Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

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The burdens and standards of proof and review

USA - April 4 2014 I expect that that most lawyers can explain the difference between the "burden of proof" and the "standard of proof". Some lawyers might be more

Motions to adjourn do they end or continue a meeting?

USA - June 24 2013 I've previously remarked on the different usages attached to the word "adjourn". Often a meeting will end with a motion to adjourn. Sometimes, a

District court refuses to apply business judgment rule to claims against officers

USA - June 21 2012 Since 2008, a total of 38 banks have failed in California

Is an immoral contract unlawful?

USA - January 25 2013 Last week, I wrote about a proposal by the Nevada Secretary of State to ban the establishment of a corporation for an "illicit purpose". Currently

Are bylaws required?

USA - June 15 2012 Is a corporation required to have bylaws?

First-step analysis: real estate in USA (California)

USA - May 29 2020 A Q&A guide to real estate in USA (California), covering leases, real estate tax, competition, planning permission and much more

In brief: land use in USA (California)

USA - May 29 2020 This article answers some of the key questions surrounding land use in USA (California), including zoning and planning permission, historical and cultural preservation and expropriation

Snapshot: leases in USA (California)

USA - May 29 2020 This article answers some of the key questions surrounding leases in USA (California), including lease agreements, landlord obligations and liabilities, termination and eviction rules and more

Q&A: real estate sale and purchase in USA (California)

USA - May 29 2020 This Q&A covers the essential legal and practical considerations surrounding real estate sale and purchase in USA (California

Judge rules choice of law waives CSL claim

USA - August 27 2014 I was quite surprised to read Judge Gregory M. Sleet's ruling in OpenGate Capital Group LLC v. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS