Tag: california corporate law

California Supreme Court Zip Code Case Slaps Retailer

In a victory for consumer privacy rights, the California Supreme Court recently ruled that Jessica Pineda’s rights under the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act were violated when a clerk at specialty retailer Williams-Sonoma asked for and recorded her ZIP code in connection with an in-store purchase with her credit card. The unanimous opinion, written by Justice Moreno, concluded that an individual’s ZIP code is protected “personal identification information” that businesses in California cannot request for in-store purchases with a credit card, and then record that information for purposes unrelated to approving the credit transaction.  In the longer term, it is likely

Joseph Law Corporation Becomes Joseph & Cohen

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 27, 2011. Joseph Law Corporation announced today that Jonathan M. Cohen has become a shareholder and director of the firm and the name of the firm has changed to Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation.  Mr. Cohen was previously affiliated with the firm as Of Counsel.  Jonathan Joseph, the firm’s founder, was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Cohen was named President. The firm will continue to emphasize banking, corporate, regulatory, securities, employment and transactional matters as well as commercial and executive employment litigation services for financial institutions, entrepreneurs, businesses, investors and venture capital

Kenneth Sayre-Peterson

Kenneth Sayre-Peterson is a Partner Emeritus with Joseph, Cohen & Del Vecchio having retired from practicing law at the end of 2017. Mr. Sayre-Peterson remains an advisor to the Firm. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Sayre-Peterson’s core focus was on banking, credit unions, regulatory and enforcement matters, money transmitters and digital currency, corporate, securities and trust law. He joined Joseph, Cohen & Del Vecchio in 2012 following his retirement from the California Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), now a division of the Department of Business Oversight, where he served as legal counsel during a twenty-two year career. Mr. Sayre-Peterson acted

Joseph Law Announces Monthly Fixed Fee Model for Employment and Corporate Law Matters as Alternative to Traditional Hourly Billing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Joseph Law Corporation announced today that it has begun offering a subscription fee model for employment, transactional, corporate and securities law services as an alternative to the traditional hourly billing format utilized by most business oriented law firms.  “Business clients, particularly those with recurring legal costs and matters, are requiring alternative billing models as an option to the hourly rate structure.  The fixed fee subscription provides predictability and drives down legal costs while encouraging clients to seek legal input earlier.  It is a perfect solution for businesses that routinely require employment and HR advice or have

JOSEPH LAW NEWSBRIEF – Financial Regulation Update: Community Banks and Main Street Scoring Well Against Wall Street However Unknowns Persist

  The U.S. Senate continues to debate the Dodd Bill also known as the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (S. 3217).  Since the original procedural logjam was broken in the Senate on May 5, 2010, the Senate has debated twenty amendments and approved eleven changes. A few of the most important substantive votes have been widely reported such as the Shelby-Dodd Amendment, related to the “to big to fail” debate and the Sanders amendment regarding approval of a one-time audit of the Federal Reserve Board.  Few other amendments have received much fanfare, but they provide a glimpse of