San Diego Business Law Blog | Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation

Disputes with a Former Partner or Employee

On behalf of Daniel Watkins of Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Posted On April 28, 2017

Many business litigation cases involve disputes with a former partner or employee who is now competing against their former company.  While California’s non-compete laws may seem to restrictive for employers, defending your company’s proprietary information, trade secrets, practices, customer lists and industry contacts is not.  The unfair competition attorneys […]

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The Corporate Documents When Forming a New Company

On behalf of Daniel Watkins of Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Posted On April 27, 2017

Pay close attention to the corporate documents when forming a new company.  The operating agreement, shareholder’s agreement and other important corporate documents including the by-laws contain important clauses that can make or break your new company.  Why are these documents so important?  Why is it so important to […]

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Defending San Diego Employers from Retaliation Claims

On behalf of Daniel Watkins of Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Posted On April 26, 2017

The Watkins Firm has decades of experience defending San Diego employers from retaliation claims by employees or outside agencies.  Retaliation is an issue that is addressed by federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws, as well as California’s commercial code.  When is a San Diego employer at risk for allegations […]

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Protecting San Diego Corporate Intellectual Property

On behalf of Daniel Watkins of Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Posted On April 21, 2017

What constitutes “intellectual property?”  Why is protecting San Diego corporate intellectual property so important? Intellectual Property or IP is a broad legal term referring to unique and original creations of the human mind.  This includes obvious corporate work such as logos, trademarks and industrial designs, but also extends to original […]

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Defending San Diego Employers in Executive Disputes

On behalf of Daniel Watkins of Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Posted On April 18, 2017

Are you in the midst of a dispute with or have issues with an executive or co-owner in your company?  The Watkins Firm has decades of experience defending San Diego employers in executive disputes and executive severance negotiations.    Labor disputes with senior management can involve a CEO, CFO, CIO […]

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Ensuring Compliance with the California Fair Pay Act

On behalf of Daniel Watkins of Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Posted On April 17, 2017

Ensuring compliance with the California fair Pay Act is crucial for any employer with workers in San Diego or throughout California.  The new California Fair Pay Act legislation took effect in January of 2016 and included several changes to the previous law.  Several sections of the old California Labor Code were removed with this legislation, […]

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Solar Power Disputes Increase in San Diego

On behalf of Daniel Watkins of Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Posted On April 14, 2017

Solar power disputes increase in San Diego over the past 3 years, resulting in the need for a proven successful legal strategy for solar power companies, contractors and area homeowners.  The Watkins Firm has extensive litigation experience across decades here in San Diego and Southern California.  We take a […]

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Successful Defense of a Breach of Contract in San Diego

On behalf of Daniel Watkins of Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Posted On April 12, 2017

What is required for a successful defense of a breach of contract in San Diego?  The short answer is prompt action and a very skilled attorney.  Breach of contract cases can become quite expensive very quickly for the party who is in breach of a business […]

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Resolving San Diego Business Litigation Efficiently

On behalf of Daniel Watkins of Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Posted On April 11, 2017

The Watkins Firm has decades of experience resolving San Diego business litigation efficiently in a cost-effective and timely manner.  Our seasoned dispute and lawsuit resolution attorneys take a unique approach to disputes between businesses, shareholders, members, partners or between and employer and their employee.  The vast majority of these cases […]

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The Case for Arbitration in San Diego

On behalf of Daniel Watkins of Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Posted On April 7, 2017

What is the case for arbitration in San Diego and why is it a better alternative to taking a lawsuit before a judge and/or jury?  The simple answers are “time and money.”  Arbitration is often written into the terms of a commercial contract, and the parties may not have […]

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