Los Angeles County’s Eviction Moratorium/Rent Deferment Order
Updated as of July 22, 2020. On April 14, 2020 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (“Board”) amended its March 19, 2020 order that implemented an eviction moratorium...
SA&M Attorneys Published In Daily Journal
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles attorneys Karine Akopchikyan, Crystal Jonelis, and Daniel Rozansky, were featured in the Daily Journal for their article “Twitter is in the...
Navigating Turbulent Business Seas: An Overview of Today’s Personal Liability Risks of Directors of Financially Stressed Start-Ups
The halcyon days of start-up companies and the venture community attraction to them hit a hard stop as the COVID-19 lock down spread across the...
SA&M Attorneys Published in Daily Journal
Daniel Rozansky, Crysty Jonelis, and Karine Akopchikyan were featured in the Daily Journal  for their article “Did Twitter Cross the Line by Commenting on Trump’s...
The Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship and What it Means for Your Online Business
On May 28, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship (referred to in this article as the “Executive Order”).  The...
Proposed Legislation for Business Interruption Insurance Coverage: Life Raft for Small Businesses, Anchor for Insurance Carriers
New proposed legislation regarding business interruption coverage may be an economic life raft for small businesses but a significant financial risk to insurance carriers.  The...
Words inadequately express the profound outrage we at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles feel regarding the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.  In...
PPP Flexibility Act Guidance
This article was originally published on June 4, 2020 and was most recently updated on June 17, 2020. On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed...
Paycheck Protection Program: Guidance on Forgiveness
May 29, 2020 marks 8 weeks since Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans were first made available and thus the beginning of borrowers’ eligibility to apply...
Caroline Cherkassky Featured in LABJ's Article,
Caroline Cherkassky, Partner in SA&M’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Practice, was featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s article “VCs Defend PPP Use by...
What Every Business Should Know About Workers’ Rights and Business Liability During COVID-19
(Updated as of May 20, 2020) On May 8, 2020, California’s stay-at-home order was modified to reflect the state’s entering Stage 2 of its COVID-19...
Heidi Hubbeling Featured on Women Founders Network
While it seems that your fundraising journey may have been turned upside down because of COVID-19’s effects on the economy, rest assured there are still...
False Claims Act - Guidance for SBA PPP Loan Applicants
To assist small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress established the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) under the CARES Act, with $700 billion...
Applications Now Open for Women Founders Network Fast Pitch Competition
SA&M encourages you to apply for Women Founders Network Fast Pitch Competition! Since 2013, WFN’s Fast Pitch competition has helped early-stage women-led businesses craft their stories,...
PPP Loan Program - SBA Guidelines Regarding
This article was originally published on April 25, 2020, and was most recently updated on May 14, 2020. May 13th Updated FAQs: The SBA released...
Considering a New 409A Valuation in Light of COVID-19
As COVID-19 continues to curtail economic activity, private companies granting equity-based incentive awards should consider whether the pandemic’s impact on their business warrants a new...
SA&M Attorneys Daniel Rozansky and Crystal Jonelis Featured on Law360
Consider Legal Ramifications Before Recording Video Calls With 95% of the country subject to various stay-at-home orders and countless employees working from home for the...
SA&M COVID-19 Legal Briefing - Payroll Protection Program (PPP)
Making payroll is one of the most stressful issues on every business owner’s mind, and thankfully, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) section of the CARES...
SA&M COVID Legal Briefing - SBA 7(a) Loan Programs: Affiliation Considerations for Startups
Background: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently signed into law, and includes, among other things, a new loan type under...
SA&M COVID-19 Legal Briefing: The Impact of a “Force Majeure” Clause On Your Agreements And Other Possible Excuses For Non-Performance
Force Majeure provisions in an agreement may excuse performance by one or both parties to a contract as a result of events that can neither...
SA&M COVID-19 Legal Briefing - The CARES Act
Signed into law on March 27, 2020, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act — or “CARES Act”, among other things, provides significant relief...
