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Sound Business Insights

Aug 11, 2022

In this episode, Dan Watkins defines a fiduciary duty and what happens when a fiduciary duty is breached or violated.  When does the fiduciary duty begin?  What is a fiduciary required by law to do?  Dan Watkins provides many examples of those who legally owe a fiduciary duty to their client, business associate or other...


Jul 26, 2022

Sound Business Insights Episode 16 – Unfair Competition provides an outline of a broad area of the business and commercial code: unfair competition.  Unfair competition covers a broad range of issues from deceptive advertising  and bait and switch tactics, to misappropriation of trade secrets and...


Jul 14, 2022

Dan Watkins of the Watkins Firm discusses the importance of contracts in our new Sound Business Insights Podcast Episode 15 – Contract Law.  What is a contract?  What are the laws which govern a contract here in California?  Did you know that the drafter of a contract is presumed to be liable for any vaguery within...


Jun 30, 2022

In this insightful episode, Dan Watkins discusses the essence of shareholders' rights and the disputes which come out of business investments.

What are some of the common tactics a shareholder should be aware of?  How can the majority interest abuse their position to take advantage of minority investors and...


Jun 30, 2022

Mergers and Acquisitions may sound like a big term which only applies to large corporations.  However, M&A is actually one of the most common business strategies to expand a company or to grow your business into new geographic or vertical markets.

What is a stock purchase and what is an asset purchase?  What is the...