Among the countless worries of entrepreneurs starting up their new businesses is the idea of whether they need a business lawyer. Many small businesses cringe at the high expenses usually associated with legal help, and only hire an attorney when faced with a serious legal problem. However, finding the right lawyer before the lawsuit can… Read More

Mechanic’s Lien: A Contractors Path to Getting Paid I am finding that more subcontractors are getting stiffed on jobs, and only after about ninety-plus days of holding an accounts receivable open, do they want to start discussing the lien process. Is it too late to do a lien? Short answer is probably. That doesn’t mean… Read More

If you live in homeowner’s association, you are subject to the regulations listed in the Covenants Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs). What are Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions Covenants, conditions and restrictions are a set of rules that govern your neighborhood. They describe the requirements and restrictions about what you can do with your property. These restrictions… Read More

Even under the old federal estate tax limitations, most households in Reno and Sparks did not have to worry about tax-saving estate planning devices. Now that the old limitations have doubled, meaning a married couple could conceivably have up to a combined twenty-two million dollar estate before they had to get tax-creative, it would seem… Read More

It’s a contractor’s nightmare. You’ve finally completed the job, all of your hours recorded and work compete. You send over the finished product and then wait. Weeks pass and you still haven’t received a check for all of your hard work. You try contacting them, sending emails and leaving voice messages, but no one picks… Read More

If you’ve run your own business for any good amount of time, you’ve likely had to threaten someone to get payment, and then heard them mutter in return: “Go ahead, take me to court.” As a Reno business attorney, it used to baffle me that people could be so cavalier about litigation. But, the longer… Read More