The Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California history, and the subsequent flooding in the Montecito area were catastrophic. There was a significant loss of life, homes and properties. Our community spirit is regaining itself, as we all pull together to assist those in need, some having to revive their lives. Our attorneys are assisting [...]
Taxes… Taxes… Taxes are at the forefront of our conversation. Are you a winner or a loser under the new paradigm? How do you better your positioning; change your business structure, your estate planning? Businesses and corporations are clearly winners under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Cuts Act). Businesses Preferred. Our country’s federal [...]
We are proud to announce that BFAS received the Goleta's Finest Award for Small Business of the Year!
Donning our N95 masks for another day in smoke-filled Santa Barbara, we watch in awe while more than 7,000 firefighters do battle with the Thomas fire as it continues to threaten our communities. Western Ventura County has been devastated by the loss of more than 900 homes (and counting). Neighborhoods at the east-end of Carpinteria, [...]
As 2017 draws to a close, it is time to start planning for 2018. As a small business owner, now is a good time to check the legal aspects of your business to ensure you in good standing. Here are a few items every small business should complete as part of your year-end legal checklist. [...]
The current legislative session is now at a close. Governor Brown has approved or vetoed the bills sent from the legislature. Unfortunately for employers, this year was fairly active for labor and employment laws. Below is a partial list, not exhaustive, of the biggest developments from this year’s new laws. Unless otherwise noted, these laws [...]
Does a shark decide to roll with BFAS client Brazyn Life? Find out by watching the latest episode of ABC's Shark Tank – they appear around the 32 minute mark: http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/episode-guide/season-09/6-episode-6
We're excited to congratulate BFAS Partners Michael S. Fauver and Trevor D. Large for being named in the Pacific Business Coast Times "Who's Who in Professional Services" list this year!
At the end of September, California enacted a number of new bills intended to make it easier for developers to build affordable housing projects throughout the state. What do these mean for central coast residents, developers, and investors? SB 35 - Streamlined Local Approvals for Affordable Housing California requires local jurisdictions to develop long term [...]
As The Weinstein Company will soon learn, it is a serious mistake to allow a culture of "anything goes" to exist in your workplace. Whether the vice is sexual harassment, discrimination or retaliation, ignoring the problem will eventually result in litigation to set things right. These matters need prompt attention, not a blind eye, if [...]