BOE Tax Clearances

When a business that sells or leases goods at retail owes sales taxes to the California Board of Equalization (BOE), the buyer of the business can be responsible for paying the BOE the amount owing if the seller does not … Continue reading

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FTB Tax Clearance Certificates

When a business is required to deduct and withhold taxes and remit them to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), a successor to the business can be responsible for paying the amount owing to the FTB  if the business does not pay … Continue reading

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Acquirer Can Enforce Arbitration Agreement with Acquired Company Employees

The following is the text of an e-bulletin that I authored and that was published by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. Francisco Marenco was employed by 180 Connect, Inc. As a … Continue reading

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Guidance on Best Practices in M&A Transactions

The Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California just published an e-bulletin that I prepared. The e-bulletin alerts attorneys to a paper written by Leo Strine, Jr., chief justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, … Continue reading

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Richard Burt Law: Handling M&A Transactions

Smart merger and acquisition transactions can be a key component of business growth and on-going success. Business attorney Richard G. Burt is ready to assist at every stage of a merger or other acquisition transaction and to assure that the … Continue reading

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Buyer Can Access Pre-Acquisition Attorney-Client Communications

The Delaware Court of Chancery has held that pre-merger communications — including those relating to the negotiation of the merger itself — pass to the surviving corporation in the merger, absent a contractual provision to the contrary. Thus, the buyer … Continue reading

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