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The California appellate court held: "the property of a guarantor of a debt--a debt which is secured by the real property of the principal debtor and also that of a joint and several co-guarantor--is subject to attachment where the guarantor has contractually waived the benefit of that security."
Posted by Robin Mashal on 7.12.10 in Business - Financial Transactions.
In May 1901 the Shah of Iran granted a concession to William Knox D'Arcy to search for oil. After oil was discovered, in 1909 the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, Limited was incorporated. In 1935, the company changed its name to Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, Limited. In 1954 the company changed its name to The British Petroleum Company Limited. In 1980, the company re-registered as a public company under the name The British Petroleum Company p.l.c. In 1998, the company merged with U.S. oil company Amoco to become BP Amoco p.l.c. In 2001 the company changed its named to BP p.l.c. (www.bp.com)
Posted by Robin Mashal on 5.31.10 in Business.
Christopher G. Hill, LEED AP and Virginia Construction Attorney updates his readers on the most recent analysis of the new lead paint renovation rules for contractors and subcontractors.
Posted by Christopher Hill on 5.4.10 in Business - Construction.
Standard Oil was a large American petroleum company that was incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio in 1870. John D. Rockefeller was a founder, chairman and major shareholder of Standard Oil, which made Rockefeller the richest man in modern history. [source: Wikimedia.com]
Posted by Robin Mashal on 4.28.10 in Business - Corporate Law.
Brief discussion on fraudulent conveyances. Many creditors give up far too easily - a transfer of property for less than full value can be undone. If you or a client are owed money, don't give up just because the debtor doesn't own any assets.
Posted by Brian Mahany on 4.7.10 in Business.
A discussion of the use of the mediation process to resolve construction disputes among contractors and subcontractors
Posted by Christopher Hill on 4.1.10 in Business - Construction.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has re-invented and revitalize itself to address the market crisis in 2009, the Ponzi schemes perpetrated by Bernard Madoff and Stanford Financial, the Inspector General reports criticize both the staff and process utilized, as well as the numerous Congressional proposals to restructure or abolish the agency. These influences have resulted in changes made by the SEC that are significant to firms subject to SEC oversight.
Posted by Daniel LeGaye on 3.26.10 in Business - Securities.
The Chinese Drywall epidemic is going to be an issue for contractors, suppliers, attorneys, and insurance carriers. This article attempts to forecast some possible theories that insurance carriers have to dispose of Chinese Drywall claims made against general contractors that used the product.
Posted by CLAY OLSON on 3.24.10 in Business - Construction.
This update reflects a number of practical issues facing member firms of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) who utilize social media networking websites or blogs such as Twitter© and LinkedIn© for business and personal communications. The use of social media sites for business purposes are covered by FINRA rules, and as such they are deemed to be communications with the public. With that said, FINRA member firms need to address the ramifications that social media networking sites will have on them, and adapt their activities and procedures accordingly.
Posted by Daniel LeGaye on 3.11.10 in Business - Securities. (TX)
Not all is lost in this down construction economy. This article discusses ways for contractors and subcontractors to both survive and thrive.
Posted by Christopher Hill on 3.5.10 in Business - Construction.