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Aug 19 2021

Donahue Fitzgerald Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America® 2022 Edition

Dawn Newton, Franchise Law Kristin A. Pace, Tax Law Merrill J. Schwartz, Corporate Law Philip M. Jelley, Tax Law Wilfrid F. Roberge, Jr., Trusts and Estates Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers in America rankings are based solely on […]

Aug 18 2021

Senior Counsel Diea D. Schum Joins Donahue Fitzgerald

Diea joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Litigation, Real Estate, and Construction practices. She handles all phases of the litigation process, including appellate practice. Diea is an effective litigator who is not afraid to tackle the most complicated legal issues and tailors her approach to each client based on their objectives. Prior to joining the firm, Diea was […]

Jul 29 2021

Franchising and Trademarks: Where, Why and How?

Franchise definitional elements All franchise agreements are trademark licences, but not all trademark licences are franchise agreements. Although the statutory language varies among jurisdictions, a classic franchise has three core elements: The licensor grants the licensee a right to use licensor’s trademark. The licensee pays the licensor a fee, other than the wholesale price of […]

Jul 7 2021

Donahue Fitzgerald Attorneys Named 2021 Super Lawyers

Daniel B. Newbold: Estate & Trust Litigation David A. Stein: Construction Litigation Elizabeth M. Engh: Estate & Probate Jonathan McNeil Wong: Immigration Kristin A. Pace: Estate Planning & Probate Mary M. Rudser: Estate Planning & Probate Practice areas represented include estate & trust litigation, construction litigation, estate planning & probate, and immigration. The Northern California […]

May 17 2021

Donahue Fitzgerald Advises Game Taco in Acquisition of WorldWinner from GSN Games

Read the full press release, Game Taco Acquires Skill-Game Pioneer WorldWinner From GSN Games.

May 17 2021

Associate Arun P. Bose Joins Donahue Fitzgerald

Arun joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Intellectual Property, Music and Entertainment, and Business and Corporate practices. His practice focuses on trademark, copyright, domain names, and business transactions. He assists clients in obtaining trademark and copyright registrations, and enforcing their intellectual property rights. Arun earned his J.D. from the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, […]

May 14 2021

Associate Janet Li Joins Donahue Fitzgerald

Janet joins Donahue Fitzgerald’s Litigation and Trusts and Estates practices. Her practice focuses on will and estates litigation. She uses her legal skills to help families reach amicable settlements or handle contentious litigation. She counsels clients ranging from individuals and small business owners to high net worth individuals who own multiple corporations and real estate […]

May 12 2021

Donahue Fitzgerald Advises Prime Engineering in Strategic Investment from Godspeed Capital

Read the full press release, Prime Engineering Announces Strategic Investment from Godspeed Capital.

Jan 21 2021

Will Mandatory Covid Vaccinations For Employees Be Legal?

In December 2020, the EEOC updated its COVID-19 guidance to address vaccination issues.   This new EEOC guidance states that a COVID-19 vaccine is not a medical examination for purposes of the ADA, however pre-screening vaccination questions and giving the vaccine can trigger ADA regulations on disability-related inquiries and reasonable accommodations.  Under the ADA, an […]

Jan 20 2021

California Supreme Court Confirms Retroactivity of ABC Test

Language in Dynamex presaged this result.  Vazquez is also consistent with the general rule that judicial decisions are given retroactive effect.  However, because the 2018 Dynamex opinion was silent on the issue of retroactivity, some employer litigants hoped that the Court could be persuaded to treat Dynamex as an exception to the general rule of […]