What is a Durable Power of Attorney?

Married couples will often have legal estate documents prepared together.  Such documents may include a trust, leaving all property to the surviving spouse and/or the couple’s children, and an advance Health Care Directive (sometimes known as a living will) to direct the spouse how to handle medical issues if one spouse becomes incapacitated.   However, […]

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Returning Employees to Work During COVID-19

Ventura County is entering Stage 2 of California’s Resilience Roadmap. That means office-based businesses are now being permitted to reopen; however, before doing so business owners must be sure that they can affirmatively answer the following four questions: Is re-opening consistent with applicable governmental orders?Can the business implement the recommended health and safety actions?Can the […]

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Continuing to Operate Your Corporation During A Global Pandemic

COVID-19 has presented corporations with never-before-seen obstacles due in part to social distancing requirements, which have disabled directors and shareholders from meeting. Now is the time to update your corporate bylaws to allow your board to continue to operate during this global pandemic! In January of 2014, the Corporations Committee of the California State Bar, […]

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Law and Social Distancing With Covid-19

Coronavirus has forced lawyers to try out new remoting practices. This week, our Ventura County Superior Court closed to general civil litigation for a week. The first three days were treated as court holidays, so any deadlines just got extended three days. Expect to see some very finely written briefs and pleadings in the pipeline. […]

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Expert Trial Testimony on the Corporations Code

An attorney may competently testify as an expert witness on a seemingly pure legal question if the testimony involves the intersection of corporate articles or by-laws, on the one hand, and the Corporations Code on the other hand. I recently testified in a bifurcated trial, where the judge decided the first half and then the […]

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Roy Schneider Elected to Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Schneiders & Associates’ Partner Roy Schneider has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation! Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation is a charitable, nonprofit organization that helps elevate the quality of healthcare in our community by supporting Community Memorial Hospital […]

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The Latest IRS Mindset – ENFORCEMENT!

The IRS Commissioner, Charles “Chuck” Rettig, a former Los Angeles-based tax lawyer of 38-years, has been diligently making his rounds at virtually every major tax conference around the country.  The message –             “I’m an enforcement guy, I’m a taxpayer service guy. I hope to touch every aspect of the tax service.” he said to […]

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California 2020: New Decade, New Employment Laws!

Each new year brings about new changes in employment law. Governor Gavin Newsom signed into legislation a number of new laws that impact California employers. Here’s what to look for in 2020: AB 5 – New Employee Classification Test: The law codifies and modifies the California Supreme Court’s “ABC test” from its decision in the […]

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