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Financial Advice from Stephen Landsman at SquarMilner Our friend Stephen Landsman has written some interesting articles businesses and individuals alike can benefit from. From deducting legal expenses on your taxes, to purging your sensitive financial documents, find below some great financial advice from some of the best tax-professionals at SquarMilner. Click titles to read the full articles …


Wearable Technology: We Use It to Track Ourselves But is it Tracking Us? By Alex Knaub, Law Clerk Wearable technology takes many forms:   “Smartwatches” like Apple Watch, activity trackers such as Fitbit, GoPro wearable cameras, and location trackers like Tile are all the rage.  We live in the future where a small device that you …


What Do You Really Want? Retirement for Business Owners By Alex Knaub Small business owners inevitably reach a point in their lives when selling their business becomes a reality. Planning is important for the retirement stage in a business owners’ life, but most people don’t like planning for the end. Hopefully, after reading this short …


Spreading Holiday Cheer with Villa Esperanza Services Spreading the holiday cheer to those less fortunate is a great way to have positive impact on someone’s life. That’s why Stone | Dean partnered with Villa Esperanza Services this year to bring the holiday warmth and smiles to one of their high school classrooms. Villa Esperanza serves students with Autism, Cerebral …


Elder Abuse Hits Home Involved, caring family members are the strongest deterrent of elder abuse; however it can be difficult to imagine someone trying to take advantage of your family-member, so often elder abuse goes unnoticed. Walter Berg is a retired City of Fresno Controller, World War II Veteran, and uncle to Stone | Dean …


Experience Modifier (X-Mod) Changes coming to California Employers, January 1, 2017 By Ben Green From the Desk of Kristi Dean: Clients and friends, though I have been practicing law for over three decades and managing a business for many of those years, I still have a hard time understanding  how workers compensation premiums are calculated.  …


When a Picasso is Only Worth $60 — The Nuts and Bolts of Cargo Loss Claims A new 3-Hour CE Course Presented by Kristi Dean, Esq. & Gregg Garfinkel, Esq. The works of Pablo Picasso are most often valued in millions of dollars, with his most expensive work being sold for $180 Million. But what happens …


The Layman’s Guide to Legalese By Marleigh Green If you have never worked in a law office, or aren’t experienced with legal reading, chances are you aren’t familiar with complex legal terminology. For the layman, the legal field can be daunting, and getting involved in a lawsuit with no knowledge of legal terms can leave …


Carmack The Magnificent: Understanding the Application and Preemptive Ambit of the Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act By: Gregg Garfinkel, Esq. For more than a century, the Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act (49 USC 14706) (“Carmack”) has governed the liability of motor carriers operating in interstate commerce. While the Congressional purpose in …


Too Little, Too Late: Governor Clarifies Some Portions of the Paid Sick Leave Law By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. California employers and employment attorneys have been scrambling to ensure existing PTO and paid sick leave policies were as compliant with the perplexing new paid sick leave law as possible before the July 1, 2015 effective date.  …

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