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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: COMPLIANCE

For many wineries, compliance is something of an elephant in the room –its presence is known to all. Certainly, maintaining full compliance can be daunting, complicated and time-consuming. Not being in compliance, however, can have far more dire consequences. Penalties

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I Have to Pay Taxes On Forgiven Loan Proceeds?

I Have to Pay Taxes On Forgiven Loan Proceeds? One of the harsh realities of our beloved taxing system is that it will tax you on any benefit received. With the housing market still crawling out from the depths of

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New Civil Judge for Paso for the New Year

Effective January 1, 2010, Judge Martin Tangeman will take over the civil department of the Paso Robles Courthouse, replacing Judge Roger Picquet.  We in the North County will be luck to have Judge Tangeman and hope he has a long

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Peculiarities of Public Sector Process

I recently had the privilege of teaching a class in Municipal Law at the Santa Barbara College of Law.  One thing that I found myself emphasizing to the students was how public entities have to observe a number of things

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Estate Planning with Retirement Benefits

As a general matter, retirement benefits are pretax dollars that have been invested on behalf of an employee. Accordingly, when the employee, or his designated beneficiary, ultimately receive the funds, they will be subject to ordinary income tax. There is little

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Planning Beyond Your Years

California is home to over 2,000 wineries, the majority of which are family owned and operated. Frequently, the name you see on the bottle is the name of the family that produced the wine inside. Wineries and winemaking tend to

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I Have to Give Back the Money?

In the most difficult economic times the country has seen in decades, bankruptcies have risen dramatically.  Obviously bankruptcies do not affect only the individuals and businesses filing them.  For example, companies with outstanding accounts receivable are likely to collect only

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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: COMPLIANCE

For many wineries, compliance is something of an elephant in the room –its presence is known to all. Certainly, maintaining full compliance can be daunting, complicated and time-consuming. Not being in compliance, however, can have far more dire consequences. Penalties

Read More »

I Have to Pay Taxes On Forgiven Loan Proceeds?

I Have to Pay Taxes On Forgiven Loan Proceeds? One of the harsh realities of our beloved taxing system is that it will tax you on any benefit received. With the housing market still crawling out from the depths of

Read More »

New Civil Judge for Paso for the New Year

Effective January 1, 2010, Judge Martin Tangeman will take over the civil department of the Paso Robles Courthouse, replacing Judge Roger Picquet.  We in the North County will be luck to have Judge Tangeman and hope he has a long

Read More »

Peculiarities of Public Sector Process

I recently had the privilege of teaching a class in Municipal Law at the Santa Barbara College of Law.  One thing that I found myself emphasizing to the students was how public entities have to observe a number of things

Read More »

Estate Planning with Retirement Benefits

As a general matter, retirement benefits are pretax dollars that have been invested on behalf of an employee. Accordingly, when the employee, or his designated beneficiary, ultimately receive the funds, they will be subject to ordinary income tax. There is little

Read More »

Planning Beyond Your Years

California is home to over 2,000 wineries, the majority of which are family owned and operated. Frequently, the name you see on the bottle is the name of the family that produced the wine inside. Wineries and winemaking tend to

Read More »

I Have to Give Back the Money?

In the most difficult economic times the country has seen in decades, bankruptcies have risen dramatically.  Obviously bankruptcies do not affect only the individuals and businesses filing them.  For example, companies with outstanding accounts receivable are likely to collect only

Read More »

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