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Complying With Consumer Privacy During Covid-19: Intro to the California Consumer Privacy Act (Webinar, August 4, 2020)

August 5, 2020 |

(Originally hosted as a Zoom webinar on August 4, 2020) Presenters: Jay Landrum, Partner, and Emily Tewes, Attorney This webinar is designed as an introduction to the CCPA for businesses who may be required to comply or may need to update their privacy policies. Our experienced attorneys… Read More

Twelve Berliner Cohen Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters

July 6, 2020 |

We are proud to announce that twelve Berliner Cohen, LLP attorneys have been recognized by Thomson Reuters’ 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars programs.  Super Lawyers rates and recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have… Read More

Fiduciary Duties Between Partners and Joint Venturers:  101

July 1, 2020 |

Partners and joint venturers owe duties to one another called “fiduciary duties.”  But, what are these fiduciary duties?  And, how to partnerships and joint ventures differ?  This blog answers those questions. A. What are fiduciary duties? A partnership is a fiduciary… Read More

Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act and Additional Clarification By SBA And Treasury Department

June 10, 2020 |

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (Flexibility Act), which made significant changes in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), became law on June 5, 2020.  On June 8, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of the Treasury issued a joint statement… Read More

Reopening the Workplace Webinar (June 4, 2020)

June 5, 2020 | ,

(Originally hosted as a Zoom webinar on June 4, 2020) Presenters: Susan Bishop and Eileen Kennedy This webinar covers topics relating to issues around how to open your business while keeping your employees and customers safe. Our experienced Employment Law attorneys Susan Bishop and Eileen… Read More

Bay Area Shelter in Place Order Updates: Effective June 5, 2020 in Santa Clara County

June 2, 2020 |

Santa Clara County, along with four other Bay Area counties and the City of Berkeley, announced on June 1, 2020 a further easing of the shelter-in-place order.  The various counties have different dates the modified order goes into effect.  The Santa Clara updated Order will go into effect… Read More

Expanded Workers’ Compensation Protections for California Workers Under Time-Limited Executive Order

May 19, 2020 |

On May 6, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that creates a time-limited rebuttable presumption for accessing workers’ compensation benefits applicable to employees who must work outside of their homes during the stay at home order. Specifically, the order provides that, for… Read More

Business Interruption Coverage: Understanding Direct Physical Loss or Property Damage as it Relates to Covid-19 Claims

May 1, 2020 |

COVID-19 has led to unprecedented closures of businesses world-wide. Many businesses are seeking to recoup their losses by filing claims with their insurance companies under the business interruption coverage provisions of their policies. Business interruption insurance is intended to cover losses… Read More

Bay Area Counties Take First Careful Step Toward Reopening

April 30, 2020 |

On April 29, 2020, the health officers of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties, as well as the City of Berkeley, issued a new shelter-in-place order that will relax some of the shelter-in-place restrictions that have been in place since March 16,… Read More

A Tribute to Founding Partner Stan Berliner

April 24, 2020 | ,

We are sorry to announce that our founding partner, Stan Berliner, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2020.  Stan was a true icon of the legal community and was known for his legal acumen that helped shape the Silicon Valley as we know it today. Stan was a great mentor ad friend to all of us… Read More

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Latest Events

Webinar: Virtual Broker Roundtable

August 10, 2020

Join Partner Joshua Borger for a webinar hosted by the Commercial Brokers Association on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 10:00am - 11:00am.  This Virtual Broker Roundtable is designed to answer:  - What are the rights of commercial tenants and landlords when the stay is lifted? - Did… Read More

Joshua Borger, Partner, Interview Regarding The Coronavirus and Landlord and Tenant Rights, Wednesday, July 22, 2020

July 20, 2020

Wednesday, July 22nd, from 12-1 pm, Berliner Cohen Partner Joshua Borger will be interviewed on KSCO (1080 a.m.) to discuss two pivotal issues that are impacting everyone due to the Coronavirus.  This interview will address, first, if insurance will cover business losses due to stay-at-home… Read More

Complimentary Webinar: Complying with Consumer Privacy during COVID-19 - Intro to the California Consumer Privacy Act

July 16, 2020

Join Berliner Cohen, LLP Partner Jay Landrum and associate Emily Tewes for a complimentary and informative webinar to assist your business in meeting the requirements for consumer privacy.  CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT DURING COVID-19: INTRO TO THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER… Read More

Partner, Joshua Borger, to Speak at SJREI Association Webinar, July 14, 2020

July 13, 2020

Berliner Cohen Partner, Joshua Borger, will be presenting at the SJREI Association July meeting on July 14, 2020 at 7:00pm.  Mr. Borger will discuss ways to protect yourself during these tumultuous times-- AND recover losses from COVID-19, Riots, and Vandalism. Topics will include, but are… Read More

Partner, Dawn Sweatt, Presented on Covid-19 and Contract Performance on June 30, 2020

July 1, 2020

Dawn Sweatt, partner in our Business Litigation Law Department, presented with Frank Burke, of ADR Services, and  Richard McDonald of Hopkins & Carley on COVID-19 and Contract Performance on June 30, 2020 from 12-1 pm. The presentation was a thorough examination on the practical… Read More

Complimentary Webinar: Reopening the Workplace-  What Employers Need to Know

June 17, 2020

Join Berliner Cohen, LLP Senior Attorney Eileen P. Kennedy for a complimentary and informative webinar to assist your business in the complex process of reopening.  REOPENING THE WORKPLACE: WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW FRIDAY, JUNE 26 2020 - 11:00AM - 12:00PM PST HOSTED… Read More

Webinar: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Enforcement or Excuse of Contract Performance in Commercial Contracts in Partnership with the Santa Clara County Bar Association

June 16, 2020

Partner, Dawn Sweatt, will present in partnership with the Santa Clara County Bar Association    COVID-19 and Its Impact on Enforcement or Excuse of Contract Performance in Commercial Contracts, Construction Projects, Real Estate Development Projects and Financial Transactions  … Read More

Webinar: Managing the Workplace Internally and Remotely as We Open Back Up in Partnership with SHRM

June 8, 2020

Our SHRM Members are invited to join Berliner Cohen attorneys Susan Bishop, Partner and Lindsay Hover, Associate for a webinar in partnership with SHRM.   MANAGING THE WORKPLACE INTERNALLY AND REMOTELY AS WE OPEN BACK UP WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 2020 - 2:00PM - 3:00PM PST As employers… Read More

Complimentary Webinar:  Pertinent Labor and Bankruptcy Questions for Small Businesses As the Economy Reopens

June 1, 2020

Christine H. Long, Partner, is teaming up with the California Restaurant Association to offer a complimentary webinar.  PERTINENT LABOR AND BANKRUPTCY QUESTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AS THE ECONOMY REOPENS THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2020 - 11:00AM - 12:00PM PST The webinar will address the essential… Read More

Complimentary Webinar: Reopening the Workplace-  What Employers Need to Know

May 21, 2020

Berliner Cohen, LLP is offering employers a complimentary webinar. Join experienced attorneys Susan E. Bishop and Eileen P. Kennedy for  Reopening the Workplace- What Employers Need to Know Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:00PM - 1:00PM PST This webinar will discuss how to open your business while… Read More

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