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September 2017 Archives

Business law | How a shareholder's agreement can save the day

When two or more people decide to start a business together, they do so with only the best intentions. Usually, these intentions include making a commitment to put the business first on a long-term basis and agreeing to work together for the good of the company. In this way, business formation is much like a marriage. Also like a marriage, breaking the business up is often quite complicated.

Ideas are expensive. Protect them.

As a business innovator, you understand the behind-the-scenes work that goes into a new project or idea before it is presented to the public. Turning these dreams into reality requires a significant investment of your time, energy and money. If you've found it harder and harder to create or market new ideas, you're probably not alone. How can these obstacles be overcome in a business environment?

Real estate: A brief look at Arizona's foreclosure process

For many, losing a home to foreclosure feels like failing at life itself. Owning your own home is a large part of the American dream; once you lose it, you have to begin building your dream all over again. It is definitely a setback to achieving one's life goals.

When does landlord monopolization cross the line?

Times are hard for renters, especially in mid-size to large cities. Competition to rent is steadily increasing, and renters are left with little to no option than to take overpriced apartments with strict contracts written to favor the landlord. When landlords use questionable tactics to evict renters so that they can get higher rent, when it is time to say "enough is enough" and fight back?

How do I evict a commercial tenant?

As a property owner, you prefer for all of your commercial tenants to enjoy booming success. Unfortunately, this is not how the market works, and sooner or later, you may face a dilemma surrounding whether or not to evict a commercial tenant. While it is possible to evict a commercial tenant on a number of grounds, it is usually most successful to pursue eviction due to nonpayment of rent.

Judge orders arbitration for dispute involving Diamondbacks

For several years, the beloved Arizona Diamondbacks and Maricopa County have been embroiled in a real estate dispute. Recently a judge with the Maricopa County Superior Court ordered the two entities to work out the issue in arbitration. The judge also urged both parties to reach a speedy resolution.

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