitutional law, labor and employment, and consumer protection. He also has experience in immigration law and with administrative wage-and-hour claims. Chris currently works in impact litigation, and he also teaches legal writing at the University of Southern California. Chris also has significant experience in journalism and lay writing; his work has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, CNN, and other prominent media outlets. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Chris previously served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Section at the California Department of Justice. He also served as a Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney in the Impact Litigation Unit at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, where his work focused on providing holistic and culturally sensitive legal services to victims and survivors of human trafficking in the Filipino community. At Advancing Justice-LA, Chris also litigated voting rights and immigrant rights cases. At the beginning of his legal career, Chris served as a law clerk to the Honorable Denny Chin of United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and was the first Filipino American Clerk for the Honorable Lorna G. Schofield of United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the first federal Article III judge of Filipino descent in United States history. Chris was also a Fulbright Research Scholar in the Philippines. A Phi Beta Kappa member, Chris graduated summa cum laude from Yale College and earned a B.A. with Distinction in Linguistics and with Distinction in Ethnicity, Race and Migration. In college, Chris served as President of Kasama: The Filipino Club at Yale, Moderator of the Asian American Students Alliance, and Head Coordinator of the Asian American Cultural Center. Chris returned to Yale for law school and received his J.D. in 2013. In law school, Chris served as the Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, the Co-Coordinator of the Critical Race Theory Conference, the inaugural Diversity Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and the Founding Coordinator of the Alliance for Diversity. He was a member of the Worker and Immigrant Rights’ Advocacy Clinic.

Jeffrey J. on ContractsCounsel
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September 2, 2023

Jeffrey J.

Business Lawyer
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El Dorado Hills
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Lincoln Law School

I have been in business development for 15 years before becoming an attorney. As an attorney, I help companies navigate legal challenges that they face.

Richard P. on ContractsCounsel
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August 19, 2023

Richard P.

Intellectual Property and Privacy Attorney
Free Consultation
Roseville, CA
7 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
San Joaquin College of Law

I’m passionate about IP, AI, privacy and business. Learning to code. Book some time to discuss how I can add value to your project. Hablo Español y português.

Eddy M. on ContractsCounsel
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August 30, 2023

Eddy M.

Business Lawyer
Free Consultation
San Diego and Taipei
30 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of Michigan Law School

I'm a seasoned corporate lawyer with industry expertise in online games, media & entertainment and general commercial matters, gained from servicing clients from seed-stage startups to multi-nationals. I started my career at a Wall Street law firm before moving to in-house roles with media, tech and gaming companies. I also have management experience in building and managing teams and businesses. In these different roles, I have worked and am an expert on multi-million dollar transactions for large companies (M&A, joint ventures) as well as routine day-to-day matters for small businesses (NDAs, vendor services agreements, commercial leases, employment contracts). But no matter the size of the company or project, the constants that I bring to every project are to provide outstanding client service, find practical solutions, and abide by the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

Michael C. on ContractsCounsel
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September 6, 2023

Michael C.

self employed
Free Consultation
Sacramento area
43 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Lincoln School of Law

40+ years handling litigation matters for employers and employees, defense and prosecution of personal injury matters, CalOsha defense, prepare employment contracts, non-compete clauses, established drug policies and franchise agreements. represented banks in commercial litigation , asset retrieval matters. conducted audits of insurance company claims on behalf of employers, defended contractors in toxic tort cases, handled appeals to the insurance commissioner on workers compensation rate classification matters

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Employment Legal Questions and Answers


Employment Offer


Asked on Sep 16, 2021

Employee or "independent contractor"

Hello, I'm starting a janitorial company. and I'm trying to keep my cost down. as of right now i will be doing all the "cleanings" if i get to over whelm i might need help for one or two gigs which would be 8 hrs or 16 hrs every two weeks if that. so i wanted to see if in California if im able to get help and have them come in as a independent contractor?

Alen A.

