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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|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!

14 12, 2017

Legal Alert: Your business has been affected by the Thomas Fire. Here are 5 things you can do now.

By | December 14th, 2017|Business, Corporate and Venture, Legal Alerts, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Legal Alert: Your business has been affected by the Thomas Fire. Here are 5 things you can do now.

Donning our N95 masks for another day in smoke-filled Santa Barbara, we watch in awe while more than 7,000 firefighters do battle with the Thomas fire as it continues to threaten our communities. Western Ventura County has been devastated by the loss of more than 900 homes (and counting). Neighborhoods at the east-end of Carpinteria, [...]

14 12, 2017

Small Business Year-End Checklist

By | December 14th, 2017|News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Small Business Year-End Checklist

As 2017 draws to a close, it is time to start planning for 2018.  As a small business owner, now is a good time to check the legal aspects of your business to ensure you in good standing.  Here are a few items every small business should complete as part of your year-end legal checklist. [...]

17 11, 2017

Elected Officials Reception Hosted By Hospitality Santa Barbara

By | November 17th, 2017|Beverage and Hospitality, News|Comments Off on Elected Officials Reception Hosted By Hospitality Santa Barbara

Hospitality Santa Barbara recently hosted an Elected Officials Reception. This event introduced new city officials to hospitality business owners and the Santa Barbara community.  BFAS Partner, Trevor Large is Board President of Hospitality Santa Barbara. He and the board invited elected officials to come and talk about legislation that impacts the Santa Barbara community. KEYT [...]