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6 05, 2022

Estate Tax Considerations for 2022

2022-05-06T18:08:32+00:00By |Estate and Tax Planning, The Advisor|Comments Off on Estate Tax Considerations for 2022

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 [...]

8 04, 2022

Key Things to Understand When Leasing Retail Space

2022-03-18T05:24:26+00:00By |Land Use and Real Estate, The Advisor|Comments Off on Key Things to Understand When Leasing Retail Space

Once the ink on a commercial lease for an office building or retail space has dried, it's too late to make adjustments. Commercial leases are important documents that require careful examination and a basic understanding of lease concepts. You want to get the greatest deal for your company, which means before you sign a [...]

1 04, 2022

Updates to Severance Agreements Under California Law

2022-03-18T05:20:01+00:00By |Employment, The Advisor|Comments Off on Updates to Severance Agreements Under California Law

California's "Silenced No More Act" (SB 331) changed the Code of Civil Procedure and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to place additional limits on severance and settlement agreements. In light of the passing of SB 331, employers with California workers or remote workers in California have been directed to examine and update [...]

25 03, 2022

What Are the Main Mistakes That Are Made in the Formation of an Entity?

2022-03-18T05:08:24+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, The Advisor|Comments Off on What Are the Main Mistakes That Are Made in the Formation of an Entity?

Starting a new business venture may be both thrilling and terrifying. Mistakes might cost you a lot of money. While starting an entity, you'll want to avoid these six typical blunders. 1st Mistake: Selecting the Wrong Business Structure When starting a business in California, the first step is determining which sort of entity would [...]

18 03, 2022

Venture Capital – Best Practices

2022-03-18T04:58:53+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, The Advisor|Comments Off on Venture Capital – Best Practices

The majority of start-up and early-stage businesses require capital in order to flourish. A significant difficulty is that many of these enterprises are unable to secure regular bank loans or do not wish to make the personal guarantees often required to gain those loans. As a result, they must resort to alternative sources of funding, [...]

4 03, 2022

CHANGES IN ESTATE TAX RULES AND THE NEED TO REVIEW YOUR TRUST DOCUMENTS: An issue arising under married couples’ trusts signed prior to 2013

2022-05-05T00:11:03+00:00By |Estate and Tax Planning, The Advisor|Comments Off on CHANGES IN ESTATE TAX RULES AND THE NEED TO REVIEW YOUR TRUST DOCUMENTS: An issue arising under married couples’ trusts signed prior to 2013

January 2022 Many people create revocable probate avoidance type trusts and then mistakenly believe that they do not need to again look their estate planning documents until a crisis arises. Unfortunately, it may then be too late to avoid expensive steps to correct the issues that may have developed in the meantime. A very common [...]

6 02, 2022

Litigation Insight: Attorney-Client Privilege: What it is and Why You Should Care

2022-02-06T02:04:27+00:00By |The Advisor|Comments Off on Litigation Insight: Attorney-Client Privilege: What it is and Why You Should Care

December 2021 Every fan of TV legal dramas has heard the phrase “attorney-client privilege.” Tune in to almost any episode of Law & Order and odds are good that you will hear someone asserting “attorney client privilege” or discussing the implications of “the privilege” for their investigation or case. It is easy to dismiss attorney-client [...]

11 11, 2021

Three Things to Consider Before Hiring a Remote Workforce

2021-11-15T21:56:37+00:00By |The Advisor|Comments Off on Three Things to Consider Before Hiring a Remote Workforce

November 2021 In the wake of the global pandemic, many employers have concluded that an on-site workforce may be both unnecessary and undesirable. A remote workforce can cause a dramatic reduction in overhead (via lessened or nonexistent rental costs on office space, energy usage, etc.), can promote employee goodwill, and can potentially enable tapping [...]

9 10, 2021

Potential Impacts on Commercial Real Estate under the Biden Administrations’ Tax Plan

2021-11-15T21:57:44+00:00By |Land Use and Real Estate, The Advisor|Comments Off on Potential Impacts on Commercial Real Estate under the Biden Administrations’ Tax Plan

The 1031 exchange, a popular tool to create wealth by “deferring” capital gains tax on real estate investments, is on the chopping block in the “American Families Plan” put forward by the Biden Administration earlier this year. If the change is implemented it could have a significant impact on the way small investors participate [...]

29 05, 2021

The Importance of Understanding Basic U.S. Securities Laws Before Seeking Investors

2021-05-29T00:36:42+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, News, The Advisor, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Importance of Understanding Basic U.S. Securities Laws Before Seeking Investors

May 2021 Small businesses need capital to startup, operate, and grow. When entrepreneurs lack the ability or desire to fund a venture entirely from personal assets, they will seek capital from outside investors. If you have or plan on founding a startup, it is imperative to have a general understanding of United States securities laws. Many [...]

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