Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

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Caught in a Trap: Presley’s Fiduciary Dilemma

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna After ten years of marriage, Lisa Marie Presley is all shook up after discovering that her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood,…

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Seeking New Solos!

Community Law Practice Incubator Start Your Own Practice − Serve the Community Are you or someone you know interested in starting a solo practice? Apply now to participate in the…

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Are Your Employment Policies Up To Date?

Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve, Fairgrieve Law Office As a business owner, there is much to keep on top of. Insurance, office space, technology, cash flow, not necessarily in that order. That doesn’t…

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Finances & Profitability: Must-Read Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of opening a practice—hanging your shingle, billing, marketing, risk management,…

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Through the Looking Glass of the Depp-Heard Marriage

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna In the aftermath of the domestic violence allegations made by Amber Heard (“The Danish Girl”) about her husband of fifteen…

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BASF Welcomes Bill Helvestine and Tonya Salehi as Mediation Services Panelists

Bill Helvestine, Crowell & Moring, has more than 40 years’ experience handling complex business litigation. His recent work concentrated on the healthcare industry where he is a widely recognized expert,…

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Family Law Disclosure Forms: The Ins and Outs

In late April, BASF’s Paralegal Section hosted a presentation about Family Law disclosure forms. The speakers included David Blacker, a partner at Blacker, Sammis & Blacker; Patricia Pennington, RP®, a…

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I Just Received Mail From the [IRS, FTB, EDD, BOE]. Now What?

Carolyn Lee, Abkin Law Open the envelope Yes, the tax authority will write again if it is important; nonetheless, generally nothing good comes of waiting. (Beginning this year the Franchise…

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Marketing & Business Development: Must-Read Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of opening a practice—hanging your shingle, billing, finances, risk management,…

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Estate Planning Issues in the News

Privacy Lessons of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Harper Lee As the daughter of a country lawyer in Alabama, Harper Lee was able to bring fictional defense attorney Atticus Finch…