Michael Fox

Michael Fox

Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP

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When Wills are Contested

Skilled estate planning is essential for ensuring your assets are handled properly and your wealth maximized while you are alive, and for directing the flow of your wealth after you pass away. A well-crafted will is central...more

1/28/2014 - Estate Planning Wills

Estate Planning After Divorce

A good estate plan should be flexible and structured to account for foreseeable life events. However, even the best estate plan cannot accommodate every turn your life may take. Periodic review and tweaking of an estate plan...more

1/13/2014 - Divorce Estate Planning Probate Wills

What Rights Do Landlords Have in California?

Much is written and read about the rights of tenants. What about property owners? Believe it or not, landlords have rights, too. If you are a landlord in California, you may be unaware of your rights. Or worse yet, you may be...more

12/3/2013 - Landlords Property Owners Tenants

Finding Safe Solutions to Serious Environmental Allegations

Whether your business is large or small, environmental compliance is important. A recent case involving Wal-Mart highlights how important it is to be aware of best practices and how to resolve local and federal agency claims....more

10/31/2013 - Clean Water Act Environmental Claims EPA

Doing Business by Litigation

Business disputes occur every day. Most are resolved quickly while others fester into threats of legal action. Sometimes the problem is a party who wants out of a disadvantageous contract arrangement or other business...more

10/28/2013 - Employer Liability Issues

Wal-Mart Prevails In California Class Action Discrimination Case

In a second victory for retail giant Wal-Mart, a California judge denied class action certification to a group of women who claimed discrimination based on gender....more

10/4/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Discrimination Gender Discrimination SCOTUS Wal-Mart

What to Do If You Believe a Fiduciary is Mishandling Assets

It is quite common for beneficiaries, shareholders and other parties in interest to have questions or concerns about how a fiduciary is handling their affairs. Sometimes these concerns can bloom into full-fledged litigation...more

9/17/2013 - Beneficiaries Fiduciary Duty Misappropriation Shareholders

How to Protect Yourself Against a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

The salesman you hired about six months ago just doesn’t seem to be working out. He’s not meeting his numbers and he hasn’t picked up on your concern regarding his performance. Moreover, some of the female employees in the...more

7/29/2013 - Discrimination Drug Testing Hiring & Firing Protected Concerted Activity Termination Whistleblowers

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