21 03, 2016

Remedies for Cybersquatting

By | 2017-09-11T06:20:00-08:00 March 21st, 2016|Asset Protection, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Remedies for Cybersquatting

Introduction Have you ever noticed that when a person or business name becomes popular or well-known, there’s often an unrelated third party prepared to park or register website domains in the name of that person or business? In many such cases, the third party’s objective involves making an easy profit by holding the domains “hostage” [...]

8 03, 2016

Trademark Protection

By | 2017-09-11T06:19:15-08:00 March 8th, 2016|Asset Protection, Business Law, Commercial Law, trademark, Trademarks & Copyrights|Comments Off on Trademark Protection

The Importance Of Protecting Your Trademark  Introduction Most company’s trademarks are extremely valuable assets and represent a significant percentage of the company’s worth.  Brand recognition creates customer goodwill and promotes customer satisfaction, which leads to increased sales.  Because of this, it is critical to maintain protection of these intangible assets.   To achieve this protection, it [...]

5 01, 2016

Estate Planning: Choosing Per Stirpes or Per Capita Distributions

By | 2017-09-11T06:25:56-08:00 January 5th, 2016|Asset Protection, Estate Planning, living trust, Wills and Trusts|Comments Off on Estate Planning: Choosing Per Stirpes or Per Capita Distributions

Per Stirpes or Per Capita Distributions While Latin may be a dead language, it remains relevant to estate planning lawyers and their clients when choosing how to prepare for the distribution of an estate through a will or living trust. “Per Stirpes” literally means “by roots or stocks; by representation” and is used interchangeably with [...]

21 12, 2015

Benefits of a Financial Power of Attorney

By | 2017-09-11T01:56:35-08:00 December 21st, 2015|Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Succession Planning|Comments Off on Benefits of a Financial Power of Attorney

Introduction Many of our estate planning clients have heard about a Financial Power of Attorney but are not clear as to why they should have one or how they might benefit from having this legal document. At the outset, it is important to consider, “Who takes care of my financial interests if I become incapacitated [...]

9 11, 2015

Is a Testamentary Bypass Trust Right for Me?

By | 2017-09-11T23:26:04-08:00 November 9th, 2015|Asset Protection, Business Contracts, Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts|Comments Off on Is a Testamentary Bypass Trust Right for Me?

Introduction Whether you are a business owner reflecting on your succession planning needs, or an individual who has amassed significant assets from sources other than a business, if you are married, a testamentary bypass trust should be considered in your estate planning process. What is a Bypass Trust? A bypass trust is a type of irrevocable trust and is [...]