Recently, the California Supreme Court issued an opinion about the classification of individuals as either employers or independent contractors. In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, the court reinterpreted existing case law surrounding whether or not workers should be classified as independent contractors or employers. The court ultimately rejected previous tests...Read More
You’ve just graduated from dental school and are ready to hit the ground running. There are several options available to you:
(1) You can apply for a job working for a dental company such as Western Dental;
(2) you can apply for a job at a preexisting dental office;
(3) you can start your own dental practice from ground up; and
(4) you can buy an already existing dental practice.
All the...Read More
I am in my mid 30’s and as far as I am concerned my life is just beginning. I have been married for two years and my wife and I have an amazing, playful, loving, caring baby boy. However, as I look towards and plan for my future I can’t help but think of people that I knew my age or younger who lost their lives this past year. They passed away either to tragic accident or an illness. Now...Read More
What is a Step Up in Basis? and Why should I consider transferring property via a Trust?
There are number of reasons to create a Trust. Some of them involve avoiding Probate; others may involve avoiding conflict between heirs. However, one that most people don’t think about is avoiding capital gains taxes.
I recently had a client contact me regarding a house that her father had given to her...Read More
As an attorney with a practice focusing on Business Law and Estate Planning, I have met a fair share of individuals who have started businesses without doing the proper legwork and without knowing what they were getting themselves into. Before long, problems with business partners, legal issues, and money issues throw the business into a downward spiral, ending what could have been a...Read More
About a year ago a friend called me and asked if I wanted to join him on a skydiving trip. Two years ago I would have jumped at the opportunity, however this time there was something different. Before I answered him, I started to think about my life insurance policy and if I had made my wife the beneficiary. My life was different. No longer was I a bachelor, who could drop everything on a...Read More