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Diana Isyanova is a business transactions attorney in Newport Beach, California.
Diana obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from the University of California, Irvine, graduating magna cum laude. Her innate passion for learning and relentless drive to achieve led her to law school. In 2018, she received her Juris Doctor from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. There, she was a recipient of academic merit scholarship and earned five CALI awards (highest grade in class) in Negotiations, Legal and Equitable Remedies, Practice Foundation Transactions, Commercial Leasing, and Estate Planning courses.
During law school, Diana participated in the Tax Appeal Assistance Program with the Board of Equalization, published an article in the student-run scholarly publication, and served as a legal extern for a solo-practitioner assisting him with drafting estate plan, delving in business formation issues, and preparing for arbitration of financial disputes. After receiving her attorney license, Diana joined a large, multinational firm where she practiced complex civil litigation with a focus on the automotive industry. There, she dealt with reviewing and production of ESI, researching and analyzing automotive regulatory and safety-related issues, and drafting responses to inquiries from NHTSA.
Diana’s exceptional ability to think outside the box and convert opportunities into workable realities, naturally lead her into the entrepreneurial world. Diana enjoys tremendously helping small businesses and solopreneurs – the main focus of her practice. She believes that a path to rising to the highest level of greatness lies through strong work ethics and rational optimism. Diana is also fluent in Russian. When she is not working, Diana loves spending time with her husband, three young daughters, a cat, and a dog.
Diana is admitted to practice law in the State of California and to the United States District Court, Central District of California. She is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the OCBA Young Lawyers Division and the Orange County Women Lawyers Association.
Another productive collaboration with LawInsider.com – a platform for boutique law firms and solo practitioners. This time, I dove into International Arbitration which has been a fast and steady growing practice.
The e-book International Arbitration: What It Is and How It Works looks at the global practices highlighting some of the major players in the industry, key benefits of the process, and practical tips.
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Yet another productive collaboration with LawInsider.com.
The e-book Is Your Arbitration Clause Complete? addresses whether ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) is a good option for the business, and if it is, what type of ADR should be chosen. It also describes the essential components of an arbitration clause and provides helpful tips on drafting the clause.
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Excerpt from "The Deconstruction of Joint, Several, and Joint & Several Liability Clauses": "Joint, Several, and Joint and Several Liability clauses can get messy, but no attorney can afford to misunderstand them. These clauses are essential for divvying up liabilities among multiple parties.
An important starting point: note that this trio is really three, distinct provisions: Joint, Several, and Joint and Several Liability. Each serves its own purpose and has its place in contractual agreements."
The Deconstruction of Joint, Several, and Joint & Several Liability Clauses. Law Insider. https://www.lawinsider.com/resources/guides-and-checklists/the-deconstruction-of-joint-several-and-joint-several-liability-clauses
This e-book is intended to enhance the reader's familiarity with and understanding of the topic. It also aims to equip drafters with strategies for creating well-balanced and fair customer-adhesive agreements that will never be seen in a courtroom. This book does not address the issues of contract formation or defenses to such. The strategies and tactics offered here are not all-inclusive, nor are they the only means for improving adhesive agreements.
How to Make Contracts of Adhesion Less Adhesive. Law Insider. https://knowledge.lawinsider.com/adhesion-less-adhesive/
As we move away from ink and paper, those "wet" signatures that have been used and enforced legally since the 1600s are becoming relics. Today, the United States Federal Government and nearly all state governments support electronically signed documents with laws to enforce and protect their use. All have increasingly equated electronic transactions and signatures with paper-on-ink documents. At the federal level, the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (the E-Sign Act) became law in 2000. At the state level, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), makes the E-sign Act applicable to electronic signatures and transactions governed by state laws.
E-Signatures: No Pen or Paper Required. Law Insider. https://www.lawinsider.com/resources/guides-and-checklists/e-signatures-no-pen-or-paper-required
For parties entering a business arrangement, an ideal starting point is the Term Sheet, a document that outlines initial key terms and understandings. Although that document may come under different names- Term Sheet, Letter of Intent(LOI), Memorandum of Understanding(MOU), Letter of Agreement- its function is essentially the same. Although not every transaction necessitates it, a Term Sheet can be of great benefit in a wide range of transactions, including commercial negotiations, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), lending arrangements, joint ventures, and real estate transactions.
Contracts from the Beginning: Term Sheet. Law Insider. https://www.lawinsider.com/resources/guides-and-checklists/contracts-from-the-beginning
In this episode on Contract Teardown Show, we discuss very intricate clauses: Joint, Several, and Joint and Several Liability. Check it out!
Contract Tear Down Show with Mike Whelan. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLJif5s6ASw
Excerpt from "Gender Verification Policies in Elite Sports":
There have been decades of unsuccessful attempts to develop a fair and adequate gender verification test. The initial test, which used to be accomplished by visual observation, has evolved into a highly sophisticated molecular-level evaluation. Numerous elite-sport athletes exemplify the struggles the testing evolution has caused them. Furthermore, our deeper understanding of the human anatomy reveals an array of intricacies and variations that might nudge us to not only relax the current rigid definitions of “male” and “female,” but also to forgo the efforts of confining it into a single description. Furthermore, while the major sport authorities have been relentlessly chasing this elusive end of establishing the policy, the need for having the test has possibly become moot.
Link to Full Article: https://www.chapman.edu/law/_files/publications/2017-dsj/isyanova.pdf
Excerpt from "Employment Agreement Fundamentals":
Whether you own a small company or a megacorp, one of the fundamental benefits of employment contracts is that they establish a clear understanding between the parties. To illustrate, a comprehensive contract between a large corporation and a new chief executive, who will steer the enterprise, is crucial to the well-being of the company and its employees. In that case, the impact of the executive’s actions is significant. Therefore, it is vital to document the expectations of both sides, including performance expectations and review, compensatory structures, and procedural obligations. One should also outline any acceptable and unacceptable causes of termination of the relationship, including opportunities for negotiation and the details of any severance package. Written employment agreements may also be useful for smaller companies and non-executive positions for the same reasons.
Employment Agreement Fundamentals. Law Insider.
Isyanova Law P.C. is seeking a remote Part-Time Contract Attorney with at least 5+ years of estate planning experience in California. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in providing expert legal counsel to our clients in matters related to estate planning. Your responsibilities will include drafting, reviewing, and advising on a wide range of estate planning documents, such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
If interested in being part of the team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (including your relationship to the references) below.
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