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Welcome to the Law Office of Melissa C. Marsh

Los Angeles, California Business, Employment, Real Estate, Landlord Tenant & Eviction Attorney with 20+ Years Experience

Request a same day Telephone Consultation for as little as $129.

Melissa C. Marsh, a Los Angeles California business, employment and real estate attorney with 20+ years experience, is an honors graduate of both UCLA and Loyola Law School. She has been employed by large law firms and advised the board of directors of public companies, and spends an equal amount of her time providing the same high quality services at low rates to small businesses, individuals, and both landlords and tenants throughout California. Her practice focuses on: providing business advice; drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts; organizing and maintaining California corporations and LLCs; advising both employers and employees on employment law matters; handling a myriad of real estate transactions including purchase and sale agreements, neighbor disputes, Los Angeles landlord tenant and eviction matters as well as some estate planning (wills / trusts).

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Main Practice Areas and Related Articles Main Practice Areas and Related Articles

Business Transactions: Whether you are thinking about starting a business, or have been operating a successful business for many years, Melissa Marsh has been helping businesses succeed throughout southern California by providing personalized business advice and transaction services that focus on the client’s objectives.

Buying/Selling a Business?

California Usury Law

How To Write A Business Plan

Primer on Trade Secrets

Promissory Notes and Loans

Starting a New Business in CA
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California Partnerships: If you are planning to enter into a business relationship with another person, we can prepare your partnership agreement and/or buy-sell agreement. If you have an established partnership, but are seeking limited liability protection we can assist you with the conversion of your partnership into a corporation.

Dissolve a California Partnership

General Partnership FAQs

How to Form a General Partnership

Partnership Agreement

Think Twice Before Forming A California Partnership
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Employment Law: We assist both employees and employers. For employees, we review severance packages and assist them with bringing wage and overtime claims. For employers, we conduct employment audits to ensure compliance with California's wage and hour laws; aid in the development of proper hiring and termination procedures; and prepare employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, effective employee policies and practices, and severance agreements to mitigate and reduce the possibility of discrimination and retaliation claims.

Confidentiality, Nonsolicitation & Noncompete Agreements

Employee or Independent Contractor?

Employee Policies and Manuals (Handbooks)

Exempt From Overtime?

Primer of California Wages & Overtime Laws

Severance Pay Agreements

Unfair Competition

Wrongful Termination
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Landlord - Tenant Evictions: Landlord Tenant law involves not only eviction services in Los Angeles, but also the preparation of various documents and notices that can often help to mitigate the potential for litigations such as: California residential rental agreements and leases that conform where necessary to rent control provisions, three day notices to pay rent or quit that will stand up in court, 30 and 60 Day Notices to Quit, letters to landlords. I also provide advice to both California landlords and tenants regarding: the validity of the rental agreement or lease, Security Deposits and Prepaid Rent; the tenant's duty to pay rent; the landlord's duty to maintain; the right of access; and Eviction. In many cases, a landlord will pull a form 3 30 or 60 notice off the internet, and when reviewed on behalf of a tenant I might advise a tenant that the notice is defective and that the Los Angeles Landlord will not be able to bring a successful eviction. If representing a landlord, I will ensure that the Notices and Eviction paperwork is properly prepared and served on the tenant so there are few surprises in Court if proceeding to trial.

CA Evictions During Covid - Los Angeles County

California Landlord-Tenant Law Guide

COVID 19 Los Angeles Residential Tenant Evictions and Rent Increases

Los Angeles CA Landlord Tenant Eviction Guide
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Trademark & Copyright: I offer comprehensive services for creating, maintaining, licensing, protecting, and enforcing intellectual property rights (copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets); preventing unfair competition and false advertising claims; protecting their software code; and in licensing protected works.

Advantages Of Copyright Registration

Basic Facts About Trademarks

Naming Your Company and/or Product

Record Your Trademark with Customs

Why Generic Non-Disclosure Agreements Don't Work
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California LLC: Whether you are planning to form an LLC, or have an established LLC, we assist our clients in forming, organizing, maintaining, restructuring and dissolving LLCs. While the LLC is often the best entity to hold real estate investment properties, it is not necessarily the best vehicle for businesses.

California LLC Compliance Plan

How to Form a California LLC

Limited Liability Company FAQs

My CA LLC is Suspended!
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Corporations: Whether you are planning to incorporate, or have an established corporation, we assist our clients in forming, organizing, maintaining, restructuring and dissolving the corporate entity.

Asset Protection

Buy Sell Agreement For Shareholders

Corporation Meeting and Minute Service

How to Dissolve a California Corporation

My California Corporation is Suspended

S Corp or C Corp?

Should I Incorporate?
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Internet & Computer Law: Doing business on the Internet presents both an opportunity and a risk. Melissa Marsh assists her clients in addressing such issues as: domain name hijacking; copyright and trademark protection and infringement; advertising and listing agreements; defamation; privacy; and compliance with California’s consumer protection laws through properly drafted terms of use and refund policies. Ms. Marsh also represents a myriad of hi tech companies and in addition to general corporate work, is often called upon to prepare and negotiate hardware and software development, maintenance, licensing, and distribution contracts.

Identity Theft

Insurance Coverage For Internet Risks

Legal Risks Associated With Doing Business On The Internet

Your Customers, Trademark, and Website, and Their Metatags
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Real Estate Law: This area of my practice focuses on residential and commercial real estate matters, including: (1) the purchase and sale of both residential and commercial properties; (2) the drafting, review and negotiation of both residential and commercial leases; (3) advising condominium homeowner associations and residents; and (4) landlord-tenant matters.

Answers to FAQs about Condos, CC&Rs, and HOAs

CA Rental Properties - Use an LLC

Do You Really Need an Attorney When Buying or Selling a Home?

Loan Modifications - Do You Qualify?

Understanding Commercial Lease Agreements

Your Neighbor's Fences and Trees?
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Wills & Trusts Law: Coming Soon!

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Disclaimer: The information presented on this web site was prepared by Melissa C. Marsh for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The information provided in my articles and alerts should not be relied upon, or used as a substitute for professional legal advice from an attorney you retain to advise or represent you. Your use of this Internet site does not create an attorney- client relationship. Transmission of this article is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. All uses of the contents of this site, other than personal uses, are prohibited. You may print or email a copy of any information posted on this web site for your own personal, non-commercial, use, but you may not publish any of the articles or posts on this web site without the Express Written Permission of Melissa C. Marsh.

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Located in Los Angeles, California, the Law Office of Melissa C. Marsh handles business law and corporation law matters as a lawyer for clients throughout Los Angeles including Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Valley Village, North Hollywood, Woodland Hills, Hollywood, West LA as well as Riverside County, San Fernando, Ventura County, and Santa Clarita. Attorney Melissa C. Marsh has considerable experience handling business matters both nationally and internationally. We routinely assist our clients with incorporation, forming a California corporation, forming a California llc, partnership, annual minutes, shareholder meetings, director meetings, getting a taxpayer ID number (EIN), buying a business, selling a business, commercial lease review, employee disputes, independent contractors, construction, and personal matters such as preparing a will, living trust, power of attorney, health care directive, and more.