How To Make A Public Records Request | California Public Records Act

To promote transparency, accountability, and public access to government records, the California Public Records Act (CPRA) was enacted.  Despite the positive intentions, submitting a public records request can still be complicated, costly, and time consuming for members of the public. While citizens can file a public records request successfully on their own, having a legal […]

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Not Just Words

The art of using the right words is one that lawyers master in order to accomplish their clients’ wishes. Contracts are not simply words on a page. Each word and the collection of them as a whole is carefully selected to convey meaning and precision. Legal jargon can be complicated. Lawyers undergo extensive training to […]

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Three Reasons To Choose A Concierge Law Firm Service

The mid-sixteenth century word “concierge,” alluding to a caretaker and guide, has been extended to many disciplines outside of the hospitality industry — including the legal profession. Law firms that provide subscription-based services are becoming increasingly popular in today’s on-demand economy. This growing niche within the legal industry has been named “concierge law”, echoing the […]

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What is a Confiscatory Business License Tax? How Does it Affect Your Billboard Lease?

Similar to any business endeavor, governments impose taxes on billboard operators. While the tax is normal, some taxes can be confiscatory and designed to regulate business instead of raising revenue. There are over 400,000 billboards spread throughout the country. While each billboard uniquely markets a particular product or service, all billboards are subject to federal, […]

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Billboard Lease Basics

At Hamlin Cody, our Billboard lawyers have extensive experience handling transactions and litigation concerning billboards and other forms of outdoor and out-of-home advertising.  There are an estimated 368,000 billboards across the country. Over the years, we have represented billboard companies and people who lease their land to billboard companies. Whatever your status, it is important […]

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What To Do If There Has Been Trespassers On Your Billboard Property

When you own and oversee a billboard, there is no clear guarantee that trespassers will avoid your billboard property. Our billboard lawyers have litigated disputes between landowners and billboard companies involving claims of trespassers. Unfortunately, many of us have seen billboards that have been defaced or altered by trespassers. If you do have a billboard […]

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