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Should a Lawyer Review My Business Purchase Agreement?

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Are you selling your business? Are you acquiring a business? Either way, you may wonder, “Should a lawyer review my business purchase agreement?” The short answer is yes. Below, our Modesto business lawyers explain 3 reasons why you should have a lawyer review your purchase of business agreement. What Is … Read More

Do You Know How to Find a Good Business Lawyer?

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Every business owner needs a good business lawyer on their side. Business lawyers are invaluable resources when it comes to protecting your company’s assets and safeguarding its future. From handling disputes to employment contracts, a business attorney can help you navigate the challenging business world and prevent disputes from arising. … Read More

What Are Common Wage and Hour Laws in California?

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California wage and hour laws regulate the standards for how and when employers must pay their non-exempt employees, as well as cover issues like time worked. Our Modesto employment attorneys explain common wage and hour laws in California below. What Do Wage and Hour Laws in California Encompass? Wage and … Read More

The Crucial Legal Documents You Will Need for Your Child Who Is Now a Young Adult

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As parents, we know that even when your children turn 18, they still need our guidance as they continue to learn and grow in the new chapter of their lives. As such, having access to certain information is critical. Whether your adult child plans to continue their education away at … Read More

How Can a Business Transaction Attorney Help My Business?

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Running a business often requires many different types of commercial transactions. From mergers to commercial leases, these transactions can make or break your business. Get a bad deal and you could spend years undoing the damage done to you and your company. That is where a Modesto business transaction attorney … Read More

Determining Fault After a Rear-End Collision in Modesto

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There are currently over 210,000 people living in Modesto, California. The majority of the population has a driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle. It is no surprise that car accidents occur on a regular basis in Modesto, particularly on Highway 99 and State Route 132. According to the … Read More

George S. Arata and Amanda J. Heitlinger Named to the 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers List

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We are pleased to announce that two attorneys from Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger have been selected to the 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in Northern California. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than … Read More

When Do You Need a Business Litigation Attorney?

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No business owner wants to think of his or her business embroiled in legal disputes. However, in today’s world, businesses often face a variety of issues that can result in conflict and litigation. These legal disputes can inhibit a business and prevent it from growing, remaining competitive, and ultimately succeeding. … Read More

Wills, Trusts and Dying Intestate: How They Differ

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Most people understand that having some sort of an estate plan is a good thing. However, many of us do not take the first steps to get that estate plan in place because we do not understand the differences between a will and trust – and dying without either. Below, … Read More

10 Different Types of Trusts: A Quick Look

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Considering the myriad of trusts available, creating the right estate plan can seem daunting. However, that is what we, as estate planning attorneys, do every day. We know the laws and will design a plan which addresses your specific situation. Here is a look at the basics of ten different … Read More