McManis Faulkner

Get Connected: 4 Ways to Find the Perfect Organization

Are you looking for a great way to give back to the community? With busy careers and personal lives, it may be overwhelming to think about adding one more item to your to-do list, but getting involved can benefit you in many…more
| Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services

Talking to Children About Divorce

When divorcing with children, it is important to assure them that no matter what, they will be cared for and loved. Older children will know that divorce means mom and dad will be living apart, while younger children may need…more
| Family Law

The Art of War (of the Roses)

In my first year of practice, a client suggested I read The Art of War by Sun Tzu. This recommendation has turned out to be invaluable in shaping how I approach cases. Although the book is an ancient military treatise, it has…more
| Family Law

Employee Data Security: Perquisite or Prerequisite?

One of the many costs of doing business in this day and age is the threat of a data breach. In the past several years data breach incidents have occurred with increasing frequency. From Target to eBay and Sony to Ashley…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Lessons Every Law Firm Can Learn From the Golden State Warriors

I recently attended a Warriors basketball game. The star, Steph Curry, scores in mind-bending ways. Natural ability, hard work, and dedication to the game make him great– but what allows him to be unbelievably great? His team;…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

10 Tips to Score a Perfect “10” with your Corporate Clients

As outside litigation counsel, we are often brought in to represent new clients when they are on the receiving end of a fresh lawsuit. Jumping in to get a handle on the matter is key, but taking time to get to know your client…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Carbajal v. CWPSC Decision Provides Guidance for Drafting Employment Arbitration Agreements

On February 26, 2016, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, issued its decision in Carbajal v. CWPSC, Inc., invalidating an employment arbitration agreement due to a number of provisions the Court considered…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The Road Less Traveled

Driving through Needles, California, on the way to the Grand Canyon, the Interstate is two fast lanes each direction. The road is smooth and the landscape through the car window passes in a blur. However, you can choose the…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Expedited Jury Trials Are Here to Stay and Now Mandatory in Some Limited Civil Cases

Effective January 1, 2016, AB 555 makes permanent the voluntary expedited jury trial procedures set forth in CCP § 630.01 et seq. These procedures were added to the Code of Civil Procedure in 2011 to reduce the cost of…more
| Civil Procedure

“Why” - A Word Not Just for Children

Are you spinning your wheels and do not know why? Do you think you know how to begin a task but then find you are not entirely sure how to proceed? Try thinking like a child! This may seem like odd advice for a professional…more
| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law

To Litigate or not to Litigate: Practical Considerations for Every Business

It should come as no surprise that business is booming in Silicon Valley, although with the growing number of businesses comes increased potential for conflict and litigation. Know that litigation is serious business. In…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

California’s New Fair Pay Act: Practical Recommendations for Employers

As of January 1, 2016, employers need to adapt to California’s new Fair Pay Act (SB 358). Previously, the law prohibited employers from paying lower wages to employees of opposite gender when they performed equal work that…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The “Unbillable” Hour – How to Manage It

Measuring time in six minute increments quickly becomes second nature for attorneys in private practice. We track every minute spent on a client’s file and manage the billable hour to provide the most efficient and effective…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

New Year’s Resolutions for California Businesses in 2016

California begins 2016 with a number of new employment laws, ranging from compensation rates for piece-rate employees to permissible uses of the Federal E-Verify system. Employers should familiarize themselves with the…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Resist Responding – Your Words Can Be Used Against You

During a divorce, it is not uncommon for one spouse to antagonize the other in emails or other writings. Your spouse may send correspondence that raises sensitive issues in order to annoy or upset you. They may even…more
| Family Law
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Fairmont Plaza, 10th Floor
50 West San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95113, United States

  • 408.279.8700
  • 408.279.3244

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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