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

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Legitimate Land-Use or Public Nuisance?

By D. Ken Brock – Last year, the California Supreme Court provided some badly-needed clarification regarding a land-use condition which has likely generated more discussion and debate than any other in recent memory.  Specifically, in City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patients Health & Wellness, the Court definitively concluded that California’s Medical Marijuana Program Act (“MMPA”) does in fact permit municipalities to …

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The Flexible Purpose Corporation and the Business of Doing Good

By D. Ken Brock – A couple years ago, California became the first state in the Union to allow for the formation of a new business entity, known as the Flexible Purpose Corporation (“FPC”).  Initially heralded by some legal experts as the next stage in corporate evolution, the FPC represents a new corporate form which was intended to allow businesses to integrate …

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Wise Employers Listen to Their Conscience

By Rafael A. Icaza – An employer’s intuition will warn it not to make things difficult for employees who have to serve on a jury or have been the victims of crime.  Such fears are well placed.  Section 230 of the California Labor Code, for example, provides that employers “shall not discharge or in any manner discriminate against an employee …

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