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S Corporations and Buy-Sell Agreements: Avoiding the Inadvertent Creation of a Second Class of Stock

Buy-sell agreements are frequently used by shareholders of both S corporations and C corporations to facilitate the orderly…

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On January 1, 2017, Commercial Landlords to be Subject to Additional Disclosure Obligations Regarding Construction-Related Accessibility Standards

A new California law will soon impose additional disclosure obligations on commercial landlords. Existing law (California Civil…

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Dissolving a California Limited Liability Company Will Be Easier in 2017, or Will it?

Under existing law, a California limited liability company, or LLC, may be dissolved, and its activities wound…

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Large Building Owners Must Publicly Disclose Energy Usage

A new California law will soon require owners of commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet to calculate…

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U.S. Supreme Court Decisions May Mean Larger Recoveries in Patent and Copyright Cases

In two recent decisions, the United States Supreme Court loosened the standards applicable to successful litigants’ efforts…

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Estate Planning Alert – Proposed Regulations May Eliminate Valuation Discounts – Adverse Impact on Gift and Estate Tax Planning

On August 2, 2016 the Treasury issued long anticipated proposed regulations that, if adopted in their current…

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Pat Elliott – In Memoriam

We are saddened to announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague Patricia D. Elliott She…

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