Biden tax proposal and estate planning

How The Biden Tax Proposal Could Impact Your Estate Planning

With the new President-Elect set to take office in the new year, the Biden tax proposal could impact your estate planning, and now is a good time to make changes to protect your assets and the legacy you leave your family. No doubt there will be some significant legislative changes happening. While these proposals have not yet been passed into …

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What’s in a Name? Fashion Game Gets Sued For Unauthorized Publicity

Before you decide to name a product in your upcoming product line or promotional material after a famous celebrity, think again.  Last year, actress Brook Shields sued makeup brand Charlotte Tilbury for the unauthorized use of her name BROOK S. in association with an eyebrow pencil line.   More recently, another celebrity, Selena Gomez, filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit …

How Much Should My Estate Plan Cost?

As you can imagine, we get the question “how much should my estate plan cost” quite frequently. And, it’s a good question that I want to answer for you as clearly as I can, given that there is not a “one-size-fits-all solution” for every family. I would quickly run away from any lawyer who can tell you exactly what your …

Are You Compliant With The New California Consumer Privacy Act?

As we look back on the passing of another decade, and the vast technological advancements that were made during this short period of time, it’s no surprise that the laws have also been slowly evolving to respond to our new reality.  In this technological age, information has become the biggest commodity.  Governments are creating laws aimed to protect the personal …

What Is An NDA And How Can It Protect My Business?

Many small business owners have a preconceived misconception that their business contains virtually no information that is worth protecting. Because these small businesses believe that they don’t have their own special “recipe” or secret “formula” that is the cornerstone of their company, owners presume that protecting their business information is not as valuable as it is for major companies such …

5 Reasons You Should Register Your Copyrighted Work

For every e-commerce business, your website is your intellectual property and contains your most valuable asset for marketing, sales and brand power.  It includes your company’s domain name, graphics, logo, images and written content.  Frankly, the better it is, the more likely it will be to catch the eye of an unscrupulous competitor that can easily copy your website content …

COVID-19 Cancels Events – Breach or Excuse of Performance

As the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic continues its course, the luxury fashion industry has been getting hit hard. With February’s fashion weeks long behind us, the fashion industry is now taking drastic measures when it comes to their cruise and resort shows. According to Business Insider, there has been a plethora of U.S-based fashion editors, influencers, models, among others …

5 Things to Know Before Hiring a Personal or Business Lawyer

Before hiring a personal or business lawyer to guide you, your family, or your business, ask these 5 questions to ensure that you don’t end up paying a whole lot of money for services that are not what you need, expect or want. Hiring an attorney does not have to be a fearful experience. Instead, it can be the most …