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Attorney Emile Khoury Joins Boutin Jones

We are pleased to welcome associate attorney Emile Khoury to our firm. He comes to Boutin Jones…

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Boutin Jones Inc. and Clear Advocacy, LLC Form Strategic Alliance

Boutin Jones Inc. and Clear Advocacy, LLC have entered into a strategic alliance to provide lobbying and…

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Businesses Using Independent Contractors in the Usual Course of Business Need to Consider Converting to Employees Because of a New California Supreme Court Case

On April 30, the California Supreme Court issued a decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court,…

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An Attorneys’ Fees Provision Does Not Guarantee Award of Attorneys’ Fees Even if You Prevail

The California Supreme Court recently held that the assertion of a contract as an affirmative defense does…

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The Gift and Estate Tax Exemption Has Been Doubled – But for a Limited Time Only?

New tax legislation, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), doubles the gift and…

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New Reduced Tax Rate for Qualified Business Income

The legislation formerly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) adds section 199A to…

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Employment Law Practice Alert: California’s New Salary History Ban

California has joined a handful of jurisdictions in banning employers from prompting applicants for salary history. The…

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Risks? What Risks? It’s a Pot Party … But the Feds Aren’t Coming (Or Are They?)

A.     Introduction. It’s a gold rush! Cannabis business activity in California is booming! And … All you…

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New Partnership Audit Rules Require the Amendment of Existing Partnership Agreements and Operating Agreements to Avoid Future Adverse Economic Results for Partners

Practice Alert By: Jonathan Christianson and Brian Bowen October 2017 Under existing law, except for small partnerships,…

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