Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP proudly supports Horizons Foundation and their event: 10th Annual State of the LGBTQ Movement. “Join national and international leaders of the LGBTQ movement for a discussion on where our movement is headed as we approach 2020. Leaders from Outright Action International, Freedom for All Americans, Transgender Law Center, and Southern
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Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP and BRIO Financial Group present MoneySmarts 199A Tax Deduction Seminar
Are you self-employed or run your own business? Thinking of starting a small business? Come listen to our partner, Deb L. Kinney, and Brandon Miller and Kevin Tusing present MoneySmarts 199A Tax Deduction Seminar. “The next seminar in our Money Smarts series will focus on the rules of Section 199A of the recent tax reform
Untangling Your Marital Estate During Divorce: Saving Time and Attorney’s Fees During the Disclosure Process (Part Two)
This is the second post in a four-part series about preparing for the financial strain of the California divorce process. Untangling Your Marital Estate During Divorce: Saving Time and Attorney’s Fees During the Disclosure Process As our first post discussed in greater detail, California Family Code Section 2104 requires spouses going through a divorce to
Frameline 43 is hosting an Opening Night Movie on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 7:00 PM. The film, Vita & Virginia (2018), that will be shown was directed by Chanya Button. Post-film, Frameline43 will be hosting an Opening Night Gala where you will be able to join us in celebrating with media and filmmakers, community
Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP proudly supports Horizons Foundation and their event, Moms Make Movements. Moms Make Movements Date: Friday, May 10, 2019 Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m. Location: La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moms-make-movements A mother’s love is life-changing – especially for LGBTQ youth, who are growing up in a
TheRealReal Feature: How to Avoid Three Personal Property Misconceptions That Could Be Losing Your Clients Money
Article Written by Karin Dillie, The RealReal American Bar Association Let’s be honest—no one likes going through a closet—not even her own closet. How long have you had a pile for donation sitting in the corner without touching it? Often, we resist acting because we fear it’s not worth it. Now, imagine you’re walking into
It is becoming increasingly urgent for our legal system to provide adequate remedies for undue influence and elder abuse. Historically, courts have found influence or abuse improper enough to invalidate a transaction (like a gift) or a document (like an alleged amendment to a trust) only where the settlor/donor is shown to be vulnerable to
How do you determine whether there is income from cancellation of debt from a foreclosure, deed in lieu of foreclosure or short sale?
Cancellation of debt (COD) income is defined as the amount by which the canceled debt is more than the fair market value of the property which was used to secure the loan. COD income can occur when a bank forgives part of a debt to which a person was personally liable.
Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders: Prohibitions on Estate Planning Actions during a Divorce Proceeding
When a spouse or domestic partner commences a proceeding in court to dissolve a marriage or domestic partnership, four temporary restraining orders (or “TROs”) automatically take effect, which prohibit either party, upon service of summons, from certain actions until a final judgment of dissolution is granted by the court. These TROs include (1) a prohibition
By Yulissa Zulaica and Deb L. Kinney In this ever changing economy, many never expected to find themselves in such a financial quagmire. Investing in real property has always been the ‘smart’ thing to do. For those who purchased homes in the last few years and paid premium prices, one may now wonder whether it