SA&M COVID-19 Legal Briefing: Force Majeure Part I -  Implications on Commercial Leases
With the COVID-19 pandemic raging, businesses are concerned about whether this event will excuse their performance of agreements they entered into prior to the pandemic,...
SA&M COVID-19 Legal Briefing - Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) The FFCRA was signed into law on March 18, 2020, by President Trump to provide emergency relief and support in...
COVID-19 Legal Briefing - SBA Economic Injury Disaster Relief Loans (EIDLs)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that it has made Economic Injury Disaster Relief Loans (EIDLs) of up to $2 million available to...
SA&M Attorneys Featured on Law360
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ attorneys were featured this week in Law360 for their article entitled “The Fight For Clarity On Calif. Worker Classification Law”. The...
California and Federal Tax Update - Filing and Payment Extensions
The IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board have issued guidance allowing an extension of time to pay income taxes ​and file returns. CALIFORNIA:  The California...
Michael Shaff Published in Daily Journal
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ attorney Michael Shaff was published in the Daily Journal for his MCLE article entitled “Who Wants (Tax-Free) $10 Million?” Michael discusses...
The Evolution of the California Independent Contractor
Businesses operating in California need to be very careful when classifying someone as an independent contractor vs. an employee.  Given the California Supreme Court’s ruling...
SA&M Attorneys Heather Antoine and Karine Akopchikyan Featured in LABJ:
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ Attorneys Heather Antoine and Karine Akopchikyan have been featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Perspective” column discussing the Patagonia lawsuit...
SA&M Client Alert: Nevada’s New Internet Privacy Law, Senate Bill 220 (“SB 220”)
Nevada recently voted to amend its existing privacy law, Nevada Revised Statutes: Chapter 603A (“NRS 603A”). This comes on the heels of California’s landmark new...
SA&M Attorneys Daniel Rozansky and Crystal Jonelis Featured in Law360
Calif. Justices Create Arbitration Compromise Conundrum The California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Heimlich v. Shivji[1] provides litigants in arbitration valuable guidance on when and...
Copyright Owners Must Obtain Registration Before Filing an Infringement Lawsuit
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court made clear what has been a gray area of copyright law – copyright owners must register their work with the U.S. Copyright Office before suing for copyright infringement. Previously, courts in some circuits (including the Ninth Circuit) permitted infringement suits to go forward before registration while applications were pending.
SA&M Attorney John De La Merced Appointed to APABA Board of Governors
Congratulations to Stubbs Alderton & Markiles attorney John De La Merced for his appointment to the Board of Governors for the Asian Pacific American Bar...
Major Legal Pitfalls for Startups – The Case for Hiring a Lawyer before you “Start Up” – Part 2
In this two-part series, Kelly Laffey discusses the legal pitfalls that startups can avoid when forming their company. Kelly counsels clients on issues related to...
Major Legal Pitfalls for Startups – The Case for Hiring a Lawyer before you “Start Up” – Part 1
In this two-part series, Kelly Laffey discusses the legal pitfalls that startups can avoid when forming their company. Kelly counsels clients on issues related to...
On Friday, February 1, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released guidelines for mobile privacy.  The guidelines target key players in the growing mobile device industry,...
What is founder restricted stock? Founder restricted stock refers to shares of common stock that are owned by a founder but are subject to forfeiture...
Partner Kevin DeBre’ was featured in  the Licensing Forum section of “IP New Matter,” the official publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the...
By: Scott Alderton Technology Counsel of Southern California SCribe Newletter, Volume X, Number 6, September 2008. Obtaining financing for an early stage company involves a myriad...
Los Angeles Business Journal Special Report
Managing Partner Scott Alderton featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal Special Report on major players in Web 2.0 financing.
Is a Pension Plan the Right Potential Investor For Your Company?
There are more than $25 trillion dollars in U.S. pension plan assets as of December 31, 2016.[1]  To a company (for purposes of this article...
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