When employees are with you, they learn many things about your business. They can figure out who your biggest clients are, your billing schedules and practices, as well as other trade secrets that you have spent years perfecting. Then, they leave and go work for your competitor while you wonder what information of yours they… Read More


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