Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

From left, Rachelle Evans, case manager at the Windsor in San Francisco's Tenderloin district; Janet Brown, resident at the Windsor; Simon Boehme, Mediator, Conflict Intervention Service; Laura Rodriguez, Program Director of Support Services at the Windsor

Compassion in Conflict: BASF Offers Conflict Intervention Service in Affordable Housing

Members of the CIS Mediation team contributed to this article   The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Conflict Intervention Service (CIS) is a grant-funded project of the City and County…

Family Law Corner: Is the Sun Really Setting on Reality Star’s Marriage?

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis Sosna   After only three months of marriage, Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi (reality star of Bravo network’s “Shahs of Sunset”) requested a…

Four Reasons to Attend the Solo and Small Firm Conference

Four Reasons to Attend the Solo and Small Firm Conference

By Jason Yee, Law Office of Jason K. Yee             The Solo and Small Firm Section of The Bar Association of San Francisco will host…

Tax Reform Highlights for Those Who Will Die One Day

By John O’Grady, O’Grady Law   Estate Tax: Give a Little More to Your Loved Ones Or lawmakers have again reduced taxes on intergenerational wealth transfers. The exclusion from estate,…

Risk Management Tip: Understanding Duties to Third Parties, Part 2

By Jennifer Becker, Long & Levit An attorney’s primary duty to a client is tempered by the overriding duty in all settings to be truthful. In the transactional setting there…

Harvey Weinstein

Legal Ethics Corner: The Weinstein Scandal and Rule 3-110

By Ryan Stahl, Scherer Smith & Kenny Amid the growing allegations of the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal, it recently came to light that Weinstein’s former attorney, David Boies, had…

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Photo by Silvia Cestari, via Wikimedia Commons

Family Law Corner: Schwarzenegger and Shriver: Failure to Terminate

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna … Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver were all over the news in 2011 when they started their divorce amid…

Estate Planning Corner

Estate Planning Corner: Subtrusts, Tax Planning and More

By John O’Grady, O’Grady Law When is a Win not a Win? Leland Babbitt’s estate was divided into two subtrusts upon his death–one for his wife Mary Lynne and the…

Paralegal Section Awards Mixer

Paralegal Section Honors Legal Professionals at Annual Reception

More than 50 members of the legal community attended the December 5 Paralegal Section Holiday Party at Robert Half Legal. The Paralegal Section honored the following individuals: Section Member of…

Alice Shikina and Sanford Kingsley

BASF Welcomes New Mediators to Mediation Service

Alice Shikina of Shikina Mediation and Arbitration is a certified mediator with a unique background. She has over 20 years of theatre experience, which she brings to her mediation practice….