The History of Conflicts of Interest for Public Officials

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By John Pinkney

In a democracy, government employees are expected to be civil servants, not civil masters. It is important for government employees, especially elected officials, to avoid even the appearance of conflict of interest. California’s Office of the Attorney General has a 136 page document defining and discussing conflicts of interest, and it admits that even that is incomplete. Continue reading

How long can I file a lawsuit for a personal injury in Coachella Valley?

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By Shaun Murphy

A personal injury lawsuit is possible when an accident happens as a result of a negligent party. The injured individual or entity pursues a claim to recover monetary relief. Hiring a Coachella Valley personal injury attorney is one of the wisest decisions an injured party can make. Because of California’s statute of limitations, taking swift action after the accident is important. Let too much time pass, and you may lose the opportunity to get the compensation you deserve. Continue reading

Income and Resource Limits for Disability and SSI Payments

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By Valerie Powers

A large number of parents are confused and concerned about SSI Disability Payments for special needs kids. Coachella Valley healthcare and insurance and Coachella Valley disability attorneys are good sources for current information on this very subject. It is important to understand that the government sets down certain rules that are required for the child to be eligible for SSI. Often, this is a very complicated and frustrating process that requires clarification. Continue reading

Statistics of Corporate Lawsuits and How to Prevent Litigation

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By Thomas Slovak

A 2011 Supreme Court decision has had a major effect on the number of class action lawsuits being brought by employees against companies, as the employers are pushing arbitration as the top option. Consumer disputes can now not be the subject of class action disputes, which has led to dramatic declines in both the number of class action consumer lawsuits and the cost of these to companies. A Coachella Valley corporate law firm can make a number of recommendations for any company that is concerned with the potential for class action lawsuits being brought against them. Continue reading

How Attorneys Help Resolve Disputes in Trust and Estate Cases

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By Brent Clemmer

Are you a trustee or personal representative of an estate? If so, you may need our help before extensive and run-repairable damage is done. In fact, trustees could face litigation and be held personally accountable for any damages. It is a fact that some trustees and personal representatives may violate their fiduciary duties. Continue reading

Does an STD Have to Be Disclosed Publically in a Medical Setting?

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By Shaun Murphy

A Coachella Valley personal injury lawyer can provide a large amount of assistance for individuals who feel their infection with an STD has been made public knowledge by another party. In most states, it is not permitted for anybody to reveal a person has been infected with HIV. Even a medical provider is not always permitted to reveal when a person has been infected with an STD. Continue reading

A Resolution Passed by the National Native American Bar Association at its Annual Meeting

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By Thomas Slovak

At a recent Annual Meeting, a quorum of the National Native American Bar Association (the “NNABA”) passed a resolution entitled: “Resolution #2015-07 Affirming the inclusion of Indian Law on State Bar Licensing Exams.” President Mary Smith signed the measure, which will no doubt interest anyone seeking the services of a Palm Springs tribal attorney. Continue reading

Why Do You Need a Land Use Attorney?

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By David Baron

A land use attorney is one who works on environmental law issues. This includes property laws concerning everything from leasing to developing the land. An attorney who deals with these issues will consider every possibility that concerns a piece of property from its safety to its value. Rules and regulations are governed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and enforced by lawyers who specialize in this industry. Continue reading

Hiring a Probate Attorney

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By Marc Empey

Name one family who wants to go through the probate process? No matter how close your family is, going through a probate process can lead to great family conflicts. These battles can multiply and persist for long periods. It does not matter whether it is contesting a will or executing the specifications a will. Ultimately, to prevail and to sort these matters swiftly, you need to seek the services of a probate attorney. Continue reading

Resolving Employment Complaints and Work Issues Effectively

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By Brent Clemmer

Employment disputes create havoc on the work environment. With proper management, these can be resolved. Otherwise, litigation could come into play, and nobody desires to go that direction. It is essential to learn how to resolve any issues effectively and internally. Continue reading

