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A family trust is an excellent estate planning tool, which can allow you to pass property to beneficiaries after death without the expense or delay of probate court. A family trust can hold title to almost any type of...

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Startups and other small businesses frequently need help tackling novel issues as they grow. As a result, many will hire business advisors to help them with employee management, business planning, and financial projections. They might also need a business...

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The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act significantly changed the way businesses are taxed. Although the tax cut for C Corporations (to 21%) garnered the most attention, small business owners should see big wins, also. Below, we summarize some...

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Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are all the rage, and many consumers now regularly use them buy goods or services. But what about employers? Can you pay your employees in a cryptocurrency? The state of the law is unclear, but the...

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A recent class action lawsuit involving Starbucks could have wide implications for California small business owners. The case turns on whether employers need to compensate employees for small bits of time that are difficult to record. Although federal law...

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Virtually anyone can form a corporation in California, and it is easy to see why. They provide shareholders with limited liability that protects their personal assets in the event the company gets sued, allow founders to raise capital by...

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The recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was the first major shakeup of the country’s tax system in about three decades. In addition to bringing change for individuals, the law will also affect small businesses. Below we summarize some...

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Digital currencies, unlike traditional fiat currencies, are not backed by any government. Because cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are not issued by a central bank, they have become popular with some investors and consumers who see significant opportunities for growth and...

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Whereas some other parts of the USA are concerned about the impact of any minimum wage legislation, Silicon Valley seems to be embracing all the measures and rules. This trend is supported by many startups that are mushrooming in...

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There are several significant changes to California employment law in 2018 that employers should be aware of. These include updates to specific mandatory training and posting requirements with information on employee rights in the workplace. Failure to comply with...

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