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


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 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.

Client Portal

Meeting needs and solving problems with integrity and excellence

Overview of California Wage and Hour Law for Restaurants, Caterers, Bakeries or Construction Contractors

By Rafael A. Icaza – Do you own a restaurant, bakery or catering service?  Are you a construction contractor?  Do you have employees who are not immediate family members?  If so, this blog is for you.  In it I give you an overview of California’s Wage and Hour laws.  These laws regulate the minimum and overtime wages to be paid …

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CEQA needs reform, but it won’t happen this year

By Blair W. Will – Many years ago, when I was starting out as a junior land-use attorney, I worked for a law firm partner who observed that environmentalism in California was, if not a religion, at least a bedrock institution.  I believe this to be true.  And in fact, many environmental laws have significantly improved the quality of life …

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The Importance of a Small Business Lawyer

By Rodney R. Moy – Most small business owners I speak with are fueled by their entrepreneurial spirit.  I can see their excitement when discussing a new idea or enterprise, and how they genuinely want to get that idea into the marketplace to improve the lives of their customers.  Being born into a family of entrepreneurs provided me with a …

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