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CHOOSING A BUSINESS ENTITY Choosing a Business Entity An important, but often misunderstood, decision in the life of a business is the entrepreneur’s or existing business owner’s choice among the different forms of legal entities under which the business can operate. The decision is determinative regarding the tax treatment and legal liability of both the...

The FTC filed an administrative complaint charging that 1-800 Contacts, the largest online retailer of contact lenses in the United States, unlawfully orchestrated a web of anticompetitive agreements with rival online contact lens sellers that suppress competition in certain online search advertising auctions and that restrict truthful and non-misleading internet advertising to consumers. According to...

BANKRUPTCY EXPLAINED Whenever the economy suffers, the word bankruptcy gets tossed around. Anyone can experience trouble with finances including celebrities, athletes, politicians, business leaders and other prominent public figures. Every day on the news we hear reports of people (famous or not) dealing with financial problems stemming from divorce, medical conditions, mortgage foreclosure, credit problems,...

How A Probate Attorney Helps Probate attorney is a state licensed lawyer who understands law aspects enough to advice estate executors and beneficiaries on settling final affairs of a deceased person. The lawyer is also referred to as an estate attorney and is responsible for handling personal representatives throughout the probate process until everything is...

As a SCORE instructor I have seen first hand the value of the SCORE and their support system for small businesses and entrepreneurs. SCORE provides no- or low-cost business training and education online and in your community.   If you are a small business owner or entrepreneurs you should take the time to visit SCORE and...

Common assets mistakenly omitted from trusts Being an Attorney in Southern California that concentrates on all aspects of Probate matters, my office has come up with a list of the forgotten assets that are most commonly omitted from trust funding.  That is, these assets are frequently found after death titled in individual names rather than...