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Apr 18 2019

Donahue Fitzgerald Advises The Speech Pathology Group in its Partnership with Ridgemont Equity Partners

Read the full press release, Ridgemont Equity Partners Announces Partnership with The Speech Pathology Group.

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Apr 2 2019

Associate Elizabeth M. Hollis Joins Donahue Fitzgerald

Elizabeth joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Trusts and Estates, Tax, and Business and Corporate practices. Elizabeth represents clients on estate planning, trust administration, and probate law matters.  Her practice primarily focuses on strategic estate and tax planning, with the goal of preserving wealth for clients and their families. Elizabeth earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University and […]

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Mar 29 2019

Associate Delisle Warden Joins Donahue Fitzgerald

Delisle joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Music and Entertainment and Intellectual Property practices. Delisle advises clients on various aspects of each including copyright, trademark and licensing agreements; and copyright and trademark registration. Delisle earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, earned his M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and earned his B.A. from Emory University. About […]

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Mar 28 2019

Associate Cullen L. Schlievert Joins Donahue Fitzgerald

Cullen joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Business and Corporate practice. Cullen represents public, private, and start-up companies in corporate, securities, and real estate transactions. He advises clients in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, private stock offerings, joint venture structuring, division spin-offs, and venture capital financing. Cullen earned his J.D. from Santa Clara Unversity School of Law and earned […]

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Mar 1 2019

Reporting Time Pay Obligations Expanded for California Businesses

Often times, businesses send employees home early if business is slow.   In those situations, where “an employee is required to report for work and does report, but is not put to work or is furnished less than half said employee’s usual or scheduled day’s work, the employee shall be paid for half the usual or […]

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Feb 1 2019

An Estate Planner’s Guide to Family Law Presumptions

I. Introduction As estate planners, we prepare carefully crafted estate plans for clients who typically have a clear view of their family dynamics and ultimate wishes. We aim to be thorough and to provide multiple contingency plans so our clients’ wishes are carried out upon their deaths. However, it cannot be ignored that, with the […]

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Jan 2 2019

Spotify Settles $1.6B IP Suit Brought By Tom Petty’s Publisher

Law360 (December 20, 2018, 5:05 PM EST) — Spotify Inc. and the music publisher representing Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks and other popular songwriters announced Thursday an end to a $1.6 billion copyright infringement dispute that accused Spotify of cheating artists out of millions of dollars in royalties. In a joint statement, Spotify and Wixen Music […]

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Nov 26 2018

New Court of Appeals Decision Calls Non-Solicitation Provisions Into Doubt

The Court of Appeals found that the anti-raiding provision, which prohibited former employees from “directly or indirectly” soliciting or inducing any AMN employee to leave AMN for a one year period was void.  The Court of Appeals also rejected arguments that information about the names, contact information and compensation packages of the recruited employees were […]

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Nov 15 2018

Associate Carolina Wu Joins Donahue Fitzgerald

Carolina joins the firm from a New York firm where she focused on banking and financial services, business and corporate law, and commercial and residential real estate. She currently advises clients in areas such as business entity formations, asset purchase transactions, and commercial contract reviews. Prior to that, she served as legal counsel for a […]

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Nov 15 2018

Impacts of the New Revenue Recognition Rule (ASC 606)

Current Rule:  ASC 952-605 New Rule:  ASC 606 Franchisors recognize initial franchise fees when (or shortly after) the franchisor has performed its material pre-opening and opening obligations to a new franchisee (typically, when the franchisee commences operations). Depending on its operations and nature of the initial services a franchisor provides to its franchisees, the franchisor […]

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