• Making The California Assumption Of Risk Doctrine Work For You
    Law360 - 5/12/15
    By Julian Pardo de Zela

    The doctrine of assumption of risk is a legal defense that may operate to relieve a California owner or occupier of and from liability to third parties who are injured on their premises. One species of the doctrine, primary assumption of risk, has seen a recent expansion. This is welcome news. At the same time, courts have become more cautious in their application of the express assumption of risk doctrine. Land owners and occupiers should understand the importance of both of these developments.

  • 2 Routes To Hourly Rates For Lawyers
    Law 360 - 4/14/15
    By Gerald G. Knapton

    Partner Gerald Knapton published the article “2 Routes To Hourly Rates For Lawyers.” In the article, Knapton details two sources that can be used to determine hourly fee rates for attorneys. Knapton provides an overview of the sources, the Laffey Matrix and the Real Rate Report, and uses a variety of examples to illustrate how attorneys can use them to determine reasonable hourly rates for a diverse range of practice areas and geographic regions. The Road Most Traveled: The Case For Incorporating in Delaware
    French Tech Hub — Prime - 4/1/2015
    By Jordan R. BeckermanFrançois G. Laugier

    Some tech clients can be wary of taking the beaten path, and understandably so – in Silicon Valley, companies are encouraged to disrupt, not follow; to innovate, not replicate.  This leads clients, whether they are starting a new company, creating a subsidiary, or “flipping” from a European parent, to ask “Where should I incorporate?”, and then, “Why Delaware?” While it’s true that Delaware might not be for every new company, it is a great place to incorporate a tech startup.

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