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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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If Opportunity Knocks, Are You Ready to Open the Door? Being Sale-Ready in a Dynamic Business Environment

Historically low interest rates, demographics and market dynamics have created an environment where the opportunity to sell…

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Boutin Jones Welcomes New Shareholder

Jim McNairy has joined Boutin Jones as a new shareholder. Jim’s practice focuses on employment and business…

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California Supreme Court Decision on Documentary Transfer Tax

On June 29, 2017, the California Supreme Court held in 926 North Ardmore Avenue, LLC, v. County…

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LLCs Take Note: An Individual Who is Not a Manager or a Member Can Bind Your Company in Contract

In Western Surety Co. v. La Cumbre Office Partners, LLC, 8 Cal. App. 5th 125 (Cal. Ct….

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M & A Engagement Letters – Don’t Get Stung by the Success Fee

You’ve decided to sell your company, and you’ve engaged a financial advisor to find a buyer. The…

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