Prepare for the New Year by Reviewing Your Trust for 2022

Ensure your financial affairs are in order, and prepare for the new year by reviewing your trust for 2022.  It is important to review trust documents every 2 to 3 years.  There have been many recent changes to asset protection related laws as well as the US exemptions for estate tax.  Many San Diego area residents still […]

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Discover How to Sustain Business Growth with Board Advisory Services

A Guide to Prioritizing Board Advisory Services According to Harvard Business Review, between 70% and 90% of mergers and acquisitions fail. The merging of acquired companies requires strategic research and planning to avoid disastrous results. Mergers/ acquisitions is the process of essentially buying, selling, dividing, and combining of different companies. Assessment of a company’s current […]

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FBAR Compliance Deadline – 10/15/21 – Are You Complaint?

FBAR compliance has become a primary issue for US taxpayers who have foreign bank accounts, investments, and assets exceeding $10,000 at any point in the calendar year. You are required to report them on the IRS Foreign Bank Account Report, also known as FBAR form, each year. This procedure has been in place for several years; […]

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Film & Ink Law Group joins IR as the exclusive Tech-Media-Telecoms Member in US – California

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Trisha Gum of Film & Ink Law Group. Trisha has joined IR as our exclusive Tech-Media-Telecoms Member in US – California. As a co-founder of Film & Ink, Trisha Gum takes pride in leading the firm’s team of lawyers and staff, […]

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What is the responsibility of Amazon and online sellers to indemnify California Prop 65 risk for the platforms they wish to sell upon?

Proposition 65 (often referred to simply as “Prop 65”) enforcement continues to grow increasingly challenging for those who sell products in online portals.  This is especially true for Amazon, as recent statistics show Amazon resellers are responsible for almost 10% of recent Prop 65 “Intent to Sue” notices. Amazon now requires all sellers on the platform […]

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How Working from Home Impacts Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate has been a reliable and profitable industry for decades. Business properties were recognized for their prestige; large-scale office buildings demonstrated the success of a company, especially given its location.  With digital technology rapidly growing, some employers were enabling employees to work remotely full time. When COVID-19 impacted the ability to commute into […]

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ROLLBACK OF TRUMP ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS—WOTUS THE MOST RECENT TARGET

Upon Joe Biden’s electoral victory this past November, it was widely anticipated that his administration would act quickly to counter the Trump administration’s onslaught to curtail environmental regulations and policies (along with review of a plethora of other regulations and policies). However, whether the pace of those rollbacks could have been predicted is another question. […]

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Draft Construction Stormwater Permit

CA SWRCB Public Hearing on Draft General Permit Reissuance By Dorothy (Dee Dee) Dickey The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will hold a virtual public hearing to receive public comments on the proposed reissuance of the Statewide Construction Stormwater General Permit. The hearing will occur remotely: Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 9:00 […]

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Practical Advice for In-House Counsel Amid the Antitrust Sound and Fury

Author: Pat Pascarella The press is awash in reports on proposed amendments to the antitrust laws and heightened, and in some instances targeted, enforcement agendas at the DOJ, FTC, and state AGs’ offices. While the specifics of each may be fascinating to antitrust attorneys and law professors, the sole question on most general counsels’ minds is […]

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The FTC Continues the HSR Antitrust Process’s “Death of a Thousand Cuts”

Authors: Steve Cernak and Luis Blanquez New management at the FTC keeps reviewing all aspects of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) premerger notification process.  On August 26, the current head of the Bureau of Competition posted a change to a long-standing FTC informal interpretation about how potential HSR filers should view debt repayments when determining if the transaction is large enough to […]

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The FTC Continues the HSR Antitrust Process’s “Death of a Thousand Cuts”

Authors: Steve Cernak and Luis Blanquez New management at the FTC keeps reviewing all aspects of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) premerger notification process.  On August 26, the current head of the Bureau of Competition posted a change to a long-standing FTC informal interpretation about how potential HSR filers should view debt repayments when determining if the transaction is large enough to […]

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