Answered Oct 1, 2021

Hi there, In California, workers are presumed to be employees UNLESS a company can prove ALL THREE of the following: 1) Control: Worker is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the performance of the work and in fact; 2) SCOPE: The worker perform work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity's business; and 3) TRADE: The worker is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation or business of the same nature as that involved in the work performed. AB5 does list occupations that are exempt from the test above but your occupation isn't one of them. I would need more information to give you legal advice but based on your question, you will not likely be able to have them as independent contractors.

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Asset Purchase Agreement


Asked on Oct 14, 2023

How are employee benefits managed in an asset purchase agreement?

I am a business owner who is looking to purchase a company. This company has many employees, and I want to make sure I am making a well-informed decision about how employee benefits will be managed in the asset purchase agreement. I am looking for advice on the best way to protect both the interests of my business and the interests of the employees in this agreement.

Sarah S.

Answered Nov 14, 2023

In an asset purchase agreement (APA), careful consideration is given to managing employee benefits. The agreement outlines whether the buyer assumes responsibility for continuing specific benefits post-closing, addresses accrued employee benefits, and establishes a clear process for notifying employees of changes. Legal compliance with employment laws, due diligence on existing benefit plans, and provisions for the transfer of benefits are crucial. The APA also covers communication strategies, severance agreements, and adjustments to employee handbooks, ensuring a comprehensive approach to employee benefit management during the transition.

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Employment Handbook


Asked on Aug 10, 2023

Employment handbook confidentiality?

I am an employee of a large company and I recently received a copy of the company's Employment Handbook. I am concerned about the confidentiality of the information contained in the handbook. I want to know what legal obligations I have to keep the information in the handbook confidential, and what the legal consequences are if I do not keep the information confidential.

Myrna L.

Answered Sep 24, 2023

According to the National Labor Relations Board, Employee Handbooks are not confidential. According to the NLRB, policies that treat Employees Handbooks confidential precludes employees from discussing working conditions, pay and benefits with unions or third parties; this is a violation of Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.

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Employment Contract


Asked on Apr 22, 2023

What's intellectual property in an employment contract?

I recently accepted a job offer that contained an employment contract. The contract states that I will not use any intellectual property of the company without prior written consent. I am unsure what exactly constitutes as intellectual property and would like to get a better understanding of the definition of intellectual property in the context of an employment contract.

Russell M.

Answered Apr 28, 2023

Your Agreement may contain a definition like this: “Intellectual Property” means recognized protectable rights and interests such as: patents (whether or not issued), copyrights, trademarks, service marks, applications for any of the foregoing, inventions, Confidential Information, trade secrets, trade dress, domain names, logos, insignia, color combinations, slogans, moral rights, right of publicity, author’s rights, contract and licensing rights, works, mask works, industrial design rights, rights of priority, know how, design flows, methodologies, devices business processes, developments, innovations. But a few of these are going to be most likely available to you. Internal company know-how or “ how we do things here that help us succeed”. Note the words “Confidential Information”. Confidential Information is another defined term which includes customer and employee information, pricing and business strategy and plans, among others.

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Independent Contractor Agreement


Asked on Jun 30, 2022

How to make a contract to keep IC status ? We are getting audited by SF. Thank you!!

I just changed to independent contractor last year after all my dental friends advised me to do so. Now the office I work at is being audited so I’m wondering what I need to do in order to keep the IC? Thank you !

Gregory B.

Answered Jul 12, 2022

In general, contract terms can make someone an employee, but cannot ensure independent contractor status. Essentially, the contract can set out IC terms, but if those terms are not followed in practice, the contract itself can't fix that. Under California AB, there is an exemption for dentists from the strict "ABC" test, but dentists will still need to meet a number of other requirements that are often, in practice, difficult to meet. For example, they would have to be "open to the public" and actually performing the same of similar services for others - so working for a single dental office typically will not pass the test!

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