“Warrant and Represent.” Three vague, Yet Incredibly Important Words.

You’re about to enter into a contract, and you notice a funny term: “warrant and represent.” What does that mean, and how does it affect the parties’ relationship? It’s an important term because [...]


When to Qualify an Out-of-State Holding Company to do Business in California

So you find yourself possessed of a “foreign” entity (“foreign” in this context does not mean from another country; rather, it means formed in another state, such as the two most common foreign [...]


The Very Real Benefits of Filing a Fictitious Business Name Statement

Most people think that if you’re doing business using a name different from your own (or from your entity’s) (aka “DBA”), you should file a Fictitious Business Name Statement (“FBN”) with your [...]