Author: Allison Kroeker

Among the many tax deductions that Congress eliminated from the federal tax code is the deduction for alimony payments. Alimony is generally used to provide ongoing financial support to the lower income spouse following a divorce. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into...

On November 16, 2017, the House passed H.R.1, also known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” On the same day, the Senate Finance Committee marked up its own version of the Act. After clearing the Senate Budget Committee, the full Senate has finally voted...

Agricultural providers and producers face numerous legal and regulatory challenges. They must comply with an increasing number of state and federal requirements, including labor and employment laws, environmental regulations, land use, pesticide use, food safety, and more. Agriculture technology (“AgTech”) is the leading solution to...

Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman to President Donald Trump, was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 27, 2017. Counts three through six of the indictment are for his failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts for calendar years 2011-2014....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A common issue for founders of Silicon Valley startups is finding investors before they have any traction in order to fund the very business operations that will create traction. While founders typically spend a lot of time seeking...

There is no doubt California labor law is friendly to workers while placing corresponding obligations on employers. This is shown to be true time and again by the laws of California, state regulations, and how those laws and regulations are interpreted by the courts of...

An important tool for any business is the Lanham Act, also known as the Trademark Act of 1946, which protects registered trademarks from infringement, dilution, and unfair competition. This is particularly true for businesses in California because state common-law claims of unfair competition and actions...

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