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11 05, 2017

Money Talk 1290 Radio show features Partner Marcus Kocmur

By | May 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Money Talk 1290 Radio show features Partner Marcus Kocmur

Marcus Kocmur, head of the Firm's real estate and land use group, recently joined hosts Dianne Duva and Neil Kreisel to discuss hot topics in local land use and real estate on their weekly "Money Talk" radio show. If you missed the live broadcast, you can still listen to it as an iTunes podcast. Click [...]

11 05, 2017

Accessory Dwelling Units

By | May 11th, 2017|Homepage, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Accessory Dwelling Units

If you are a homeowner, chances are you have heard about the recent change in California law regarding Accessory Dwelling Units.  Housing production in California has not kept up with demand for many years.  This housing shortage has led the state to adopt housing policies to encourage infill development to increase California’s housing stock. The [...]

12 04, 2017

Does a Corporation Protect Your Personal Assets in Litigation?

By | April 12th, 2017|News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Does a Corporation Protect Your Personal Assets in Litigation?

One of the most common reasons to set up a new business entity is the protection of personal assets that a properly run corporation provides.  Ordinarily, a corporation is regarded as its own legal entity, separate and distinct from its shareholders, officers and directors, with separate and distinct liabilities and obligations.  However, if you are [...]

12 04, 2017

BFAS is proud to support the Downtown Santa Barbara 50th Anniversary Gala!

By | April 12th, 2017|News|Comments Off on BFAS is proud to support the Downtown Santa Barbara 50th Anniversary Gala!

We are excited to celebrate Downtown Santa Barbara tonight!  Don't forget to stop by our table to say hello to attorneys Michael Fauver, Trevor Large and Olivia Marr! To learn more about this event click here.

13 02, 2017

With the New Year Comes California’s New Laws for Employers

By | February 13th, 2017|News, The Advisor|Comments Off on With the New Year Comes California’s New Laws for Employers

Every January, employers must become familiar with new employment laws that have been passed at the state and local level. Below is a brief summary of some of the most relevant, in my opinion. Should you have questions about any of these new requirements, please contact any member of our Labor and Employment Practice Group [...]

11 01, 2017

FIVE TIPS FOR A GREAT START TO 2017

By | January 11th, 2017|News, The Advisor|Comments Off on FIVE TIPS FOR A GREAT START TO 2017

January 2017 There is no shortage of helpful year-end advice for small business owners.  Yet, for many of my clients, December is already too busy with holidays and vacations to focus on the legal needs of their business.  With the busy holiday season behind us, the new year presents a wonderful opportunity to review those [...]

13 12, 2016

ADR to the Rescue

By | December 13th, 2016|News, The Advisor, The Advisor Video|Comments Off on ADR to the Rescue

“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 are convinced that ADR has become an essential ingredient of any well-run business.  I can [...]

12 12, 2016

ADR to the Rescue

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December 2016  “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 are convinced that ADR has become an essential ingredient of any well-run business.  [...]

18 11, 2016

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

By | November 18th, 2016|News, The Advisor, The Advisor Video|Comments Off on California Marijuana Legalization: A Goldilocks Moment for the Pot Business?

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 of that vote by the Secretary of State, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act will [...]

20 10, 2016

BFAS is in the News!

By | October 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on BFAS is in the News!

Attorneys Olivia Marr, Marcus Kocmur, and Doug Large attended the Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation miniature golf tournament last Friday. http://ow.ly/uts7305kVtl