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Thanks for visiting! Check back here often to hear the latest news about our firm. We’ll also update you on changes in the law, how the changes could affect you, and how we can help.

Please note: The material in these articles, provided by Chauvel & Glatt, is designed to provide informative and current information as of the date of the posts. The articles should not be considered, nor are they intended to constitute, legal advice. For information on your particular circumstances, please contact Chauvel & Glatt at 650-573-9500.

Lawsuit:  December 8, 2016

Mediation as a Way to Settle Disputes

Lawsuits can take a long time to resolve, sometimes years depending on a variety of factors.  They can be costly and cause a lot of stress for the parties involved.  Lawsuits can also take away time and resources from businesses involved in a lawsuit due to the time it takes to address the issues that arise as a result of the lawsuit.  Mediation can be an effective way to resolve a lawsuit expeditiously so the parties can move on with their lives and control the outcome of the matter. 

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Beyond the Law:  November 16, 2016

Back to School!

On November 9, 2016, Chauvel & Glatt partner, April Glatt appeared as a guest lecturer in a Business Law course at Skyline College to discuss Employment Law. April introduced the students to the basics of employment law focusing on important issues and situations to consider for employers and employees.

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Recent Cases:  November 11, 2016

Chauvel & Glatt, Finding Resolutions to Disputes

Two of our attorneys recently negotiated the resolution of a difficult dispute among four owners of a limited liability company stemming from differences in opinion about how to run the business. This led one of the owners to shut the other three out of the company operations. When the three owners came to our firm, it became apparent that no operating agreement had been signed by the owners and there were other corporate irregularities.

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Many Chinese immigrants are engaging in business deals throughout the Bay Area. Often, they are only familiar with the laws of China. As a result, they sometimes fail to comply with the basic U.S. practices with respect to utilizing legal entities and memorializing deals in writing thorough contracts, partnership agreements or other necessary legal documents.

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Estate Planning:  November 4, 2016

Downsize and Transfer Your Property Taxes

For many of our senior clients, they often choose to sell their residence and downsize to a modest condominium or a smaller home. Doing so is a good idea, however, many clients are hesitant to make such a decision simply because of the reassessment in property taxes. 

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