NEWS & PRESS

Going into business with a partner can be an excellent way to start a company. A business partnership can deepen an existing friendship, or it can drive a wedge between a relationship that can never be repaired. If you’re thinking...

A company’s trade secrets are its lifeblood, and the misappropriation of a patent not yet secured or some other type of confidential information can be the costliest loss a business can sustain. Trade secrets can encompass everything from KFC’s original...

A company has two key assets – its employees and its customers. Non-solicitation and no-hire agreements are designed to protect them both so you don’t lose your best workers or your most lucrative clients, which could not only cause you...

When you’re launching a new company, an employee handbook can be one of the most important documents in your business files. Even a small company should have an employee handbook, because having information in writing can help prevent miscommunication while...

Regardless of where you work or what you do, there is always potential for workplace harassment. Workplace harassment occurs when someone says or does something that creates a hostile work environment for you or other employees. Sometimes the harassment may...

Employees are one of the most valuable assets of a company, but if a legal conflict ever arises, they can also be one of the biggest liabilities to you as a business owner. Employment litigation can be very costly not...

The Specialty Automotive Manufacturers Association's annual convention took place in Las Vegas, Nevada during the first week in November 2014.  SEMA is attended by OEM and aftermarket automotive manufacturers and suppliers worldwide.  Firm attorneys attend the convention annually, in a...

An article by Fernald Law Group partner Brandon C. Fernald on the growing controversy surrounding short term rentals and how homeowners associations can effectively regulate them was recently published in Focus Magazine–a homeowners association industry publication.  A copy of the article...

FLG partner Brandon C. Fernald will be appearing as an expert panelist at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 3 and 4, 2015. SEMA has invited various attorneys specializing in specific legal areas...

Fernald Law Group attorneys are often called upon to represent insurance agents and brokers in litigation involving alleged professional negligence. An article spotlighting the legal issues faced by insurance. The article is excerpted here with a link below: California presents a...

FLG Attorney Brandon C. Fernald was recently published in the Community Associations Institute Channel Islands Chapter first quarter 2016 magazine.  The article discusses the impact of new legislation on homeowners association (HOA) rules governing the use of clotheslines.  With increasing...

Statement from lawyer Brandon C. Fernald, representing Daniel and Mary Lou Perelmutter in their lawsuit against Minnie Driver, Perelmutter v. Weinberg, et al., filed May 6, 2016 (click here). Ms. Driver with the assistance of her counsel are misconstruing what is...

FLG recently won an early dismissal of a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a national insurance brokerage on statute of limitations grounds.  Plaintiff alleged that the broker had failed to properly tender a claim, which resulted in a denial of coverage and...