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


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 business attorney, it used to baffle me that people could be so cavalier about litigation. But, the longer I… Read More