By Dolores Contreras of Contreras Law Firm posted in Business Law on Friday, March 17, 2017.
Many times we have wondered what is needed to make our business a success, however, we often overlook one of the most important elements to achieve the desired success: legal advice. It is generally recommended to acquire this type of advice through a registered law firm to ensure that we are being served by professionals with experience in the field.
By Dolores Contreras of Contreras Law Firm posted in Entrepreneur on Thursday, October 13, 2016.
Sometimes there isn't an easy answer to any question, and as lawyers often like to say, "It depends on the circumstances." But, here are some short-hand answers to the frequently asked start-up questions, which hopefully will be right 95% of the time.
By Dolores Contreras of Contreras Law Firm posted in Bankruptcy on Friday, August 5, 2016.
Chapter 13 BankruptcyChapter 13 bankruptcy is also known as "wage earner" bankruptcy because, in order to file for Chapter 13, you must have a reliable source of income that you can use to repay some portion of your debt.
By Dolores Contreras of Contreras Law Firm posted in Business Law on Friday, July 22, 2016.
Buying a BusinessNow, let's say I decide to buy a business instead. I'm going to buy Patty's Pampered Pooches from my Aunt Patty. There are many business laws that govern how to buy a business. If I buy Patty's business, do I now own the actual store? This is a real estate law question. Do I own the pet grooming equipment in the store? This is a property law question. Both of these fall under state law. Am I now the boss of Patty's employees? This is an employment law question.
By Dolores Contreras of Contreras Law Firm posted in Bankruptcy on Friday, May 27, 2016.
Financial troubles can happen to anyone at any time, even the most financially cautious individuals can be struck by an unexpected circumstance like an illness or job loss. If you are struggling with debt and are unable to keep up with your bills, you may be wondering if bankruptcy is the answer. Below are four signs that it may be time to speak to a bankruptcy lawyer about your options: