Regulation Crowdfunding, which will allow small private companies to sell their own securities to investors for the first time in over 80 years, is set to go live on May 16, 2016. This comes over three years after President Obama … Continue reading

Cypress LLP and the Fiduciary Law Group Team Up in Action Against Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith and a  Former Financial Advisor, James Schaedler, for His Alleged $2.4 Million Elder Abuse Mark Lynch of Cypress LLP, as lead trial … Continue reading

Insights from Existing Case Law Can Help Employers Comply with the New Equal Pay Regime   Few legislative developments in recent California history have prompted as much fear and gnashing of teeth in the business community as the recently enacted … Continue reading

Update: April 13, 2016   On April 11, 2016, the US District Court dealt another blow to the California Resale Royalties Act (“CRRA”).[1] As we previously reported, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down as unconstitutional a provision of … Continue reading

Cypress’s Law and Photography practice focuses on the unique issues concerning print photography in editorial, fashion, and commercial publications. Cypress helps photographers, agents, producers, and designers navigate the world of rights acquisition and protection and avoid problems and disputes involving … Continue reading

On April 29, 2014, Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) introduced a bill that will enable trade secret owners to file civil actions for theft of trade secrets in federal courts. The bill would add the civil right … Continue reading

On March 18, 2014, the ASCAP rate court issued an eagerly anticipated decision setting the rates paid by Pandora – arguably the most successful Internet music delivery service in the U.S. – for the use of ASCAP member repertoire over … Continue reading