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Business Debt Collection Ideas PLP Law Attorney

How a Business Can Improve Debt Collection

One of the most frustrating areas of maintaining a successful business is collecting on receivables. It has been said that “a sale to a customer is no more than a gift, until the payment for it has been collected and gets deposited in the bank.” Many businesses learn this truth the hard way, generating great sales and revenue, but suffering from terrible cash flow because payments due are not forthcoming in a timely manner.

Improving Debt Collection

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The Biggest Things to Look For When Buying a Business

Bay Area real estate attorney Oakland

It’s usually easier to buy an existing business than to start up your own. This is because everything is already in place, including a customer base. However, there are some things to look for when you buy a fully-operational business. Follow the tips listed below to give yourself a fair chance of success at converting someone else’s business into your own. Continue reading

Finest Real Estate Attorney Around

“I have referred matters to Mark for several years because he is one of the finest real estate attorneys around. I have no hesitation in recommending him for anyone’s real estate matters, whether it be individuals or other attorneys. He’s a professional.”

2017 Testimonial from a fellow Bay Area Attorney

Great Lawyer and Great Firm

“Fantastic firm with very high quality lawyers. They don’t over bill or over work a case or matter. They’ll take the time needed to understand issues and make sure you understand the issues and what needs to be done, and they have a lot of experience in a number of areas of law including real estate, litigation, debtor creditor law, contracts. They’ve drafted various documents for me and supported a dispute (didn’t get to litigation) all with an eye toward practical resolution and no churning of their bill. Can’t say enough about them. Most of my experience is with Mark Poniatowski, but all of their lawyers are very good. They do a lot of work with individuals as well as small and some big companies. I know some of their other clients, and the feedback I received was great.”

Jeff, Avvo 5 Star Review

Estate Planning and Trust Administration Made Easier

Estate Planning and Trust Administration

Have You Reviewed Your Trust Recently?

A common estate planning strategy prior to 2012 was to set up an “A-B” Trust distribution that created a Bypass Trust upon the death of the first spouse. The primary purpose of the Bypass Trust was to maximize a married couple’s total estate tax personal exemption. In 2012, though, the federal estate tax laws were substantially revised and, for most couples, simplified. Continue reading

Verbal Real Estate Agreement Destroys Family Bond

Oakland Real Property Attorney’s Words of Caution

Hayward Family Dispute Over Real Property

While it may be tempting to create informal agreements about business or real estate transactions with family members, in our experience the minor discomfort of formalizing agreements between family members up front pales in comparison to the damage a souring business deal can do to families who operated “on a handshake” instead of signing legally binding written contracts. Continue reading

Acquiring Commercial Real Estate with Current Tenants

Downtown Oakland Commercial Property

Experienced Oakland Business Attorney’s Recommendations

Purchasing occupied commercial real estate provides you with an immediate source of income, but the inherited tenants can also cause headaches. Disputes with such tenants can lead to messy negotiations or even costly litigation if you fail to handle the situation properly. Prevent problems by:
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Buying An Oakland Business? Don’t Overlook the Letter of Intent

Advice From An Experienced Oakland Business Attorney

Oakland Business Attorney Night ShotExperienced entrepreneurs know that it can be better to purchase an established business instead of starting one from the ground up. The San Francisco Bay Area’s strong economy also makes metropolitan areas like Oakland a smart purchase location. But like any business venture, the purchasing process must undergo strategic steps so that buyers and sellers reach fair, negotiated and intended legal terms at the end of the transaction. The Letter of Intent (LOI), insignificant as it may seem, must be crafted and delivered carefully for the business agreement to continue without mishaps. When it is time to draft a LOI, consult a contracts attorney and consider the following: Continue reading