Mar 8 2022

New Requirements Under Automatic Renewal Laws: Here’s How to Stay Compliant

California’s ARL – AB 390 In 2010, California enacted the ARL, which requires companies to clearly disclose the material terms before a consumer subscribes to an automatic renewal program, and to obtain affirmative consent to the terms before charging a consumer. The ARL requires businesses to: Clearly and conspicuously disclose certain automatic renewal terms, including […]

Mar 2 2022

Donahue Fitzgerald Recognized in the World Trademark Review’s 2022 WTR 1000 Ranking

The WTR cites leading trademark practitioners globally. Among top practitioners, they described California State Board Certified Legal Specialist in Franchise and Distribution, Dawn Newton, “as a top franchising expert and all-round transactional ace.” WTR notes that Music and Entertainment chair and IP co-chair, Daniel Schacht, “possesses first-rate licensing know-how and leads a dynamic practice in […]

Feb 10 2022

California Passes New COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for 2022

Under the new supplemental paid leave act, employees are entitled to take up to 40 hours paid sick leave related to COVID-19: to quarantine as required by any applicable federal, state or local order, or upon the advice of a health care professional; to care for themselves or family members (a spouse, child, parent, grandchild, […]

Dec 20 2021

Associate Melanie Kim Joins Donahue Fitzgerald

Melanie joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Litigation and Employment practices. She has helped represent clients in a variety of employment-related matters involving wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination claims. She has also assisted with matters involving PAGA claims and claims involving workers’ compensation. She assists clients in all aspects of litigation, including pre-litigation investigation […]

Dec 13 2021

Associate Anna Bernstein Joins Donahue Fitzgerald

Anna joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Real Estate, Construction, and Employment practices. As a member of the Real Estate and Construction Practice group, Anna assists clients in both litigation and transactional matters. While she assists in all stages of residential and commercial real estate litigation, she also drafts and reviews commercial contracts, transactions and leases. Anna earned […]

Nov 4 2021

Donahue Fitzgerald Ranked in Top Tier of 2022 “Best Law Firms”

Firms included in the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes the top 5 percent of private practicing attorneys in the U.S. Receiving a Tier 1 […]

Nov 2 2021

Artist Team – Attorney

Entertainment Lawyers possess a large skill set and are approached by clients who may require various services, some of which may include (but are not limited to) negotiations, legal planning, asset protection, and contract reviewing or drafting. Because of this, no day as an Entertainment Attorney is ever the same! “You really have to have […]

Oct 8 2021

Associate Hayley Lenahan Joins Donahue Fitzgerald

Hayley joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Litigation practice. She has experience litigating corporate, complex commercial, and trusts & estates disputes as well as counseling clients on statutory and fiduciary duties. She began her career as a clerk for the Honorable Eric M. Davis of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, where she worked on sophisticated disputes […]

Sep 24 2021

Senior Counsel Kelly Rowland Joins Donahue Fitzgerald

Kelly joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Business and Corporate practice. She represents clients on a broad range of corporate, business, and real estate matters, such as: Business formations and dissolutions Mergers and acquisitions Corporate governance and operational issues Commercial agreements Kelly earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School and her B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles. […]

Sep 10 2021

Feeling at Home: Bay Area Real Estate Lawyers Deal with the Deeply Personal

A real estate lawyer is generally defined as an attorney who either litigates real estate cases or handles the legal aspect of a real estate transaction. They can evaluate any offers a seller makes or a buyer receives to ensure that their parties’ interests are protected, and that everyone’s responsibilities in the transaction are clearly […]