Trade Secret Types in Businesses

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By Marc Empey

A company has its own strategies, ways and tools to get ahead. This is reinforced by an innovative ability on customers through their friendliness to them, thus, enabling the company compete with its competitors. A company can only keep trade secrets, lest the given company opts to expose these secrets and ends up compromising its future. Continue reading

Effective Government Contracts for Municipalities

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By John Pinkney

In order for governments to minimize the risks associated with contract failures, accountable contracting polices should be put in place. This polices also help in tracking the way contractors provide employees their living wages and benefits. It also leads to better and improved service deliveries by reducing the hidden costs associated with poor wages and benefits for the workers. To achieve responsible contracting, there should be regulations, laws and also administrative policies. Our Coachella valley government law firm can be contacted in case one requires more information on how bidding regulations work. Continue reading

Boomers, Include Your Parents in Your Estate Plan!

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By Thomas Slovak

As our population ages, people are living longer and this will change the landscape of estate planning. Baby boomers’ responsibilities now go beyond their own retirement. With both baby boomers and their parents in retirement, boomers must consider their parents’ welfare, too. This requires planning today and into the future. Some points to focus on are end-of-life choices and what happens to an estate in the event of a death. Continue reading

Thinking About Doing a Leveraged Buyout? 4 Tips to Ensure Success

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By Marc Empey

A “bootstrap buyout,” more formally known as a leveraged buyout (LBO), is a method of obtaining a business wherein the buyer utilizes a blend of other investors’ money and business assets to purchase a business. These are tough times and credit markets are drying up. Finding funds can be difficult, however, these tough times often lead to enormous investment opportunities because there is a good amount of value in an LBO, if you find the right business for the right price. Our Coachella Valley corporate attorneys have gathered a few tips to help ensure your success. Continue reading

The Importance of Making Decisions in the Early Stages of Business Structuring

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By Marc Empey

Corporate law consists of the interactions between significant components of the finance industry: employees, shareholders, creditors, consumers and clients. Large corporations that consist of multiple separate legal entities must have appropriate legal representation so that the best interests of each entity remain conflict-free. Continue reading

How to Ensure Your Real Estate Contract is Legal

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By Brent Clemmer

The transfers of commercial real estate properties can be a complex transaction. Oftentimes, a single party must get a mortgage with the other being obligated to pay it off. A title search is usually conducted to ensure that there are no outstanding liens. Continue reading

Factors Attorneys Take Into Consideration for Personal Injury Case Compensation

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By Shaun Murphy

One of the most difficult tasks for a Palm Springs personal injury lawyer is calculating how to gauge compensation for pain and injury. Because each accident that brings on the need for an attorney is different so is the number of ways that one feels pain and suffering and endures through it. Continue reading

Risks of Not Having an Estate Plan

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By Shaun Murphy

Our Palm Springs estate planning law firm suggests you weigh the risks of not having an estate plan. In the event you pass on before having one created, your dependents and family have to take care of the transfer of all possessions into their names. However, it is not that easy. Here are a few reasons why you want to create an estate plan: Continue reading

Is your Estate Plan up to Date? Time to Update It

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By Thomas Slovak

At the end of the year I take a look at what has changed during the year because this might affect my estate plan. If you don’t already have an estate plan, you should make one. The best time to start reviewing your estate plan is at the beginning of the year. Continue reading

Corporations Benefit from Corporate Attorney Advice in Business Transactions – Here’s How

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By Thomas Slovak

Pioneering the development or management of a corporation can be stressful and confusing. This is because the management has to make decisions bearing in mind that the risk curve is ever changing. However, there are alternatives to this task. For example, a corporation can hire the expertise of a legal firm to assist in the process. Continue reading

The Top 2 Tips to Begin Estate Planning For All Ages

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By David Baron

Financial Decisions

Palm Springs trust and estate lawyers know that having an estate plan in place for elderly individuals is essential. It should be made aware to everyone that estate planning is not an issue for just the elderly. Everybody should actually think about what their own unique plan should be when they are gone. This estate planning process can be done at any age. These financial decisions are very important. It is a good idea to have an estate plan in place in order to make your financial wishes be known. Continue reading