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30 09, 2020

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

2020-09-30T16:41:06+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Legal Alerts, 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 [...]

1 07, 2020

Legal Alert: How do you manage WFH in today’s world?

2020-08-23T23:54:08+00:00By |Employment, Legal Alerts, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: How do you manage WFH in today’s world?

July 2020 Working from home used to be a flexible option provided to employees by some employers, but was definitely not a mandate.  With the current coronavirus pandemic, a shift has been made that makes remote working not only an option, but in some cases, a requirement. As businesses reopen, employers and employees are [...]

21 04, 2020

Legal Alert: California Fair Housing Law and the Novel Coronavirus

2020-05-13T03:21:22+00:00By |Legal Alerts, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: California Fair Housing Law and the Novel Coronavirus

April 2020 California landlords are facing a host of issues caused by the Novel Coronavirus, two of which directly impact California's robust fair housing framework: Due to either medical risks or economic conditions, young adults are moving back in with their parents at unprecedented rates. Does a landlord have to allow parent-tenants to add [...]

31 03, 2020

Legal Alert: A Guide to Issues with Residential and Commercial Tenancies Caused by COVID-19, For Landlords and Tenants

2020-05-13T03:23:02+00:00By |Legal Alerts, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: A Guide to Issues with Residential and Commercial Tenancies Caused by COVID-19, For Landlords and Tenants

March 2020 On March 16 Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-28-20, which provided both guidance and enforcement mechanisms for local municipalities to prevent a possibly rapid increase in evictions and foreclosures arising out of the economic damage caused by of COVID-19.  Most importantly, the Executive Order gave authority to California cities and counties to [...]

31 03, 2020

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

2020-05-13T03:24:30+00:00By |Legal Alerts, 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 [...]

24 03, 2020

Legal Alert: California Stay at Home Order – Information for Landlords and Property Managers

2020-05-13T03:25:49+00:00By |Legal Alerts, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: California Stay at Home Order – Information for Landlords and Property Managers

On March 19, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom issued an order directing: "all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors...." The order includes potential misdemeanor penalties for violating the restrictions, and raises [...]

18 03, 2020

Legal Alert: COVID-19 Guidance

2020-05-13T03:27:33+00:00By |Legal Alerts, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: COVID-19 Guidance

COVID -19 Guidance The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become an evolving and uncertain public health issue affecting people globally and close to home, we recognize that all of us will certainly be impacted. Circumstances are changing seemingly by the hour, creating uncertainty for business and the public alike. While we are focused on the safety and [...]

18 01, 2018

Legal Alert: Thomas Fire and Subsequent Flooding – Fire and Flood Insurance Coverage

2020-05-13T05:28:37+00:00By |Legal Alerts, News|Comments Off on Legal Alert: Thomas Fire and Subsequent Flooding – Fire and Flood Insurance Coverage

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 [...]

14 12, 2017

Legal Alert: Your business has been affected by the Thomas Fire. Here are 5 things you can do now.

2018-08-20T01:39:49+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Legal Alerts, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Legal Alert: Your business has been affected by the Thomas Fire. Here are 5 things you can do now.

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, [...]

13 10, 2017

Legal Alert: Avoiding a “Weinstein” Exposé

2019-10-01T15:53:40+00:00By |Employment, Legal Alerts, News|Comments Off on Legal Alert: Avoiding a “Weinstein” Exposé

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 [...]

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