Business formation and how that choice impacts taxes

On behalf of Thaler Law posted in business formation on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Starting a California business is an exciting time, but there are important financial and legal issues to consider before moving forward. The choices an entrepreneur makes in the initial stages of his or her company will have significant impact on various factors down the road, including taxes. During the business formation stage, it is prudent to think about how the choice of entity will determine taxes as well. The legal structure of a business determines how a business owner will be taxed and his or her personal financial liability for business-related taxes. As an example, a sole proprietorship is a common choice for a structure of

2019-10-30T15:17:26+00:00February 20th, 2019|

Business ligitgation involving well-known candy companies

On behalf of Thaler Law posted in business formation on Monday, February 4, 2019. California district attorneys recently won a significant case brought against a few well-known chocolate companies. Chocolate makers Russell Stover and Ghirardelli recently came under fire and faced business litigation due to certain packaging issues that led to consumers receiving much less product than they actually paid for. The two companies are facing fines that amount to $750,000, and they have to adjust some of their packaging techniques as well. The prosecution accused the two successful candy companies of knowingly and deliberately packing some of their products in a way that deceived consumers. One specific issue is the selling of containers that were essentially empty, containing much

2019-10-30T14:50:23+00:00February 4th, 2019|

How you can sign a better business contract

On behalf of Thaler Law on Friday, February 1, 2019. One of the best ways to prevent contract disputes is to sign a better contract. Clear and concise contracts contribute to a better business relationship. When all parties give real thought and consideration to their contract, even in a simple contract, it sets guidelines and clear expectations for all aspects of the business. What makes a good business contract? Your contract can be a simple, one-page document and be an arguably better contract than a lengthy one. Aside from spotting bad business clauses, the following makes a good contract better: Avoids unnecessarily complicated language Clearly defines business terms Paragraphs are numbers and labeled Free of typos or grammatical errors Specifies

2019-10-30T15:12:02+00:00February 1st, 2019|