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SBEMP, LLP. Hosts 3RD Annual Business Awards

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Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, LLP Expands And Adds Labor/Employment Practice

SBEMP, LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Palm Springs, Costa Mesa, California, and Princeton, New Jersey, has opened an office in San Diego, California and added Stephen Schultz and Mark Bennett to the firm. The attorneys bring over 70 years of combined experience and expertise in labor and employment law.

Federal Court Enjoins Tribal Court From Attempting to Exercise Jurisdiction Over County Sheriff

Like most California tribes, a tribal council governs the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians. But in December 2011, and again in February 2013, the Tribe’s governing council became embroiled in an internal power struggle with the tribal council ultimately splitting into three competing factions. Each of the factions claimed to be the Tribe’s sole and lawful governing body. Two of the tribal factions formed tribal courts, with each court issuing competing rulings recognizing themselves as the Tribe’s lawfully constituted tribal court and the council that appointed them as the Tribe’s lawful governing council.

Basic California Entity-Level Taxes

In determining the form of a business entity investors should always consider the effect of state taxes. In this regard, it is important to note that certain pass-through entities (i.e. entities where the income is taxed at the investors’ level) that are not subject to income taxation must nevertheless pay certain minimum state-level taxes.

Foreclosures and Short Sales – Consider the Tax Implications

With residential foreclosures and defaults on the rise, many Californians are inclined to just walk away from their mortgages. However, before “giving the keys back to the bank,” it is wise to consider the tax consequences of such actions.

Special Needs Trusts – Special legal considerations for the family and personal injury & divorce attorneys when there is an individual with disabilities

Myron “Mike” Meyers

Mike Meyers was at the forefront of California Real Property Law for the last 55 years. Before joining SBEMP more than a decade ago, Mike chaired the real estate department at Jeffer Mangels Butler and Marmaro in Century City.   A graduate of UCLA, Mike became an adjunct professor teaching a variety of real property law classes, including “Foreign Investment in United States Real Estate” and “Advanced Aspects of Real Estate Acquisition and Finance”. He also authored “Foreign Investment in US Real Estate” and frequently was a featured presenter on real estate law at Continuing Education of the Bar conferences.

After a brief illness, Mike passed away on May 16, 2013. Mike truly enjoyed the practice of law and being a lawyer, which is why he practiced up to the time of his death with passion and commitment. They just don’t make lawyers like Mike anymore. He provided our firm with a wealth of knowledge on real property, financing, and banking matters. He was a ‘teacher’ during his tenure with our firm and was always willing to share his knowledge with his colleagues. We will miss his approach to the law and the valuable contribution he made to all of our attorneys.