Category Archives: Blog

15 Apr

Ethics Lesson: Don’t Multitask in Court

Today’s ethics lesson is not brought to us by a lawyer, but from a doctor in Sacramento who decided to make his traffic court zoom appearance during surgery.  The plastic surgeon apparently had been doubled booked and felt confident that he could competently perform the surgery whilst making his court appearance. The clerk, noticed that

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15 Mar

Business Basics: Three Requirements to Keep your Corporation’s Veil Intact

Congratulations!  You have formed your corporation!  Operating your business through a corporation is a very smart step from an asset protection standpoint.  However, you can only reap the benefits if you follow the rules of the corporations code.  Failure to comply with corporate formalities is a factor that courts consider when deciding if they will

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15 Jan

Family Fun: Four Things to Consider Before Starting a Family Business

As a family-owned business and having several clients that are family-owned businesses, we understand the benefits and appeal of going into business with your family.  And while it is fun to work with the dog at the office and nice to know that I don’t have to fear retaliation for taking a “mental health” day,

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15 Dec

Ethics Lesson: Show Up to Trial

Today’s Ethics Lesson teaches us that you should show up for your client’s trial. A criminal defense attorney (“Attorney”) in Ohio was hired to represent a defendant who was charged with rape of a minor under 13.  After the Court denied Attorney’s request to continue the criminal trial to accommodate for Attorney traveling for his

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15 Nov

Ethics Lesson: Don’t Drive Naked

Today’s Ethics Lesson is brought to us from Ohio, were an attorney was suspended from the State Bar after being arrested  for allegedly driving while nude. In June 2019 the Butler County Bar Association charged the attorney for violating Prof.Cond.R. 8.4(h) which prohibits an attorney from engaging in conduct that adversely reflects on their fitness

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13 Oct

Ethics Lesson: Don’t Tase Opposing Counsel

Today’s Ethics Lesson is brought to us by a former attorney from San Diego who was disbarred in 2016 for, among other reasons, threatening to tase opposing counsel during a deposition. The attorney was disbarred in a default judgment because he walked out of his disciplinary trial (needless to say, he scores a 10/10 for

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10 Sep

Business Basics: Four Good Reasons to Keep Your Corporate Records Up to Date

Clients often ask why they should prepare annual minutes for their business entity. Here are four good reasons. It’s the law. California Corporations Code Section 1500 mandates that, “each corporation shall keep adequate and correct books and records of account and shall keep minutes of the proceedings of its shareholders, board and committees of the

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27 Jul

Introducing our Chief Wellness Officer

The Oberg Law Group wanted to take a minute to introduce our Chief Wellness Officer, Sophie. Sophie was born and raised in Agoura Hills until she found herself at the Agoura Animal Care Center (“ACC”) when she was seven. Fortunately for Sophie, this is the shelter where Madison volunteers and they hit it off right

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15 Jun

Ethics Lesson: Don’t Call Opposing Counsel the C-Word

Today’s Ethics Lesson comes from New York, where we are reminded that you should not call opposing counsel the C-word. Paul Senzer was a private attorney, and for 26 years he also served as a part-time Justice of the Northport Village Court in Suffolk County. However, that judicial appointment came to an end on June

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