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.

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Meeting needs and solving problems with integrity and excellence

Disinheriting a Family Member and the Important No Contest Clause

We often hear from people who would like to disinherit a family member from their estate plan, for one reason or another. While the motivation behind the disinheritance may vary, the ultimate goal is typically the same: to ensure that a specific family member does not receive any substantial distribution of wealth from the estate. Accomplishing this goal has always …

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Contractors: Choosing Between an S-Corp and LLC for your California Business

The downtown Sacramento skyline is changing. As we watch the arena construction from our office window, it’s clear that the real estate market is on an upswing, leading many construction-based businesses to reconsider their legal structure. Over three years has passed since California began allowing Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) to be registered with the Contractors State License Board(CSLB). This evolution …

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Tips For Tax Smart Charitable Giving

The end of each year’s tax season results in silent celebrations across the nation. If you found little cause to celebrate the end of this year’s tax season you might need to consider whether or not you are taking full advantage of opportunities to give to charity. You might find yourself recalling charitable donations you made during the past year …

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