We handle all types of administrative hearings conducted under the Administrative Procedures Act, including proceedings before the Department of Corporations, Employment Development Department, Contractors State License Board, and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Mediation and arbitration are alternatives to resolving a dispute in a court. Mediation is voluntary and non-binding; arbitration may be pursuant to contract or by order of court; both are binding. Both proceedings are private as opposed to a judicial lawsuit which is a public proceeding. There are many differences between mediation and arbitration, and lawsuits, and Fisher Law Corporation can guide you through the pros and cons of each.
Contracts are agreements that are legally enforceable. A contract may involve a duty to do or refrain from doing something, and the failure to perform such duty is called a breach of contract. The law provides remedies if a promise is breached aiming to restore the person wronged to the position they would occupy if the contract had not been breached, rather than punish the breaching party. Contracts are vital to all businesses – from equipment leases, bank loans, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, supplier and customer contracts, agreements for professional services, and product warranties, to entertainment contracts, music contracts and everything in between. It is important to understand all aspects of a contract before signing it. Fisher Law Corporation has the experience to protect you in all aspects of contract law.
Choosing the right business entity allows an entrepreneur to reduce liability exposure, minimize taxes, and ensure that the business can be financed and run efficiently. It also provides business owners with a mechanism for ensuring that the business operations will continue, rather than being automatically terminated, upon the death of an owner. We represent business owners in all aspects, from formation to dissolution and termination.
Fisher Law Corporation has a long record of outstanding successes in litigation and trials. Every year we try numerous cases to verdicts before juries, judges and arbitrators. Our clients have trusted us to try their most significant disputes to verdict, and we believe our trial win-loss record is unsurpassed.
Since 1986, we have guided hundreds of pawnbrokers, secondhand dealers, auto title lenders, payday lenders and consumer finance lenders through all aspects of their business. We represent these lenders from start to end, including handing: (a) zoning variances and conditional use permits and similar land use issues; (b) business formation issues such as choosing the proper form of business, whether as a sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited liability company or a C or Sub S corporation); (c) licensing issues dealing with local law enforcement and the State of California; (d) and operational issues such as compliance with the California Business and Professions Code and the California Financial Code, police holds and seizures, and compliance with privacy laws, truth in lending laws and related laws.
Provisional directors can be appointed by a Judge when a corporation faces a situation called “deadlock” in which the board of directors and/or shareholders are equally divided on an issue. A provisional director can act as a tiebreaker to decide a specific issue on which the board or shareholders are deadlocked. A receiver is a more drastic remedy and longer term. Receivers can be appointed by the court to oversee collection of a judgment. Or, a Rents, Issues and Profits Receiver can be appointed when an income-producing property is in default. There are other types of receivers as well. Knowing how to steer through matters involving provisional directors and receivers is complicated but Fisher Law Corporation has 30+ years dealing with these situations.