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Dealing with Illegal Businesses in Retail Centers

Illegal businesses hurt our communities in many ways. Public health and safety officials have a big job when it comes to identifying and responding to these businesses.

How Receivers Can Stabilize Struggling Hospitality Assets

Recent reports say that approximately 25% of hotels cannot pay their mortgages and are at risk of foreclosure. One example is the famed Roosevelt Hotel, which survived a world war and the Great Depression during its nearly 100-year history in Midtown Manhattan, but the COVID-19 pandemic has been too much for it to weather.

Tricks of the Trade, Part 2: Trade Secrets and Inevitable Disclosure in California

A few weeks ago, we posted an article geared towards entrepreneurs who are striking it out on their own with a new business venture.  We provided some tips on how to make sure you leave behind all files and documents that your former employer might classify as “trade secrets” to avoid misappropriation allegations, but closed the article by acknowledging the impossibility of leaving a workplace with a spotless mind.   Let’s discuss a few of these “intangible” types of trade secrets that might seem impossible to physically leave behind.

Tips for Entrepreneurs: Various Insurance Options available to Businesses

Auto insurance, homeowner’s insurance, health insurance…you probably are a policyholder for at least one of these common types of coverage.  Just as individuals can insure their cars, homes and good health, business owners have the option (and in some cases, requirement) to insure different aspects of their business.

Trade Secrets and California Law: Defining “Misappropriation” of a Trade Secret

In California, a claim made regarding misappropriation of trade secrets rests on proving two elements: 1) the existence of a true “trade secret” (discussed in our last blog post on this topic), and 2) that the trade secret was “misappropriated.”

Tips for New Entrepreneurs: Forming a Business Entity

Entrepreneurs opening up a new business will quickly run into the challenges that face small business owners on a daily basis.  The Griswold Law Blog will be posting a series of articles intended to address some of the obstacles that come along with running your own business.

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