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13 06, 2018

Have You Updated Your Privacy Policies? How the European Union’s GDP Regulation is Impacting U.S. Businesses

By | June 13th, 2018|Business, Corporate and Venture, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Have You Updated Your Privacy Policies? How the European Union’s GDP Regulation is Impacting U.S. Businesses

Over the past several weeks, you have probably been receiving e-mail from various online service providers announcing updates to their privacy policies. While these e-mails often claim that they are being done because the organization values your privacy, there is actually a deeper root.  On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation [...]

10 05, 2018

Employee or Independent Contractor? A New Test

By | May 10th, 2018|Employment, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Employee or Independent Contractor? A New Test

In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, the California Supreme Court adopted a new standard to determine whether a worker is properly classified as an employee or an independent contractor. The simplified standard, known as the ABC test, looks at three required factors to determine a valid independent contractor who would not be subject to one of California’s wage orders and other employer obligations: [...]

1 05, 2018

Business Planning After the Flood-Legal and Financial Implications

By | May 1st, 2018|Business, Corporate and Venture, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Business Planning After the Flood-Legal and Financial Implications

Three months after the devastating Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides, we continue to see questions regarding disaster recovery, especially from business owners.  Last month’s Advisor covered insurance issues; this month, I want to focus on other strategies for weathering the aftermath of what has been a tough six months for our community.  While insurance is [...]

13 03, 2018

Protect Your Business With Good Records Management

By | March 13th, 2018|News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Protect Your Business With Good Records Management

At some point, the records management policies and practices of all businesses are tested.  Thus, it is critical that businesses have a comprehensive records management policy and that managers and staff have a complete understanding of such policies and procedures.  Not surprisingly, California law requires employers to keep certain records for specific amounts of time.  [...]

13 02, 2018

Preparing for the Future: Business Interruption Insurance

By | February 13th, 2018|News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Preparing for the Future: Business Interruption Insurance

The Thomas Fire and ensuing mudslides devastated our community and caught many businesses by surprise. In addition to the tremendous damage and loss of life they wrought upon us, these disasters have demonstrated the importance of having a good business insurance policy.  Standard business interruption insurance policies typically cover profits, fixed costs, temporary relocation, reimbursement [...]

2 02, 2018

BFAS Partner Trevor Large Takes a Stand to Assist Local Businesses

By | February 2nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on BFAS Partner Trevor Large Takes a Stand to Assist Local Businesses

Rebuilding the local business scene is going to take more than just hoping for the best.  Thankfully, the Santa Barbara community is making moves to preserve local businesses and bring tourism back.  BFAS Partner Trevor Large, in his capacity as President of Hospitality Santa Barbara, has taken an active role in collaborating with the City of [...]

18 01, 2018

Legal Alert: Thomas Fire and Subsequent Flooding – Fire and Flood Insurance Coverage

By | January 18th, 2018|Legal Alerts, News|Comments Off on Legal Alert: Thomas Fire and Subsequent Flooding – Fire and Flood Insurance Coverage

The Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California history, and the subsequent flooding in the Montecito area were catastrophic.  There was a significant loss of life, homes and properties.  Our community spirit is regaining itself, as we all pull together to assist those in need, some having to revive their lives.  Our attorneys are assisting [...]

15 01, 2018

Tax Cuts and Job Act Business & Corporate Tax Strategies (Form Your Corporation Today!)

By | January 15th, 2018|News, The Advisor, The Advisor Video|Comments Off on Tax Cuts and Job Act Business & Corporate Tax Strategies (Form Your Corporation Today!)

Taxes… Taxes… Taxes are at the forefront of our conversation.  Are you a winner or a loser under the new paradigm?  How do you better your positioning; change your business structure, your estate planning?  Businesses and corporations are clearly winners under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Cuts Act). Businesses Preferred. Our country’s federal [...]

3 01, 2018

2018’s BFAS Team!

By | January 3rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on 2018’s BFAS Team!

We are so happy to be able to march ahead with you in 2018!

21 12, 2017

BFAS Honored by Goleta’s Finest!

By | December 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on BFAS Honored by Goleta’s Finest!

We are proud to announce that BFAS received the Goleta's Finest Award for Small Business of the Year!