Areas of Expertise
Business advice and counseling
Contract drafting and review
Corporate structure and transactions
Licensing and regulation
Employment and labor negotiation
Insurance coverage and claims handling
B.A., Colgate University, 1991
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1994
Martin is an experienced business attorney who facilitates transactions while minimizing the risks and pitfalls facing his clients. Martin takes a “can-do” approach to legal problems that focuses on crafting deals through an integrative and value creating process rather than conflict.
- Business Law
- Construction Law
- Insurance Claims
- Communications & Internet Law
- Real Estate Law
- Securities Law
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- Colgate Univ
- Undergraduate Degree
- Univ of Wisconsin Law School
- Law Degree
- California State Bar # 175779
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- Martin Sances GC Blog
- Airbnb-To Host or Not to Host?
14 May 2019
- California Legal Developments for 2019
20 February 2019
- Beware of Cashier’s Check Scams – my own recent experience
28 September 2018
- Choosing a Business Structure
7 August 2018
- The Acquisition Odyssey – 7 challenges of acquiring another company as seen through the eyes of Odysseus
20 March 2018
- Making an Asset Purchase in California? – Don’t forget about Bulk Sales
6 November 2017
- Subcontractors may have to indemnify even if the general contractor is negligent.
26 June 2017
- Does my company need a general counsel?
15 May 2017
- Insurance and Autonomous Vehicles in California: How Prop 103 discourages individual ownership
22 March 2017
- Q. I was recently let go from the company I cofounded. About 3 years ago I signed a letter of integrity.
- A: Unless you sold your business the non-compete portion of this agreement would be unenforcable in California. See https://law.justia.com/codes/california/2011/bpc/division-7/16600-16607/. The non-solicit is pretty questionable as well, but I would recommend you speak with a lawyer before you take any actions, a short conversation can save you from facing many problems down the road.
- Q. bought a dog from a breeder at nine weeks old and now he is deaf in his left ear. can I sue the breeder for money back?
- A: Yes I would recommend small claims for this. Make sure you look at your contract for any language that says "as-is' as that may be a problem for you. Also make sure you have a hearing test from the Vet. Here's some guidance on small claims from the state court system: http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-smallclaims.htm