Non-Profit Law

The act of philanthropy is a spiritual act, an expression of caring for one's fellow human beings. It is a belief in the future and that the future can be good. It is investing in that future. It is helping to make the dream come true. -- Arthur Frantzreb

Small Business Law

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. -- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Real Estate

Upon the sacredness of property civilization itself depends. -- Andrew Carnegie

Construction

The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid. -- Thomas Kempis

Land Use and Environmental Law

Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for it's the only thing in this world that lasts. -- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind

Estate Planning

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. -- Benjamin Franklin

Trust Administration and Probate

Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us. -- Eskimo Proverb

Litigation

Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess. -- Felix Frankfurter

Labor and Employment Law

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

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California Mechanic’s Lien Basics: Private Projects

If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you already know what a mechanic’s lien is. But just in case, let’s cover the basics. A mechanic’s lien is a tool provided by California law that contractors, material suppliers, and some others can use to secure payment against property when they are not paid. In essence, if all legal hoops …

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The Importance of the Attorney/Accountant Relationship for Business Owners

Companies are more likely to succeed when their attorneys and accountants work in tandem.  Professional services are more effective and efficient, and financial and legal interests are best protected. Enhanced Professional Services Attorneys and accountants have several characteristics in common.  Both are professionals.  Both engage in a course of education to learn how to provide services in their respective areas …

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Can I Modify an Irrevocable Trust?

Irrevocable trusts are powerful tools.  In addition to their estate planning benefits, they can help meet other family goals, such as providing for those left behind and reducing tax liabilities.  One potential drawback to irrevocable trusts, however, is that they can be difficult to change. While some trusts are irrevocable from the moment they are drafted, others become irrevocable at …

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