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Business Law Section (BLS) members and friends, Happy New Year and welcome to 2021! Throughout the challenges of the past year, meeting with BLS members has always been a pleasure. This dynamic group of professionals keeps moving ahead of the curve and returns with guidance. With this constant vigilance, it is not a coincidence that BLS initiatives and programs address the major issues of the day. The following list is not exhaustive so, to learn more, please contact the BLS Standing Committee leadership. Read more
California Lawyers Association (“CLA”) all in-person activities were suspended. The Business Law Section (“BLS”) has since operated remotely, with Standing Committees adapting to new operational protocol to continue to provide for constituents. Read more
As the calendar advances another month, the Business Law Section (BLS) standing committees and Business Law News continue to produce updates, events and networking opportunities. Whether as a new or seasoned professional, engagement with a standing committee benefits your practice by honing legal knowledge, improving management skills and expanding networks. These opportunities are made available by talented, patient colleagues who have contributed substantial time and expertise to the betterment of the legal profession. Read more
Courtesy of CEB, we are bringing you selected legal developments in areas of California business law that are covered by CEB’s publications. This month’s feature is from the September 2020 update to Sales and Mergers of California Businesses. References are to the book’s section numbers. Read more
It is beyond obvious that computers have radically changed commercial practices. Something more than the traditional paper instruments is needed in a world where asparagus loaded being loaded on a plane at LAX will be on a dinner plate in Tokyo the next evening. This need is filled by documents produced on and exchanged by computer. Some of these changes employing computers go beyond the production and exchange of documents and instruments and constitute electronic assets with or representing value, such as virtual currency. Read more
Welcome to the 2020-2021 California Lawyers Association (CLA)/Bar year! Working with BLS has been a rewarding, humbling endeavor and it is an honor to serve as BLS Chair. Read more
It has been an honor to serve as Chair of the Business Law Section (BLS) during this challenging year. The BLS has a long and vibrant history going back to 1977, as part of the State Bar of California, and now as part of the California Lawyers Association (CLA). The BLS has around 7,000 members from across the state. The theme of the 2019-2020 CLA/State Bar year is Part of Something Bigger Than Ourselves. Read more
Courtesy of CEB, we are bringing you selected legal developments in areas of California business law that are covered by CEB’s publications. This month’s feature is from the July 2020 update to Internet Law and Practice in California. References are to the book’s section numbers. The most significant legal developments since the last update include developments in such important topic areas as copyright, patent, domain names and trademark, independent contractor classification, social media, privacy, Internet advertising, and litigation issues. Read more
The Partnerships and LLCs Committee (PLLC) is a group of new and experienced attorneys who focus on recent developments and current issues in general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships. Read more
Six years after publishing the popular First Edition of the Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors Desk Guide, the Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section has updated and enhanced the Guide for continued use by assignors, assignees, creditors, landlords, purchasers of assets, owners, accountants, real and personal property brokers and other related professionals. Read more

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