As part of a homeowners association, your property-related activities are governed by the covenants, conditions and restrictions. CC&Rs generally serve to preserve and enhance your property value by putting rules and standards in place for all residents to follow within that subdivision. Ultimately, the question that most people want to know is are CC&Rs legally… Read More


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 a business attorney when faced with a serious legal problem. However, finding the right lawyer before the lawsuit… 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 a homeowner’s association, you are subject to the regulations listed in the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs). What are CC&Rs? Covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) are a set of rules that govern your neighborhood. If you live in Reno, NV, your Reno CC&Rs will describe the requirements and restrictions about what… Read More


Even under the old federal estate tax limitations, most households do 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 that even less families… Read More