While most employers prefer to hire independent contractors rather than employees, you can expose yourself to substantial liability by incorrectly classifying the people who work for you. The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (the “DLSE”) is the California department tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that workers are paid fairly for their labor.  The DLSE…

Have you found yourself in the unfortunate situation where your tenant has stopped paying their rent?  Or your tenant is in breach of their lease?  Or you have simply reached the end of your fixed lease term and you do not want to renew? If so, the number one question you must be asking yourself…

The two main question estate planning attorneys are asked is: “Will the government automatically take away all of my assets after I die?” And “If not, what will happen to my assets?” The answer to the first question is simple: no. The answer to the second question is a little more complicated.[/column_1] In California, if…

What do you do when one of the homeowners in your Homeowner Associations (“HOA”) refuses to pay his or her dues? As many of you are aware, most HOA governing documents allow for HOAs to collect annual and special assessments from its homeowners for the care and maintenance of common areas. Most governing documents go…

Should you start thinking about asset protection? Do you own your own business? Have you been thinking about how better to protect your home and other assets from potential creditors?  May a limited liability company (LLC) or a corporation be right for you? If you own your own business as well as personal assets such…