Our client was owed approximately $135,000 by one of its customers who, before we were retained, had been making one excuse after another for non-payment. Once we became involved, our client’s customer almost immediately committed to a payment plan and paid the balance in full within 45 days. This was accomplished without the filing of a lawsuit.
On January 12, 2019, attorney Art Matthews presented a seminar on Judgment Collections Practice on behalf of the Orange County Bar Association. Mr. Matthews provided an overview of California’s Enforcement of Judgments law and discussed various collection techniques that creditors can utilize to collect monies owed to them.
We were recently retained by a client that places high-level tech workers. Our client was owed nearly $100,000 by one of its customers who had moved its operations overseas. We stepped in and using our 25+ years of commercial collections experience, helped the client collect the entire balance owed in only 30 or so days. This was accomplished without the filing of a lawsuit.
In one recent case that went to trial, we represented a manufacturer based in Hong Kong. In Kembo Knitting Factory, Ltd. v. J.T. Intimates, Inc., Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. BC477317, our client filed a case against a former distributor that had failed to pay more than $140,000 due and owing. The distributor filed a cross complaint that sought over $700,000 in damages. Through our firm’s efforts, our client prevailed at trial on all claims and causes of action.
Our firm recently filed a lawsuit seeking damages for breach of contract and unfair business practices against a large financial institution. Through our efforts, we were able to secure a six figure settlement for our client. This is a substantial win for our client and our firm is proud that we were able to be a part of retaining justice in their case. Business matters can be complex and require the attention of a knowledgeable attorney who will understand how to go about seeking a positive resolution. If you are dealing with a business law matter, contact our office to set up a case evaluation.
For any number of reasons the decision may be made for a business to be dissolved. Sometimes this is voluntary and sometimes this is against great effort to avoid this outcome. It can be due to financial hardship when the success of the business has not always matched its expenses. It may also be an individual that is retiring because they are ready to move onto something new. Under state laws, dissolution can also take place if a principal or partner was involved in conduct that could prove damaging to the company. When partners want to go their own separate way, dissolution may be the right option. Just as starting and maintaining a business is a conquest, dissolving it can be challenging as well. It is best to turn this task over to a Los Angeles business lawyer that will be able to recognize all aspects of the company and take them into account when developing a plan.
While the company may be going out to of business, there are still finances and other factors on the line that need to be properly addressed. A business can be dissolved legally which will include a number of steps. Debts will need to be paid off so that the business does not end with owed expenses. Property and assets will also need to be sold and these can be used to pay towards the debts of the business. Cash will then be divided out to the shareholders in the company. Depending on the details of the situation and the reason for dissolution, these cases can vary in their difficulty. Just about any matter can benefit from the inclusion of an attorney and our firm handles these cases with excellence. Whether you and your partner no longer want to be in business together or you are going out of business, set up a consultation with our firm to get started on the dissolution process.
People change jobs and they leave a company for any number of reasons. When they go, they can take more than just their skills. Many employees have valuable insider information of the company and this information in the hands of a competitor or other person could be detrimental to the prosperity of the company. A non-compete agreement is an agreement that many employees are asked to sign upon taking a new job. This states that they will not leave the company and go work for a competitor. These are not used in the state of California and a judge will not uphold these even if it has been signed.
Instead, a nondisclosure or a nonsolicitation agreement (NDA) can be used as a type of insurance for business owners. Typically there is some sort of incentive that will be given to a current or former employee in order to persuade them to sign an agreement. A nondisclosure agreement can be implemented to guard the trade secrets of a company. This is important information that can secure the functioning of a company and if it is leaked, there can be numerous ramifications. Trade secrets can include information regarding customers, a new direction for the company, a chemical formula and more. There may be incentive from a competing company for employees to divulge this information but an agreement offers further protection, as well as allowing for penalties if it is broken. The type of agreements used may be mutual or one way and they should be thoroughly developed so that no loops holes allow for secrets to slip out without penalties.
A nonsolicitation agreement is another option and it seeks to limit individuals from soliciting employees or customers to leave the current business. If your business has something to protect, it is important to be proactive and not be faced with a later situation where a lack of planning leaves you at a disadvantage. If you are a worker that is being accused of violating an agreement, speak with a representative from our firm to learn what grounds you have to fight this. Agreements can often be broad and just about everything you learned at the company may be included. This is not always fair to a worker and may not stand up in a court. For those that are looking to develop a NDA or are being asked to sign one, it is best to have it looked over by a professional that can keep your best interest in mind.
If you are looking for a business lawyer who can help you with virtually any business law concern that you have, then you need to contact the Matthews Law Firm Inc. today. The attorneys at this firm have over 20 years of cumulative experience which they want to practice by tackling your case. At Matthews Law Firm, you can be sure that you will get one-on-one attention with an experienced lawyer. The firm is devoted to giving personalized attention to each and every client and making sure that every single client has been taken care of the way that would serve them best. At the Matthews Law Firm, you won’t have your case pushed into a prefabricated mold. Instead, an attorney will give careful attention to detail regarding your specific case.
This firm can help in a variety of different business law practice areas. If you are dealing with fraud allegations or real estate litigation then this firm can help. They can also assist you when it comes to a contract dispute or a breach of contract situation. At the firm, they are devoted to handling foreclosure issues, complaints by the Foreign Trade Commission. The firm can also mediate in a variety of different situations and can help businessmen and women to work through royalty disputes, shareholder disputes, or breach of fiduciary duty claims. If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner and you were cheated or swindled in a business venture, then you also have the right to hire a lawyer who can litigate on your behalf. At the Matthews Law Firm, there are attorneys with 22 years of cumulative service ready and waiting to help you.
This firm also handles landlord and tenant disputes and will help in trademark lawsuits. If you have been cited for unfair business practices, or you are in the midst of an LLC or LLP dispute then you need to contact an attorney today for more information. A business lawyer at the Matthews Law Firm can also handle your commercial collections cases and your lawsuits that regard working within intellectual property. Whenever you are dealing with a business issue, you want to know that the attorney working on your case has the knowledge and experience to handle what you are dealing with. Attorney Art Matthews has been practicing business law since 1989 and has worked solely on business and corporate issues since that time.
Attorney Art Matthews is a graduate from the University of Southern California where he has a Bachelor of Science degree and a law degree. He has been admitted into the New York State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court of the Central District of California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. He has active licenses to practice in the District of Columbia and California and also has a registered license in New York though it is not active at present.
Mr. Matthews loves his job in the legal field. Because if this, he is able to get his clients the favorable outcomes that they want in many cases. He isn’t hesitant to put in extra hours and work hard if that is what is necessary to achieve an outstanding result. Matthews Law is set apart because they don’t want to take on a massive amount of cases and process them all through the same procedure. Instead, the attorneys at this firm are dedicated to helping those in need by taking the approach that is best for every individual. You are a unique person, and at the Matthews Law Firm the attorneys and associates will keep this in mind. You will be informed about what is going on with your case. The staff at the Matthews Law Firm pledges that you will never be left waiting for an answer to a question and will never be left feeling neglected or un cared for. Read more about the firm’s dedication to one-on-one service here.
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In addition to using these directories to learn more about the firm, you also have the option to call them if you want more information. The firm can be reached at their Orange County office by calling (714) 647 7110.
With the help of an attorney from the Matthews Law Firm, you can get the information that you want in order to get the guidance and counsel that you need. With an attorney from the firm on your side, you will be able to choose the best path for litigation. You can read the firm testimonials if you want more information about the firm or want to see what other are saying after they complete their case with the Matthews Law Firm.