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Toni Y. Long is a partner and founder of The Long Law Group, PC, a boutique law firm specializing in Corporate and Entertainment transactional work. The firm’s Corporate practice represents clients from sole proprietors/start-ups to emerging businesses to small, middle-market companies across varying industries, especially technology and entertainment. The firm’s Entertainment practice represents a variety of key players in the entertainment industry, such as authors, producers, directors, writers, actors, independent production companies and businesses that service the entertainment industry.

The Top 7 Reasons Employers Get Sued

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California has some of the most employee-friendly laws in the country. Even well-intentioned employers may unwittingly run afoul of our ever-evolving laws, suffering severe consequences. To help others avoid the […]

7 Reasons Your Business Should Have <br>a Written Partnership Agreement

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When partners initially go into business, they are motivated and happy to embark on this exciting new adventure together. At the beginning, they agree on almost everything. These new entrepreneurs […]

SEC Releases New Crowdfunding Rules: Good for Small Companies But at What Cost? Part 3

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted final rules under the JOBS Act that permit crowdfunded offerings. As of May 16, 2016, companies can now use Regulation Crowdfunding to […]

SEC Releases New Crowdfunding Rules: Good for Small Companies But at What Cost? Part 2

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This is the second part of our three-part article discussing the SEC’s new equity crowdfunding rules and how they will impact companies (the issuers) and investors. In part 2, we […]

SEC Releases New Crowdfunding Rules: Good for Small Companies But at What Cost? <br>– Part 1

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently adopted final rules under the JOBS Act of 2012 that will permit crowdfunded offerings. The final rules known as “Regulation Crowdfunding” become […]

Is My Assistant Really <br>an Independent Contractor?

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I routinely field calls from clients about how to classify workers. As a business and entertainment attorney, this issue impacts most of my clients on a regular basis. Recently, one […]

The 5 People You Should Never Partner With

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Starting a business with another person is like getting married and should be taken just as seriously. Most people would not commit to spending the rest of their lives with […]

Fair Use Fight: A Playwright <br>Versus DLT Entertainment

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For anyone who grew up in the 70s and 80s, the idyllic scenes of two girls and one guy living together in Santa Monica while the iconic theme song played […]