Business, Corporate and Venture

16 11, 2020

California Consumer Privacy Law Update

2020-11-16T20:28:08+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on California Consumer Privacy Law Update

November 2020  This election season brought a number of new propositions to California ballots. Included on the ballot was Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (“CPRA”).  It  will strenghten California’s already robust consumer privacy protection law – the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) – but also adds  burdensome regulations for businesses across [...]

21 10, 2020

Employment Law Update

2020-11-06T17:51:07+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Employment, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Employment Law Update

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 [...]

30 09, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Santa Barbara County Moves to Red Tier

2020-11-06T17:54:43+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Legal Alerts, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on COVID-19 Update: Santa Barbara County Moves to Red Tier

Santa Barbara County moves into the red tier allowing more businesses to open and for some to include indoor operations, with modifications. The County of Santa Barbara’s Public Health Department announced that Santa Barbara now qualifies for red tier status after two consecutive weeks of meeting its rolling average. Gyms, movie theaters, personal care services [...]

27 08, 2020

Legal Alert: SEC Expands “Accredited Investor” Definition – Will Aid Small Businesses in Raising Capital

2020-11-06T17:55:35+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: SEC Expands “Accredited Investor” Definition – Will Aid Small Businesses in Raising Capital

Change Will Open the Private Securities Markets to More Participants August 2020 The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to the SEC rules which expand the definition of who will qualify as an “accredited investor.” Historically, individuals have been required to meet minimum requirements for either income ($200,000) or net worth ($1,000,000) before they can [...]

31 03, 2020

Legal Alert: Payroll Protection Loans for Small Business Available in New Stimulus Bill

2020-11-06T17:59:53+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Employment, Legal Alerts, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: Payroll Protection Loans for Small Business Available in New Stimulus Bill

March 2020 Following up on our recent client alerts about SARS-Cov-2 disaster relief for small businesses, one of the brightest spots for small businesses in the latest (third if you're keeping score) federal stimulus package, which was enacted March 27 as the 'CARES Act," are emergency Small Business Administration 7(a) loans. These "payroll protection [...]

10 03, 2020

Coronavirus and the Workplace

2020-11-06T18:25:09+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Employment, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Coronavirus and the Workplace

March 2020  With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus around the globe, even companies outside of the impacted areas have been forced to prepare for the worst. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed hundreds of cases across the United States, including here in California. Public health officials have suggested [...]

8 01, 2020

Purchasing a California Business? Watch out for California’s Bulk Sales Law..

2020-11-06T18:30:59+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Purchasing a California Business? Watch out for California’s Bulk Sales Law..

October 2019 If you plan on purchasing a California business, you should be aware of California’s Bulk Sales Law.  The law is designed to protect a business’ creditors and prevent a situation where a seller walks away with the sale proceeds, leaving creditors unpaid.  Generally, a buyer would not be liable for a seller’s debts [...]

12 02, 2019

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018?

2020-05-13T05:06:20+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, The Advisor|Comments Off on What is the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018?

Following the lead of the European Union, last year the California legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”).  It grants consumers more control over, and insight into, the spread of their personal information online.  Although the CCPA will not become effective until January 1, 2020, steps should be taken now to [...]

11 01, 2019

Avoiding Personal Liability and Limiting Taxes: Business Entities after the 2017 Tax Act

2020-05-13T05:04:58+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Estate and Tax Planning, The Advisor|Comments Off on Avoiding Personal Liability and Limiting Taxes: Business Entities after the 2017 Tax Act

Business activities, no matter how small, come with risk as well as tax liabilities, both of which can be reduced by operating through a legal entity --- a limited liability company or corporation. The Federal corporate tax rate for C Corporations[1] has plunged, down to 21%; a 20% qualified business income deduction applies to limited [...]

10 12, 2018

A Business Owner’s Guide to Responding to Third Party Document Subpoenas

2020-05-13T05:03:42+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Civil Litigation and Trials, The Advisor|Comments Off on A Business Owner’s Guide to Responding to Third Party Document Subpoenas

Nobody wants to be involved in litigation.  If you are reading this, chances are you have taken an active role in protecting your business from needless lawsuits by scrupulously following the law, treating your employees as the valuable assets they are, and working with talented tax and legal professionals to ensure you are thoroughly protected [...]

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