McManis Faulkner

Fairmont Plaza, 10th Floor 50 West San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95113, United States

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Will Legal Reform Kill the Bitcoin?

For two decades, during the 1620s and 1630s, Europe fell into the grip of “tulip mania.” At its peak in 1637, tulip bulbs were sold for more than 10 times the average worker’s annual income—enough to buy a house. Within weeks…more

Bitcoins, Financial Regulatory Reform, Silk Road, Virtual Currency

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Legal Ethics For New Lawyers: What They Did and Didn’t Teach You In Law School

What do you do when the client lies on the stand? May you represent the sister of your former client in a suit against that client? Law students address these questions during law school. It has been our experience…more

Legal Ethics, Young Lawyers

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The Seven-Year Itch: Fact or Fiction?

“Is there really such a thing as the seven-year itch?” Family law attorneys are asked this question all the time. The catch-phrase is commonly used by psychologists to refer to a declining interest in remaining married after a…more

Divorce, Marriage

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More Than Surviving A Divorce With Children: The Benefits of Co-Parent Counseling

Co-parent counseling: counseling focused on assisting parents in the process of sharing responsibility for raising children in an environment that promotes healing, cooperation and growth. As a family law attorney, I help…more

Divorce, Parenting Plans

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2013 Employment Law Growing Pains

Every year there are developments in employment law that challenge accepted norms of practice and require creative workable solutions. In particular 2013 had several areas that caused some of these “growing pains,” including…more

Compliance, DOMA, EEOC, Employee Benefits, Employee Rights

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Always Review Opposing Expert’s File - A Golden Opportunity

An expert deposition may be the last place one would expect to have an “Ah-ha!” moment, but it can happen. Some lawyers are intimidated when deposing an expert. One might assume, “Experts are skilled testifiers—they never slip…more

Depositions, Discovery, Due Diligence, Expert Testimony

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Taking the Fifth Amendment In No Way Implies Guilt

Always a champion of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the news media unfortunately often give little weight to another important right: the right against self-incrimination. Recent reporting on a criminal…more

Fifth Amendment, Self-Incrimination

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What I Learned About Lawyering From The Great Gatsby

[Spoiler Alert: Don’t read this if you don’t want to know how Gatsby ends.] Lured by the hype surrounding the new “Great Gatsby” film, I decided to listen to the Gatsby audiobook during my commute, if for no other reason…more

Career Development

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The Path to Equality -- Yesterday and Today

The movement toward equal rights for women and minorities has a long and storied history. Organizations that strive for equality for all races, genders, and religions can trace their origins back to a small gathering in upstate…more

Civil Rights Act, Discrimination, Gender Equity, Legal History, Racial Discrimination

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Family Lawyer Reveals: Divorce Is Much More Than The Division Of Assets

When I tell people that I practice family law, I’m prepared for their response. It is typically a grimace followed by a comment like, “I could never do that.” “Divorce attorneys,” are viewed by some as the bottom of…more

Divorce

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Wearable Technology: A Perfect Fit For Litigation

It should come as no surprise that wearable technology and fitness trackers, such as Google Glass, the Jawbone UP, and the Narrative Clip are saturating the consumer market, and as a result, consumers are increasingly interested…more

Discovery, Electronically Stored Information, Google, Google Glass, Litigation Strategies

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Is TMZ Worse Than The NSA?

Donald Sterling’s private telephone conversation. George Clooney’s engagement party. Jay-Z and Solangé’s elevator scuffle. Is TMZ invading privacy rights more than the NSA? The California Constitution, Article 1,…more

Data Collection, Invasion of Privacy, NSA, Right to Privacy

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Taking the Fifth Amendment In No Way Implies Guilt

Always a champion of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the news media unfortunately often give little weight to another important right: the right against self-incrimination. Recent reporting on a criminal…more

Fifth Amendment, Self-Incrimination

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Employment Law: The Devil is in the Details

Employment law, perhaps more than other areas of law, is highly fact-specific. A small change in any of the facts will often alter the analysis and outcome of the case. In part, this is because employment relationships are…more

ADA, Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, EEOC, Employer Liability Issues

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Practicing Law: It Takes A Team

“Football is an honest game. It’s true to life. It’s a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life.” – Joe Namath, Super Bowl winning quarterback…more

Client Services, Legal Team

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Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys

25-50 Attorneys

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