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1503, 2017

The City of Santa Barbara Releases Draft New Zoning Ordinance (NZO) Santa Barbara Municipal Code, Title 28

March 15th, 2017|Categories: News, The Advisor, The Advisor Video|

The City of Santa Barbara has released the Draft New Zoning Ordinance (NZO) for public review and comment.  We want to give you a brief summary of the proposed modifications and let you know how you can find out more [...]

1312, 2016

ADR to the Rescue

December 13th, 2016|Categories: News, The Advisor, The Advisor Video|

“ADR” is the acronym for Alternative Dispute Resolution -- usually mediation and/or binding arbitration as a means of resolving legal disputes.  BFAS has been promoting ADR instead of litigation, especially in the employment law arena, for years. Now, however, we [...]

1811, 2016

California Marijuana Legalization: A Goldilocks Moment for the Pot Business?

November 18th, 2016|Categories: News, The Advisor, The Advisor Video|

November 2016 Twenty years ago, California voters were the first to decriminalize the use of medical marijuana. Tuesday, those voters approved Proposition 64, making California the largest single market for “legal” recreational marijuana use in the United States. With certification [...]

1110, 2016

IRS Continues to Move Forward with Changes to Limit the Tax Benefits of Family Controlled Entities

October 11th, 2016|Categories: News, The Advisor, The Advisor Video|

Family controlled entities, which often take the form of a limited partnership or limited liability company, (FLP) are useful estate planning tools to help consolidate the ownership of multiple assets into one or more investment entities. The FLP is treated [...]