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The Sidebar - February 2015

Poole & Shaffery, LLP is a full service business firm with attorneys who focus on a variety of different areas of litigation, counseling and transactional services, including: bankruptcy, business litigation, business transactions, commercial litigation, construction law, construction defect claims, employment and labor law, environmental law, government affairs, intellectual property matters, insurance law, land use, non-profit and tax-exempt organizations, product liability, premises liability, real estate law, and toxic torts.

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By: Chris S. Jacobsen
2015 Business Law Statutes: Ex-Officio Directors, Notaries and More

With the start of each New Year come the effective dates of numerous statutes crafted by the California Legislature and approved by the Governor. 2015 proved to be no different, bringing into effect new business law statutes regarding ex officio directors of nonprofit corporations, notarial acknowledgements, social purpose corporations, and Secretary of State filing processes.

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By: Brian E. Koegle
New Year, New Employment Regulations

In 2014, the California legislature passed approximately 900 new laws affecting California businesses and their owners. Many of these laws went into effect January 1, 2015, and still others become effective throughout the year. Staying on top of all these changes can be quite a daunting challenge. The following are some of the more significant changes to employment regulations that become effective in 2015.

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By: Hunt C. Braly
Government Affairs and Legislative Advocacy Can Help Your Business and Development (Even if it is Called Lobbying!)

"Lobbyists" and "lobbying" have become pejorative terms in regarding their influence on government decision making. Critics want ever increasing restrictions, or even bans, on who can lobby and what they can be paid. Many pundits decry the influence of lobbyists and claim many of the impasses in government are the fault of lobbyists and their claimed unbridled influence.

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