With all of the talk about potential repeal of the federal estate tax1, many people have decided to postpone further estate planning, hoping that the repeal will occur. However, Californians should hold out no such hope. On February 21, 2017, California State Senator Scott Wiener announced a ballot measure, Senate Bill 726, that would create […]
Stan Gibson’s article “District Court Stays Case Pending Inter Partes Review After Non-Petitioning Defendant Agrees to Be Bound By Estoppel Provisions” was published by Mondaq.
Kerry Shapiro and Matt Sanders’ article “Important News for Mining Companies With Existing or Future Projects in the California Desert” was published by Mondaq.
The U.S. government continues to pursue aggressively individuals and businesses for the failure to report foreign accounts and other non-U.S. assets. In particular, and with limited exceptions, all U.S. individuals and entities that own, control and/or have signature authority over foreign bank accounts must disclose annually to the U.S. Department of Treasury the existence of […]
The blog article “Hotel Cybersecurity: What Can Happen When Hackers Strike” by Jim Butler and Bob Braun was republished by Hotel Online, Hospitality Net, Hotel News Resource, and 4Hoteliers.
Rod Berman and Jessica Bromall Sparkman wrote the article “AB 2249: State Park Trademarks” published in the Daily Journal’s section “New California Laws 2017”.
Daniel Freedman’s article “L.A. Made Your House Historic and Never Told You” was published by Planetizen.
Hotel Online published Jim Butler and Marty Orlick’s article “ADA Defense Lawyer on Hotel Mixed Use: Tenants Not Liable for Common Areas.”
BLM releases maps showing 1.3 million acres of proposed mining withdrawal On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) released maps showing the areas that BLM, on December 28, 2016, proposed to withdraw from mining. The withdrawal is designed to “protect nationally significant landscapes with outstanding cultural, biological, and scientific values” and […]
Jim Butler’s blog article “Kasikci’s Bentley Management Opens 2017 with New Directions, Clients and Projects” was picked up by Hotel Online.