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Things to Consider Before Listing your Home on Airbnb

Things to Consider Before Listing your Home on Airbnb BACKGROUND In 2007, two San Francisco tenants struggling to pay rent decided to throw a few air mattresses on the ground and advertise for nightly rentals. Fast forward ten years and … Continue reading

You were served with a lawsuit. What should you do?

You were served with a lawsuit. what should you do? “Being served” is simply the term describing the actual delivery of the lawsuit to you. Did you receive the lawsuit in the mail? Or, was it delivered to you in … Continue reading

Which Lawsuits Can Be Determined In Federal Courts?

> Which Lawsuits Can Be Determined In Federal Courts? Federal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction. Unlike State courts, which have general jurisdiction and have the power to hear most cases arising under the state or federal law, Federal courts … Continue reading

My Partner is Stealing Money/Ruining Our Business, Now What?

My Partner is Stealing Money/Ruining Our Business, Now What? There is almost nothing worse than the feeling that those you should be able to trust most are taking advantage of that trust. Yet, it happens–in family relationships, social relationships, and … Continue reading

Landlord Lockouts

Landlord Lockouts A common question landlords have when tenants fail to pay rent is whether they can do a “lockout.” The answer to that question depends on the situation. First, for residential leases governed by the Arizona Residential Landlord and … Continue reading

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Do you have a Harvey Weinstein-like Sex Harasser at your company?

Do you have a Harvey Weinstein-like Sex Harasser at your company? Many of us have read about the appalling sex harassment that Harvey Weinstein allegedly committed while he ran his powerful Hollywood company. Could there be such a sexual harasser … Continue reading

Litigation how does it begin?

Litigation – how does it begin? Litigation always starts with a dispute. The dispute can take a variety of forms. The dispute could arise from claims of breach of contract, defamation, copyright infringement, quiet title, other torts, and many other … Continue reading

The Trump Effect on Employment Laws

The Trump Effect on Employment Laws Regardless of your political preference, having Trump as President of the United States has affected the employment law arena even within the first year.  Here are five things that have changed that you should … Continue reading

When to Litigate and When to Settle

When to Litigate and When to Settle It is well known within the legal world that most cases settle before they ever get to trial. Generally, less than 3% of civil cases reach a trial verdict. So, around 97% of … Continue reading

What Does It Take to Make a Binding Contract?

What Does It Take to Make a Binding Contract? When you enter into an agreement/relationship with a customer, a vendor, or even an independent contractor, you are making a contract. You need contracts because they serve as legally valid agreements … Continue reading

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