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Buying Commercial Real Estate—Practical Tips for Buyer’s Due Diligence

No matter what type of commercial property you may be considering, whether office building, apartment, warehouse, or shopping center, the savvy prospective buyer needs to undertake a thorough investigation of a variety of elements that affect the value of that property. This is the due diligence process, and a buyer’s careful and comprehensive performance of this phase can mean the difference between a successful purchase and severe buyer’s remorse.

Considering Business in California?–Think of These Laws First

Your business is growing and fortune is shining. Out-of-state opportunities are increasing. Perhaps you are considering expanding operations. If you haven’t already, you’re likely to end up serving the world’s sixth largest economy—California. And who wouldn’t want to be in California? It has nearly 40 million consumers.
Before heading out with your sunscreen and order book, there are a few intricacies of California law that any out-of-state business should keep in mind when doing business with California-based employees and parties.

The Consumer Review Fairness Act – Outlawing Consumer Gag Clauses In Your Customer Contracts

Does your company use form service agreements, purchase contracts, or online terms to conduct its business with customers? If so, you should review those documents immediately to make sure you are compliant with the new Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 (CRFA), which makes it unlawful in many cases to use your “standard terms” to control what your customer says about you, your products, or services.

I Thought My Insurance Would Cover This. What’s This Letter From The Insurance Company?

You buy insurance to protect your business (or you, personally) from claims—to hire a lawyer to defend you and to pay damages, if any, for claims covered by your policy. A claim arises. You notify your insurer and believe the claim will be handled. Then, you receive a letter from your insurer, indicating the insurer is investigating the claim and will hire a lawyer to defend you—but it is reserving its right to change its mind—meaning that it can decide later to stop paying the lawyer or to refuse to pay the claim. You have received a “Reservation of Rights” letter (“ROR” letter). Click Here for the full article.