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Mosier named a winner in The Tribune’s Top 20 Under 40

Top 20 image croppedCarmel & Naccasha is pleased to announce that partner Dallas K. Mosier is a winner of a Top 20 Under 40 award in the 11th edition of The Tribune’s annual competition.

Dallas was nominated by one of his peers to be considered for the annual award recognizing young San Luis Obispo County professionals who have demonstrated professional excellence and a commitment of serving the community. Seventy-five nominations were received for this round of Top 20 under 40 Awards.

Dallas joined Carmel & Naccasha in 2012 and was promoted from associate attorney to partner in November 2015.

Winners will be honored with an award at a luncheon on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Madonna Inn.

See the complete list of winners at The Tribune website: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/business/article50074900.html

Click for Dallas’ Biography

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Major Shift of Certain Real Property Transfers Signed into Law

Recently signed legislation allows for the transfer of real property upon death through what is touted to be, under certain circumstances, a more streamlined and simple process, without the typical probate proceedings. Historically, many assets, such as stocks or bank accounts and even possessions, could be passed on to an identified beneficiary through the completion of a ‘Payable on Death’ or ‘Transfer on Death’ form (POD or TOD, respectively). The new legislation, AB 139, permits a similar transfer of real property, such as a house, land or other type of building, upon the death of an owner through the same process. AB 139 is effective now through January 1, 2021 (there is a five year test period to gauge the law’s impact).

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C&N Attorney Accepts Position with City of SLO

San Luis Obispo, CA (July 3, 2014) – Carmel & Naccasha LLP announced that long time employee and associate attorney Jon Ansolabehere has accepted the position of Assistant City Attorney with the City of San Luis Obispo and will be leaving the firm.

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The Importance of Designating a Third Party Registered Agent

So you’ve formed your corporation or LLC, you’ve got your tax ID, bank account, and business is humming along. Things are going well and so you fill out your first required Statement of Information and write your own name and address in the area for designating the company’s registered agent for service of process – you’re doing everything else, so this should be easy, right? As you likely read in the instructions for the forms, a registered agent is the person designated to receive service of process when a business entity is served with legal papers such as a summons or subpoena. Although the appeal of performing that role for your business may seem like an attractive option, there are several reasons why you should designate a professional to handle those responsibilities. Your business needs to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible and receiving all communications and keeping your corporation or LLC in good standing is crucial.

A physical address in the state of incorporation is required by the California Secretary of State and in most other jurisdictions in the United States. A post office box does not typically meet the requirement, especially when designating an agent for service of process.

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Carmel & Naccasha Managing Partner Featured in EVC e-Newsletter

The Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC) is featuring Carmel & Naccasha Managing Partner and Co-Founder Ziyad Naccasha in this month’s edition of their e-Newsletter. The interview is part of a series the EVC is doing on local business leaders who’ve made a positive impact in the local economy.

Naccasha covers topics such as the one lesson he thinks is the most valuable for long-term business success, his personal and professional journey, a preview into some of the most impactful changes to laws governing business formation, and many more.

To see the full interview, click here.

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C&N Attorney Shauna Cunningham to Present at Templeton Chamber Event

Don’t miss an opportunity to hear from C&N attorney Shauna Cunningham on what you need to know about the latest changes in employment law. She’ll be speaking on Friday, April 25, 2014 at a Templeton Chamber of Commerce event.

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New Deposition Time Limits Merely Presumptive

The recent time limits for deposition of opposing party witnesses had created quite a concern among litigation attorneys – especially defense attorneys – that the new law would unduly hamper what is otherwise pretty broad rights to discovery in lawsuits filed in California. Most concerning were the apparent “set in stone” time limits for depositions in complex cases – situations which would seemingly call for the greatest amount of leeway given the number of parties and issues involved. The Second District Court of Appeals, in its recently issued Certainteed Corporation v. Superior Court (decision filed January 8, 2013) has swiftly responded with an opinion that reads into the law the flexibility that many trial attorneys have been seeking (albeit largely by defense focused counsel).

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Proposition 65 Is Coming to Your Town!

As featured in the SLO County Bar Bulletin:

You’ve likely seen the retail signs and product labels telling you something like this:  “WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.”  Those warnings are the result of efforts by businesses to comply with California’s Proposition 65 – and to avoid expensive enforcement actions.  The Proposition requires businesses to provide “clear and reasonable” warnings to individuals prior to exposing them to specified carcinogens and reproductive toxicants. In the 25 years since Proposition 65 was enacted by California voters, those enforcement actions have mostly missed San Luis Obispo County businesses.  But it looks like that’s changing, and local businesses should beware:  Proposition 65 enforcement is coming to your town.

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New Year, New Laws Affecting Limited Liability Companies

January 2, 2014, San Luis Obispo – Ringing in the New Year this January will bring significant changes in the way many limited liability companies (LLCs) in California are required to operate. On January 1, 2014, the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) takes effect – bringing California’s LLC laws more in line with those of other states.

Chaptered into law in September 2012, the RULLCA is a revision of former laws governing LLCs, which clarifies and further defines rules on the formation and operation of LLCs. One of the major goals is to make it easier for multi-state businesses

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Carmel & Naccasha attorney named Top 20 Under 40

San Luis Obispo, CA (December 2013) – Carmel & Naccasha LLP attorney Jon Ansolabehere is being honored as one of The Tribune’s Top 20 under 40 for 2013.

The awards recognize 20 of San Luis Obispo County’s best and brightest leaders who are under the age of 40 and have demonstrated excellence in their professions and commitment to community service. Nearly 100 nominations were considered this year by the team of esteemed judges.

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