The state of California is one of the most taxed in the country when it comes to income taxes. But there is some good news for those concerned about estate taxes — the state of California is one of the states that does not charge an estate tax. To learn more about California's transfer [...]
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Many clients begin the Estate Planning process with a number of questions. We compiled answers to many of these FAQs, shared below. Content on this page comes from the State Bar of California. What is estate planning? Estate planning is a process. It involves people — your family, other individuals and, in many cases, charitable [...]
February 2021 On November 3rd, Californians voted by a slim margin to pass Proposition 19, the Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire and Natural Disasters Act (“Prop 19”). Prop 19 changes property tax benefits for all people who stand to inherit real property in California from their parents (or grandparents) [...]
Legal Alert: Real Estate And Land Use Insight – California Continues to Advance “Housing First” Legislation
November 2020 At the start of this legislative session, the California Legislature seemed primed to pass bills that would have significantly impacted housing production and regulation. However, due to the wide-ranging impacts of COVID-19, many were either dropped or tabled for next year. Still, the Legislature did end up passing several more modest amendments [...]
October 2020 It’s the time of year that we try to update you on the new laws affecting employers in the State of California. The legislative session has completed and the Governor has now either signed or vetoed all the bills sent to his desk. Below is an attempted summary of key bills for employees [...]
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Olivia K. Marr, Partner Olivia K. Marr represents developers, land owners, investors and municipal governments in all aspects of real estate, land use and entitlements matters, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Subdivision Map Act, and Planning and Zoning Law compliance, development agreements, due diligence review, and transactional issues. She has extensive experience in the [...]
Santa Barbara County is noteworthy for the diversity of its industries – from agricultural, entertainment, and environmental businesses to banking, software, and engineering firms…and everything in between. Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray LLP not only grasps the essence of each of these fields, our attorneys fully understand their clients’ particular business niches and strategic objectives. [...]