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Estate Planning Strategies at 35 vs. 65

While estate planning is extremely important regardless of your age and finances, the strategies that you use can vary greatly depending upon those two factors. Whether you are just starting a family or nearing retirement, it’s important to understand how an estate plan can help to protect your assets and your wishes. Here’s what you […]

  • Posted on: Sep 29 2023
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Giving Early Employees Equity in Your Business: What All Founders Should Know

It can be an extremely exciting adventure to launch a start-up company. However, it’s not without its own share of struggles and important decisions. One very important decision is whether you should offer equity to early employees. This can often be considered a type of compensation and can help to attract and retain great candidates. […]

  • Posted on: Sep 29 2023
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Setting the Table: Opening a New Restaurant in Ventura or Santa Barbara

Nestled along California’s picturesque coastline, the cities of Ventura and Santa Barbara are known for their stunning landscapes, vibrant communities, and thriving culinary scenes. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own restaurant, these beautiful cities offer a fantastic backdrop to turn your culinary dreams into a reality. However, the journey from concept to opening […]

  • Posted on: Aug 11 2023
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Keeping Time and Time Rounding Policies – What all CA Business Owners Need to Know

California business owners have a lot to think about, including what they must do to comply with labor laws while running an equitable and fair work environment. One labor law concern is that they must maintain accurate records of the hours each employee works and must implement what are known as time rounding policies. Here’s […]

  • Posted on: Jul 20 2023
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Getting Remarried? Top Estate Planning Considerations

Enduring a divorce can be heartbreaking on many levels. The last thing people often think about is meeting someone new. So, when you find yourself in love and happier than you’ve been in a long time – maybe, ever – you may wish to rush towards imagined marital bliss. However, it’s extremely important that you […]

  • Posted on: Jul 14 2023
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Here’s Why You Should Appoint a Guardian for Your Children

As parents we want to protect our children. One of the most important things that you can do for your children is to establish guardians should something happen to you. This can ensure that your children are taken care of in an emergency. Here’s why you should appoint a guardian for your children.  1. Ensure […]

  • Posted on: Jun 20 2023
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What Are Contract Breach Defenses in California?

When you sign a legally binding contract with another party, you are required to uphold it. Therefore, when you breach a contract, you can be responsible for damages – unless you have a legal defense.  To recover for breach of contract, the plaintiff must prove: To avoid paying damages, the defendant must present and prove […]

  • Posted on: Jun 8 2023
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Why Would a California Business File for Bankruptcy?

Starting a business can be very challenging and running a business can prove extremely stressful. This is especially true with the current state of the economy. Most businesses are faced with financial challenges. Unfortunately, these financial challenges can uproot the entire wellbeing of the business, rendering it unable to meet its debts and obligations. Filing […]

  • Posted on: May 19 2023
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What is “Piercing the Corporate Veil?”

When you own your own business in California, creditors may have reason to go after your business assets, but generally can’t go after your personal property. This is because by creating a separate legal business entity, such as a limited liability company (LLC) or corporation, business owners are afforded protection. Therefore, if the business has […]

  • Posted on: May 5 2023
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