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Your Legal Corner - Client Alert Blog - Archives for November 2009


Small Business ID Theft – Check Your Company’s Credit Report!

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2009
Although the overwhelming majority of identity theft schemes involve personal identification, identity thieves are beginning to target businesses and organizations. Identity thieves have begun to realize that many small and medium sized businesses have credit lines, cash reserves, and extensive business relationships. More importantly, they have taken note that the authorities are less apt to fully [...]else400

Tags: identity theft
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin 

2009 Tax Credits and Deductions To Think About Now

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2009
Tax Increases.
Most economists expect the top two individual income tax rates, currently set at 33% and 35%, to roll back to their 2000 levels of 36% and 39.6% at the end of 2010. I mention this first because for tax planning purposes it may be important to you. The top capital gains rate likely will also rise to 20% from 15%.

Net Operating Loss Tax Provisions [...]else400

Posted In: Tax Update 

New $6500 Home Buyer Tax Credit For Exisiting Homeowners

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2009
On November 6, 2009, President Obama signed the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009 which extends the Home Buyer’s Tax Credit. Under the new law, first time home buyers (individuals who have not owned a home in the previous 3 years) will be eligible for the $8,000 new home buyer’s tax credit so long as they enter into a purchase agreement on or before April 30, 2010 and close [...]else400

Posted In: Real Estate Reporter 

New Rules For California Mechanics' Liens

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2009
Assembly Bill 457 requires those seeking to use and record a mechanics' lien in California to adopt different procedures effective January 1, 2011. Under the new laws, a mechanics' lien holder (generally a contractor, subcontractor, or material supplier) on a private work of improvement must within 20 days of filing a complaint to foreclose on a mechanics' lien (also known as a claim of lien) record [...]else400

Tags: mechanics lien
Posted In: Real Estate Reporter 

California Landlords Must Provide a 60-Day Notice to Evict a Tenant

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2009
Under California law, a landlord seeking to evict a tenant for a "no fault" reason must provide the tenant with a 60-day notice to terminate. See Civil Code Section 1941.1. A 30-day notice to terminate is sufficient if the tenant has lived in the property for less than one year, or if the landlord has sold the property and certain requirements are met. The 60-day notice requirement also does not [...]else400

Tags: california 60 days notice
Posted In: Real Estate Reporter 

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Located in Los Angeles, California, the Law Office of Melissa C. Marsh handles business law and corporation law matters as a lawyer for clients throughout Los Angeles including Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Valley Village, North Hollywood, Woodland Hills, Hollywood, West LA as well as Riverside County, San Fernando, Ventura County, and Santa Clarita. Attorney Melissa C. Marsh has considerable experience handling business matters both nationally and internationally. We routinely assist our clients with incorporation, forming a California corporation, forming a California llc, partnership, annual minutes, shareholder meetings, director meetings, getting a taxpayer ID number (EIN), buying a business, selling a business, commercial lease review, employee disputes, independent contractors, construction, and personal matters such as preparing a will, living trust, power of attorney, health care directive, and more.