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Social Engineering Reaching New Heights

Here’s a scary local story. Social Engineering: “The use of deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes.” A F...

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The SAFE Banking Act For The Cannabis Industry

Cannabis is classified as a prohibited substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act. Despite that classification, 36 states and 4 U.S. territories have authorized the use of marijuana for med...

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Successful Hybrid Leading and Managing

Many of my clients and colleagues are continuing to struggle with decision making around “the return to normal.” Do we all move back into our spaces?  What do we do about those that are not vacci...

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Will the Federal Government Put Limits On 1031 Exchanges?

A 1031 Exchange is a tax-advantage option in which a taxpayer can exchange one investment real property for another. Taxpayers are able to defer the tax consequence of the sale of the original investm...

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What Did You Tell Your Client About a Future Divorce?

As corporate counsel, what have you told your client about buy-sell, shareholder or partnership agreements? As corporate counsel, you may have assured your client that in the event of a divorce, the m...

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Legal Custody Issues with the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

There is a rising debate regarding whether or not children should be immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine and the possible resulting school choice. In family law, this translates to disputes over legal...

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5 Vital Questions to Ask an Architect Before You Hire Them

Having practiced for more than 25 years in Los Angeles, I have been asked some amazing questions about the design and construction process. If you are considering a home renovation or building a new h...

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The Power of Echelon

This network of professionals is a powerful difference maker. The power of Echelon Business Development Network for members is obvious, or is it? For many new members or prospects, their only point of...

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Four Common Seller Mistakes When Selling a Business

Sellers of businesses are just like everyone else in that they can make mistakes.  In this article, we’ll explore some of the most common mistakes that we see along with some of the repercussions...

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