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FIVE CRUCIAL COMMERCIAL LEASE ISSUES, PART 3

Quick recap. Sam Johnson (purveyor of big cats and craft beer) has found the perfect place for his unique venture, “Growlers – Felines & Ale.” There you can find jaguars dripping blood while sipping a delightful malted beverage (that’s you drinking the brew, not...

FIVE CRUCIAL COMMERCIAL LEASE ISSUES, PART 2

So, continuing my conversation with Sam Johnson (purveyor of big cats and craft beer) about the lease he desperately wants to sign. After all, he’s solved location and price. What else is there? In my effort to display to him the wisdom of having me review the lease,...

FIVE CRUCIAL COMMERCIAL LEASE ISSUES, PART 1

Sam Johnson’s unique combination of big cats and craft brewery ale had grown considerably from its debut out in the hinterlands of the Antelope Valley. Now, Sam wanted something better located at a good price. After six frustrating months, Sam finally found a real...

THE ABCs, SO TO SPEAK, OF DYNAMEX: AB 5

In the employment law field, everyone’s talking about Assembly Bill 5, the new law that’s supposed to address all the confusion about who is and who isn’t an independent contractor. You remember how in April 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its ruling in the...